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Clinical Care - Mental Health Specialist II

Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Coachella
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Job Description:

Clinical Care - Mental Health Specialist II

Coachella, CA, USA

Req #511

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Named one of the best places to work in California!

We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. We serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and other agencies.

Job Summary:

This position assesses clients at start of treatment (reviews semi-annually), develops and maintains treatment plans, and conducts family collateral and discharge planning.

Job Duties:

  • Interviews consumers to team with mental health professionals in determining the needs of individuals or groups on a walk-in/telephone basis; responds to potential suicide or other emergency telephone calls;
  • Describes basic services to consumers;
  • Discusses goals and objectives of proposed treatment plans and establishes contract with consumer;
  • Assists consumer in recognizing and solving conditions in the consumer's environment which may contribute to mental health problems;
  • As part of a team, counsels individual consumers and groups to develop social adjustment skills and to increase consumer resolution of identified problems.--

    Minimum Qualifications:

    MFT or LCSW intern. License preferred.

    License or Certification

    • Valid California Driver's License.

      Other Qualifications Required:

      • Ability to relate to youth and adults with emotional disturbances and their families.
      • Ability to drive to and from client's homes and elsewhere in personal vehicle.
      • Ability to perform clear and concise documentation.
      • Knowledge of Community Resources, especially related to the Mental Health field, is highly desirable to make appropriate linkages.

        Specialized Skills

        • Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, parents, foster parents, care takers, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care providers and the public.
        • Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.
        • Demonstrated organization and management skills.
        • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies preferred.
        • Ability to develop ongoing relationships with referral sources and interface with County Mental Health Departments and Educational Districts.

          Physical Requirements

          • Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs.--

            We offer:

            • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
            • Competitive compensation
            • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
            • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
            • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
            • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
            • Family-oriented environment
            • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
            • Flexible work schedule and environment
            • Mileage reimbursement

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