Mental Health Professional (Bilingual Preferred) - DCS

POSITION:

Mental Health Professional (Bilingual Preferred) - Position #239 & #1371

PROGRAM:

Dinuba Children's Services

LOCATION:

144 South L Street, Dinuba, CA 93618

HIRING MANAGER:

Denise Espinosa, Program Director

PHONE:

(559) 591-6680

BASE PAY:

Monolingual/Licensed: Class 160 ($2,420.10-$3,184.68/semi-monthly)

Bilingual/Licensed: Class 165 ($2,543.55-$3,347.13/semi-monthly)

Monolingual/Masters: Class 140 ($1,983.38-$2,609.99/semi-monthly)

Bilingual/Masters: Class  145 ($2,084.55-$2,743.12/semi-monthly)

STATUS:

Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Until Filled

AVAILABLE:

Immediately

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB SUMMARY

The Mental Health Professional reports to the Program Director and provides mental health clinical services, direct treatment services to patients, and case management services to clients. 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1.  Maintain a caseload of clients.

2.  Adhere to reporting requirements for incidents of Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Adult Abuse, Dependent Adult Abuse, and Tarasoff warnings per California reporting laws. 

3.  Document services to meet all clinical program and state requirements, including Short-Doyle/Medi-Cal requirements, noting significant intervention and progress toward development and attainment of a treatment plan.

4.  Meet with clinical mental health services staff for the purpose of reviewing client progress and to assure quality treatment planning.

5.  Review client files at discharge for completion, making written notes of findings, and review findings with counseling staff for the purpose of quality assurance.

6.  Train interns/volunteers in program procedures, specific work assignments, and ethical obligations including client confidentiality.

7.  Provide direct services in the clinic, and in the community, including individual and group treatment, case management, and consultation.

8.  Give input on overall structure of treatment program.

9.  Consult with and/or educate community groups, and other agencies.

10.  Provide supervision and training of other staff as assigned.

11.  Attend and participate in staff meetings and on-site staff training.

12.  Will drive on Agency business.

13.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

14.  Complies with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

15.  Employees are expected to manage their cell phone use so that the Agency cell phone stipend covers all business usage.  Any calls not covered by the stipend are to be made on a company landline phone.

16.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

1.  Licensed Preferred:  Currently licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or Clinical Psychologist (LCP), with at least two (2) years' post licensure experience.

2.  Hours Completed: A Master's degree in behavioral health science with current registration as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) or an Associate Social Worker (ASW) and hours completed.

3.  Masters:  A Master's degree in behavioral health science with current registration as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) or an Associate Social Worker (ASW).

4.  Must be registered with Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). 

5.  Demonstrated skills in clinical mental health services with individuals, families, and groups.

6.  Knowledge of mental illness and effective treatment approaches to mental disorders.

7.  Experience with co-occurring substance use disorders and treatment modalities.

8.  Knowledge of record keeping procedures related to patient charts.

9.  Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

10.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken English. 

11.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

12.  Ability to operate within Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. 

13.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

14.  Ability to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical, drug screen, and TB test.

15.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

16.  Must be available by cell phone as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENT FOR BILINGUAL SKILL

  1.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish.

  2.  Required ability to communicate effectively with monolingual Spanish speaking clients and families for all clinical purposes.

  3.  Assist with phone calls for Spanish clients.

  4.  Required to provide language translations for case managers and Physicians on a periodic basis.

  5.  Minimal adequate competency in the Spanish language as evidenced by successful passage of the TPOCC Spanish Competency Test.

  6.  Other translation tasks as required.