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Mental Health Clinician I - AFSP

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
$50,000.00 - $52,000.00 / year
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Provide direct and indirect services involving intensive and field-based case management services, including plan development, placement services, assistance in daily living, individual and/or group counseling, crisis intervention, and provide 24 hour 7/day a week coverage as assigned. 

Provide direct and indirect client services.

Participate in a team approach and assertive community outreach, assessment and evaluation of assigned FSP clients.  Determine individual’s strengths, needs and resources. Assess client’s level of psychosocial impairment, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social/recreational needs. Develop and coordinate service plans.

Conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments at intake in order to enroll client in program.

Complete all documentation within mandated time frames and in compliance with county, state, and Center guidelines.

Assist clients in developing independent living skills, and resources including social/recreational, vocational or educational goals, needed to implement and achieve goals of the individual service plan.  Transports clients to and from appropriate service as necessary.

Provide crisis intervention—intervene with the client/others at the onset of a crisis to provide support and assistance in problem resolution and to coordinate or arrange for the provision of other needed services.   Provide 70% of services in the field in support of client’s individual service plans. Meet with each client a minimum of one time per week and as frequently as needed.

Assist clients in accessing peer support, self-help and recovery based services.  Will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, participate in staff and clinical meetings and community meetings as assigned.

Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology and be licensed waivered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Minimum of two years experience in a behavioral health care; experience with homeless and chronic mentally ill. Knowledge of DSMV required. Chemical dependency experience preferred.

Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.

Must have a good driving record and must be insurable by the Center’s insurance company.

Bi-lingual/ Bi-cultural in Spanish a plus.

Skills required

Radiation Treatment Planning
Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (Lmft)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Lpc)
Clinical Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lcsw)
Community Mental Health Services
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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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