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Registered Associate Social Worker or MFT (MH Clinician I) Housing FSP

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
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The ideal candidate will provide direct and indirect service, assessments and evaluation of seriously older mentally ill adults. Determine individual’s strengths, needs, and resources. Assess client’s level of psycho-social impairment, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social-recreational needs.

Provide outreach, assessment and evaluation of assigned older adult 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 treatment plans.

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 peer or caregiver support, social/recreational, volunteer or educational goals, needed to implement and achieve goals of the individual treatment 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 services in the field and at the apartment complex in support of client’s individual treatment plans. Assist clients in their apartments to maintain housing. Assist clients in accessing peer support, self-help and recovery based services.

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; participate in staff and clinical meetings and community meetings as assigned. Provide consultation and assessments to community services.

Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology and be licensed waivered by the Bd. of Behavioral Sciences. Minimum of two years’ experience in a behavioral health care; experience with adults and/or older adults with mental illness. Knowledge of DSMIV required.

Maintain current status as a licensed waivered professional under California law.

Minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting.

Must have a valid California Driver License in good standing and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.

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.

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

We offer:

  • Experience working with a diverse client population

  • A team-oriented work environment

  • Training opportunities

  • Excellent compensation and benefits

Recommended skills

Peer Support
Mental Health
Mental Diseases
Crisis Intervention
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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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