Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a 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 counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families;
- Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans;
- May participate in group therapy programs;
- Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans;
- Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric 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 or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health.
Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science.Knowledge of:
- Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;
- Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions;
- Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism;
- Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality.
- Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology;
- Do differential diagnosis;
- Develop and implement a counseling program;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
- Use psychiatric consultation effectively.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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