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Requisition Number 18-10127
Post Date 8/6/2018
Title Intake Therapist
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Pacoima
State CA
Description

  

Intake Therapist

Make a Difference in People's Lives While Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills

Diverse Role    ●    Excellent Training    ●    Career Options    ●    Great Culture

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a leading provider of community mental health and substance use services since 1942. With a history stretching back to the Great Depression, Didi Hirsch has established a strong reputation in the communities we serve. We help more than 90,000 children and adults each year from 11 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. We are committed to excellence, diversity and opportunity. We are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. We offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package. 

   

Top three reasons to bring your career to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:

  • This is a diverse role, allowing you to expand your skills.
  • This is a great opportunity to start building a rewarding career with a leader in community mental health services.
  • You will find a strong family-like culture here; people enjoy working together to help some of the most vulnerable members of our communities improve the quality of their lives.

Your key duties will include:

·         Providing initial diagnostic assessments on new clients and determining if they meet criteria for medical necessity. 

·         Providing crisis intervention and individual, family, and group psychotherapy to adults, children and/or families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use issues.

·         Coordinating support services to assist clients with case management needs.    

·         Offering integrated mental health, physical health and substance use treatment that is culturally congruent with our clients’ needs. 

·         Provides intake assessment, crisis intervention, short-term therapy and facilitates conflict resolution in office or field to children, adults, and families with a history of mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. 

·         Independently performs intake assessments and formulates diagnoses and case conceptualization using a culturally competent approach. 

·         Demonstrates collaborative approach within a multidisciplinary team and external systems; interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding assessment and intake. 

·         Demonstrates ability to utilize a whole person/integrated care approach in assessment, treatment planning and intervention. 

·         Demonstrates competency in managing crises with minimal guidance. 

·         Assesses treatment progress and adapts interventions as needed. 

·         Uses collaborative documentation during therapy sessions in accordance with Agency standards.

·         Uses evidence based practice (EBP) to formulate an initial plan of treatment; assesses and monitors condition of client to evaluate treatment and adapts interventions as needed.

 

 

           

·         Assists with client evaluations, clinical diagnoses and case disposition.

·         Incorporates new technologies into treatment, including outcome measurements, to improve access, client engagement and effectiveness. 

·         Assists with psychiatric holds for clients presenting a danger to themselves or others and/or are gravely disabled, and in need of hospitalization 

·         Provides some case management to include referral and linkages to internal and community support services, such as psychiatrists, primary medical care, housing, rehabilitation programs, drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.

·         Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensures compliance with Agency, county, state and federal policies and procedures, standards and guidelines. 

·         Meets Agency client service expectations as assigned.

·         May be asked to provide after hours on call coverage and/or Officer of the Day duties.

·         Attends and participates in Agency and program/team meetings, individual/group supervision, and related community Agency meetings as required/requested.

·         Maintains regular communication with supervisors and responds to emails/voicemails in a timely manner. 

·         Demonstrates time management and organizational skills to meet Agency standards. 

·         Develops and maintains clinical skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of continuing education/training related to individuals with a history of mental illness, and/or substance use disorder.

·         May carry a small caseload. 

·         Interfaces with translator and/or language line as needed.

·         Participates in triaging and assignment of client cases.

Requirements

You must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and live scan fingerprinting.  For bilingual positions, you will need to pass a language assessment. You will also need to meet the following requirements for this role:

·  Current knowledge of all job specific skills including crisis intervention and individual/family therapy, multicultural and socio-economic issues, and documentation standards.

  • Working knowledge of therapeutic intervention, assessment and intake for adults, children and families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use.
  • Depending on program/division, demonstrates working knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders and/or the Recovery Model of treatment is required.

·         Knowledge of  Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, policies and documentation guidelines, and county, state and federal regulations relating to service programs for adults, children, and families with  a history of mental illness and/or substance use.  

·         Knowledgeable about and actively supports integrated mental health, physical health and substance use treatment for improving care for the whole person. 

·         Advocacy skills to include a holistic approach to integrated health care and case management. 

·         Skills to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.

·         Able to efficiently use the personal computer to include Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Health Record.

·         Ability to utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective business and therapeutic decisions.

·         Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch mission.

·         Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

·         Ability to transport clients using personal or Agency vehicle and/or public transportation.

  • Possess clinical diagnostic skills.

·         Current California driver’s license, car insurance, and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.

  • 2+ years’ experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance use in a social service/mental/medical health environment. 

·         Attends and participates in Agency and program/team meetings, individual/group supervision, and related community Agency meetings as required/requested.

·         Maintains regular communication with supervisors and responds to emails/voicemails in a timely manner. 

·         Demonstrates time management and organizational skills to meet Agency standards. 

·         Develops and maintains clinical skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of continuing education/training related to individuals with a history of mental illness, and/or substance use disorder.

·         May carry a small caseload. 

·         Interfaces with translator and/or language line as needed.

·         Participates in triaging and assignment of client cases.

 

Candidates must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screenings, including a background check and Live Scan fingerprinting.

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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • 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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Didi Hirsch is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, family care, marital status, status as a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, or any other classification protected by law.

Didi Hirsch is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment. We are an EEO/AA Employer.