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Mental Health Therapist (ACT)

Community Research Foundation San Diego, CA
  • Expired: 14 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Mental Health Counselor/PSR Specialist (Master's level) – Mental Health Services for Assertive Community Treatment Program

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; with occasional evening and Saturday shifts.

CRF: Why It’s A Great Place To Work!

Community Research Foundation inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals! Our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services.

At CRF, we are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.

For you, that means that you will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training. Need clinical supervision? We can help you get your hours! Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better!

CRF takes your dedication seriously, and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. Our full-time (30 hours or more) staff may earn 24 days of PTO per year plus generous holiday schedules; we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plans…and really generous retirement benefits. We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.

Come join us!

Program Overview:

Located in San Diego, CA (Linda Vista/Bay Park area), the Intensive Mobile Psychosocial Assertive Community Treatment (IMPACT) program provides intensive, community-based case management services for homeless adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver fully-integrated services to clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness, as well as individuals with co-occurring, mental health, and substance disorders.

Our program utilizes the evidence-based practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to support our clients in the higher level of community care and to assist them in reaching their goals and living a life that is not dominated by mental illness. Our team is a model of care, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and case management supports.

Typical Duties of the Mental Health Counselor

  • Conduct initial psychological assessments for clients, utilizing a psychosocial rehabilitation focus and dynamic team-based approach
  • Conduct individual and group counseling/psychotherapy sessions
  • Develop and update individual treatment service plans for clients
  • Create discharge plans and provide linkage to other support services within the community
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a mental health-related field such as Social Work, Psychology, Counseling
  • Registration with BBS strongly preferred; clinical supervision is provided for this position.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with a mental health population, especially with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of County Health and Human Services requirements including documentation is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • A valid California driver's license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance and credentialing review

If you are applying to this position as a Licensed, Registered, Waivered, or Certified professional

and are offered the position, you will be required to pass a credentialing review.

Additional information will be provided at the post-offer stage.

Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference

in the lives of the people we serve!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Community Research Foundation

Why Work Here?

We inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals.

Vision Statement IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY WE SERVE Mission CRF, in partnership with our clients and stakeholders, designs, delivers and evaluates innovative and exemplary behavioral health services in a manner that is both culturally and trauma competent, providing these services with integrity, compassion, and a strong focus on wellness. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals. Philosophy CRF embraces the concept that persons affected by mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems can and do recover when provided with appropriate and adequate treatment, activities and supports. This includes access to culturally appropriate, recovery-focused care within the individual's own community provided in the least restrictive level possible. Our child, youth and family programs are family-centered and designed based upon wraparound philosophy. Persons Served Community Research Foundation serves adults with serious mental illness, many with a co-occurring substance use problem, as well as seriously and emotionally disturbed youth and children. General Areas of Service Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) programs (alternative to hospitalization for adults) Transitional Living Residential Program for Adults Outpatient Clinics for Children and Adults Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic for Adults School-Based Counseling Programs Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs Client-Directed Psychosocial and Vocational Clubhouses CalWorks Specialized Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Program

Address

1260 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
San Diego, CA
USA