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Mental Health Outpatient Therapist (CTS)

Location: long beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationLong Beach Location - Long Beach, CADescriptionSUMMARY OF POSITION:The Therapist, as the Coordinator of Care, is in charge of the client's treatment during the course of their participation in the program. The Therapist takes the lead in facilitating treatment services to the client and their family. Therapist performs the intake, completes a thorough assessment of case, develops a Client Treatment Plan (CTP), and provides individual and family therapy based on therapeutic goals. Therapist also coordinates adjunct services, both internal and in the community, to compliment therapy for overall development of client and family. Therapist monitors progress toward all goals and makes adjustment to services and goals as needed. Therapist collaborates with treatment team to determine termination of services and discharge plan.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Adhere to company policies and procedures to ensure legal, ethical and safety standards are maintained.Comply with all regulatory requirements for professional practice and documentation.Collaborate with treatment team and applicable outside agencies to promote progress toward treatment goals and family needs.Ensure that individual billing and productivity objectives are met on a weekly basis.Complete all documentation requirements on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis-as applicable.Attend staff meetings and training sessions to enhance knowledge and skills relevant to position and to comply with company policies and state regulations.ADVOCACYTherapist will collaborate with interdisciplinary team to promote and protect client and family's rights and safety.Therapist will support mandated reporting laws through clear communicationregarding state and federal laws, education on developmental stages, and teaching appropriate disciplinary interventions.Therapist will model and encourage proactive self-advocacy through use of links to resources applicable to ongoing family needs and assertive communication.CLINICALPerform intake, complete a thorough assessment of client, develop a Client Treatment Plan (CTP), and determine appropriate adjunct services and resources to improve the daily functioning of client and family.Provide therapeutic and behavioral interventions, psychotherapeutic education, and resource linkage to assist clients and families with case management needs and/or therapeutic goals.Provide individual, family, and/or group therapy to client and family members.Meet with client, family, treatment team, school staff, and others involved in client's care to evaluate ongoing needs and services for completion of annual assessments and revised treatment plans.Deliver timely entries into client charts including (but not limited to) pertinent assessment and intake information, treatment goals and progress, documentation regarding supplemental services, and all progress notes.Receives training, utilizes, and completes required certification at least one Evidenced Based Practice, within the required time-frame, plus outcome measure data collection and date reportingParticipate in individual and group supervision sessions.Consistently intervenes by telephone or in person with the client in an emergency crisis to provide support and assistance in problem resolution.Participate in outreach engagement as well as 24/7 crisis on-call rotation.DISCHARGE PLANNINGCollaborate with family and treatment team to determine progress toward goals and readiness for discharge from program.Consult with treatment team regarding client and family's accomplishments, as well as ongoing needs, to insure development of appropriate discharge and referral plan.Coordinate discharge date with treatment team and family.Provide termination session(s) to review and reinforce treatment interventions and resources for future need for services.EDUCATIONParticipate in new employee orientation and training, specific to therapist duties and responsibilities.Attend and participate in facility and community trainings to enhance professional development.Engage with colleagues and supervisors in team building activities to develop and build personal and professional skills relevant to job duties and requirements.Maintains 65% billable service delivery (26/wk)Other duties as assigned.QualificationsJOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDSExperienceTwo (2) years direct service experience with severely emotionally disturbed clients in an inpatient or outpatient health care setting (internship and/or practicum time may be substituted).One (1) year case management experience preferredEducation, Professional Training, Technical Training or CertificationMaster's degree in psychology, social work, childcare counseling, education or development from an accredited college or university is required.Valid California driver's licenseLicense eligible either Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), or Registered Psychologist in active status with State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology. Active status with respective board needs to remain active and in good standing at all times. It is the employees responsibility to keep license active. Employment is contingent upon active license. Knowledge/SkillsBilingual Spanish language speaking, reading, writing preferredMaintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clientsMaintains positive communication with all agency staff, clients and visitorsExercises good judgement in performance of duties and responsibilitiesSupports existing agency policies, principles and mission.Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed children, other staff, physicians and the public.Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status and psychosocial needs of severely emotionally disturbed children.Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies.Knowledge of DCFS reporting mandates and limits of confidentialityAbility to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with children and families.Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively.Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V).Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and models emphasizing empirically validated interventionsKnowledge of child/adolescent development.Must meet documentation standards of completing all documentation per DMH and CB policy within 24 hours from date of service. Diversity is a core value at Children's Bureau and in the Mental Health department. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff, and people leaders. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions

Keywords: CHILDRENS BUREAU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Long Beach , Mental Health Outpatient Therapist (CTS), Other , long beach, California

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