Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Advisor/ Mental Health Professional
Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed teaching and therapeutic community in Los Angeles, California is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach and learn at our community located in Los Angeles. Amity is a safe place where people can change in an environment that fosters trust; where new values can be formed; responsibility developed and lasting relationships built. Amity is dedicated to the inclusion and habilitation of people marginalized by addiction, homelessness, trauma, criminality, incarceration, poverty, racism, sexism and violence. Amity is committed to research, development implementation and dissemination of information regarding community building.
Remembrance, Resolution, Reconciliation, Restoration, Renewal
Excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K plans as well as paid vacation and sick accrual. In order to be considered for this position you must submit a complete application package.
The Clinical Advisor will provide clinical support and supervision to all faculty working with clients to ensure the quality of the services provided to clients in order to stabilize them in permanent housing, reduce functional, medical and mental health barriers, and promote recovery and community. The Clinical Advisor will complete clinical documentation, including mental health assessments. The Clinical Advisor will act as a liaison among Amity, DHS, other and other stakeholders in connection with the project to ensure reduction of system level barriers, implementation of innovative strategies and interventions and align contract and scope of work with Amity Foundation’s integrated services approach. This position is based out of Amity’s Los Angeles location, but will also involve working in the community to provide participants with services wherever they are residing in Los Angeles County, which may be in shelters, on the streets and in other facilities.
- Ensure that the quality of clinical service is maintained by the clinical team through supervision, oversight, and support including individual and group supervision of staff
- Complete clinical documentation including mental health assessments
- Ensure that clinical records are accurate, current, and meet Medical Assistance standards and DHS licensing regulations and complete bi-weekly clinical documentation reviews with staff of the same
- Provide direct and indirect crisis intervention services in-person and/or by telephone
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to coordinate the delivery of the best and most effective services to meet clients’ needs
- Review all reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults or minors and ensure that appropriate actions are enforced
- Liaise with Amity’s project partners, including DHS and other service providers, in furtherance of the program, including attending meetings required by Amity and/or DHS
- May carry a caseload that includes the more complicated or emergency casework assignments as required.
The following are the qualifications which an individual needs to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position successfully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations considerations may be made, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please note that the minimum qualifications may vary based upon the department size and/or geographic location.
- A candidate must meet the qualifications of a mental health professional, meaning a person providing clinical services in the treatment of mental illness that is qualified in at least one of the following ways:
- In clinical social work: a person licensed as an independent clinical social worker under Chapter 14, Article 4 section 4996-4998.5 , or a person with a master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university, with at least 2 years of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;
- In marriage and family therapy: the mental health professional must be a marriage and family therapist licensed Chapter 13, Article 1, under sections 4980-4989, with at least two years of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;
- In allied fields: a person with a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields, with at least 2 years of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness and holds a current and valid national certification as a certified rehabilitation counselor or certified psychosocial rehabilitation practitioner3. Ability to pass a background check with the Department of Justice (DOJ Live Scan to enter the Los Angeles County Jail 5. Clean DMV record7. Pass drug screening Ability to provide clinical supervision to clinical staff for purposes of licensing.
- Previous experience working with individuals recently released from jail or prison
- Prefer candidate that has LCSW, LVN, or MFT.
- Understanding and practice of Amity culture and mission
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends
- Reliable transportation
- Knowledge of other social service providers and resources in the community to support clients in addressing their needs