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Mental Health Counselor II/Employment Liaison -VWC

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles Full-Time
$40,800.00 - $42,800.00 / year
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A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Under the direction and supervision of the Program Managers for Victory Wellness and Valley Employment Services, the Employment Liaison (EL) is responsible for providing pre-vocational services; rehabilitative services (e.g., group); field-based services for the purposes of outreach and engagement; linkage to resources regarding benefits and entitlements; working collaboratively with Center staff in order to transition consumers effectively to services provided through both Valley Employment Services (VES) and the Department of Rehabilitation.  Additionally, to work collaboratively with Center staff and each consumer in order to develop service goals, with the overall goal being obtaining and maintaining employment, leading to self-reliance and self-sufficiency.  The EL serves as the “point” of contact with VES regarding case coordination.




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:




Provides pre-vocational services including:  helping consumers identify interests and strengths; exploring stages of work readiness and translatable skills; conducts financial assessments; addressing “on-the-job” disclosure (s) and job accommodation; exploring job preference and job tolerance; and promoting the value of “work” in creating self-sufficiency, self-reliance to consumers.  Additionally, the EL “fast tracks” the Vocational Assessment process in order to help consumers identify employment goals.




Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, addressing treatment issues and coordination of care with both the Victory Wellness Center and VES teams.




Conducts weekly group, which addresses benefits and entitlements; skill building (e.g., coping skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, and problem solving skills); and identifying and addressing barriers to employment.




Completes all chart documentation within the timeframes established by both the Center and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.




Works collaboratively with Center staff in coordinating a smooth transition to VES and the Department of Rehabilitation Services.  The EL serves as the point of contact with VES regarding case coordination.




Works collaboratively with Center staff and each consumer in the development of service goals, as well as analyzing outcomes.




Provides field-based services in order to outreach and engage consumers.


B.A. in Social Work, Psychology or related field desired.




Knowledge of chronically mentally ill population, crisis intervention techniques, community resources, Social Security and GR benefit packages.




Required to have a current California Driver’s License and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.




Ability to speak Spanish is desirable for some positions in this classification.


Skills required

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lcsw)
Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (Lmft)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Lpc)
Community Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Counseling
Family Therapy
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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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