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Mental Health Therapist (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA)

Company: Phoenix House
Location: Lake Elsinore
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Mental Health Therapist (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA) POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Clinician is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES + Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and/or direct observation. + Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. + Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports. + Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity) formulating a psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/Evidence-Based Practice (individual, family, group, case management, outreach, etc.) + Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures. + Accurately documents all work with the client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results. + Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation, and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients. + Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large. + Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting. + Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Phoenix House, CARF, Community Care Licensing, SAPC, DMH, and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in in-service programs. + Maintains overall confidentiality information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media). + Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance. + Maintains a professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stakeholders at all times. + Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities. + Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time + Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings + Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others + Other duties as assigned EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS + Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field + AMFT or ACSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required. + LMFT or LCSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration a plus + Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment. + Experience in Substance Abuse or Mental Health preferred + Experience with SPAC, DMH, Community Care Licensing, and other governing bodies preferred + Evidenced-Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred + Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES + Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For? Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking + Proficiency in MS Office systems + Ability to utilize an electronic medical record + Proficiency with SPAC, DMH, Community Care Licensing, and other governing bodies + Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others + Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing + Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment + Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients + Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor + Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities + Understanding of adult/adolescent development and family systems + Excellent time management and organizational skills + Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative + Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds + Bilingual in Spanish preferred Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA Job Number: 456 Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click to learn more.

Keywords: Phoenix House, Lake Elsinore , Mental Health Therapist (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA), Other , Lake Elsinore, California

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