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Access Clinician

The Access Clinician provides mental health assessments, individual and family therapy, and psychoeducation in a variety of North County Lifeline clinical programs. The position was created to increase client access to mental health services by providing service in programs most impacted by waitlists. The Access Clinician will rotate into various North County Lifeline clinical programs depending on client wait times and program needs. The position is full time and requires the ability to be flexible and to quickly adjust as program demands change. It is a unique position in that the candidate will gain a variety of clinical experience and must possess the ability to thrive in multiple roles. The successful candidate will need to be highly proficient in CCBH (Cerner, Anasazi) documentation, and be able to work with a variety of different clientele and program personnel. The position will be co-supervised by the Program Manager of the assigned program and the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Come join a multi-disciplinary team in a stable and well-respected social service agency, working with youth and families to help them live better lives!

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Specific Activities
  • Conducts Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Develops and implements Treatment Plans
  • Provides individual, family and group counseling
  • Provides case coordination with other professionals including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, IEP coordinators, schools, social workers, etc 
  •  Provide Evidence Based Psychoeducation Suicide Prevention presentations
  • Provide Evidence Based Psychoeducation Suicide Prevention presentations
  • Assess clients for at risk behaviors within schools
  • Provides crisis management consultation and education.
  • Meets productivity and caseload standards dictated by the contract
<br /> Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to develop appropriate intervention and support the delivery of behavioral health and support services.
  • Participates in individual weekly supervision.
  • Participates in quality assurance review boards and maintain county documentation standards.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct DV assessments
Masters Degree in counseling, social work or related field, and BBS-registered AMFT or ACSW, licensed LMFT/ LCSW strongly preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required. Bilingual pay available. Able to make sound clinical decisions independently, apply clinical judgment, and perform all other aspects of quality clinical work. Strong BHS, CYF Medi-Cal documentation skills. Proficient in CCBH (formerly known as Anasazi) EHR.  Must be able to handle stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately, and to seek supervision when necessary.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity and work with a diverse population.  Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. Reliable transportation is required as clinicians provide services at multiple sites (mileage reimbursed). Successful completion of multi-state criminal background check, TB, and Drug Test.
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy. 
Salary commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed primarily in a climate controlled, indoor environment and may involve prolonged period of work at a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to the schools and multiple work sites. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
40 hours a week (may include evenings)