The Mental Health Professional serves as a liaison between children/families and systems, and provides a wide range of services depending on the needs and expectations of each child and family. The Mental Health Professional is to provide short-term therapy services to clients, oversee a caseload of 10 clients and be available on-call to respond to crisis responses.
- Be part of a field based crisis team that responds to crisis lines calls 24/7 throughout the community (on-call duties are on a rotation basis amongst entire team).
- Meet productivity level as defined by management.
- Complete documentation as required by Supervisor and/or agency in a timely manner and meets the standards of HCA, HIPPA, Medi Cal and other funding sources
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide 24/7 (on-call duties are on a rotation basis) intensive crisis intervention and critical safety management services based on an on call schedule. Services are to be provided primarily in the home and to accommodate the client and family’s schedule.
- Prove support to the individual child and family to help them cope with stressors related to emotional disturbance and stressors.
- Conduct a thorough clinical assessment including chief complaint, history, mental status, needs of family and disposition. Assessment is to be focused on the crisis and safety concerns.
- Develop and implement a Client Service Plan with collaboration of child and families, in order to provide Strength Based treatment.
- Areas of clinical focus include interventions focused on safety, coping skills, problem solving, social support and communication.
- Monitor child/family participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of service according to the child’s individual treatment plan.
- Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team in all treatment plan reviews of children. Present case conceptualization and treatment plan in group supervision setting.
- Consult, confer and coordinate with referring and other community agencies and resources to advocate for the mental health needs of the child/family.
- Document all services provided for contract compliance as well as financial, statistical and other reporting purposes
- Maintain contact with caregiver of clients who are hospitalized/respite/residential and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
- Pre-licensed MFT or MSW
- At least 1 year of experience working with at risk youth or children
- At least 1 year of experience working with children in crisis situations
- Experience with families and children
- Bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese
- Registration with BBS required