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CLINICIAN

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Summary:

The Clinician provides mental health services and case management to assigned clients who have severe, mental illness.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

PSYCHIATRIST

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San Gabriel Children’s Center (SGCC) Inc., has an opening for a Psychiatrist. SGCC is a Non-Profit Mental Health Organization which provides an array of mental health services to community, residential, and field based clients in Eastern San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. Our mental health services include: Community Mental Health Outpatient, Outpatient Care Services, Medication Support, Therapeutic Behavioral, Wraparound and IFCCS Services. Our services are provided using both traditional and Evidenced Based Practices (EBP’s).

We are searching for a part-time Psychiatrist who will help clients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions; develop and implement treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications; monitor and evaluate treatment results.

* 8 hours/1 day per week
* Child and Adolescent experience
* Board-certified required

Relocation assistance is not available.

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.

BEHAVORIAL SPECIALIST

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Open Position:

Full time, Wednesday- Sunday, 11am-7:30pm.

Responsibilities:

• Provides services in accordance with the child’s weekly schedule of therapeutic, skill-development, and adjunctive activities set forth in the Child’s treatment plan and operationalized by the treatment team and responsible clinician.
• Assists in the development and refinement implementation of individualized treatment and service plans.
• Documents in an accurate and timely fashion all services that are reimbursable through MHSA funding.
• Proactively ensuring that any type of intervention utilized is in accordance with the agency’s policies and treatment philosophy that seeks to create a supportive, nurturing, and appropriately challenging interpersonal environment.
• Works directly with children, engaging in such activities as coaching, modeling, limit-setting, and reinforcing constructive interactions.
• Performs appropriate routines and presents and oversees the clients’ performance of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate tasks and activities of daily living.
• Operates vehicles to transport children for activities, complies with all safety standards, laws, and agency policies when operating a vehicle.
• Maintains frequent, regular contact with clients’ therapists, House Managers as well as others who are providing individual services to the client.
• Assumes other tasks as assigned by the STRTP Director.
• Responds to crisis situations as outlined in the Agency’s Emergency Intervention Protocol.

Requirements:

• BA/BS in a behavioral science field and four years of experience in a mental health treatment setting or in a school setting working with SED children or adolescents or the educational equivalent of an AA degree and at least six years of work experience in a mental health treatment setting or in a school setting working with SED children or adolescents.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance. Must have held a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.
• 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.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain Live Scan clearance, pre-employment physical, TB test and drug test.

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.

CHILD AND FAMILY SPECIALIST

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Summary

This Child and Family Specialist/IHBS Provider is responsible for providing in-home mental health services such as Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) to children/adolescents and their families.

Responsibilities

• Child & Family Specialist (CFS) participate in Child & Family Teams, provide direct services to children, adolescents and their families, promotes child and family / professional partnerships and family decision making.
• Child & Family Specialists’ submit required Matrix documentation and reports, timely, to ensure all documents meet current and acceptable standards, maintaining fidelity to the Wraparound model and meeting guidelines for all audit entities.
• Participates in agency-related activities, including, as necessary, the review of charts, client assignments, assessment and programming, crisis response as needed, staff meetings, screening and intake, and internal/external quality assurance activities.
• Under supervision of the Wraparound Director/Assistant Director of Field Based Services, the Child and Family Specialists collaborates with other entities within the SPA and county to ensure a maximum level of effectiveness and fidelity to the model.
• Ensure maximum participation in the planning, implementing and evaluation of services by clients/consumers through their participation.
• Under general supervision, has responsibility for the children and families they serve in establishing and evaluating the Plan of Care; promotes family decision making and consensus building; provides outreach and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations; performs related work as assigned.
• In the Field Based Services, Child and Family Specialist must adhere to agency and regulatory body standards, policies and ethics for professional roles, conduct and behavior. Serves as a role model for children, adolescents and adults who may have emotional or behavioral problems. Demonstrates appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling.
• Ensures to understand, follow and implement the Agency Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) process in performance of duties as determined by the scope of responsibility for this position, in accordance with the funders, county, state and federal requirements.
Requirements:
• BA/BS degree and one to three years of experience working with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families; or some college with an emphasis on social work/psychology plus five years of experience providing direct service to the target population.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families.
• Obtain Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Pro-ACT certification and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment.
• Bilingual Spanish 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.

SHORT TERM RESIDENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM (STRTP)- COUNSELORS 4-Day Workweek

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This Residential Counselor will provide primary daily care and supervision of STRTP (Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program) clients between the age of 12 and 18 in a STRTP setting. Morning and Evening Full-time (4 Day Work Week) and On-call shifts available.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains delivery of multidisciplinary treatment plan for assigned residents.
  • Contacts appropriate individuals during crisis.
  • Assures childcare interventions are always appropriate to resident goals.
  • Assures that daily documentation consistently reflects a resident assessment, the care provided, the resident’s response to and the outcomes of care provided.
  • Maintains professional boundaries with residents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Charting reflects resident’s progress toward meeting treatment plan, progress in meeting goals and effectiveness of intervention.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of medications, psychiatric and medical.
  • Perform resident care assignments and assists clinical department with appropriate treatment service delivery.
  • Assists staff in the successful implementation of treatment plans for residents.
  • Assists in medical and behavioral situations that necessitate intervention and takes appropriate steps to ensure resident safety and comfort and in all crisis situations.
  • Reports abnormal or unusual circumstances, changes in resident’s condition and acts appropriately in a timely manner to the Residential Manager.
  • Attends all training. Obtains 40 hours during the first year of employment and 40 hours every year thereafter.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate required and have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for at least one year or have a Bachelor of Art or Sciences Degree. Other education/experience may qualify.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families. Must have held a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Live Scan clearance, pre-employment physical, TB test and drug test.
  • Must be available weekends and holidays.
  • NOC shift requires one year experience.

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.