Clinical Therapist, Traditional
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

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Post Date: Jul 08, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Just like every child learns differently, we understand that while some children might respond best to individualized therapies, others respond better in group sessions with other kids and/or their caregivers. Using a wide array of evidence-based practices, our mental health clinicians are expertly trained to provide and tailor appropriate therapies designed to meet the unique needs and strengths of each child and their family. For those children who are unable to come to VIP for medical reasons or transportation issues, we offer home-based therapy where a child may feel more comfortable. Ensuring adequate mental health services for every child in distress has allowed our clinical staff to succeed in the most critical of cases.

Reporting to the program supervisor, the Clinical Therapist is responsible for the following:
•        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
•        Performs other duties as assigned.

•        Interested candidates must submit a complete application through VIPs Jobs Portal
•        Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
•        Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

•        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.
•        Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred.
•        DMH experience a plus.

•        Able to collaborate effectively and professionally with all community partners, children, caregivers, supervisor and co-workers
•        Strong computer skills, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based Electronic Health Record software (EXYM)
•        Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.

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