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Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist– job post
Full Job Description
As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 45 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 66,000 patients in the East Bay Area’s socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 16 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospital to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times’ social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.
LifeLong Medical Care is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.
- Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments, mental health diagnoses, treatment plans and implements short-term counseling using appropriate modalities for patients with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, domestic violence, behavioral health problems, and psychosocial stressors. Works predominantly within clinic, but may include home visit services.
- Provides short-term case management services for patients participating in treatment.
- As a team member, assists with crisis intervention and triage as needed. Crisis intervention includes assessment, de-escalation, and notifying the public mental health crisis response team if necessary.
- Works with team members to provide follow-up assessment and prevention planning after any crisis, including follow-up with outside agencies.
- Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with contractual and billing requirements and submits encounter forms on a weekly basis.
- Participates in weekly clinical meetings; promotes integrated primary/mental health care in coordination with medical providers and other inter-disciplinary team members.
- Participates in quality improvement efforts related to behavioral health and integrated models of care.
- Consults informally with providers as needed.
- Follows all State of California mandated reporting requirements.
- May serve as supervisor for psychology or MSW interns and may provide ASW clinical supervision.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced primary health care setting and prioritize completing job demands.
- Must be a self-starter, able to balance counseling, case management and administrative tasks.
- Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to working with a diverse staff and with a patient population from various ethnic, socioeconomic, age, education, lifestyle, and experiential backgrounds.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
- Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
- Ability to seek direction/approval from on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
- Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
- Ability to effectively supervise staff and to contribute to staff development.
- Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
- Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
- Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/ connections of other staff.
- Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.
- Current and valid California LMFT license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- 1 year experience in clinical case management.
- Knowledge and experience providing mental health services to disadvantaged populations.
- Familiarity with evidence-based practices for treatment of depression and other mental disorders.
- Proficient in Microsoft office
- Supervisory experience a plus
- Bilingual English/Spanish speaking
- EPIC and/or medical software systems knowledge
- Community Healthcare experience.