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Therapist - Per Diem (Sacramento)

$40.23+ / hour
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POSITION TITLE: Clinician

REPORTS TO (TITLE): Director of Clinical Services

Currently Hiring:

Per Diem/On Call (weekend availability for per diem is required)-CONTINOUS

Salary:

  • Base for Masters/Associates Level: USD $40.23/hr
  • Base for Licensed Level: USD $45.86/hr

Weekend Shifts receive an automatically applied a Shift Differential Pay Increase. Compensation is based on months of experience.

Clinical Supervision:

  • All Masters level clinicians will be required to attend at minimum of 1 hour individual or 2 hours of weekly group supervision.

About Sacramento Behavioral Health Care Hospital (SBHH):

SBHH provides services for Northern, Central, and at times, Southern California areas, via our community based (5150) programs and our new Department of State Hospitals (DSH) alternative diversion program. We currently provide services to adults only (ages 18 and over) on all units. The DSH program is a new and unique program, designed to assist and address the increasing forensic mental health population.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION and KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The goal of the Clinician is to provide quality, therapeutic services to patients and their families, to serve as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program and philosophy, and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to patients and their families. The Clinician is responsible for managing treatment activities offered to the patient which may include facilitating therapeutic groups on patient units; conducting psychosocial assessments; compiling treatment plan elements within a multidisciplinary team and/or providing care, treatment, and services; collaboration and exchanging of information with the treatment team, external providers, collateral contacts, and/or managed care organizations; and implementation of the discharge planning process including completion of a thorough risk assessment and arranging for follow-up care and resources. Supports with department training of on-boarding new clinicians to Social Services Department and participate in cross-training as needed to support patient care and coordination.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • REQUIRED: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling psychology, mental health or a related field. (Must attend 1 hour of weekly supervision or 2 hours of group supervision)
  • PREFERRED, but not required, licensed by or registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)/Associate Social Worker (ASW) and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)/Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT).
  • Preferred (not required) one (1) year direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting. Experience in patient assessment, risk and safety assessments, treatment planning, community resources, group and family therapy, family systems and communication, and coordination with external review organizations preferred. Experience with severely mentally ill and discharge planning preferred. Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology. Training can and will be offered to those with limited experience in these areas.
  • Preferred (not required) experience working with the forensic population.
  • Complete Handle With Care within 30 days of employment.(Offered during On-Boarding)
  • Complete CPR within 30 days of employment. (Not offered and can be reimbursed if obtained outside)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
  • Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in documenting in an Electronic Medical Record (Best Care).
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:

  • Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
  • Communicate effectively in person, or via telephone, in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
  • Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
  • Vision: See details of objects at close range.
  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
  • Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
  • Lift up to ten (10) pounds.

Benefits

Eligible employees receive holiday premium pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), healthcare & dependent care spending accounts, generous paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short and long-term disability coverage. Whether you are looking to earn licensing hours, a health care worker looking for PRN work or a professional looking for a career, the opportunities are abundant at Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

Role is eligible for up to a $5,000 relocation reimbursement

Pay Scale: $40.23-56.06 (Masters/Non-Associates) or $45.86-52.66 (Liscensed). Please note, there is a shift differential for weekend coverage.

Last updated on Jan 18, 2023

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