Clinical Therapist / Crisis Specialist Bilingual LAC+USC Medical Center HUB Clinic ($4,000)
VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

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Post Date: Oct 21, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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The 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.

Reporting to VIP’s HUB Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist 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.
•        Fluency in English and Spanish.
•        Minimum two years documented experience in a mental health setting.
•        Self-starter, independent therapist with the ability to adapt to change in a fast working environment.
•        Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for DMH services.
•        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).
•        Well organized, detail oriented and skilled with time/task management, able to adapt to frequent changes.
•        Strong problem-solving skills.
•        Forensic interviewing skills a plus.
•        Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation requirements a plus.
•        Familiarity with CQI.

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

•        Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Supplemental Insurance.
•        401(k) plan / Profit Sharing.
•        12 paid holidays per year.
•        Generous paid time off accrual.
•        Travel reimbursements at IRS rate.
•        $4,000 Bonus.

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