Under general supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting. A paid shift and or a bilingual differential maybe given to a hired applicant, this is based on a case by case bases, which will be determined by the department. This is a specialized recruitment for the Mobile Crisis Response Team.
Mobile crisis services are designed to take place in the community and will incorporate culturally competent and best practice approaches for safety assessments and crisis intervention, brief counseling, family collaboration, and linkage/referral from law enforcement agencies and the community, as well as transition clients to the most appropriate level of care as determined by clinical assessment. Positions are located at the Gilroy/ South County site and will operate from the Gilroy Mental Health Clinic/Esperanza Peer Support Center located at 1215 First Street in Gilroy, CA. Shift days and hours are;
Sunday - Wednesday (1:00pm - 12am) (10 hour shift/ 4 days a week)
Wednesday - Saturday (1:00pm - 12am) (10 hour shift/ 4 days a week)
Monday - Friday (11:00am - 8pm) (8 hour shift / 5 days a week)
Please note, this list maybe used to fill future vacancies as they occur at the San Jose/Central site (Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic at 871 Enborg Lane.)
Shifts may include;
Sunday - Wednesday 1pm - 12am (10 hour shift/4 days a week)
Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 12am (10 hour shift/ 4 days a week)
Monday - Friday 11am - 8:00p (8 hour shift/ 5 days a week)
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- Performs intensive casework, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;
- Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans;
- May participate in group therapy programs;
- Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client;
- Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;
- Participates in psychotherapy programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams;
- Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate;
- Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems;
- Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies;
- Performs related work as required.
Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and two years of post graduate social work experience in the field of mental health.
Possession of a valid California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.Knowledge of:
- The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy;
- Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work;
- Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances;
- Theory and practice of community mental health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions;
- Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism;
- Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality.
- Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions;
- Do differential diagnosis;
- Develop and implement a treatment program;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
- Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data;
- Effectively use psychiatric consultation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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