Treatment Team Lead/Therapist

Job Overview

HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Clinical Team Lead/ Therapist position opening at our Adult Outpatient program in San Francisco, CA!  The Clinical Team Leader/Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors to provide valuable insight, direction, and oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity and approve SUD treatment plans. Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use treatment and mental health treatment. In this position an individual would conduct face-to-face assessments, individual counseling sessions, and progress reviews with each client. 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. 

The Clinical Team Leader/Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The Clinical Team Leader/Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors to provide valuable insight, direction, and oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity and approve SUD treatment plans. Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use treatment and mental health treatment. In this position an individual would conduct face-to-face assessments, individual counseling sessions, and progress reviews with each client. 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.

Clinical Team Lead/ Therapist 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 program 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.

HealthRIGHT 360 has provided outpatient services for behavioral health disorders since 1985. The San Francisco Outpatient Program is specifically designed for people who struggle with substance use disorders, mental health issue/co-occurring disorders, and criminal justice involvement. The Outpatient Program works with high-risk populations from a variety of backgrounds providing trauma-informed care aimed at reducing the harmful impacts of substance use. Our programs are open and welcoming to adult participants of any gender identity. We accept the majority of participants who seek Outpatient treatment; including walk-in’s, referrals from other agencies, and step-down transitional clients from residential treatment programs. Participants and their counselors work collaboratively to design an integrated, individualized, strengths-based treatment experience geared towards addressing each client’s specific needs and goals.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use and mental health treatment.
  • Conducts face-to-face assessments, individual sessions, and progress reviews with each client.
  • Assesses, manages, and deescalates client mental health crises.
  • Facilitates group sessions focused on substance use recovery, trauma recovery, co-occurring mental health symptoms, and other personal change topics.
  • Utilizies principles of a trauma-informed care and harm reduction to attend to client milieu, including crisis assessment and management.
  • Proactively links clients with available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition/discharge plans, progress notes, and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of each caseload client.
  • Attends regular group and individual supervision, trainings, meetings, and events related to furthering professional development.
  • Responsible for documenting all individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all caseload clients 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

Education and Experience Required:

  • Licensed or Board Registered with Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology
  • Minimum two years of experience in a substance abuse treatment or community mental health setting.
  • First Aid certified within 30 days of employment
  • CPR certified within 30 days of employment
  • A valid California driver’s license

Desired:

  • Licensed with Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology
  • Experience with Drug Medi-Cal operations

Background Clearance Required:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain background clearance with successful discharge from probation or parole, and absence of drug/alcohol related arrests or convictions

Knowledge Required:

  • Experience with mental health assessment and diagnosis.
  • Experience establishing supportive relationships and working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • 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
  • Must be able to alter work schedule to accommodate client availability.

Desired:

  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment
  • Experience working with criminal justice population
  • Some evening and Weekend hours as needed
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred
Compensation: $65,000.00-$75,000.00
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Francisco, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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