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Associate Clinician (AMFT, APCC, ACSW)

Company: StarVista
Location: Pacifica
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Associate Clinician (AMFT, APCC, ACSW)DEPARTMENT: Counseling Center (Pacifica and San Mateo)REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor and Program ManagerPOSITION STATUS: NON-EXEMPT, Full-Time 35-40 hours per weekSALARY: DOEPOSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:This unique opportunity allows you to be a part of a strong clinical team comprised of diverse clinicians who are passionate about building strong clinical skills as well as supporting the underserved individuals in our county. Participate fully as a staff member with the Counseling Center team, and within Star Vista, and collaborate with other staff in the coordination of ethically appropriate, theoretically sound, culturally informed, and holistic interventions to address client issues and enhance client and family member strengths.Provide outpatient mental health services and support to individual adults, adolescents, couples, families, children (age 6 and older) with mild to moderate mental health issues. Conduct psychotherapy sessions and provide ethical and high quality services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries and Fee-for-Service clients. Maintain a minimum caseload of 15-20 clients. Associates will have the opportunity to build cultural, ethical, and clinical competence in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups within a multicultural and multidisciplinary, outpatient community mental health setting. Cultural humility and respect for diversity are core values of Star Vista and will be incorporated regularly into training at the Counseling Center. Training related to timely and accurate clinical documentation will be provided. Professionalism and collegiality will also be an aspect of training at the Star Vista Counseling Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Provide individual, couples and/or family therapy for clients age 6 and older with mild to moderate mental health issues. Minor case management related duties.Conduct intake assessments and complete full psychosocial assessments. With supervisory support, Associates will assign DSM-5 diagnoses, when applicable.Recognize and intervene in crisis situations (i.e., suicide risk), including developing safety plans and having appropriate follow-through. Adhere to all ethical/legal practices (i.e., CPS/APS mandated reporting laws, client confidentiality). With supervision, effectively implement a range of evidence-based interventions (e.g., Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment based interventions, etc.). Work in collaboration with other professionals (i.e., schools and case workers).Maintain up-to-date confidential files and required documentation for client caseload.Weekly supervision with Clinical Supervisor.Weekly group supervision with colleagues and Clinical Supervisor KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Demonstrable and verifiable clinical skills and experience in providing therapy services. Strong ethical principles reflected in practice, including a thorough understanding of client confidentiality requirements, appropriate clinical record keeping, and federal/state laws governing the practice of mental health services.Understanding of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Willingness to explore self in relation to these issues, and ability to provide culturally informed therapeutic services to diverse clientele.Strong organization and communication skills.Skilled in maintaining positive relationships and collaborating with other systems, including parents, school, probation, CPS, and other programs. Ability to work as a team member with staff and upper management to accomplish tasks supporting the agency's mission. WORKING CONDITIONS:Work in a team oriented clinical environment, collaborating with Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor to provide mental health services for clients age 6 and above.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Graduate degree in Social Work, Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. Registration with the BBS or BOP. Demonstrable and verifiable skills, abilities, and qualities commensurate with specific position requirements. PI197743370

Keywords: StarVista, San Francisco , Associate Clinician (AMFT, APCC, ACSW), Other , Pacifica, California

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