SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Health & REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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Children and TAY Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking an experienced Field Based Outpatient Mental Health Therapist who is responsible for providing mental health services to children, TAY youth and families. Services consist of individual and family therapy as well as case management services that may range in intensity depending on need of the family. Clinician performs services which are within the scope of their training and experience.

REQUIREMENT:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully:

- Required: MFT, MSW, PCC’s or clinical psychology license or waivered, with one year of experience providing counseling or mental health services
- Knowledge regarding child development, trauma informed care, evidenced based practice models, DMH systems is desirabl
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Preferred: English/Spanish bilingual;
Must have valid California driver's license and the availability of a car with adequate insurance.
Must have computer skills and literacy are required to use the agency electronic health record. Staff must be able to logon, type, use a mouse and navigate through various screens or windows to complete daily chart documentation.    
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Knowledge of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Rehab Option mode of service provision and documentation requirements preferred.
Must be able to pass California State Department of Justice criminal background investigation, Live Scan and/or fingerprinting.

EXPERIENCE:

One year of experience providing counseling or mental health services

SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Provide field based individual and family therapy to clients with mental health and/or behavioral health issues ages 0-25.
· Complete assessments and treatment plans for clients utilizing LACDMH forms
· Caseload size will be determined based on the type of services provided, location of services, and severity of cases
· Maintain timely and detailed clinical records of all client interactions, and other required documentation, which conforms to standards of best practice, and Department of Mental Health guidelines
· Participate in weekly staff meetings and case reviews as necessary
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Maintain appropriate registration/licensure with the State of California's Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), including completion of state required continuing education credits, hours of supervision, and other procedures required by the relevant board;

BENEFITS:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision Care, Aflac, Life Insurance; PTO, Holiday Pay; 403 Retirement Plan and Wellness Plan.

JOB TYPE: Full-time

ABOUT SCHARP:
Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) was founded February 1994 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of providing mental health and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California Los Angeles. The mission of Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) is to provide quality mental health and social services to vulnerable populations in South Los Angeles. These populations consist of mentally ill, homeless mentally ill, multi-diagnosed individuals with substance abuse disorder, interface with the criminal justice system. By providing culturally relevant and sensitive services which are designed to improve the quality of their lives, SCHARP will have a significant impact upon the neediest residents of this community.

EDUCATION:

MFT, MSW, PCC’s or clinical psychology license or waivered

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