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Requisition Number 16-0277
Post Date 3/16/2017
Title Counselor - On Call (Los Angeles)
Full Time/Part Time On-Call
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Los Angeles
State CA
Description

Scope of the Position

 

Residential Counselors will have an active role in the crisis stabilization and support of adults who have persistent or acute mental illness, which can also include co-occurring disorders.

 

Our crisis services are provided in a structured, intensive program for up to 28 days.  Our clients can come from outpatient intensive programs to avoid hospitalization, or directly from hospitals to continue their crisis stabilization within a warm, house-like atmosphere.

 

We are seeking an individual to work on-call with open availability to work any shift between Monday through Sunday, including holidays, to support program and client needs. The following are the shift schedules:

 

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides supervision to clients with a history of mental illness. This could include case management, intakes, education, and crisis intervention.
  • Interfaces with such agencies as the DMH, criminal justice services, Public Health and other related community agencies and resources to give and receive information relative to clients.
  • Maintains documentation of all daily progress notes and ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures, contracts and other regulatory agencies.
  • Observes clients with self administering medications and drug screening as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution among the clients.
  • Chaperons group sponsored trips and social functions; may drive seven-passenger van to transport clients; escorts/transports individuals to appointments outside facility.
  • Develops and maintains counselor skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education.
  • Actively participates in all team and staff meetings, community meetings and supervision/consultation.
Requirements

 

Required Qualifications

  • Open availability to work in a 24/7 program, Monday through Sunday including holidays.
  • At least 1 year experience in a related environment, particularly working with dual diagnosis clients.
  • At least a High School diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of case management and conducting/facilitating individual and group counseling sessions for appropriate clients to be served.
  • Knowledge of mental health programming, psychiatric crisis intervention, documentation and group/individual counseling in a multi-cultural and socio-economic environment.
  • Strong PC and communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing analysis and judgment to make decisions within outlined policies and practices.
  • Current California driver license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

Candidates must successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and finger print scan through CCL.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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