The Clinician provides mental health services and case management to assigned clients who have severe, mental illness.
- Ensures Mental Health services are provided and documented in a manner consistent with contractual requirements.
- Completes and submits all billing sheets along with proper clinical documentation in a timely manner.
- Provides clinical leadership for the treatment team of representatives from the residential, educational, and mental health service components to coordinate the delivery of effective mental health services.
- Develops, updates and completes Pre-Authorization Requests, Service Plans and Coordination Plans for all clients in a timely fashion.
- Maintains a caseload.
- Working within scope of practice.
- Develops and maintains a professional relationship with monitoring agencies.
- Works with the Mental Health Program Manager to ensure program activities conform to program parameters as portrayed to the Department of Mental Health and are consistent with the Service Plan and the individual needs of each client
- Ensures all interventions utilized are in accordance with agency policies and treatment philosophy.
- Participates in all scheduled staff and treatment team meetings as necessary.
- Participates in monthly and ongoing training and demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning.
- Participates in staff meetings and demonstrating a commitment to the monitoring of outcomes and to continuous quality improvement throughout the program.
- Collaborates on an on-going basis with clinical management team.
- Assuming other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
- Must possess a Doctoral or Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work and maintain an active license in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or have received a waiver of licensure/intern granted by the State Department of Mental Health, or be license-eligible and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Must demonstrate an effective knowledge of DSM IV, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health documentation requirements, and an understanding of DMH criteria for determining whether individual clients manifest “medical necessity” for treatment.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families.
- Obtain, within 30 days of employment Pro-ACT, Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification and maintain such certification current through the term of employment with SGCC.
- Bilingual Spanish highly preferred.
San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.
San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.