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Mental Health Clinician - SOLAR

Company: The People Concern
Location: compton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30am - 5:00pm)

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement plan

SUMMARY

SOLAR is a DHS funded Recuperative Care Program serving individuals experiencing homelessness that also have medical issues. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Clinician will provide therapeutic services that are consumer-driven. This person is responsible for maintaining high quality of individual and group therapeutic services at SOLAR while fostering teamwork among staff and across the other agencies we work with.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide weekly individual and group counseling services based on the needs of SOLAR's participants. * Complete DHS approved Mental Health Assessment with all participants within two business days of entry into the program; perform annual assessments if applicable. * In collaboration with participants and the SOLAR team, evaluate the needs of participants and assist advocates in developing service plans accordingly. * Develop effective, trusting relationships with participants, with a focus on facilitating independence, empowerment and improved physical and mental health. * Assist Case Managers in involving participants in daily activities and scheduled appointments, budgeting, facilitating socialization, health and housing maintenance, community integration and achieving life recovery. * Maintain complete, accurate and current mental health participant records in electronic database and participant charts as required by funding sources and DHS standard. * Provide mental health case updates as requested by supervisor and in SOLAR team meetings. * Maintain open communication with direct supervisor, individual and group supervisor. * Work with other parties involved in the participants' cases. * Collaborate in the development and provision of clinical pieces of training for SOLAR staff. * Assist in providing clinical information and support to other staff regarding participants' behavior/diagnosis.

QUALIFICATIONS

* MSW, MFT or PCC; hours may be available for this position for unlicensed candidates. * Outstanding clinical and strong team-building skills. * Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and database applications. * Detail-oriented with excellent time management, organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal skills. * Able to learn quickly and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and with minimal supervision. * Valid CA Driver's license, reliable car, auto insurance and an acceptable driving record. * Able to obtain and maintain CPR/1st Aid certification.

Environment and Responsibilities

Work Environment

* Primarily indoor office environment. * On occasion walk or drive to different local sites. * Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds. * May necessitate working in busy and loud environments. * May need to bend, stoop, twist and sit throughout the day

Responsibilities Common To All Agency Employees

* Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times. * Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues. * Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines. * Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency. * Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others. * Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration. * Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication. * Work with minimum supervision. * Perform other duties as assigned.

The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.

Keywords: The People Concern, Compton , Mental Health Clinician - SOLAR, Other , compton, California

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