Therapist II Posted Dec 29, 2016
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services , Inglewood, CA
Therapist II (Licensed Therapist) will provide direct clinical and case management services to adults with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression receive outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric medication management.

Performs intake assessments by phone and or in-person, client evaluations and provides diagnoses.

Formulates a plan of treatment, which promotes the development and maintenance mental illness and or substance abuse and live independently.

Assesses and monitors the condition of clients and evaluate success of treatment, and adapts interventions as needed.

Provides case management to include referrals and links to community support services, psychiatric services, housing, rehabilitation programs, drug/alcohol services or others and are in need of hospitalization.

interfaces and collaborates with the clinic psychiatrist, regarding client treatment planning.

Monitors and maintains documentation of clients services, ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, Department of Mental Health contract guidelines, and other related state/federal agencies' standards and guidelines.

Participates in officer-of-the-day-duty coverage and 24 hours on call coverage.

Develops and maintains clinical skills through seminars, workshop, or other forms of training and education.

Attends and participates in program, agency staff meetings, and all other related agency meetings as required/requested.

Required Qualifications

CA registered LCSW, LMFT, Psy.D, or PhD

Have a minimum of 3 plus years of experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness in a social service/mental health environment

Working knowledge of mental health services coordination and management

Working knowledge of HIPAA, DMH, DHS, Department of Social Services, and other state, federal regulations relating to mental health services

Current knowledge of coordinating treatment planning and case management for assigned clients.

Strong communication skill s and the ability to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly; both verbally and in writing.

Experience using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other related software.

Ability to use analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective decisions.

Commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.

Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the agency's insurance carrier.

A working knowledge of conducting individual therapy sessions for those with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse and their families.

Demonstrated knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders and/or the Recovery Model of treatment is required.

The ability to support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment

Strong working knowledge of crisis intervention and individual therapy, documentation, exposure to multi-cultural and a population with socio-economic issues.

Skill and knowledge to perform 5150 holds for clients exhibiting a danger to self or others.

Basic advocacy skills.

About the Company

The Mission Statement: Didi Hirsch transforms lives by providing quality mental health and substances abuse services in communities where stigma or poverty limit access.

With more than 70 years of experience, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms live by providing quality mental health care and substance use disorder services in communities where stigma or poverty limit access. Form 11 sites and in nearly 100 schools, the agency helps over 90,000 adults and children throughout Southern California each year.

Employment Type: Permanent

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