Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outreach Needs (ACTION) East program offers a dual track treatment model for individuals in the East San Diego area who have either been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use disorder. Services include medication management and monitoring, individual therapy, outpatient substance abuse treatment, case management, employment support, peer counseling and support, and housing services. ACTION East provides a safe environment in which our clients can address all their treatment needs.
Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick (please see handbook for full list of qualifying criteria).
The Lead Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) acts as the Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts responsible for clinical care, quality assurance, and program integrity under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS). THE LMHC also acts as a liaison between treatment providers, the client, referral agencies, County QAR, State auditors, and the Program Manager. LMHC’s are responsible for intake and clinical assessment incorporating ASAM placement criteria, completion of diagnostic determination tools, stay reviews, arrangement and coordination of level of care and comprehensive services, referral to ancillary services, monitoring and evaluation of client progress and changing client needs, and client advocacy. The primary task of the LMHC is to monitor the day-to-day activities of the clients and clinical staff, enforce program policies, supervise DMC-ODS training requirements, complete file review and manage quality assurance processes, provide clinical supervision, and assist the Program Manager with compliance to DMC and Title 22 requirements. The LMHC will also be assisting clients with face-to-face support in the form of individual sessions, crisis intervention, treatment team review, and other related activities.