Field Clinician

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Hope Cooperative is searching for a Field Clinician.


The Field Clinician works as part of multi-disciplinary team to provide and coordinate services and resources for clients. The PSC Master’s Level will be responsible for completing the intakes for the respective program and provide therapy when clinically indicated in coordination with the Program Director or Clinical Director. The goal of the Field Clinician is to provide referrals, crisis intervention, support and encouragement to enable the client to access and use mental health and other services that prevent hospitalization and incarceration, and help the client find and maintain permanent housing and mental stability. This position assists clients with financial matters and entitlement issues, and gives the clients the care and attention needed to enable them to learn better coping skills, independent living skills, and techniques to empower clients with recovery, a sense of responsibility and independence.

We are looking for dynamic, committed individuals to join our team. If you want to be part of the solution to solving homelessness in our community, we are looking for your talent and expertise as we transform and empower the lives of people with mental illness by supporting independence and preventing homelessness. We are a highly respected, award-winning provider of a full array of mental health and supportive housing services in Sacramento and Yolo Counties, and we need you to bring your compassion and support to the most vulnerable in our community.

At Hope Cooperative we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position and may require working some evening and weekend schedules.

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) offers a competitive benefit package consisting of, but not limited to, the following, and may be subject to change:

· 21 PTO days year (4 weeks/1 day)

· 26 PTO days after 5th year (5 weeks / 1 day)

· 6 days paid sick time

· 9 paid holidays

· Personal Days (Floating Holidays)

· Employer paid health insurance

· Flexible Spending Account

· 401k match

· Employee Assistance Program

· Regular hourly wage step scale increases

· Flexible hours

· iPhone with unlimited data for personal/profession use and laptop for some positions

· Clinical Supervision towards licensure

· Annual BBQ and staff appreciation awards

· Annual Gift Card Program

· Referral Bonuses

· Transfer Sick Time Hours to PTO Hours

· PTO Cash Out

· Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance and more.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Support individuals with active listening, demonstration of empathy and carry a message of hope and recovery.

2. Observe, assess, intervene and refer (within one’s scope of practice) in situations with clients regarding mental health symptoms, physical health symptoms and substance use issues.

3. Develop service/goal plans with clients and meet with the clients as needed to encourage, support and advocate for progress and assist with skill development. .

4. Work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide integrated psychosocial rehabilitative services to clients in the community and their homes, and attend meetings to ensure continuity of care for clients.

5. Provide positive public relations, community referrals, information and support by linking clients to needed resources; advocate with and on behalf of clients and significant support persons the clients have identified.

6. Accurately complete all necessary forms, reports and paperwork required by the program on a timely basis (e.g., progress notes, special incident reports, discharge summaries, Medi-Cal billing, Avatar forms, HMIS).

7. Facilitate planning of social, cultural, educational, supportive and recreational group activities.

8. Shop for food and household supplies to meet program or client needs.

9. Ensure the office, house, rooms, units and yard are clean and fit for occupancy, where applicable. Provide and assist with cleaning as needed.

10. Act as a designated Mandated Reporter for the observed or suspected abuse and/or neglect of children, disabled individuals, dependent adults and elder/senior citizens. Mandated Reporter also includes “Duty to Warn” which includes the responsibility to notify authorities and the intended victim(s) of physical harm.

11. Transport clients as needed.

12. Ensure the protection and confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI) by following all policies and procedures in the agency HIPAA Manual.

Education and/or Experience:

• Master’s Degree in the field of psychology, counseling or social work.

• Two (2) years of professional experience in a mental health related setting providing direct services.

• Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of family, group and individual therapy, as well as the planning, development and implementation of comprehensive service plans.

• Knowledge of principles and techniques of diagnostic assessment and interviewing, and the social psychological and physical aspects of mental disorders.

• Experience with Medi-Cal requirements is desirable.

• Work experience with persons who have substance abuse problems, preferably individuals who are dually diagnosed (mental health & substance abuse) is highly desirable.

• Demonstrated knowledge of group work principles and the ability to work effectively with groups.

• Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

· Must meet the qualifications of a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts (LPHA), possessing a valid California License in one of the following professional categories:

a. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

b. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

c. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),

d. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) OR

e. Be in the process of obtaining licensure for any of the above stated professions and be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences

· Certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (i.e., CADCA / CADC-I / CADC-II) is highly desirable.

· Provide own vehicle, possess a valid California Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance. Driving record must meet and continue to meet the generalized driving guidelines used by our insurance broker.

· Must have at least 3 years of driving experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and Job Requirements:

1. Ability to pass clearance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) background screenings.

2. Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable.

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.

To apply, visit our Hope Cooperative – Online Career Center

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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