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Regional Clinician

Under the supervision of the Youth Development Associate Director, will provide comprehensive case management, behavioral health and screening services, and facilitate referrals and engagement in designated programs to at-risk 12 to 18 year old youth and their families participating in Juvenile Probation with the overall goal of decreasing recidivism and reducing violations. Services include, but are not limited to, in-home and on-site support, parent training, crisis intervention, counseling, case management, and substance abuse treatment referrals and support. The Clinical Case Manager will participate in multi-disciplinary team assessments with Probation and other professionals to develop case management goals, treatment plans and Probation Case Plan. The Clinical Case Manager must exhibit cultural sensitivity and a trauma informed approach to services with program participants and staff.

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Specific Activities
  • Work with Juvenile Field Service Probation Officer to assist in the design and implementation of juvenile offender’s case and treatment plan.
  • Perform behavioral health assessments in tandem with the Juvenile Field Service Probation Officers facilitate referrals and linkages to designated programs. These may include, but are not limited to: behavioral health services, mental health programs, substances abuse treatment programs, educational programs, employment opportunities, housing, recreation and physical activities, and other health and social services.
  • Work in tandem with the Juvenile field Service Probation Officers to facilitate the youth’s successful engagement in services and provide crisis management and counseling when needed.
  • Provide small group classes and programming for youth on topics identified in case and treatment plans such as anger management, life skills, youth leadership, job readiness and violence prevention.
  • Provide support and recommendations to Juvenile Field Service Probation Officers for case progress review to reduce probation violations.
  • Work in partnership with identified treatment programs to support case plan goals, youth engagement in services and compliance to case plan and treatment goals.
  • Work in tandem with the Juvenile Field Service Officer and the youth and their families to support the youths successfully in fulfilling their case management goals and treatment plans.
  • Meet with youth and families in the Probation Office, in the homes of the youth, in detentions facilities and in the community.
  • Participate in case conferences and other meetings as mutually agreed upon with County Staff.
  • Enters case notes into the Probation Case Management System to document interventions and contacts with Probation youth, their families, and identified service programs.
  • Track data as identified by Probation and SANDAG
Minimum qualifications of MA level education in the areas of Psychology, Social Work, or related field, plus 2 years experience providing services to youth and families or equivalent. Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and be license eligible. Licensed preferred. Bilingual English-        Spanish required. Must have training/background in conducting clinical assessments and in substance abuse treatment with youth. Candidate must possess the ability to make sound clinical decisions independently. Must be able to apply clinical judgment, ethics, and accountability to formulate and implement treatment plans and other clinical documentation. Demonstrates the ability to handle  stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately. Strictly adheres to the principles and practices of the counseling profession as elucidated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Demonstrates the ability to practice a wide variety of treatment modalities, and to exercise discretion and independent judgment in all areas of job performance including adherence to appropriate professional boundaries. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities, including but not limited to conflict management skills and inter-agency and intra-agency collaborative skills. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed).
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
  • Free 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 
Pay Range Salary will 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 frequently 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. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands.
Travel is required to the schools /client homes. 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- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours- may include evenings and weekends.