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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Gardner Family Health Care
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

GARDNER FAMILY CARE CORPORATION

JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title: Mental Health Therapist

Organizational Unit: UNION


PURPOSE: Under general supervision of the Dual Diagnosis Supervisor, the M.H.T.
provides assessments and related psycho-social services to children, adolescents and their families.
This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, performs the following job related duties:

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Performs psychiatric casework, counseling and treatment services with patients or clients and their families.

2. Evaluates problems presented and in the making of treatment and coordinate plans.

3. May coordinate, participate or conduct group therapy sessions.

4. Maintain a patient charts in accordance to State, County and quality assurance guidelines.

5. Establishes working relationships with other staff, public and private agencies emphasizing continuity of patient care.

6. May perform outreach, education and mental health promotion.

7. Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients' relatives and community groups.


8. Will participate in on-call duty on a rotating basis.

9. Handles other responsibilities as needed.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATONS:

A. Graduate from an accredited College or University with a Master's degree in behavioral science (e.g. psychology, counseling, social work), plus registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) as MFTI or ASW and have obtained an effective Waiver of Licensure from the Santa Clara County Dept of Mental Health.

B. Knowledge of: Principles of psychiatric social work counseling and other related techniques; community resources in designated areas; required knowledge of DSM IV.
C. Ability to: Apply casework skill effectively, establish and maintain effective working relationships; secure and record accurate and pertinent social personal data.

D. Possession/or working on hours towards a valid clinical license (e.g. Social Work Marriage or Family Child Counselor) issued by the State of California. New hires must possess a State of California clinical license within four (4) years of completing post graduate work.

E. Strong time management and organizational skills.

F. Effective problem solving skills.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Bilingual/bicultural skills (read, write and speak)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.
· Ability to sit at a desk or computer terminal for 5-7 hours daily.
· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
· Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
· Works inside & outside including motor vehicle travel between sites.


TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff and the public. Occasional stress from dealing with diverse patients and demands. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. On-site workplace environment including indoor and outdoor responsibilities. Exposure to cleaning fluids and toxic materials.


REPORTS TO:


It is the policy of Gardner Family Care Corporation to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, disability, medical condition, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status.

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