Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Clinician

    Job Locations US-CA-San Bernardino
    Req No.
    2018-3263
    Category
    Counselor/Therapist
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.

     

    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details.  


    Position Description

    The Clinician performs a range of psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative interventions, including psychosocial assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and limited case management duties as needed. In addition, the Clinician ensures clients receive the full spectrum of services in a seamless manner and that they receive the optimal level of care needed to maximize functioning and minimize the need for higher levels of care.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Works closely with Psychiatrist to monitor the psychiatric well-being of clients.
    • Serves as Care Coordinator for a caseload of clients as assigned by Program Manager.
    • Provides a variety of services including group and individual counseling, rehabilitation/skills building, relapse prevention, and crisis intervention.
    • Performs psychosocial assessments.
    • Practices the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery.
    • Demonstrates and supports a strong working knowledge of the CCISC model of dual recovery principles and practices, applying an integrated treatment approach with BPSR principles.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients and exhibits boundaries consistent with professional standards.
    • Works with volunteers and interns in an informative and collegial capacity.
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and to routinely demonstrate these traits in every day work relationships.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
    • Respond appropriately to crisis situations and perform sound interventions.
    • Perform a psychosocial assessments and creates appropriate client plans based on models of care.
    • Perform accurate diagnostic assessments

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Valid California driver’s license and current auto insurance per contract requirements.
    • Professional License/Certification: Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of California (LCSW, MFT, Ph.D.)
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field is preferred.
    • Two years of experience working with mentally ill, substance use disorder, and co-occurring populations is preferred.
    • Has working knowledge of best practices in psychiatric, substance abuse, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery.
    • Extensive knowledge of individual, group, family and cognitive therapy techniques.
    • Knowledge of Current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.
    • Symptoms and treatment of people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

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