Feb 14, 2024

Adult Clinician

$70,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • Hope Solutions
  • Hybrid (Pleasant Hill, CA, USA)
Full-Time Client/Customer Service Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Social Work/Mental Health

Job Description

As an Adult Clinician, your adaptability and responsiveness is pivotal in supporting our clients' diverse needs. This role strongly emphasizes effective collaboration with a diverse team of interdisciplinary professionals and community partners, underscoring the importance of cooperative efforts. Embodying compassion and an unwavering commitment to nurturing innate potential, you will be entrusted with delivering essential mental health support to formerly homeless adults residing in permanent supportive housing across various Hope Solutions programs, including site-based and multi-site programs.

This position holds the power to bring about transformative change. Your capacity to understand individual needs with nuance, coupled with your ability to readily adapt, is critical. Through seamless collaboration with peer support specialists, case managers, education and employment specialists, and others across various teams and the establishment of robust connections within the broader community network, you will play an indispensable role in crafting comprehensive support systems. Your compassionate outlook will serve as the bedrock of your service, guiding formerly homeless adults toward a path of enhanced well-being. Your dedication to compassionate service, coupled with your unwavering belief in the potential of others, makes you an invaluable asset to our team.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Mental Health Support Services

  • Provide on-site, in-home, or community-based therapeutic services to adults in Hope Solutions permanent supportive housing programs (e.g., Families in Supportive Housing (FISH), ACCESS, MHSA housing, Coc RAP (formerly Shelter+Care), Garden Park Apartments, and affordable housing settings) who are experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Provide individual and family therapy services. When appropriate, coordinate family therapy with the youth clinician working with the children in the home.
  • Provide crisis intervention to facilitate mental health crises, ensuring that individuals and families remain safe and supporting their ability to keep their families united and living independently, if possible.
  • Collaborate with case managers and other team members to provide support for individuals and families using a team approach.
  • Provide conflict mediation to residents at odds with family members or neighbors.
  • Complete accurate and timely chart notes for all services provided to adults served under this contract.
  • Meet individual program goals for hourly billing, including averaging a minimum of 20-25 hours per week of direct service to clients.
  • Participate in weekly group and individual supervision, using that time to develop therapeutic skills and clinical knowledge and explore growth opportunities as a mental health provider. Participate in clinical training as possible/needed.

Reports and Data Collection:

  • Assist the services team with the following data entry, reports, and forms:
    • Reports that document service delivery and progress towards goals for Hope Solutions programs.
    • Daily clinical case notes for individual, family, and group work, including therapy, collateral, crisis intervention, and other mental health services.
    • HEAR US billing reports, internal audits, and filing of notes.
  • Assist the Clinical Services Manager in administrative and tracking tasks related to the HEAR US contract.

Program Enrichment Activities:

  • Work with other staff members to provide community resources for individuals and families, such as social and health-related activities, mental health, life skills, wellness practices, stress management techniques, and sobriety support.
  • Assist with program events and activities delivered to individuals and families served by Hope Solutions as clinically relevant to adult mental health needs. These may include weekend and evening commitments.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Clinical Service Manager or Director of Clinical and Support Services.

Cultural Responsiveness:

  • Awareness of and aptitude to understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based differences within group environments appropriately and effectively.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and belonging.
  • Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, personal humility and authenticity backgrounds, and goals.
  • Participate in and complete our new employee onboarding process, which includes reading and discussing a short chapter in the book, The Color of Law.
  • Review and commit to our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Commitment.

 

Organizational/Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Professionally represent Hope Solutions in all circumstances.
  • Comply with all legal/ethical professional guidelines for maintaining consumer confidentiality, adhering to HIPAA guidelines, protecting consumer rights, advocating on consumers’ behalf, and assuring consumer safety.
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries in working with clients.
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal regulations, policies, procedures, standards of practice, and outcome requirements of the Supportive Housing Programs and Hope Solutions.
  • Collaborate with mental health clinicians, associates, and interns to ensure access to appropriate mental health support as needed.
  • Attend all required meetings, including but not limited to: Hope Solutions staff meetings, program staff meetings, consumer case conferences, and linkage meetings with other agencies.
  • Complete required personnel-related paperwork and complete expenditure reports for service expenses and/or mileage in a timely and accurate manner.
  • On-call, after-hours, and backup work may be required.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Hiring Organization

Hope Solutions

Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Passion for and demonstrated experience successfully supporting vulnerable populations, especially homeless individuals, and families with mental health conditions.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or similar mental health field degree.
  • Registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in the use of Microsoft and database applications.
  • Must have an operational vehicle, auto insurance, valid California driver’s license, and be willing to drive for work.
  • Must pass LiveScan screening and TB test.
  • Salary contingent upon skill and experience.

Physical Qualifications:

  • The person in this position may make home visits to consumers who live on second or third-floor apartments (without elevators) and will need to be able to climb stairs.
  • May accompany consumers on walks to local resources (grocery store, childcare, parks) up to ½ mile in distance.
  • Must be able to work in a desk setting for up to 3 hours at a time to make calls to consumers, research resources on the internet, and collaborate with community providers with calls/emails.
  • Office setting activities are required, such as typing on a laptop/computer to respond to emails, entering case notes into a database, and copying/faxing forms and documents on a copy machine related to maintaining or obtaining housing.
  • Occasionally must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds, including furnishings for new residents, files, holiday gifts, and food donations.
  • Ability to drive an automobile and transport oneself and consumers to appointments or meet at consumer homes, including driving at night.

Industry/Service Area

Housing/Shelter, Human Services, Mental Health/Crisis Intervention

Level

Associate

Benefits

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Flexible, dynamic work environment
  • 100% premium paid for employee Kaiser health and dental care.
  • Matched 403b retirement savings.
  • 10 paid holidays, plus 2 floating holidays.
  • Ability to accrue 2-4 weeks' vacation depending on tenure.
  • Life insurance and Employee Assistance Program.

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for this position and meet the above requirements, please apply directly in Bamboo with a current resume and cover letter.


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