Associate MFT/MSW
Therapeutic Crisis Support
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Post Date: May 03, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 05/24/21
Salary: $24/hour
Location: US - California - Downey
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Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 7 PM

* Weekly Group Supervision Provided

* One Sunday per month

Full-Time Position

Interesting and fulfilling work! Come join us as we serve individuals from underserved populations who need additional support to address issues such as social & sexuality awareness, therapy, forensic involvement, etc. Counselors provided with Weekly group supervision through LCSW consultant.

The Therapeutic Crisis Support (TCS) Program seek Counselors to join a dynamic team in providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.

TCS is a program of Community Integrated Work Program (CIWP). CIWP, since 1996, has been dedicated to providing intensive crisis prevention, emergency response intervention, and follow-up services as support for Regional Center consumers in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area. TCS provides direct therapeutic services including individual therapy, group therapy, trauma-informed care, forensic support, and substance abuse therapy.

The goal of TCS is to maintain client placement within the least restrictive living environment possible. TCS works to provide crisis prevention, intervention, training, and follow-up services as support to community homes, day programs, and families. TCS also strives to decrease police involvement and unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

This is a full-time position.

* Provide clients with individual therapy

* Facilitate client therapy groups

* Assist in creating treatment plans and client assessments

* Train caregivers on behavioral techniques aimed at preventing, arresting, or stabilizing behavior problems

* Provide training to mental health providers and law enforcement regarding working with the developmentally disabled population

* Counsel consumers in state of crisis

- Assess for and address suicide ideation

- Counsel consumers who may have weapons

- Counsel consumers who are dually diagnosed with mental health conditions and may

not be adhering to medication schedules (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder)

- Counsel consumers who may be polysubstance abusers (e.g., marijuana,

methamphetamines, opiates, etc.)

- Counsel consumers with potentially extensive criminal histories (e.g., parole,

violent/sex offenders)

- Maintain consistent communication with group home staff, care providers, and/or family members

- Keep written records of interaction regarding consumers in crisis notes

- Maintain consistent communication with Service Coordinators, providers, and Programs' Directors and Coordinator

Required: Master's level degree in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or similar field. Two years’ experience in working with clients with developmental disabilities.

Applicants must have a sound familiarity with therapeutic techniques to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and modalities, counseling in individual and group settings, Applied Behavior Analysis, and crisis management.

* Spanish speaking highly desirable

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K

Contact Details
Name: Marisa Phan
State/Province: California
Country: United States