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Licensed Eligible Clinician for Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

at New Alternatives

Posted: 2/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
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Job Description

New Alternatives, Inc. will be directing a certified outpatient behavioral health program, providing a full range of Title 9 outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents, and young adults (up to age 18). Services will be short-term (utilizing a 10-day model) and include assessment, individual/group/family treatment, crisis intervention, and medication management. Licensed eligible-Clinicians will deliver services in the areas of trauma, anger management, transgender youth, substance use disorders, and youth with parents addressing immigration and/or asylum issues. Programming will be focused on providing a warm hand-off, case management, individual therapy and the rehabilitative services needed to support the child or youth in their transition.

Position Title: Licensed Eligible Clinician

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to ensure assigned medical records comply with all State and County mandates regarding implementation of services;
  • Model a sense of urgency in execution of services in a short-term model
  • Participates in case consultation with direct care staff and psychiatrist as needed.
  • Remain available to assist with crisis assessment and intervention at locations as needed.
  • Responsible for completing a thorough assessment of need with youth and family to identify needs in the following areas:  Primary Care physician, Substance Abuse treatment, support and/or treatment for domestic violence, medication management, therapy services, behavioral services, educational advocacy, and parenting education and support.
  • Utilize effective collaboration with community providers to increase youth and family follow through with referred services.
  • Participate in trainings, exhibit competency and utilize the following evidence based & promising practices: Trauma Informed Care practices, Motivational Interviewing, WRAP, additional as deemed appropriate.
  • Understand, embrace and be a TIC champion in ALL aspects of their role
  • Will act as ICC (intensive Case Coordinator) and perform all duties associated with ICC to ensure Pathways to Well-Being integrated and executed, when there is not another appropriate designee
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Bilingual/Bicultural preferred.

Spanish Speaking Highly preferred.

Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in social work, marriage and family counseling or other field of study that qualifies for licensure in the State of California.

Licensure/Certification Requirements: Current California BBS registration and intern number required.

Other Experience Requirements: A minimum of 2-years’ experience working with youth and families, or adult/families in mental health or substance use and recovery capacity with a minimum of 2-years’ experience working with multidisciplinary teams. Prefer experience with youth in out-of-home placements.

Full Time Benefits:

*Excellent medical and dental benefits

*Vacation and Sick Time

*403B Plan

*Family Fit Program through LA Fitness