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Therapist I - Substance Division

Company: Didi Hirsch
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Therapist I (Unlicensed),Substance Division Make a Difference in People's Lives While Expanding Your Knowledge and SkillsDiverse Role Excellent Training Career Options Great CultureDidi 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 ten 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.Summary:Responsible for:Providing comprehensive counseling services, intake assessment, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy to adults with 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.Assessing, facilitating, and documenting group and individual counseling sessions, addressing individual progress and outcomes, ensuring compliance with Agency, state licensing and other regulatory standards and guidelines.Primary DutiesConducts/facilitates individual and group substance treatment, prevention, education, and awareness, and counseling sessions and provides routine case management including assessment, intake, crisis intervention, and discharge for clients with a history of substance abuse.Independently performs intake assessments and formulates diagnoses and case conceptualization using a culturally competent approach.Demonstrates a collaborative approach within a multidisciplinary team and external systems; interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding assessment and intake.Uses collaborative documentation during therapy sessions in accordance with Agency standards.Assists with client evaluations, clinical diagnoses and case disposition.Incorporates new technologies into treatment, including outcome measurements, to improve access, client engagement and effectiveness.Monitors and maintains Agency and SAPC documentation of client services; ensures compliance with Agency, county, state and federal policies and procedures, standards and guidelines.Will carry a caseload of clients and meet 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.Position RequirementsThese specifications are general guidelines based upon the minimum, ordinarily considered essential, to satisfactory performance in this position. Individual skills and abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.To perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to have: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, SAPC 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.Current California driver's license, car insurance, and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.Holds a degree as an MSW, MFT, PCC, Psy.D, PhD, and one to two years experience working with individuals and families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use in a social service/mental health environment.Must be registered with BBS or Board of Psychology. (Unlicensed Psychologists must have a DMH Waiver.)The employee in this position must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.HIPAA Privacy Standards Compliance(All items listed below are a condition of continued employment):The employee in this position will:Not use or disclose protected health information about any member or other party in compliance with Didi Hirsch's policies related to state or federal laws such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Use appropriate safeguards to protect the confidentiality of such information.Report to Didi Hirsch management any use or disclosure of protected health information not permitted by Didi Hirsch policies related to state or federal laws such as HIPAA.Participate in Didi Hirsch's training or briefings on HIPAA information as scheduled.Consult with supervisor on any issues or questions about compliance under Didi Hirsch's policies related to state or federal laws such as HIPAA. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 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)

Keywords: Didi Hirsch, Inglewood , Therapist I - Substance Division, Other , Inglewood, California

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