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Clinical Therapist

Company: Wellnest
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Clinical Therapist promotes a strengths based approach to treatment that empowers children, youth and families, supports a community based philosophy of service, and ensures that all clinical services are aligned with the agency's mission, vision, and core values. Performs a wide variety of professional, master level clinical services for children and families in a community based mental health setting. Assists clients and their families in understanding and finding solutions to complex problems that lead to and/or result from mental illness and severe emotional health needs. Within agency guidelines and professional standards, incumbents of this position function independently. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in social work, psychology or a related field including supervised field work experience in child/adolescent mental health. At least two (2) years of post graduate social work or psychology experience in a recognized social service agency, clinic, hospital or public mental health agency. One of those two years must have been in a mental health setting such as a hospital, clinic or day treatment center. Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Social Worker (AMSW) or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). Must possess and maintain a valid CA driver's license and insurable driving record. - Licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) is a plus. Job Requirements: Interviews individuals and/or their families to obtain a family, medical, and mental health treatment history. Completes DMH/Med-Cal required Initial Assessments and associated clinical documentation Makes an assessment of the client's functioning in his/her environmental setting. Establishes a treatment plan designed to address the mental, emotional, and behavioral needs of the client and family. -The treatment plan may include individual, group, family or conjoint therapy, and/or referral to another treatment source such as a psychologist for psychological testing or a psychiatrist for medication or another agency that offers specific services needed by the client and family. Provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups, families, and significant others. Provides crisis intervention and evaluates for a higher level of care such as in client psychiatric treatment. Provides psycho-education to clients and families regarding mental health needs and treatment recommendations. Participates in multidisciplinary treatment review meetings to discuss and evaluate the client's progress. May participate in social work or psychology student affiliate programs for training professional social work and psychology students. Provides consultation services to community agencies to advise the consultee on the utilization of mental health services pertinent to the recognition and treatment of mental health needs dealt with by the community agency.

Keywords: Wellnest, Los Angeles , Clinical Therapist, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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