Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Mental Health Clinician, Bilingual

    Job Locations US
    Req No.
    2018-3526
    Category
    Counselor/Therapist
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    **THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT ON CONTRACT AWARD**

    COMPANY: Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was established over 30 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. 

     

    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. Benefit eligibility is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

     

    PROGRAM: This program will operate in San Diego County and the services provided include accessible depression and anxiety peripartum treatment, peripartum education, and linkages/referrals. This program is contingent on contract award. Use of resume does not guarantee a position. 

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    POSITION PURPOSE: The Mental Health 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 Mental Health 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.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Closely monitors 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 to screen and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
    • 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 Accessible Depression and Anxiety Peripartum Treatment (ADAPT) 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.

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

    • Bilingual in Spanish or other threshold language required.
    • Best practices in psychiatric, substance abuse, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, and the CCISC model of integrated services for co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders.
    • Symptoms and treatment of people suffering from maternal mental health disorders.
    • Medical model including the DSM, psychosocial rehabilitation and CCISC model.
    • Extensive knowledge of individual, group, family and cognitive therapy techniques.
    • Cultural and socio-economic factors that inform service provision to persons with psychiatric or dual diagnosis disorders.
    • Current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.
    • Respond appropriately to crisis situations and perform sound interventions.
    • Perform a psychosocial assessment and create appropriate client plans based on models of care.
    • Perform accurate diagnostic assessments.
    • Interact positively with persons of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and education.
    • Comply with standards of care established for the program and clients.
    • Develop sound therapeutic relationships with clients that facilitate their progress toward stated goals.

    EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field is preferred.
    • Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of California (LCSW, MFW, or equivalent).
    • Two years of experience working with mentally ill, substance use disorder, and co-occurring populations.
    • One year of experience working with individuals with perinatal anxiety and mood disorders.

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