Staff Therapist

Full Time 
Salary - TBD
Start Date - TBD
All resumes should be submitted to: jobs@cpifresno.com

Basic Function

Provide clinical services, including but not limited to: assessment, plan development, individual and/or group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, mental health rehabilitation services, collateral/case conference services and any other programs and services developed by CPI. Services will be provided in and out of the office.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a case load of 25-30 clients.
  • Maintain strict ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Provide reports to Dept of Children & Family Services, social workers or attorneys regarding client progress and recommendations. Complete services, documentation, letters and reports in a timely manner and according to CPI,
  • HP and Medi-Cal requirements and standards. Ensure that staff under your supervision (i.e. TBS coaches, social work trainees, etc.) completes documentation according to CPI, MHP, and Medi-Cal standards. Obtain Clinical Director approval for letters, faxes, electronic transmissions or verbal communication regarding clients before sending or giving such information out.
  • Develop, implement and run group therapy for targeted problems, such as anger management, substance abuse, etc., under the supervision of the Clinical Director.
  • Attend and represent CPI at meetings relevant to the mental health services when assigned
  • Participate in weekly group supervision with Clinical Director (required for both licensed and unlicensed clinicians) and utilize supervision as appropriate.
  • Responsible for 24 hour on-call duty per rotation assignment, including contacting the Clinical Director regarding on-calls when appropriate.
  • Communicate with Clinical Director in a timely fashion when appropriate for supervision, direction, questions, and concerns.
  • Other assigned duties or programs as developed by CPI

Experience

A strong candidate for this position has experience in treatment of children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives and treatment modalities including cognitive and behavioral intervention. Experience in intake interviews, clinical assessment, DSM-V diagnosis, development of plans of care, individual, group and family therapy, collateral services and crisis intervention. Experience in treatment of a variety of ethnicities and cultures, such as Latino and African-American with sensitivity to cultural issues and populations with special needs. Experience in group therapy for targeted problems, such as anger management, substance abuse, etc.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a valid California Clinical Social Work License or MFT License or are in the process of becoming licensed or be licensed with the Board of Psychology .
  • Must be credentialed by Fresno County Managed Health Plan (MHP). If licensed, or within 30 days of obtaining license, you must provide proof of individual malpractice insurance coverage that meets MHP standards. You are also required to provide timely proof of maintenance of malpractice insurance, changes in carrier, etc. Once licensed, malpractice insurance coverage must be continuous to meet MHP standards. Malpractice insurance must cover any unlicensed staff working under licensed staff.
  • Crisis Prevention Institute training or willingness to obtain such training. Proof of background check and criminal record check encompassing both the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Skills Required

  • Excellent Organizational, Oral & Written Communication (Specifically: in providing written documentation of clinical services provided)
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality at all times, in all circumstances
  • Diplomatic and Professional Demeanor

Abilities
A strong candidate for this position must have the ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to work collaboratively, pleasantly, and effectively with clients of all ages, coworkers, supervisors, employees, contracted staff, outside agencies and referral sources. Must possess the ability to manage conflict in the work environment and deal with difficult people in high stress situations. Must be able to work under pressure with ease, and keep up in a fast paced office. Must be resourceful, be self-reliant, and exercise good judgment in the absence of supervision.

Education
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from an accredited institution.