SMH Counselor IV (63 views)

Oakland, CA
March 3, 2021

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing primarily direct behavioral health treatment services to community severely mentally ill (SMI) clients.  Services to be provided include mental health screening, crisis stabilization, individual/group/family counseling, culturally relevant assessment, treatment, and clinical case management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Service Delivery:
1. Provide clinical and case management services; interview clients and family members; conduct initial and ongoing psychological strength-based assessments.
2. Develop initial and ongoing treatment plans on clients; identify and pursue necessary resources to implement treatment plans.
3. Provide crisis intervention as needed; stabilize clients in crisis including brief intervention in the clinic; arrange for hospitalization and coordinates treatment elements.
4. Conduct examinations and formulate a diagnosis.
5. Participate in clinical case presentations and peer reviews. Take the lead to coordinate with interdisciplinary team members regarding the client’s treatment progress and need for modification of service plan.
6. 65% of the time will be spent providing direct claimable services.
7. Provide services in school, home, clinic, and field settings, often independently.
8. Coordinate services with schools, county departments, community agencies, and primary care clinics in coordinating referrals and ensuring continuity of care for clients.  
Consultation & Training:
9. Participate in individual or group clinical supervision meeting as assigned
10. Participate in staff meetings, training, peer review meetings and consultations as assigned
Clinical Charting: 
11. Document clinical assessments, evaluations and develop treatment service plans for all clients served promptly.
12. Maintain and keep current clinical charts promptly. 
13. Document and maintain clinical records per appropriate standards and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Master’s degree or higher from an accredited school in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related field 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bilingual in an Asian language preferred (Cantonese strongly desired and  Mandarin preferred.)
2. Experience in providing individual, group counseling, and clinical case management in API and SMI communities preferred.
3. Knowledge of cultural issues, community resources, and family dynamics preferred.
4. Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation standards preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
1. Licensed and registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California as an LCSW, LMFT, LPPC or Board of Psychology and Psychological Assistant

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