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Mental Health Clinician II (Unlicensed)

Website Queenscare

Full Job Description

SUMMARY:
The Mental Health Clinician II provides mental health services to the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and non-DMH clients using short-term and long-term therapy with children, groups and families. The Mental Health Clinician II will demonstrate competency in assessment, diagnostic evaluations and treatment of clients presenting for Mental Health Services. Knowledge of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health paperwork preferred but not required.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports and implements the organization’s vision, mission and values.
  • Performs all job functions in a professional and courteous manner. This includes answering phone calls and emails timely, and providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Fosters and promotes a culture of service excellence and accountability.
  • Provides direct mental health services to DMH and non-DMH clients.
  • Administers individual assessments, sets treatment plans with observable/specific quantifiable goals.
  • Provides services in an office setting, field, at home, in school and/or community to promote stabilization and consistent with program and funding source requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with QueensCare Health Centers, QHFP, Chaplaincy and Mobile program staff to address therapy and case management needs as appropriate.
  • Actively participates in monthly clinical supervision and further enhances professional growth through training and consultation with other para-professionals.
  • Develops proficiency in billing procedures and utilizing case notes on ATS (EXYM) electronic system.
  • Complies with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Bilingual: Spanish (oral, written, reading)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited college or university.
  • In good standing with California Board of Behavioral Sciences with an active ASW or MFT Intern number
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse social, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds.
  • Valid California driver’s license with current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR certification preferred.
  • Experience working with faith communities and demonstrates spiritual maturity.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work tasks.
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as: Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong faith commitment and experience working with faith communities.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with DMH paperwork and billing procedures preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents, such as policies and procedures, benefits information, benefit surveys, board minutes, routine mail, simple contracts, and procedure manuals. Ability to compose routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with employees, visitors and management.
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to exercise common sense in carrying out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and in other daily situations that arise. Ability to deal with crisis problem solving in new situations. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to make decision and execute timely to produce a positive outcome.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates ability and flexibility to work in other areas of the organization as needed.
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures in the performance of work duties.
  • Demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and education for job functions.
  • Provide community outreach to the under-served population in Los Angeles County.
  • Provide advocacy, brokering, and linkages to remove barriers in treatment.
  • Work collaboratively with QueensCare Health Centers, QHFP, Mobile program staff, school visits, home visits and other community agencies in Los Angeles County.

Location: 4618 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Job Type: Full-time

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