Los Angeles, CA
Amity Foundation, an internationally acclaimed teaching and therapeutic community is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals with a desire to teach and learn to join our us as Clinical Advisor, at our community located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Amity Foundation, 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
About the Position:
As Clinical Advisor, you will support the community by assuring the quality of clinical service is being maintained through individual and group supervision techniques. You will be responsible for ensuring 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 psycho social 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.
What You Do:
In collaboration with Amity Management will provide oversight of the following mental health and management services to the project:
- 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.
- 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. Provide educational training and information to the families and friends of clients and to the public as needed.
- Consult with clients, case managers, Project Directors, ODR/HFH, or Vice President when clinical concerns interface with a client’s inability to pay for additional MH services connected to PSH.
- 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.
- Provide consultation and support to faculty as needed including being available for faculty to debrief about difficult situations.
- Inform Project Director if reports involve alleged maltreatment by staff, students, or volunteers.
- Assisting to coordinate the best effective services on a collaborative level. Review all incident reports. Consider actions taken and implement changes to avoid similar incidents in the future.
- Review all reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults or minors and assure that appropriate actions are enforced
- Provide back – up clinical care to clients when assigned case managers are unavailable.
- Facilitate resident council meetings and group education or counseling with clients.
- Plan and schedule on-going workload assignments, adjust project priorities, in consultation with Amity Management, and prepare schedules for work completion.
- 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.
- Provide staff support & developmentthrough direct clinical advising to all faculty supporting the project.
- Provide consultation about clinical and administrative issues to other resources as requested.
- Share a regular rotation providing after hours on- call supervision of organization wide clinical services.
- Participate in internal and external committees and management team meetings.
- Ongoing participation in faculty training and other fidelity to the model training’s as well as DHS required training’s.
- Other duties as assigned.
What You Will Bring;
- A Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science or Social Work or related field.
- 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 VALID licenses; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
- Familiarity 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 mode.
- Supervisory experience, experience in leadership and development of a team.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and competing multiple deadlines.
- Open minded with a strong desire to collaborate with a community driven environment.
What we Offer:
- Medical, Dental, Vision.
- Paid vacation, sick time, & holidays.
- 401K, HSA, & Life insurance programs
- Complimentary healthy meals
- Yoga & meditation classes
- Organization committed to community action
- Community oriented workplace