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Court-Based Clinician / Social Worker II (Full-Time) - Behavioral Health 358

Oakland, California, United States

Court-Based Clinician / Social Worker II (Full-Time) - Behavioral Health 358

  • Oakland, California, United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

The Court Collaborative Program provides mental health and substance use disorder services to adult participants in eight Alameda county treatment courts. This team supports participants with assessment and case management services. We link our participants with appropriate SUD and mental health services; support them with their treatment goals and maintain communication with the court team as related to their progress on these goals. The Court Collaborative Team leads collaborative court hearings and provides consultation and training as related to supporting our participants ' treatment needs. We work in close collaboration with our many court partners including judges, attorneys, probation and parole officers, and representatives from the Veterans Administration and the Department of Children and Family Services. Our primary goal is to ensure that our participants have access to treatment in order to graduate from treatment court and successfully exit the criminal justice and/or DCFS systems.

Sign-on Bonus: $5,000

Employment Status: Full-Time

Shift: Varies as needed

Days: Varies as needed

POSITION SUMMARY
The Social Work Clinician II - Court Collaborative Services independently provides clinical and casework services to members served and natural supports. This involves person centered recovery planning and collaborating with other services and agencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
• Identifies available residential and outpatient mental health treatment options and community resources, and may make recommendation to the court team about the appropriate mental health treatment services; works with community agencies as required to support case manager referrals
• Provides pre-placement, psychiatric casework services to clients that include psycho-social assessments and/or evaluations and recommendations for mental health services for clients within several collaborative courts. Makes referrals to emergency services as needed; conducts risk assessments and trauma screenings to identify client immediate needs
• Documents all screening and assessment in thorough and consistent manner
• Interviews clients to gather data of social and psychiatric relevance, prepares and maintains socio-psychiatric case history information for use in diagnostic evaluations; notes and records client 's needs; presents case history information material for review and discussion; consult regularly with supervisor regarding problems and progress; consults with staff, including persons of other disciplines as needed. Attends court and staffing meetings as assigned.
• Prepares status reports as needed; updates court services databases; compiles necessary statistical data; compiles periodic reports of activities for evaluation purposes; maintains case history information and work records. Supports collaborative court office in maintaining HIPAA compliance and implementing procedures related to maintaining confidential mental health records.
• Assists the management team in a variety of administrative and program activities including data collection and analysis, research, grant preparation, program evaluation, and special projects.
• Demonstrates knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication and management
• May serve as a clinical consultant to court team members and may attend pre-court staffing meetings as assigned
• Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and work with on-site Sheriff deputies. Must pass assault crisis/ crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Position requires driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Master's Degree in Social Work, psychology, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
• Two (2) years of direct service experience in a behavioral health setting
• Must be able to provide identification number as a current registered intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of employment as an ASW or AMFT
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

Preferred:
• Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting
• Possession of a valid clinical license in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Psychology issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SKILLS
• Ability to complete social histories, risk assessments, mental health status exams, and plans of care
• Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team including representatives from parole, probation, judges, attorneys, social services, and sheriff's department
• Ability to form a therapeutic alliance with members served and families
• Sufficient medical knowledge to assess the needs of members served
• Knowledge of Clinical issues and current trends as they relate to mental health, alcohol and drug issues in society and criminal justice administration;
• Knowledge of clinical interviewing techniques; Court organization and functions, policies and procedures related to area of assignment; Report writing techniques; Current treatment and recovery models, substance abuse, alcoholism, and addiction; State and Federal regulations pertaining to client confidentiality;
• Knowledge of community resources for referral of clients; social adjustment, mentally disordered and addicted behavior, and general psychiatric counseling techniques in mental health settings;
• Problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques; Crisis intervention methods and techniques;
• Ability to use Microsoft Office products including; Desktop, Internet and other technology tools;
• Excellent English, both verbal and written
• Ability to advocate for the members served in criminal justice setting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, bend, squat, kneel, push, pull, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently stand, walk, reach, twist and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual repetitions, deviations, and dexterity and to occasionally drive.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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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.