Part-Time Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist I
VIP Community Mental Health Center Inc

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Post Date: Feb 06, 2020
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $25 - $32 Hourly Wage
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
Job Reference: 117846463
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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. The schedule for this position is Monday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 24 hours weekly.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to VIPs HUB Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Therapist/Crisis Supervisor is responsible for the following:
•        Ability to work collaboratively with members of inter-disciplinary teams; and ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to medical staff
•        Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population
•        Conduct mental health screenings/crisis intervention, integrating forensic interviewing techniques and formulating recommendations
•        Educate patient and family regarding the diagnosis, mental health needs, and provide appropriate mental health referrals
•        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)
•        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.

Desired Skills:
•        Forensic interviewing skills a plus
•        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, organized individual

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

Benefits & Perks:
•        $4000 per year additional bilingual (Spanish) differential
•        401(k) plan & Basic Life Insurance
•        Travel reimbursements at IRS rate
•        Cell phone provided for business use
•        Fully paid EBP training opportunities, including TF-CBT, MAP, PPP, IY, Seeking Safety, IPT, PCIT and ICBT

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