PHC Clinician (Bilingual Spanish Preferred) SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual and family counseling; advocacy services to children, young adults, and families in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to children, young adults and families using a team and community-based approach.
- Complies with caseload standards for program, maximizing billing according to caseload notes.
- Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as related to caseload.
- Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of children, young adults, and families (meets medical necessity) formulating psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/utilizing an Evidence Based Practice (MAP).
- Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures (CAN, MAP).
- Accurately documents all work with client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results.
- Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients.
- Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, young adults, families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and PHC healthcare partner.
- Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting.
- Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres, COA, Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
- Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency and PHC partner (including media).
- Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
- Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stake holders at all times.
- Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities
- Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission Policy).
- During transition period, will carry cases among more than one program.
- Performs related duties as required.
- MA Degree; Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to be license eligible as an MFT or LCSW.
- Must maintain CA BBS registration as a condition of employment.
- Previous employment experience with children, young adults, and families.
- Prior experience working in a PHC setting preferred.
- Trained or certified in MAP/Wraparound Model preferred.
- Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
- Availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
- Ability to work effectively within a multicultural team and agency.
- Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
- Ability to attend Day 1 of the Pro Act de-escalating system training.
- Maintain First Aid/CPR Certification.
- Effective communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English preferred.
- Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
- Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.
- Ability to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends.
- Ability to model positive behaviors and Agency values.
- Strong problem solving skills
Location: West Covina, CA
Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free
workplace. Therefore, the Agency
does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate
against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious
dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy,
childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex
stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or
not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation,
national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected
medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital
status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual
orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal,
state or local law or ordinance or regulation.