Clinical Team Leader/Therapist - 890 Men's Residential

Job Overview

The Clinical Team Leader/Mental Health Therapist for Men's Residential Program works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors and SUD Clinical Supervisors to provide valuable insight, direction, and oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services. They also participate in a collaborative care process for clients, which includes providing individual and group therapy. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity and approve SUD treatment plans. Additionally, they are responsible for providing safe, supportive, and confidential counseling; maintaining a culturally competent stance; and creating and maintaining a trauma informed program environment at all times. Conducting mental health and substance use disorder assessments and evaluations to identify behaviors and problems related to a client’s substance use and potential co-occurring disorders. Acts as a liaison between the agency and outside organizations, linking clients with the appropriate resources to meet their physical and mental health needs, as well as, their human service needs. They also facilitate psycho-education groups on a variety of core curriculum and collaborate with care management staff to assist clients in obtaining entitlement benefits, housing, and medical services in the community and participate in discharge planning. In addition, they provide crisis management and facilitate hospitalizations. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedules weekly team meetings and creates the agenda in coordination with the administrative assistant, ensuring timely response to required compliance/documentation issues, ensuring completion of all action/follow-up items and overall clinical consultation
  • Reviews and signs initial treatment plans and medical necessity forms while adhering to strict Drug Medi-Cal timelines
  • Ensures clients are assessed to the appropriate level of care
  • Provides diagnostic feedback and assessment information to facilitate accurate level step up or step down services to support all clients’ goals
  • Facilitates psycho-education groups on a variety of core curriculum topics including CBT, Seeking Safety, DBT and Coping with Stress Triggers
  • Daily maintenance of monitoring of EMR report, to prevent and clear any compliance errors in records
  • Accountable to team; participates effectively in group- and team-work; collaborates positively with other team members; giving and accepting constructive criticism
  • Maintains composure even while under great pressure; handles complex problems and change with minimal supervision; demonstrates flexibility and versatility in achieving key goals and priorities
  • Ability to work with a diverse population while withholding judgment. Willingly open to learn and understand different perspectives
  • Uses active listening and discussion skills to identify issues, ensure understanding, and facilitate problem solving; works cooperatively with diverse groups; deals with others in a pleasant and professional manner; accurately assesses verbal and non-verbal cues

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, the impact of incarceration, and other potential barriers to self sufficiency
  • Ability to enter data into various Electronic Health Records systems, including County Medi-Cal systems, while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data
  • Active Registration with the California Board of Psychology or California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Minimum two years of experience in dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment program, in an inpatient or outpatient community mental health setting
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility
  • Ability to provide consultation to staff regarding symptom management, mental health conditions and crisis intervention strategies
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative as are excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Must not be on active parole or probation, clear with OIG database
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse community of clients
  • Ability to work in a milieu environment
Compensation: $65,000.00-$75,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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