Lead Adult Therapist – Behavioral Health (Hybrid-Remote)

UCLA Health

California, United States Full-time in Healthcare & Medical
    • Job ID 1641194

    Job Description

    General Information Press space or enter keys to toggle section visibility Work Location: Santa Monica, USA Onsite or Remote Flexible Hybrid Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Posted Date 02/26/2024 Salary Range: $86900 – 197300 Annually Employment Type 2 – Staff: Career Duration Indefinite Job # 14013 Primary Duties and Responsibilities Press space or enter keys to toggle section visibility In this role, you will provide a range of services to multidisciplinary teams with emphasis on outpatient practices of the UCLA Health-Behavioral Health Associates serving adult, and geriatric populations. Duties may include psychosocial assessment; care coordination, consultation to the team, individual, family or group psychotherapeutic treatment; liaison with community agencies; treatment plan documentation; and disposition planning and advocacy. Requires excellent skills in interpersonal communication and documentation, as well as clinical knowledge of individual, family, social and Cultural issues in mental illness. The lead provides training and orientation to all new employed therapists, attends the leadership meetings, supervises the triage and clinical advisor teams, facilitates case conferences, and manages the adult provider caseloads. Position is flexible hybrid with up to 40% remote Salary Range: $86,900 – $197,300 Annual Job Qualifications Press space or enter keys to toggle section visibility Required Current California LCSW or LMFT A Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or psychology 5 years post-graduate clinical experience Knowledge of social work/psychology ethics and scope of practice Knowledge of psychosocial factors related to all life stages; expertise in at least one stage Ability to communicate clearly and therapeutically with patients and families regarding diagnosis, progress, treatment plan recommendations Ability to establish and maintain effective and mutually respectful relationships with professionals and support staff Ability to assess and respond appropriately in a timely fashion to the safety needs of patients, family and staff Knowledge of child, adult and geriatric abuse and neglect reporting laws and procedures Knowledge of scope of practice of relevant other disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nurse practitioners Knowledge of pertinent current community resources and ability to maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of community agencies Ability to recognize complex clinical situations and seek and apply consultation of supervision when needed Ability to respond calmly and effectively in crisis situations Demonstrated resourcefulness, effective written and verbal communications and diplomacy Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities with previous demonstration of consistency, independence, flexibility, initiative and creativity Skill at writing documentation that is timely, meaningful, complete, legible, grammatically correct, concise and consistent with legal and administrative standards Ability to use a computer for electronic mail and word processing, internet access to University policies and procedures, and community resources for patients/families Experience and skill interacting with health care providers in a multidisciplinary setting Working knowledge of general theoretical and clinical models Ability to develop effective rapport and working therapeutic alliances with patients Skill in writing clear and complete clinical notes and summaries of clinical evaluations Skills and experiences in documenting/charting to ensure current and accurate medical records are entered and documented in patient files in accordance with established Medical Records policies and procedures Ability to perform a complete mental status exam and recognize changes in mental status Ability to establish and maintain effective and mutually respectful relationships with professionals and support staff Knowledge of pertinent current community resources, including income maintenance, mental health treatment, special education, residential and vocational supports Ability to provide and maintain appropriate coordination of care with existing providers and/or variety of community agencies and demonstrate assertiveness, persistence, and diplomacy as an advocate for the patient Maintains the expected case load of patients Experience with clinical supervision and or training of mental health providers in an adult and geriatric setting

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