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Mental Health Counselor (5507)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: StepForward North Coastal (Oceanside)

Mental Health Counselor  – Mental Health Services for CalWORKs Program

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday

 

 

 

CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

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. We offer a diverse, inclusive work place that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!

 

Program Overview:

Located in Oceanside, CA, Step Forward North Coastal provides a full range of behavioral health services for CalWORKs participants and their families.  We work on reducing barriers toward employment, help parents and guardians to become self-sufficient and thrive.  Services are provided for adults and their families in a caring and respectful atmosphere, encouraging independence, initiative, and recovery.

Step Forward provides excellent training in the Mental Health field with strong emphasis in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Interviewing.

Typical Duties of the Mental Health Counselor

  • Conduct psychological assessments, diagnosis, care coordination, and case management services
  • Conduct therapeutic interventions with clients and members of their family, in a timely and professional manner, through individual, group, and family modalities
  • Re-evaluate and update client's diagnosis and treatment plan, when clinically indicated and per guidelines
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and performs collateral interviews as indicated, with all identified partners, such as schools, social services agencies, Welfare-to-Work staff, Substance Use Disorder Specialist, and other treatment providers.
  • Conduct effective screenings and timely crisis intervention services with clients and their families on-site, off-site, and by phone in both languages.
  • Maintain prompt, accurate, complete and professional documentation in English according to CRF's policies and procedures, the Uniform Clinical Record Manual, the CalWORKs program requirements, and the County of San Diego's contracted Pay Points.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology
  • Licensed or current registration with the BBS as LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, ASW, AMFT, or APCC
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience conducting Behavioral Health Screenings and Psychosocial Assessments with adult survivors of trauma, intimate partner violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.
  • Successful completion of Cerner training and use of this EHR including BHAs, Client Plans, and Discharge Summaries strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in County Health and Human Services documentation requirements strongly preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Intermediate computer skills, including MS Office
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

 

 

Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

 

 

 

 

 

All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster before their first date of work, unless legally exempted.

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Job Title: PSR Specialist

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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.