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We are committed to providing a 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 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 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, probation officers and other agencies.
JOB SUMMARY: This position has primary responsibility of providing community mental health services in the office, home or in the community. This position assesses clients at start of treatment, develops and maintains treatment plans, and coordinates care with the team and with other providers in the fulfillment of that treatment plan.
AMFT, ACSW or APC registration with the California Board of Behavioral Services
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.
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.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;
2.Describes basic services to consumers;
3.Discusses goals and objectives of proposed treatment plans and establishes contract with consumer;
4.Assists consumer in recognizing and solving conditions in the consumer's environment which may contribute to mental health problems;
5.As part of a team, counsels individual consumers and groups to develop social adjustment skills and to increase consumer resolution of identified problems.
6.Visits clients, individually or as part of a team, in a variety of living situations to help assess the mental health needs of individuals and families, to observe progress, provide counseling, gather data, and report significant changes in the client's condition to designated professional staff;
7.Refers clients to appropriate resources and/or makes appointment with mental health professional(s) for diagnosis and evaluation;
8.Assists the client, family, and other concerned individuals in filing for and obtaining various kinds of assistance such as financial, housing, or legal;
9.Monitors consumer services to insure that a continuum of services is available.
10.Availability by phone to assist in crisis intervention and provide support and assistance in problem resolution.
11.Gathers data from consumer/family interviews, past records, other information, to gain understanding and verification of previous disorders and treatment episodes;
12.Refers clients to physicians for medication, observation, and treatment; advocates for the consumer;
13.Consults with other individuals and groups regarding services available within the Mental Health Department and specific needs of particular clients.
14.Acts as a liaison between the program and other agencies, departments, organizations, and community groups; may act as an agency representative to community organizations.
15.Schedules or assists in the scheduling of needed transportation for consumer services;
16.Maintains records and writes reports and summaries for consumer records or other documentation including care status, care reviews, case management plans, summaries, and reports;
17.Prepares correspondence and special reports as necessary;
18.Attends in-service workshops and training.
19.Leads staff members involved in care of clients on caseload in regards to fulfillment of therapeutic interventions, as specified in Client Care Plan. This includes leading collaborative efforts such as team meetings and treatment case consults.
- 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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