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Case Manager (Mental Health Counselor I) CFL Bilingual

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
$37,440.00 - $39,440.00 / year
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Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Mental Health Counselor I functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team which provides field-based services.  The role of the team and the Mental Health Counselor I is to coordinate and provide engagement and outreach activities, mental health and rehabilitative services, targeted case management services, and crisis intervention services to all FCCS clients.  Lastly, the Mental Health Counselor I provides ongoing support to enrolled clients in the field in order to decrease hospitalization, incarceration, unemployment, homelessness, and help clients successfully integrate into the community.


To provide individual, group, and family counseling, as needed and within their scope of practice.  To also provide rehabilitative and case management services.

Function as part of a multi-disciplinary field-based treatment team.  Identify and mobilize both family and community resources in order to meet the needs of clients.  Provide intensive service coordination in order to enable clients to function at their highest level of independence within the community.  Assist clients in developing and maintaining independent living skills, social/communication skills, and coping skills. 

Participate in the assessment and evaluation of seriously mentally ill adults.  Determine the individual’s strengths, needs, and resources.  Assess each client’s level of functional impairment, substance use/abuse history, potential for self-care, the availability of family/significant other (s)/caregivers/social network, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social/recreational needs.

Provide crisis intervention services within their scope of practice.  Intervene with clients/others at the onset of the crisis in order to coordinate and arrange for needed services and supports.  Work in conjunction with LPS designated staff in order to facilitate hospitalization if appropriate.

Complete all required documentation/report writing and correspondence within mandated time frames and adhere to the guidelines and standards established by the Los Angeles County Department Mental Health and the Center.  Complete all outcome measures.  Submit a weekly schedule/field itinerary regarding client appointments.

High School Diploma; Bachelors Degree in the field of social work, psychology or related field is desired.  Current NPI number.

Minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting.  Case Management experience necessary.  Knowledge and experience in providing assertive outreach to clients and an ability to work with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural clients is necessary.

Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 guidelines and related state laws regarding  

(LPS) confidentiality.  Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the test, and receive a “Certification of Compliance”.

Must have access to a personal vehicle, have a good driving record and be insurable by the Center’s automobile insurance carrier.  Attend the Center’s Driver Safety course.

Bi-lingual/bi-cultural in Spanish, Russian, Armenian, or Farsi is a plus.

Recommended skills

Family Therapy
Mental Health
Social Work
Crisis Intervention
Case Management
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The San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. founded in 1970, is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and families within the community. Primary emphasis is placed on providing culturally sensitive and linguistically relevant services to children, adolescents and transitional age youth with serious emotional disorders, and services for adults and older adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The Center is committed to treating all consumers with dignity and enhancing their quality of life.

Through its programs and services, the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. strives to:

  • Facilitate and encourage the development of each consumer to his/her highest level of functioning and potential.
  • Provide effective and culturally sensitive therapeutic services based on each consumer’s individualized needs, strengths and choices.
  • Maximize the involvement of consumers and family members in planning, evaluation and implementation of services
  • Provide a continuum of therapeutic programs that include appropriate alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization and effectively serve consumers in the least restrictive setting possible.
  • Provide early intervention programs that serve to prevent the onset of mental illness or the development of more serious mental illness.
  • Eliminate negative perceptions and increase awareness and understanding of mental illness.
  • Promote the highest level of social inclusion and community integration for all persons served.

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