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 position assures that the quality of clinical service are maintained through individual and group supervision techniques and that clinical file reviews are completed bi-weekly for staff under direct supervision, including establishing specific, individual professional development goals. Insure that clinical records are accurate, current, and meet Medical Assistance standards and DHS licensing regulations. This position will liaise with DHS, Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) and other community providers and property owners to facilitate ICMS and psychosocial needs to stabilize clients in permanent housing, reduce functional, health and mental health barriers, and promote recovery and community integration. This project provides in-person and telephone crises emergency response. This position works out of the Los Angeles location, as well as working in the field, providing services to participants in their homes, shelters, on the streets, DHS facilities, or wherever participants are residing in Los Angeles County. Assisting to coordinate the best effective services on a collaborative level. Review all reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults or minors and assure that appropriate actions are enforced. Inform Project Director if reports involve alleged maltreatment by staff, students, or volunteers. The position assures that a quality improvement protocol is designed and implemented, increasing project efficiency and effectiveness. Review all incident reports. Consider actions taken and implement changes to avoid similar incidents in the future. Inform the Project Director and Vice President in a timely manner of all relevant political, financial, clinical, and liability issues and make recommendations for any changes in procedures. Participate in internal and external committees and management team meetings.
CLINICAL ADVISORY & OVERSIGHT- In collaboration with Amity Management will provide oversight of the following mental health services to the project.
- Provide information and referral to clients and community resources. Intake interviews and admission paperwork Coordinate admissions and discharges of clients.
- Develop and implement family education services. Consult with clients, case managers, Project Director, ODR/HFH, or Vice President when clinical concerns interface with a client’s inability to pay for additional MH services connected to PSH.
- Provide consultation and support to faculty as needed including being available for faculty to debrief about difficult situations.
- Provide back-up clinical care to clients when assigned case managers are unavailable.
- Facilitate resident council meetings and group education or counseling with clients.
- Share a regular rotation providing after hours on-call supervision of organization wide clinical services.
STAFF SUPPORT/DEVELOPMENT- Provide direct clinical advising to all faculty supporting the project.
- Plan and schedule on-going workload assignments, adjust project priorities in consultation with Amity Management, and prepare schedules for work completion.
- Provide consultation about clinical and administrative issues to other resources as requested.
- Provide educational training and information to the families and friends of clients and to the public as needed.
- Provide leadership about in-service training offered to staff, assuring that it meets licensure standards and clinical needs.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION – Function as a liaison between DHS and project to ensure reduction of system level barriers, implementation of innovative strategies and interventions and align contract and scope of work with Amity Foundations integrated services approach.
- Extensive knowledge and practice of the Teaching and Therapeutic Community model as well as training faculty to incorporate the essential elements of the Teaching and Therapeutic Community into the services delivery model.
- Ongoing participation in faculty trainings and other fidelity to the model trainings as well as DHS required trainings.
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. 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 4,000 hours 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 4,000 hours 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 practitioner
- Ability to pass a background check with the Department of Justice (DOJ) live scan to enter the Los Angeles County Jail
- Reliable transportation
- Clean DMV record
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends
- Pass drug screening
- Understanding and practice of Amity culture and mission
- LCSW, LVN or MFT.