Mental Health Clinician

US-CA-San Jose
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1314
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical (Master's level with BBS registration)

Overview

The Mental Health Clinician facilitates Child and Family Planning Meetings using wraparound principals that are family-centered, individualized, strengths-based, and outcome-focused.  Santa Clara County Connection’s goal is to help children and their families with complex and enduring needs receive intensive treatment in the least restrictive environment that is appropriate. The Clinician provides assessment of the client and family’s needs and leads the team in providing treatment to support the family toward meeting their goals.

 

Seneca's Wraparound programs offer family-centered, individualized, culturally relevant, and strength-based support to families with complex and enduring needs. Wraparound works in close partnership with Department of Family and Children Services, Juvenile Probation, Behavioral Health, and group homes, providing strengths-based and outcome-oriented alternatives to group care placements for children and youth by drawing upon community and family strengths. Treatment and support services are tailored to address behaviors and meet family needs, even as they change over time.

 

Seneca has developed a clinical practice model which integrates ideas and methodologies from three intellectual traditions: attachment theory (to build healthy relationships), learning theory (to replace negative behaviors with positive ones) and systems theory (to address environmental factors). 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitation of Child and Family Planning Meetings. This includes: prepare for the meeting, coordinating attendance, facilitate the meeting, write meeting notes and distribute them within two days, write the mental health notes, and clean up after the meeting
  • Case management and coordination of care
  • Collaborate with county and community partners including but not limited to county social workers, probation officers, outside therapists, psychiatrists, teachers, etc.
  • Complete comprehensive assessments, treatment plan of care, mental health notes, Family Team Meeting notes, Wrap Action Plan, incident reports, and other documentation as necessary and in a thorough, accurate and timely manner
  • Intervene with clients’ behavior management programs and provide crisis management as needed. In rare circumstances when there is serious threat of harm, this may include physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca Center’s Ahimsa Model Training)
  • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork 
  • Attend team meetings, weekly trainings, individual and group supervisions and adhere to clinical best practices
  • Participate in providing emergency on call response as scheduled (typically 24 hours at a time, three times per month)

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required.
  • Eligible to register with the BBS
  • Own vehicle, California driver’s license and insurance.
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other licensing or certification requirements.
  • Experience in working with children in out of home care preferred
  • Bilingual abilities a plus!

Schedule

  • Monday- Friday
  • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Participate in On-Call Crisis Response 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, with an additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 5 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance program
  • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance towards licensure
  • Yearly stipend for additional training
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