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Employment Type:
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Mental Health
Mental Health Worker - Therapist
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South Coast Community Services | Huntington Beach, CA
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Job Description

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth? If so, we would love to have you as part of the SCCS team!

For more than 30 years, SCCS has provided care, counseling, coaching and essential mental health services for children, teen, young adults and their families. As specialists in the field of mental health, SCCS employees possess diverse professional skills equipping us as a team to treat each client's unique needs.

The Therapist is responsible for the implementation of psychotherapy services provided to the clients and family members. The major responsibilities include delivery of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy and education. In addition, the Therapist is responsible for coordinating collateral contacts in a case-management manner to ensure follow-through on court ordered service plan, or development of a plan for families that are referred. All services must be documented as required by Medi-Cal standard of care. The Therapist shall respond to the community needs and interests by assisting the Mental Health Director in training (for example: in-services). All responsibilities are carried out through a commitment to South Coast Children's Society's philosophy, goals and objectives. The Therapist is also required to document all clinical services within one business day of providing the service, as well as provide 1200 billable hours per year to clients.

What you will do:

* Responsible for maintaining a minimum case load of 25 clients.
* Provides 1-2 hours of psychotherapy per week (depending on the clients' needs) to clients on their case load and. Family therapy and group therapy is facilitated as directed by client care plan or per Mental Health Director.
* Educates the family to understand the program.
* Implements the Client Care Plan.
* Collaborates with the psychiatrist to provide best possible treatment for clients.
* MH charting completed within the Medi-Cal standards. Charting of family and group therapy are completed weekly. Reports and assessments are completed on time and in a professional manner.
* Attends the all required meetings as representative of SCCS and client such as staff meeting, chart audits, meetings with psychiatrist, county meetings, etc.
* Maintains a good relationship with the county social workers.

Experience and Skills: Education/Experience

* Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT Intern) / Masters Degree in Psychology/Masters Degree in Social Work
* 1+ years' experience in report writing, assessment/diagnostic skills, group and family therapy skills.
* Bilingual Spanish preferred

Licensure, Registration, Certification

* PsyD/PhD/LCSW/MFT preferred. If not licensed, active registration with the California BBS or Board of Psychology as Registered Psychologist.
* Valid CA driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
* Completion of CPR/First Aid within the first thirty (30) days of employment.