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!
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
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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Diversity at CRF
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and skills trainings throughout the year.
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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.