Mental Health Clinician II - AOT FSP

Type: 
Job
Duties: 

The Adult Full Service Partnership Program with the addition of becoming a provider for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), the Mental Health Clinician II will assume the responsibility for coordinating and overseeing the clients referred from the L.A. County Department of Mental Health. The AOT MH Clinician II will represent the FSP for all mandatory and/or required meetings related to program criteria and start-up procedures. The MH Clinician II will monitor the AOT clients in the community and will provide mental health evaluation, intensive case management services including: plan development, placement services, assistance in daily living, and individual and group or family counseling to enrolled AOT- FSP clients referred for services in (AOT-LA). The MH Clinician II role is to ensure the AOT-FSP clients receive the Full Service Partnership services in a pro-active assertive community treatment model (ACT) and to supervise appropriate levels of service delivery for all assigned clients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Will participate in the assessment and evaluation of seriously and persistently mentally ill adults. Determine individual’s strengths, needs, and resources. Assess client’s level of psycho-social impairment, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social-recreational needs.

Develop written, comprehensive service plans which specify the treatment services, activities, and assistance needed to accomplish the objective identified between clients and case managers.

Provide on-going daily assistance and support to staff in assessing adequacy and appropriateness of clients living or funding arrangements and assist in securing alternative living or funding arrangements as needed.

Participate in daily team meetings to review each clients care plan, and staff assignments. Assess potential crisis needs of clients and develop and implement intervention plans to de-escalate crises.

Provide oversight and leadership to those case managers’ assigned AOT clients as directed by Program Coordinator and/or Assistant Director, reinforcing professionalism, accountability and other administrative functions.

Will be the FSP Program contact Liaison for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program and assign clients to best-fit Case Manager. Responsible for all data collection and reports for clients referred to (AOT).

Provide crisis intervention as needed and intervene with clients/others at onset of crisis to coordinate and arrange for provision of needed services.

Coordinate, supervise and provide twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days per week after hours coverage on a rotating basis.

Mental Health Clinician II must become LPS designated and conduct 5150 assessment 24 hours 7 days a week as needed in the field. Must be part of weekly FSP AOT on call rotation for after-hours response.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator/Manager, supervise and document all services provided for contract compliance and Quality Assurance (QA), and provide statistical/reports as assigned.

Identify and mobilize family and community resources to meet the needs of clients.

Participate in all relevant DMH and Service Area meetings, including the Service Area II Impact meeting for the coordination of referrals, program management, and overall quality assurance.

Will perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 
1. Licensed Mental Health Professional, (MFT, and LCSW, Ph.D.)
2. Minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting. Intensive case management experience with the target population is necessary.
3. LPS designation must be acquired
4. Supervisory experience required.
5. Participation in after-hours rotation for all FSP clients.
 
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Knowledge and experience in assertive outreach to clients; ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural clients in their environment.
Knowledge and experience working with substance abuse issues.
Must have access to personal vehicle, good driving record and insurable by Center’s insurance company.
1. Licensed Mental Health Professional, (MFT, and LCSW, Ph.D.)
2. Minimum of two (2) years experience in a mental health setting. Intensive case management experience with the target population is necessary.
3. LPS designation must be acquired
4. Supervisory experience required.
5. Participation in after-hours rotation for all FSP clients.
 
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Knowledge and experience in assertive outreach to clients; ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural clients in their environment.
Knowledge and experience working with substance abuse issues.
Must have access to personal vehicle, good driving record and insurable by Center’s insurance company.
 
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