Salary: $45,000 per year ($48,000 if licensed), plus HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status: Exempt
Primary Location: San Francisco
Facilities: 214 Haight Street
Program/Department: Family Strength
The mission of HealthRIGHT 360 (the best of Haight Asbury Free Clinics and Walden House) is to give hope, build health, and change lives for people in need. We do this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment to over 22,000 uninsured Californians annually.
The Family Services Therapist is responsible for establishing, coordinating and providing family based services to HealthRIGHT 360 clients and their families. When necessary, the family services therapist may be asked to assist substance abuse and mental health staff with crisis intervention, group facilitation and program development. Services provided will include: assessments, therapeutic services, psycho-educational groups, parenting process and skill based groups, quarterly outings and family activities, case management services, and advocacy. The Family Services Therapist will also act as a liaison with Child Protective Services, Child Support Services, Dependency Drug Court, and other community based organizations that provide families with support. Family Services Therapist also design and implement quarterly activities for family fun and bonding.
Individual Treatment Responsibilities: Manages an individual therapy caseload . Provides couples and family therapy. Provides Family/Individual case management. Performs individual psychotherapy services in a residential setting. Maintains confidentiality while working as part of a treatment team and adhering with program norms. Participates in case conferences, treatment planning and clinical discussions to provide holistic care. Communicates with prescribing psychiatrists regarding psychotropic medication compliance, side effects, follow up appointments. Acts as the advocacy and liaison with CPS and dependency/family courts.
Treatment Setting Responsibilities: Facilitates group therapy groups. Facilitates parenting process groups. Creates and supervising parent child bonding activities. Facilitates in-house trainings on mandated abuse reporting procedures and assist staff with making abuse reports when necessary. Develops strong collaborative relationships with program staff throughout agency. Provides outreach, support, and education to programs within the agency informing them of available family services for clients and families. Attends trainings and implements evidence based practices for working with families. Attends mental health and substance abuse program meetings when necessary. Consults and provides support for student interns. Develops activities and programs that provide connections between residential adults and their families. Performs floor duties in the milieu that include (but are not limited to) assisting clients in coordinating outside appointments and transportation, overseeing client participation in program activities, monitoring medications compliance, and mediating client conflict when it arises. Actively participate with the treatment team to continuously assess and refine clinical programming efforts. Manages client risk and crisis intervention. On call after hours pager rotation as well as rotating ‘Therapist of the Day’ responsibilities during regular business hours. Attends staff and agency meetings. Participates in agency trainings as required. Complies with Board requirements for license registration/renewal.
Documentation Responsibilities: Conducts assessments, completes ANSAs, develops treatment plans, completes release and consent forms, billing and reporting paperwork in hard copy and online in various electronic systems. Completes Medicare and Medi-Cal documentation and billing. Documents individual and group services delivered in various electronic systems in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements.
And, other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
- Licensed or Board Registered MFT or MFTi, LCSW or MSWi, PsyD or PhD
- Experience with family therapy, evidence based family services and other family based interventions
-Experience in recovery services, working with diverse populations, and dually diagnosed clients
- LCSW preferred
-Experience with gender responsive and trauma informed treatment
-Experience providing family services to LGBTQIQ populations, populations with diverse cultural backgrounds and families with history of domestic violence
-Experience working with medically compromised clients
-Must not be on active parole or probation
-Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
-Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications
-Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency
-Familiarity with harm reduction models
-Knowledge of DBT, CBT, MI and trauma based treatment highly desirable
-Knowledge of art therapy, interest in utilizing art in individual, group, and family therapy, as well as skill based groups
-Knowledge and experience in child development, working with children and providing children with mental health services
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data
- Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative
-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
-Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
-Strong problem-solving skills
-Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities
-Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks
-Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
-Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
-Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations
-Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities
-Knowledge of trauma, co-occurring disorders and substance abuse treatment
-Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
-Experience working with criminal justice population