Clinica Sierra Vista

BH - MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Reports to: Clinic Manager Type: Exempt Direct Reports: Effective Date: Mental Health Interns April 21, 2008

Position Summary: The Mental Health Therapist under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator plans and provides direct mental health psychotherapy and co-occurring services for adults, children, families and groups. SAME changes as in Intern position. This classification includes licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Essential Functions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy services as allowed within the employee’s scope of practice and the recovery model guidance for best practices at the service site. Screens adults and/or children for the appropriateness of treatment; conducts biopsychosocial assessments and diagnoses mental health and co-occurring disorders. Assists in the coordinating of activities for the Case Managers. Maintains communication with other local service agencies for patient referral as needed. Develops network of community resources and maintain liaison with these resources. Assist in the provision of in-services and consultation to the interdisciplinary team of health professionals on the staff. Responsible for conducting client assessment as assigned. Responsible for conducting and/or assisting in the development of the client’s Plan of Care. Keeps accurate, up-to-date records on clients served, including progress notes, transfer and discharge plans, annual reviews, and all client contacts. Participates in utilization review activities. Utilizes a personal computer and various software programs. Prepares and delivers oral presentations to the public on CSV Behavioral Health and its programs. Serves as a liaison with community agencies and schools. Will be scheduled to be on-call for specific weeks (subject to available dates). Be available to translate for specific sessions, if qualified. Able to work specific weekend shifts (usually Saturdays from 9:00 – 1:00). Must have a current/valid California Drivers License and proof of insurance. May be assigned to work at a satellite clinic/site on a scheduled, temporary basis.

Other Experience and Skills Required: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team approach with both paraprofessionals and professionals. Ability to maintain client dignity and confidentiality. Willingness to work non-regular hours a required. Bilingual (Spanish-English) may be required for some positions. Familiarity with community resources desirable. Good writing and verbal skills are essential.

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Familiar with and able to practice consistent with Recovery principles in mental health care. Familiar with and able to practice consistent with the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders. Performs other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications: 1. Completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling Social Work or a related field. AND Licensure with the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker or as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Physical Requirements: Bending/Twisting Stooping Walking Sitting Push/Pulling Reaching Overhead N/A Driving Standing Kneeling/Crawling Repetitive Motion
(keyboard)

5% N/A 15% 50% N/A 15& 5% N/A 10%

Must be able to lift up to 25lbs

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Revised 04/01/08