A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
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.