Mental Health Clinician

North County Lifeline
Published
October 24, 2021
Location
vista, CA
Job Type
Salary
DOE
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
HR
Contact Email
jobs@nclifeline.org

Description

We are looking to hire a dynamic and passionate clinician who is client centered, community focused and is a self-starter.

Come be part of a team who CAR2Es!  At North County Lifeline, you will find people who are Connected to the communities we serve, Authentic, and Resourceful.  We are Responsive to the needs of our clients and Engaged in our mission to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families.

The Clinician provides individual and family therapy and case management to youth ages 5-20 and their families. Our families are referred by the child’s school, or are self-referred, and services are provided both in the schools and at the North County Lifeline Clinic. Our clinicians use a wide variety of counseling modalities and work in a culturally sensitive manner within a 13-session model. The position is supervised by the Clinical Supervisor, and clinicians can receive supervision hours towards BBS licensure. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Come join a multi-disciplinary team in a stable and well-respected social service agency, working with youth and families to help them live better lives!

Requirements/Qualifications

Masters Degree in counseling, social work or related field, and BBS-registered IMF or ACSW required.

Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Bilingual pay available. Able to make sound clinical decisions independently, apply clinical judgment, and perform all other aspects of quality clinical work. Must be able to handle stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately, and to seek supervision when necessary.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and good computer skills.  Reliable transportation and clean driving record is important as clinicians provide services at multiple sites (mileage reimbursed). Training in CCBH (Anasazi) preferred but not required. Must pass required pre-employment clearances, including background checks, Drug and TB testing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  

Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.

Other Requirements

Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.

Specific Activities

  • Conducts Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Develops and implements Treatment Plans
  • Provides individual, family and group counseling
  • Provides case coordination with other professionals including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, IEP coordinators, schools, social workers, etc.
  • Provides crisis management consultation and education.
  • Meets productivity and caseload standards dictated by the contract
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to develop appropriate intervention and support the delivery of behavioral health and support services.
  • Participates in individual weekly supervision.
  • Participates in quality assurance review boards and maintain county documentation standards.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy

Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills.

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to the schools /client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.

Work Schedule

AWW- work schedule

40 hours a week (Monday- Thursday)

Times may vary per individual client needs (will include day time and evening hours)

Visit our website at www.nclifeline.org for the full job description.

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