Mental Health Therapist (LMFT, LCSW or Licensed Clinical Psychologist). Clinical supervision required.
Mental Health Therapist Intern (IMFT, ASW or Clinical Psychologist). No supervision responsibilities.
Our organization is in Northern California about 2 hours north of Sacramento. Redding is an outdoor paradise where camping, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, boating, skiing both snow (Mt. Shasta) and water in Lake Shasta. You will find modern services and amities in the general area.
We are a dynamic organization where critical thinking and creativity are of the utmost importance. The Executive Director has been leading the organization for 42 years and is eager to listen to new ideas, creative programmatic design, and believes in strong team participation where everyone has the opportunity to be heard. Grace is a value held in high esteem for those we serve and those with whom we work. Longevity in the organization is proven and is supported by internal advancement whenever possible. Sponsorship to higher education, licensure or certification is reviewed by application through the supervisor and final approval by the Executive Team for possible assistance with furthering the employee’s educational goals. Currently we have 2 open positions 1 in Redding and 1 in Chico.
The Mental Health Services Therapist will provide mental health counseling services for clients and families in order to assist in making client’s lives more productive, and contribute to the client’s personal development. The first of these positions requires the candidate to be licensed through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California. Further, the candidate will have the experience to provide clinical supervision for other therapists preparing for licensure. The other counseling position requires the candidate to be a registered intern through the BBS. This position will not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Essential duties and responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following:
- Do initial paperwork to open mental health cases according to Medi-Cal regulations and county policies and procedures.
- Perform assessments of clients within timeframes specified by county contracts and regulations.
- Develop and update treatment plans as required by county contracts and regulations
- Keep records such as:(progress notes, daily summary, TAR’s, BIP’s and any other required forms) in order to justify services under Medi-Cal regulations plus any paperwork required by the organization.
- Submit all required paperwork on-time in accordance with agency and county contract specifications.
- The therapist may be involved in providing individual and group therapy to clients in Group Homes, School Based Programs (SELPA), Community Counseling, Foster Care, Therapeutic Behavior Services (TBS), and to dually diagnosed Assertive Community Treatment consumers.
- The therapist may be required to perform additional job related duties for the programs in 5 above as the actual duties in each program may vary.
- Primarily provide individual and collateral services as specified by Medi-Cal, but also provide other therapeutic services to meet the needs of each program and / or client assigned. This may include groups, family workshops, family counseling, staff consultation, etc.
- Meet with Mental Health Services Program Director to insure proper delivery and documentation of services.
- Provide any other job related services that may arise upon the discretion of the Mental Health Services Program Director.
- Available for on-call crisis intervention, suicide assessment etc. for overall client safety.
- Any other job related duties as assigned by the CEO, District Director or immediate supervisor.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Provide clinical supervision to intern clinicians within the agency for the Licensed Candidate and none for the Intern.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
- Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
- Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
- Job Function:
- Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
- Motivation: Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence and maintains expected productivity.
- Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
- Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
- Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
- Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
- Licensed by the BBS with the ability to provide clinical supervision. The other a registered intern through the BBS.
- Possess high professional, ethical and moral standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of child development and pathology, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse and parenting. Have a working knowledge of principles in changing behavior.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in applying an integrated approach to treatment in individual, group and family therapy.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities and possess an interdependent style in working with others.
- Promote effective communication with all sources of contact within the agency (administration, staff, and clients) and at various agency and community levels.
- Possess good organizational skills.
- Must be in good mental health.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.