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Discharge Specialist (5802)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Jane Westin Center (Downtown San Diego)

Discharge Specialist – Mental Health Services for Adult Outpatient Program

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Clinical supervision is offered with this position.

 

 

 

Community Research Foundation (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 so that you can have fresh perspective and training.

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 downtown San Diego, CA, the Jane Westin Center is an adult outpatient walk-in clinic which provides a variety of intervention services to individuals in crisis. We serve individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

Our services include initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, crisis intervention and linking clients with ongoing community-based services.

Typical Duties of Discharge Specialist

  • Assists clients in discharge planning in order for clients to access on-going psychiatric care, medical care, community based resources and other support services.
  • Liaison with other programs and agencies to maintain current and extensive resources for on-going care and supports for clients.
  • Provides crisis interventions as appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains professional working relationships with community health, welfare, and social agencies. 
  • Consults and coordinates services with other care coordinators, community, social, health and welfare agencies.
  • May determine diagnosis and/or a change in diagnosis from current diagnosis utilizing the DSM-IV TR.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an AMFT, APCC or ASW; registration must be kept current during employment
  • Experience working with persistent and serious mental illness is preferred, but not required
  • Understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and recovery principles, wrap-around models, and evidence-based practices
  • Demonstration of ability to make assessments, design treatment plans, and document accordingly.
  • Ability to maintain calm demeanor in crisis situations is essential
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • Able 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
  • 12 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

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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.