Clinical Therapist, HUB
VIP Community Mental Health Center Inc

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Post Date: Feb 27, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
Job Reference: 116983916
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Job Summary:
The HUB Bilingual Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist is responsible for crisis intervention and mental health screening operations to assess mental health needs, ensure the psychological well-being of patients, and provide appropriate recommendations at the LAC+USC Medical Center HUB Clinic.

•        Ability to work collaboratively with members of inter-disciplinary teams; and ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to DCFS and medical staff.
•        Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
•        Conduct mental health Same Day Assessments (SDAs)/crisis intervention, and formulating recommendations.
•        Educate patient and family regarding the diagnosis, mental health needs, and provide appropriate mental health referrals/linkage in collaboration with case manager.
•        Develop relationships and ongoing communication with DCFS workers and other staff.
•        Participate in training on intervention techniques.
•        Complete all required documentation in accordance with regulations (e.g. DMH); and
•        Maintain all appropriate records including crisis intervention files and/or incident reports, clinical notes and other records as required.
•        Follow agency policies and procedures and participate in VIP in-service training programs.
•        Other duties as assigned.

•        Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university.
•        Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW); unlicensed Ph.D./PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver; must maintain CA BBS registration as a condition of employment.
•        Minimum two years documented experience in a mental health setting.
•        Spanish-speaking.
•        Self-starter, independent therapist with the ability to adapt to change in a fast working environment.
•        Good written and verbal communication skills.
•        The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers, and staff.
•        Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for DMH services.

•        Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation requirements.
•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•        Excellent data management skills.
•        Familiarity with CQI.
•        Ability to manage multiple competing priorities successfully.
•        Flexible, detail-oriented, and organized individual.

•        Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
•        Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

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