For over 30 years, the Violence Intervention (VIP) has been the leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual assault in Los Angeles County. Today, VIP functions as a public-private partnership between the publicly-funded VIP Children’s Medical Village at the LAC+USC Medical Center and our non-profit, the VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (VIP-CMHC). Our history of quality mental health care is due in large part to the dedicated and talented employees whose efforts have helped improve the lives of children, transitional age youth, and their families.
The role of the Clinician in the Birth to Five program is to provide clinical services to children and their caregivers. The goal in Birth to Five is not merely the short-term immediate changes in behavior, but rather the long-term patterns that will positively affect the family throughout a child’s upbringing, often times resulting in the caregiver identifying their own symptoms of trauma, anxiety and/or depression.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs intake assessments.
• Formulates Client Treatment Plans.
• Provides direct clinical work and therapeutic services to clients using a team and community-based approach.
• Fills out and maintains client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
• Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients, formulating diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment.
• Accurately documents all work with clients as measured by QA standards.
• Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines.
• Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy.
• Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and therapeutic practice with clients.
• Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients; works effectively within the Agency and community.
• Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by VIP-CMHC and other governing bodies.
• Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency.
• Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stake holders at all times and exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
• Follow agency policy and procedures.
• Participate in VIP in-service training programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university.
• Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
• Strong clinical and communication skills.
• The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers and staff.
• Strong computer skills, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based Electronic Health Record software (CareLogic).
• Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
• Ability to provide field-based work.