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License Eligible Therapist- Trauma Recovery Ctr

Company: Palomar Health
Location: Escondido
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

This position is dependent upon the successful acquisition and retention of grant funding; applicants should be aware that any failure to secure adequate grant funding may result in position elimination.

Under the general supervision of the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) Manager and direct supervision of the TRC Licensed Therapist, will be serving the role as License Eligible Therapist. Under the direct supervision of the TRC Licensed Therapist, the TRC License Eligible Therapist is responsible for maintaining a client caseload, provides short-term, trauma-focused treatment, and conducts intake and assessment to clients through the developmental lifespan who have recently experienced a traumatic event (such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or exposure to domestic violence) via HIPAA compliant telehealth, onsite, in the community or at clients' home. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: provides trauma-informed assessment, psychotherapy utilizing evidence based practices, and assertive case management services to survivors of violent crime, who may have concurrent medical problems, psychosocial problems, and may have substance abuse problems. Knowledge of mandated child, adult/dependent adult abuse reporting guidelines. Must follow BBS practice guidelines and will attend weekly clinical supervision and didactic trainings. Attends all treatment team, cross department meetings, and trainings. Under the direct supervision of the TRC Licensed Therapist, the TRC License Eligible Therapist acknowledges the TRC policies and procedures to direct clinical practice, demonstrates professional behavior and effective communication with staff, community members, partners and agencies. Carries a caseload of individual clients and conducts individual and group therapy. All TLC Clinical staff to rotate on the client after hours crisis on call phone schedule to meet contractual obligations; and is flexible to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends. Responsible for safeguarding the welfare of clients, and visitors. Utilizes knowledge of the mental health, medical, and community resources in San Diego and maintains familiarity with new programs.


Clinical Intervention, Psychotherapy, Liaison, Outreach and Case Management:

Conducts clinical intakes of new clients using a trauma-informed approach and identifies service needs when appropriate. Clinical Intake includes identifying presenting problems, psychosocial history, mental status exam, risk and symptom assessment and DSM-5 diagnosis. Clinical interventions include: crisis intervention in the TRC or other departments as needed. Clinical services also include short-term, trauma-informed individual and group psychotherapy as well as comprehensive clinical case management, liaison with other health care providers, and referral and accompaniment to community services when appropriate. May visit client at home and/or in the community for the purpose of outreach and follow-up if the client is unable to keep regularly scheduled appointments. Develops a comprehensive treatment and service plan for each client, integrating knowledge from a wide range of human service resources. Facilitates coordination of services among various agencies; advocates for and links client to needed services. Helps to determine clients' eligibility for social security disability, Victim of Crime, and other financial entitlements. With support and supervision, provides assistance with U-Visas and psychological asylum evaluations as needed. Serves as a client advocate and liaison with the District Attorney's Office and Police Department for victims of crime wishing to file police reports, restraining orders, etc.

Maintain client records according to California, City, and County requirements. Records data in client's chart. Meets program productivity standards; Completes productivity forms, clinical documentation and other documentation of services in a timely fashion. Assists in processing Quality Improvement requests. Document all evaluations, treatment plans, and treatment sessions in a complete and timely manner, consistent with specific department policies and/or regulatory or contractual requirements. Provide coordination, case management, and referrals top clients / families, collaborating with other agencies and professionals to ensure comprehensive management and coordination of care. Supports and provides resources to clients and families and displays on-going commitment to quality. Advocate for client / family needs and facilitate communication within the Multidisciplinary Team, as needed.

May attend and participate in clinical interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate care. Participates in on-going initiatives of department and organization. Attends regular staff meetings, case conferences and trainings as required. Perform other duties as assigned by the TRC Licensed Clinician, Manager or Director. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with child victims and their families, as well as with team members and members of community groups. In consultation and coordination with and provides support to TRC clinical and ancillary team and maintains appropriate verbal, personal space, and relational boundaries with clients

Ability to work independently. Ability to speak and reads English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: Master's degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related fieldPreferred Education: PhD in Behavioral Health related fieldMinimum Experience: 1 - 2 years relatedPreferred Experience: 2 - 3 years in social work, Willingness to work with families in crisis, Knowledge of child development, child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, Understanding of trauma dynamics, Knowledge of mental health processes; TF-CBT, BPT, CBT, EMDR, STAIR, Motivational Interviewing; Bilingual - SpanishRequired Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider

Current and active Associate registration through the BBS (e.g., ASW, AMFT)Preferred Certification: Not ApplicableRequired License: Valid Driver's LicensePreferred License: Not Applicable

Keywords: Palomar Health, Escondido , License Eligible Therapist- Trauma Recovery Ctr, Healthcare , Escondido, California

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