Mental Health Clinician- Licensed Telecare Corporation
Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 90 programs and over 3,000 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
As part of the Telecare Family, the In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT) is a field-based, multi-disciplinary team providing short-term case management, outreach, and relationship building to individuals with a severe mental illness (SMI) who are not seeking treatment. Through relationships with other providers including hospitals, outpatient providers, PERT, and other community services, we help people achieve their goals and increase their quality of life.
We are looking for someone to join our integrated, diverse, inter-disciplinary team that helps individuals with a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) who are not seeking treatment reach their goals and improve their quality of life. As part of the In-Home Outreach Team, you will be conducting assessments and evaluations of individuals for Laura's Law criteria, and their referral to the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program. This will include writing referrals and petitions for those meeting criteria, and testifying in court to support petitions for Assisted Outpatient Treatment. This position will also collaborate with PERT, hospitals, Public Conservator's Office, and other San Diego Mental Health officials and entities, andsupport the daily clinical functions of the IHOT program.
Employment Status: Full Time
Shift: 8am - 5pm
Days: Monday - Friday
The Clinician provides mental health support services to members and their families at the program. The Clinician also assists in the coordination of all mental health support services provided by the Team. This includes coordinating and collaborating with team members and outside agencies such as, the Conservator's Office, Public Guardian's Office, Probation Department, County Mental Health Services, Housing and Inpatient providers.
One (1) year of direct service experience with mentally ill individuals.
A Master's Degree in Social Work or related field.
Current licensure in the state of California for MFT, MSW, LPCC, etc
Licensure will ideally be associated with the BBS
If employed at Outpatient Program:
Ability to evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior
Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Position requires CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid, candidate must receive training within 30 days of employment and remain current on those training throughout employment
All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.
Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders.
Makes use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned to employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic aspects of work performance and other management practices that are consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement.
Recommends and establishes general policies, structures, and controls.
Assures program options providing a process which offers increasing opportunities for employment, social integration and independent living.
Participates actively in maintaining and participating in program activities.
Participates in the program evaluation process, utilizing results to identify needs, establish goals and directions for future planning.
Collaborates with Program Director/Administrator to assures program options providing a process which offers increasing opportunities for employment, social integration and independent living.
Attends and overseeing the monthly Utilization Review process.
Supervise, train and oversee and PSC II's in service plans and risk assessments.
Oversee all referrals to the program.
Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members.
Attends and participates in primary therapy, community meetings, family therapy, and groups.
Participates as a team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns and asking appropriate questions.
Reviews and implements member service plans.
Actively facilitates and participates in team meetings and service planning meetings.
Provides leadership in facilitating the team process.
Provides 24 on-call (cell phone) coverage as needed
Provides education/training to other team members as necessary.
Assures that members know and understand their legal status and rights.
Provides weekend/on-call service/back-up and crisis intervention.
Provide direct services to members, families and community supports of member.
Completes the Monthly Status Report to the County.
Ensures all clinical issues are addressed around hospitalization of Members.
Assists with Service Coordination Plan, including:
Making appropriate referrals for placement, case management and aftercare services, as assigned.
Coordinating with the Business Office Coordinator to assure that member benefits and finance are in order, as assigned.
Developing and maintaining an awareness of community resources.
Acts as Custodian of Records; determining best practices re confidentiality etc. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Thorough understanding of member rights.
Knowledge of persistent mental illness and basic medical and psychiatric terminology.
Understanding of issues pertaining to older adults.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently twist and do simple and firm grasping of up to 50 pounds. The position requires manual repetitions, deviations, dexterity, exposure to uneven grounds and to occasionally drive. Occasional Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, hospital waste, Chemicals & Infections).