Temporary Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Job Overview

The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial (MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges but found to be incompetent to stand trial.  This population is often chronically homeless with mental health disorders and, without alternative resources must remain in the County Jail until their maximum sentence is served or are restored to competency. The Los Angeles’ Health Agency’s Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) has addressed the needs of this population through a diversion program that places them in residential community settings.  The goal of MIST is to have these individuals treated in the community, while still under an active Court order. Once they are restored to competency, they can then continue to attend Court dates.

Key Responsibilities

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will work within a multi-disciplinary team approach to serve the patient population through assessment, goal and treatment planning, counseling/therapy in individual and group settings, specialized curricula, didactic classes and clinical interventions in support of health and recovery. The LCSW will lead and/or co-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 as part of the discharge planning process. The LCSW will monitor distribution and compliance of medication and report issues of medication to the program psychiatrist.    

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Two years in license
  • Active registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Completed Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work
Compensation: $70,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: Plus HealthRIGHT360 offers a comprehensive benefits package!
City: Los Angeles, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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