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Associate, SW&MFT Clinic

Company: AltaMed
Location: Pico Rivera
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the staff behavioral health therapist applies psychological/counselling principles in the following areas: assessment, clinical interventions, research, training, case management, and consultation. The therapist will be involved in integrating behavioral health services into a primary care setting. Responsibilities will include diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning. Provides a variety of interventions such as individual, group, child and family therapy. Interventions will focus on short-term problem-solving therapy, short-term cognitive behavioral therapy, brief psychodynamic therapy, crisis intervention, coping skills, substance abuse treatment, behavior modification, case consultations, and other evidence- based practice techniques. The therapist is a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes medical providers, nursing staff, medical support staff, case managers, administrators, managers, and directors. The therapist will collaborate with the patient to define the treatment goals and measures of success of treatment by utilizing evidence-based outcome measures. May attend various conferences/workshops concerning mental health treatment, and may be involved in several research studies or multidisciplinary projects.

  • Evaluates data and develops an individualized care plan of to provide maximum benefit for all concerned. Oversees the implementation of the plan(s) and performs reassessments, as needed.
  • Coordinates referrals with medical providers and other staff.
  • Interviews patient and family members; prepares psychosocial assessments, addressing all pertinent issues of participants.
  • Educates and assists patient/family in understanding and adjusting to the diagnosis/disability, treatment plan and medical recommendations.
  • Refers patient to appropriate hospital services (specialty clinics, child life, etc.) and community agencies (schools, Regional centers, MediCal/CCS, etc.) as appropriate; assisting patient/family in utilizing such services.
  • Provide age-appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling and individual/family treatment as well as assistance in family life crisis situations.
  • Educates and updates interdisciplinary team, including residents in the continuity clinic, on psychosocial issues.
  • Prepares and maintains all pertinent records, statistics and progress notes.
  • Assist in the development of various program curriculum (Injury Prevention, Reach Out, etc.)Perform all other related duties as appropriate and/or assigned.
  • Attends and participates in Agency and program/team meetings, individual/group supervision, and related community Agency meetings as required/requested.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisors and responds to emails/voicemails in a timely manner.
  • Registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Masters level degree required from a college or university that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) or by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or a regional or national institutional accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with the children required.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Training certificate
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English and other predominant language of population served preferred.

Keywords: AltaMed, Pico Rivera , Associate, SW&MFT Clinic, Healthcare , Pico Rivera, California

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