MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

  • Courage to Call
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Description

Job Summary

This position will serve as a mental health clinician providing solution focused clinical case management, psychoeducation, and advocacy to Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard and their Families (VMRGF) that are facing behavioral, physical, mental and emotional dilemmas. Previous experience in the United States military is highly preferable (for rapport building with client population). This position will provide prevention and early intervention assessments and advocate for services designed to address basic needs that impede VMRGF client wellbeing and reduce stigma associated with seeking mental health support. The mental health clinician also provides connections and linkages to the tools/resources necessary to support navigating civilian life.

Responsibilities

  • Provides behavioral, mental, and emotional support to current and former military members and/or their families. The bulk of services are provided in the community- including meetings with VMRGF, collaborative meetings in the community, county jails, San Diego Courts System, and local colleges.
  • Provides clinical case management for an assigned group of VMRGF facing imminent homelessness, loss of income, lack of nutrition, and other barriers that may contribute to future mental health challenges. Provide recommendations/resources to VMRGF client.
  • Advocates on behalf of VMRGF client as needed.
  • Conduct and interpret clinical assessments (BHA/Strengths Assessment/Client Stressors/CSSR/MSE/PHQ9/Safety Plans) and provide recommendations/resources to aid VMRGF situations.
  • Coordinates and monitors assistance for VMRGF with Department of Veterans Affairs, San Diego Housing programs, Vet Centers, and other non-profit organizations.
  • Develops, evaluates, implements intervention goals in conjunction with the Courage to Call team.
  • Provides individual motivational interviewing and solution focused brief counseling to VMRGF as well as education of symptom management.
  • Completes all training as required by Mental Health Systems
  • Completes all training as required by Courage to Call program as needed to facilitate parenting classes to incarcerated veterans.
  • Attends monthly Veterans Treatment Court and reaches out to justice involved veterans to provide information and resources as needed for housing, employment, financial, and volunteerism resources.
  • Networks with partner organizations to attain appropriate referrals for clients.
  • Provides ongoing support to military families as needed and proactively checks in on a weekly basis to ensure the VMRGF receive needed services and supports to successfully navigate civilian life.
  • Maintains log of client contacts in SalesForce and inputs referral status/outcomes of recommendations made.
  • Travels in personal vehicle to meet with VMRGF in a public location (or to advocate on behalf of the VMRGF client).
  • Conducts and oversees psycho educations groups, education, and training activities as directed by the program manager.
  • Prepares critical care issues for discussion during supervision and team meetings.
  • Collects necessary client demographic data and enters it on the designated electronic reporting system as required for Quarterly Status Reporting to County of San Diego.
  • Provides information about the Courage to Call program to community agencies connected to the VMRGF
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending group supervision, in-service trainings, staff meetings, and all staff meetings.
  • Attains a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness.

Qualifications

  • United States Veteran status is preferred
  • Master’s degree in social work, clinical counseling, or related field is preferred. License eligible with CA BBS registration preferred. (Trainees may apply)
  • Formal education and training in work with the military population or one years’ experience in programs serving veterans, active duty military, and their families. Experience working with Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans preferred.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

 

 

Jiro Yamamoto

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