Clinical Therapist

Job Overview

Prototypes, a program of HealthRIGHT 360 (HR360), provides a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder treatment to people in Southern California, with a focus on pregnant/parenting women. Project Enhancing Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (EACH) will improve integration between behavioral and primary health services for our client population by partnering with a local federally qualified health center (FQHC). Prototypes already provides, offer intensive, individualized care coordination to high-need individuals with severe behavioral health issues. The goal of the Prototypes CCBHC expansion is to integrate primary care and behavioral health services for behavioral health clients receiving services at Prototypes’ Pomona Women's Campus. 

The Clinical Therapist for the SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Expansion (CCBHC-E) grant is responsible for clinical assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, interventions, crisis interventions, care coordination and discharge planning. The Clinical Therapist works in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure best possible treatment outcome for the client and provide treatment in accordance with HealthRIGHT 360’s philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The Clinical Therapist may provide treatment utilizing different modalities including individual, group and family therapy, and/or services to people across the lifespan and to highly acute individuals. Services may be provided in outpatient office or the field, based on client and program need. The Clinical Therapist is a professional who maintains a current BBS or CBP license.

Key Responsibilities

Direct Service Responsibilitites:

  • Provides thorough clinical assessments and diagnoses.
  • Works with the client to develop the client centered treatment plans.
  • Monitors treatment progress and updates the treatment plan as needed.
  • Addresses mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms using individual, group, and/or family treatment.
  • Provides thoughtful discharge planning to ensure the client safely transitions.
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention as needed.
  • Seeks clinical consultation throughout the treatment episode and when encountering new and/or high-risk clinical circumstance.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the treatment team including the Case Manager, Counselor, Medical, and Psychiatrist.
  • Maintains frequent communication with the treatment team and engages in regular consults, clinical team, case conferences, and plan development meetings.
  • Delivers services in outpatient or field depending on assignments and client need.
  • Participates in the 24-hour, 7-day per week after-hours coverage on rotation with other Therapists. If licensed, LPS certification required within 6 months of hire to participate in LPS on-call rotation.
  • Meets expected client care hours (productivity expectation is 25 client care hours per week).

Clinical Documentation Responsibilities:

  • Write and complete all progress notes within 24 hours of service delivery.
  • Maintains compliance with due dates for all clinical documentation including: assessment, treatment plan, treatment plan updates, re-assessments, discharges, outcome measures, and other clinical documents
  • Writes client progress letters and court reports and obtains final approval from the supervisor.
  • Documentation must maintain in compliance with agency policy and procedures, HIPAA, 42-CFR, DMH, and SAPC standards.
  • Completes all assigned NOMS and other outcome measures within a timely matter.

Training, Supervision and Quality Improvement Responsibilities:

  • Maintains full compliance with BBS or CPB regulations.
  • Attends and actively participates in Clinical Individual and Group Supervision.
  • Actively participates in agency and team meetings.
  • Participates in training opportunities and pursues certifications in Evidence Based Practices.
  • Communicates collaboratively with all members of the behavioral health team including: medical, mental health, psychiatry, substance use disorder, and other staff.
  • Completes all assigned trainings and Relias trainings in a timely manner.

Professionalism and Other Duties Responsibilities:

  • Arrange work schedule in accordance with the agency’s needs.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Reads emails daily and responds when appropriate.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Requirements

  • MA, MSW or Ph.D/Psy.D  from regionally accredited graduate program and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate MSW, MFT, or PCC and in good standing.
  • Highly preferred for the candidate to be licensed as LCSW, LMFT, LPCC or PsyD and in good standing through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or the California Board of Psychology (CBP).

Experience

  • Preferable a minimum of two years’ experience providing LA County DMH services as a therapist
  • Preferable experience treating clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Knowledge of and experience with providing trauma informed services
  • Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Background Clearance Required:

  • CDCR fingerprint clearance
  • Must not be on parole or probation for a minimum of two years

Knowledge Required:

  • 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

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • 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
  • Action oriented
  • 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

Desired:

  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • Experience working with perinatal women
  • Bilingual in Spanish
Compensation: $55,000.00-$58,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Pomona, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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