Clinician - San Mateo ref#301105

San Mateo, CA | Full-time | Healthcare

Job Description

Edgewood Mission Statement
To promote the behavioral health of children, youth, and families and support a positive transition to adulthood.

Program Description:
The Transition Age Youth (TAY) Full Service Partnership (FSP) program provides intensive community-based services to 50 young adults (ages 17-25) identified as having the highest mental health-related needs in San Mateo County, and relies on a diverse staff and innovative program model to effectively meet the needs of this underserved and often marginalized population. Specific supports and services offered by this team include: case management, mental health treatment (assessment, therapy, medication management, and psychiatry), family support, crisis prevention and intervention, skill building (independent living, vocational, community safety, and emotional/behavioral), socialization and recreational activities, peer and family relationship building, academic support and coordination, employment exploration, and housing support.

Position Description:
The Clinician is responsible for the overall provision of clinical treatment and oversight for assigned individuals in the program. The Clinician conducts thorough and on-going assessments; co-authors practical and holistic treatment plans; offers clinical education and consultation to the family and team members; and provides individual and behavioral support.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to provide therapeutic services for 17-25 year olds which may include brief individual therapy, crisis intervention and safety planning, comprehensive assessment, psycho-education, treatment planning, and coordination.

  • Integrates appropriate intervention strategies into clinical work with a co-occurring focus.

  • Executes a treatment plan that is strengths-based, with observable and measureable goals, utilizing promising and evidence based practices.

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others within Edgewood and the community who can provide information, assistance, and support with assigned caseload.

  • Complete documentation, referrals, and required paperwork in a timely and professional manner.

Essential Functions

  • Regards 17-25 year olds as persons with dignity and competence and engages them as full collaborators in service planning, delivery, and evaluation.

  • Works with young adults at Edgewood locations, in the home, and/or their community settings, depending on the needs and requests and the community support structures.

  • Understands and values cultural and racial differences, their alternative perspectives on mental illness, help-seeking and alternative healing practices, as well as lifestyles, goals, family, and community life.

  • Completes comprehensive initial, 6-month, and annual assessments for assigned young adults.

  • Actively participates in family conferences and team meetings for development and review of Treatment and Care plans, as needed.

  • Provides urgent and emergent crisis and safety assessment, intervention, consultation and support to emerging adults, families, and team members.

  • Cultivates and maintains a structured independent work schedule that allows accessibility to clients, team members and supervisor while in the field.

  • Attends and actively participates in supervision; enlists support, requests and integrates feedback.

  • Maintains positive work relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.

  • Completes documentation, referrals, and required paperwork thoroughly and in a timely manner, which includes meeting monthly efficiency requirements for the position.

  • Maintains confidential health records of young adults in compliance with the Edgewood, EPSDT, and San Mateo County Behavioral Health standards and regulations.

  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders, in a manner that promotes: agency mission, vision, and values; agency, region, and area goals; consumer and family satisfaction; and highest quality care.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work or related field, with a Clinical license or license eligible (registered with the CA BBS).

  • Experience working with at risk, disenfranchised and/or minority populations.

  • Experience working with children, youth and families that have been or are involved in issues relating to trauma and/or abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, and neglect).

  • Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with individuals and groups.

  • Excellent verbal, written and consultation skills.

  • Must have a dependable car, valid California driver's license, and proof of insurance.

Physical, Environmental, and Mental Requirements:

  • Strength and Motion: Occasionally required to push/pull objects up to 20 lbs., and to lift/carry objects up to 20 lbs. in weight. Frequently required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks (e.g., typing, writing, etc.). Must be able to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods. Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Vision and Hearing: Frequently required to read (electronic and printed) documents. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise (e.g., answering the phone, interacting with residents and staff, etc.). Must speak clearly, understand, and be understood using the English language.

  • Cognitive: Frequently required to concentrate on moderate details with constant interruption. Must be able to attend to a task/function for 20-45 minutes at a time. Frequently required to understand and relate to specific ideas, sometimes several at a time. Must be able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others over a period of several days.

  • Work Environment: Exposure to varied office and mixed (e.g., residential, community, and office) environments.

  • Equipment: Frequently required to use a computer, phone, and fax machine.

Conditions of Employment
The employment relationship between the Agency and Employees is voluntary and at-will. Employees are free to terminate their employment for any reason at any time, with or without cause. Likewise, the Agency is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice. Should an employee find it necessary to leave, two weeks' notice is considered reasonable.                    

The Statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject change at the discretion of the Agency.

Statement of Understanding
I have received a copy of this position guide and understand that if I have any questions about my job functions or conditions of employment listed above, I may discuss them with my supervisor.