Clinician – Licensed/License Eligible
National Behavioral Health Company
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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 individuals with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 90 programs and over 3,500 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.
You'll find Telecare to be an empowering environment that fosters open communication, and a leadership team that encourages you to lend your experience and expertise.
As one of the newest recovery-oriented programs in the Telecare family, the 6 bed Crisis Residential Program, Pacifica House, will be part of a network of crisis residential programs in Orange County. Pacifica House is a short-term crisis residential program, which works in collaboration with the Orange County Mental Health Department. It will assist members within Orange County who are experiencing acute mental health crisis, and need additional assistance in stabilizing their current level of functioning without resulting in the member being admitted to any Inpatient or higher level of care facility or program. The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that focuses on stabilization and recovery.
Employment Status: On-Call and Short Hour: Total of 8 hours (4 hours, 2 days per week)
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
• Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification 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
• Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders.
• If employed at Inpatient Program, must assist with restraint of clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
• If employed at Outpatient Program, must evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
• 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).
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Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws.
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