Our Center Star Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program offers 24-hour community-based treatment for individuals with a criminal justice background who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. All clients of Center Star ACT are eligible to receive medication management and monitoring, therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, case management, vocational rehabilitation, peer counseling and support, and housing services.
Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick.
The Program Supervisor is a mental health professional who serves in a supervisory role within the treatment team. He or she provides assessments, creates and revises treatment plans, develops and coordinates care among the disciplines, and provides treatment and rehabilitation services to clients.
- Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring activities of the treatment team, carries a small caseload.
- Develops, evaluates, and implements treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the treatment team.
- Provides individual supportive therapy and symptom management. Performs psychosocial assessments.
- Coordinates the full range of client’s needs. Provides brokerage, linkage and advocacy to ensure resources and services are accessed in a timely manner, providing community based services in client’s residence as needed.
- Conducts individual and group counseling including crisis intervention, and oversees psychoeducational group schedule.
- Complies with all charting and documentation requirements per contract, funding agency, and MHS policy.
- Collaborates with Public Conservator as needed on behalf of clients.
- Prepares critical care issues for discussion during supervision and treatment team meetings.
- Provides on-call and after-hours services as required by contract.
- Provides leadership to clinical team consistent with intentional care standards, Title 9 regulations, San Diego County regulations, and MHS Inc. clinical pillars. Is responsible for the overall supervision of staff, including performance evaluations, scheduling and payroll, in consultation with the Program Manager.
- Reviews medical records for accuracy and staff training.
- Maintains a daily log of client contacts.
- Assists in Quality Assurance accuracy and Utilization Management.
- Collects necessary client demographic data and enters it on the MHS Treatment Team Services Data Collection Form.
- Provides information about the program to community agencies connected to the mental health services system in order to educate them about the program.
- Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
- Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensures facilities upkeep and safety.
- MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness.
- Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
- Provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
- Master’s degree in a behavioral science and at least three years’ experience providing clinical services to individuals with mental illness.
- License eligible required with Board registration (ASW, IMF, Psychological Assistant) or License Waivered Psychologist.
- Knowledgeable of cultural and socio-economic factors that indicate potential services needed for individuals with psychiatric or dual diagnosis disorders.
- Fluency in English required; Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog or Arabic preferred.
- Possesses skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
- providing clinical services to mentally ill: 3 years (Required)
- License eligible(ASW, IMF, Psychological Assistant) (Preferred)
- Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog or Arabic (Preferred)