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Mental Health Clinician (Project Welcome Home)

Abode Services San Jose, CA
  • Posted: March 25, 2019
  • Full-Time
Abode Services, one of the largest and effective nonprofits working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, has multiple opportunities for a Mental Health Clinicians for Project Welcome Home Program. Clinicians will carry a caseload with complex clients and provide mentorship, training, and clinical support. This position is located in San Jose with frequent travel throughout Santa Clara County. 

Abode’s Benefits & Perks:
  • $27-$30/hr + $3000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Clinical supervision towards licensure
  • 100% paid health benefits for employees
  • 28 PTO / Holidays per year
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match & Contribution Programs
  • Opportunities to grow clinically and/or into management roles
  • Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership
  • Professional Development Trainings, Leadership Academy Programs, All Staff Events & Holiday Parties
How You Make an Impact:
  • Provide clinical case management services, including rehabilitative services, brokerage, collateral, and therapy to participants in the following settings: home, community, and office.
  • Complete assessments and develop treatments plans on an on-going basis for participants enrolled in the program. Collaboratively work with participants to develop and work on their recovery goals. 
  • Meet with prospective participants, conduct outreach and initial intakes and assessments.
  • Develop relationships with agencies in the community providing housing and supportive services to participants.
  • Perform mental status exams, as well as safety assessments that include suicide, homicide, and gravely disabled assessments with participants on an on-going basis. 
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups.
  • Attend clinical, administrative, and case conferencing meetings as dictated by the program supervisor. 
  • Enter all data on time and correctly to support program evaluation and outcomes tracking.
  • Ensure proper and timely documentation of services including written case notes using the BIRP formats and billing services to Medi-Cal.
  • Assist the Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, and other staff as needed.
How You Meet the Qualifications:
  • MSW/MS/MA Psychology degree from an accredited university and registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an ASW/MFTi required. Licensure as a LCSW or LMFT in the state of California preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience, education, and licensure status.  
  • Must possess 2 years of field experience working with people with serious mental illness, individuals with co-occurring disorders and complex health issues and/or the chronically homeless population, or veterans.
  • Must have one year experience completing assessment, developing treatment plans, and writing case notes that met Medi-Cal standards. Strong writing skills are a MUST. This position requires a tremendous amount of clinical writing. Must be able to handle a rigorous clinical work while meeting deadlines for billing, progress notes, and treatment plans.
  • Understanding of the following evidence based practices: Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Psychiatric Disorders and Chemical Dependency Disorders. 
  • Ability to build supportive and respectful working relationships with program participants that instills hope and promotes self-determination using a strengths-based approach. Sensitivity to and understanding of the special needs of the homeless. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and as an effective and collaborative member of a team.
  • Excellent verbal skills. Strong organizational, detail orientated, and time management skills.
  • Possess an understanding of and practice cultural sensitivity through open dialogue and self-exploration with diverse groups, while providing direct services.
  • Ability to effectively intervene in crisis situations, with de-escalation techniques.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.  Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs.
  • Reliable transportation and proof of a valid and current California Driver's License and current insurance along with a clean DMV record required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings.

Notice: This description is to be used as a guide only. It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind. Abode Services reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at anytime with or without notice.
Abode Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Abode Services


San Jose, CA

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