SDYS Job Announcement:
License-Eligible Clinician (Bilingual Required)
Our Safe Place Program
Status: Full-time, $46,446/year (plus $1,500 bilingual differential) and excellent benefits, including comprehensive health insurance coverage, wellness program and generous PTO plan.
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the OSP Program Manager. Provide trauma-informed assessment, treatment planning, and service coordination for LGBTQ youth and their caregivers. Position requires travel throughout San Diego County and participation in rotating on-call/after-hours phone rotation.
- The development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated treatment approach for youth with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders and quality trauma informed youth programs that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of San Diego Youth Services as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
- Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality. Participate in their refinement.
- Provide direct services such as: outreach and education to community stakeholders, teachers, health care providers and families. Conduct in-depth assessment for potential mental health and/or substance abuse issues, domestic/community violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, and physical health needs.
- Provide individual/group/family therapy; co-occurring disorders treatment; crisis intervention, service/discharge planning; and case-management services. Facilitate family psycho educational groups.
- Consult and care coordination with integrated primary care, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
- Maintain minimal productivity standards.
- Participate in planning, attending, and attend agency and county trainings, treatment team meetings and committees.
- Maintain Uniform Medical Record documentation and reporting and billing logs on all youth.
- Provide services in-home, at Drop-in Centers, and in the community as needed. Position requires travel to throughout the County and be willing to be available during evening hours, weekends and holidays.
- Participate in On- Call Rotation
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service-partner protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws, including HIPAA.
- In conjunction with Director of Services and Program Manager, update and maintain police and procedure manual.
- Coordinate and conduct PAGs to find strategies to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health care and improve program service delivery for LGBTQ youth and young adults.
- Work with community and collaborative partners to determine the needs of families and provide culturally competent services and referrals.
- Participate in needs assessment surveys as appropriate.
- Welcome and support volunteers in the organization and assist them in accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
- Data collection and contract compliance of records as required include conducting peer chart reviews.
- Assist with Community trainings around LGBTQ.
- Participation in rotating on-call/after-hours phone is required.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Licensed-eligible in marriage and family therapy or social work and currently registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Candidates who are Associate PCC must be able to provide services to families or be willing to obtain education and experience to do so. Candidates who are Licensed LPCC must be able to provide documentation they are approved by the BBS to provide services to families or be willing to obtain education and experience to do so. In addition, this person shall have a minimum of two years' experience working with youth under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician and two years' experience working with cross disciplinary teams. Experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults. Knowledge of co-occurring disorders treatment is also required. Must be able to pass clearance for working with Minors including drug test, TB test, and background check. Employment is contingent on passing hiring clearances and credentialing. Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured vehicle for the job. Knowledge of the LGBTQ youth population in San Diego and committed to cultural awareness. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Job Opened: 7/9/2019