EXCELSIOR HOUSE - ADULT DIVISION
SUMMARY: The Therapist II (Licensed Therapist) position provides clinicial guidance, support and development to the unlicensed and case management staff within Excelsior House, our crisis residential facility.
Assists the Program Director in developing realistic and measurable objectives for the program.
Forms a highly effective clinical team to accomplish the program’s short and long term goals.
Interfaces with related community agencies, attends meetings as scheduled and/or needed to include: Department of Social Services, local colleges, the Department of Mental Health and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related issues.
Assists the program director with duties to include assigning and reviewing progress of assignments, and developing higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the program
Implements evidence-based practices as applicable and monitors treatment outcomes.
Identifies staff and intern training needs and ensures development and implementation of programs that address needs; participates in delivering training sessions to meet the needs of staff related to clinical/program needs.
Guides staff and interns in the development of their work plans, their assigned duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority; consults with staff on problems relative to clients.
Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the program, division, or Agency.
Monitors and measures client progress against treatment plans and stated goals as it applies to mental health documentation.
Ensures client documentation is accurate and submitted within the established timeframe.
May participate as lead clinician in 5150 client holds and provide services in an outpatient or field-based setting.
Depending on size of program, may provide direct services for a small caseload of clients
May be assigned to special projects such as coordinating/conducting group therapy.
CA Licensure as a LCSW, MFT, or Psychologist.
Knowledge of therapeutic intervention, assessment & intake; crisis & individual/family therapy; documentation & multicultural & socio-economic issues.
DMH paperwork and community mental health experience highly desired.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy and PC skills.
Ability to use analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective business and therapeutic decisions.
Current California drivers license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
- Willing to work some evenings.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4 years ago