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Mental Health Therapist II-III- Access

The Mental Health Therapist 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 Mental Health Therapist 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 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.
 

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Specific Activities
Duties include but are not limited to:
 
  • Perform Behavioral Health Assessments in order to facilitate linkage to referrals and designated programs. These may include but are not limited to: behavioral health services, mental health programs, substance abuse programs, educational programs, employment opportunities etc.
  • 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
  • Assess clients for at risk behaviors within schools
  • Provides crisis management consultation and education.
  • Meets productivity and caseload standards dictated by the contract
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to develop appropriate intervention and support the delivery of behavioral health and support services.
  • Participates in wraparound treatment planning and implementation.
  • Participates in individual weekly supervision, case conferences, trainings, and other collaborative activities as necessary.
  • Participates in quality assurance review boards and maintain county/programmatic documentation standards.
  • Follow all legal and ethical guidelines pertaining to the treatment of youth and families
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct DV assessments
 
 
Qualifications/Requirements
Masters Degree in counseling, social work or related field, and BBS-registered AMFT/ ACSW/APCC, licensed LMFT/ LCSW/LPCC strongly preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required. Bilingual pay available.
Strong BHS, CYF Medi-Cal documentation skills.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  
Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment
Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care. 
 
Other Requirements
Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
 
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (14 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
$28.00 - $33.32Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills ( +.58). EEO.
 
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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 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-  Flexible hours- may include evenings
 
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