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Team Lead Clinician (4612)  (Full-time, Salaried)
Program/Location: IMPACT (Linda Vista)

Team Lead Clinician – Mental Health Services for Assertive Community Treatment Program

Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday. This is an exempt position; must be available for on call for evenings and weekends.

CRF places staff and client safety at the forefront and follows all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by San Diego County, the State of California, and the CDC.

 

Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

At CRF, our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services. We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  For you, that means that you will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients.  You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training.

Need clinical supervision?  We can help you get your hours.  Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better! We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.

 

Program Overview:

Located in the Linda Vista area of San Diego, CA, the Intensive Mobile Psychosocial Assertive Community Treatment (IMPACT) program provides intensive, community-based case management services for homeless adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver fully-integrated services to clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness, as well as individuals with co-occurring, mental health, and substance disorders.

Our program utilizes the evidence-based practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to support our clients in the higher level of community care and to assist them in reaching their goals and living a life that is not dominated by mental illness. Our team is a model of care, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and case management supports.

Typical Duties for the Team Lead Clinician:

  • Assists the Program Director in the day-to-day clinical operations of the IMPACT program
  • Oversees a multi-disciplinary team who provide outreach, engagement, case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services to clients in homes and in community-based sites
  • Monitors the clinical direction and delivery of the team’s psychosocial rehabilitation services, including assessment, individual service plan creation, clinical interventions, crisis interventions, and staff consultation
  • Leads daily organizational treatment team meetings
  • Assists with managing the program and ensures compliance with all County and CRF regulations
  • Assists with scheduling staff work hours to ensure all shifts are covered
  • Supports staff by assisting in recruiting, training, and supervising team members
  • Supervises medical records management within the program

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Master’s degree in a mental health related field such as Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling
  • Registered or licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) required
  • Strong clinical skills and previous experience working with adults with severe emotional disturbance/severe and persistent mental illness in a public mental setting is required
  • Clinician will use evidenced based treatment modalities such as ACT Model, Integrated Approach to Dual Diagnosis, Motivational Interviewing, Illness Management and Recovery, Strengths Assessment, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and knowledge about the provision of case management services and clinical care
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and have a can-do attitude
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel; knowledge and experience in County Health and Human Services documentation requirements strongly preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience is desirable
  • A valid California driver's license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance

 

Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life.  For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plan, retirement benefits, and generous PTO (Paid Time Off).   We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

 

Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Equal Employment Opportunity
CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.