The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of case management services and counseling, and the facilitation of support groups for clients with health-related or substance issues. The licensed Clinical reports to the Chief officer of Behavioral Health
Master's Degree or Doctorate degree in a relevant field
One year of post-casework experience in behavioral or SUD healthcare
Possession of a valid California clinical license
Experience with crisis intervention services and use of case management techniques
Public speaking ability
Experience counseling individuals and families
Valid California driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
Preference, but not required for individuals with the ability to communicate in Spanish and English; verbal and written
Conducts comprehensive intake interviews including medical and psychosocial assessment and development of treatment plans for clients in assigned service areas
Provides counseling and case management services for individuals and families including clients with substance abuse and mental health problems
Monitors client needs and service provision and conducts follow-up as needed
Develops and maintains linkages with other health and social service agencies
Develops and facilitates support groups for men, women, teens, parents, and/or school-aged children
Conducts and/or participates in assigned family unity meetings and workshops
Provides client advocacy activities including coordination of services for medical and dental care, emotional and practical support, public assistance, community services, and mental health services
Maintains client documentation in compliance with agency protocols
Participates in case of conference activities to coordinate care for clients
Prepares written reports as assigned by supervisor
Assists with the preparation of reports to funded sources as needed
Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of social work and counseling techniques
Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies
Knowledge of group dynamics
Knowledge of office management principles and practices
Skill in counseling
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS (continued)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skill in interviewing and communicating to elicit information and cooperation from patients
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public
Skill in public speaking
Skill in facilitating support groups
Ability to write reports, correctly reflect intervention, and document progress
Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.
Requires ability to communicate and exchange information; collect, compile, and prepare work documents; and set up and maintain work files.
Must be able to lift to 45 pounds, retrieve and place materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves, standing, walking, carrying, grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff, patients, and the public. Some extended workdays and weekends may be required. Work may be stressful at times. May require contact with individuals with communicable diseases. May encounter individuals who are violent, abusive, and/or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Community Medical Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is CMCs policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, membership, or non-membership in an employee organization or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors except where otherwise provided by law.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, skills, or duties required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Community Medical Centers. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties, and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholders responsibility.