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Mental Health Clinician

Company: Abode Services
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Tittle: Mental Health Clinician Abode Services, one of the largest and effective nonprofits working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, is seeking a skilled Mental Health Clinician. Summary: The Mental Health Clinician provides mental health services to participants enrolled in the program aimed at increasing wellness, increasing housing stability, and preventing people from cycling through the criminal justice system and/or hospitals. Responsible for behavioral health assessment and delivery of strengths based/needs focused services. Acts as the lead on clinical cases and guides supporting team members in clinical service delivery. How You Make an Impact: Provide clinical case management services, including individual rehabilitative services, brokerage, collateral, and therapy to participants in the following settings: home, community, and office. Act as the primary lead on assessments, ANSA and develop treatment plans on an on-going basis for participants enrolled in the program. Collaboratively work with participants and their treatment team to develop and work on their recovery goals. Perform mental status exams, as well as safety assessments that include suicide, homicide, and gravely disabled assessments with participants on an ongoing basis. Provide direct crisis counseling and needs identification. Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to explore participants' substance dependency, encourage reduction and/or provide support to clients moving towards abstinence. Provide wrap around clinical case management services to individuals residing in permanent supportive housing. Using the ACT model, this position will work as a therapist within the ACT team Assist participants with establishing goals and strategies for increasing self-sufficiency. Provide referrals to appropriate community agencies. Ensure proper and timely documentation of services including written case notes using the BIRP formats and billing services to Medi-cal. How You Meet the Qualifications: Master's in social work or Psychology or related field from an accredited university required, with registration with the BBS preferred. Must possess 1 year of field experience working with people with serious mental illness, individuals with a dual diagnosis and/or the homeless population. Willingness and passion to provide clinical services to individuals in non-traditional settings i.e., encampment, streets, psychiatric hospital, etc. and possess a "do whatever it takes" attitude to service delivery, when required. Must have a working knowledge of Psychiatric Disorders as well as knowledge and ability to implement the following evidence-based models: Harm Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Strength-based Case Management and Motivational Interviewing. Ability to build supportive and respectful working relationships with individuals diagnosed with a mental illness that instills hope and promotes self-determination. Sensitivity to and understanding of the special needs of the homeless. 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. Reliable transportation and proof of a valid and current California Driver's License and current insurance along with a clean DMV record required. Benefits and Perks: An exempt position with Excellent Compensation, Commensurate with experience. Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership. We support you in supporting others. 100% medical, dental, vision benefits coverage for employees 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans with Employer Match & Contribution Programs For addtional information regarding benefits check out our iHire profile page. Abode Services values safety, wellness, and respect for each other and for those who we serve. Because of this commitment Abode Services is mandating that all employees be vaccinated effective September 30, 2021. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Abode Services, San Jose , Mental Health Clinician, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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