Position Title: Mental Health Services (MH) Site Lead
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $23.00-$25.00 per Hour; Commensurate with Experience
Summary and Range of Authority: UPAC New Leaf Recovery Center (NLRC) is to provide evidence-based and integrated outpatient treatment services for adults who suffer from serious mental health and co-occurring substance abuse conditions. Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, MH Program Lead provides services and assists with the supervision of Clinicians in the program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist Program Supervisor with timely review and approval for various documentation of the program clinicians through Cerner.
- Co-facilitates Program Advisory Group
- Approves all clinicians to enter data into UCSD HOMS database
- Assists Program Supervisor with collecting data for Quarterly Status Report for County
- Assists Program Supervisor and MH Director with preparing for County audits and site visits
- Attends County meetings as needed
- Coordinating referrals
- Serve as the Single Accountable Individual for the programs
- Coordinating multidisciplinary services
- Ensures service integration through effective and timely communication with SUD supervisory personnel.
- Provides individual and group therapy
- Conducts outreach activities
- Conducts regular mental health screenings and behavioral health assessments
- Provides case management, family education/support and crisis intervention activities as needed
- Performs billing and charting functions of all services rendered including screenings, assessment, psychiatric and psychosocial history, mental status examinations, diagnosis, treatment plans, progress notes, utilization review forms, discharge summaries, etc.
- Provides accurate and timely documentation of required reports,
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Certifications/Licenses and Language/Cultural Skills:
- Must be Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Or
- Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) or Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) and have three years’ experience working with substance abuse issues
- Provide individual NPI number.
Minimum Experience and Qualifications Required:
- Must have successful completion and maintenance of the San Diego County credentialing,
- Two years clinical experience in a mental health setting, with solid clinical skills in individual therapy, assessments, crisis intervention, and case management
- One year experience in a supervisory or leadership role
- If recovering, must be clean and sober and stable in the recovery process for at least 1 year.
- Knowledge of theory and practice of psychotherapy, as well as principles and practice of community mental health
- Understanding of cultural competency in the delivery of mental health services
- Understanding of and commitment to the psychosocial rehabilitation model of psychiatric rehabilitation services, and a strong belief in empowering clients/consumers towards recovery
- Trained and experienced in diagnosing clients utilizing the DSM-5
- Familiarity with community resources and the delivery of case management services
- Ability to establish and maintain diagnostic and psychotherapeutic relationships with clear understanding of ethical and professional standards
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize and successfully bring them to fruition
- Ability to prepare written reports and records of services rendered
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to client information and other sensitive or proprietary information
- Ability to communicate mental health principles to clients, families and providers
- Ability to work independently while effectively collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Ability to function well as a leading member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated leadership skills; responsible, mature, self- motivated and able to lead and inspire others.
- Excellent interpersonal skills through effective communication skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to prepare written reports accurately and records of services rendered in a timely fashion
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, and able to manage a large caseload.
- Must have flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours.
- Must be drug tested prior to hire and drug test results shall be negative for illegal drug use, including marijuana.
- Must have TB clearance.
- Must have certified First Aid and CPR training (including infant CPR).
- Will not be debarred or excluded from participation in Federal programs by the General Services Administration and/or the Department of Health and Human Services of the Inspector General
- Must pass background check (Live Scan Fingerprint).
- Must be able to drive (when needed) for business purposes to other program locations in San Diego County. If employee drives his/her personal automobile for UPAC business, employee must have valid California driver’s license and comprehensive automobile insurance coverage, as required by law.
Additional Preferred Education or Qualifications:
- More than 2 year working experience in County Cerner EHR system.
- If recovering, recovering for 2 years preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Spends approximately 70% of work time sitting and meeting with others or working at a desk and/or computer. Spends approximately 30% of work time standing or walking within the work area or outside the office at meetings and events, also bends, twists, stoops and reaches. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally. Regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Frequently is required to use hands to touch, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Working conditions are normal for an office environment and event venues. The noise level is usually moderate.