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Assessment Clinician  

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is seeking an Assessment Clinician for our RST- Rosin Program in Sacramento. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Responsible for the development and implementation of person-centered treatment plans that seek to resolve the current presenting difficulty and support the individual in stepping down to less intensive community settings as quickly as possible.  Additional support in the areas of medication management, resource connection (e.g., housing resources, AOD, PCP, OP, etc.), counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position employee is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members in all areas of treatment and helps them in addressing barriers that prevent them from achieving chosen meaningful roles as well as supporting opportunities for clients to make informed decisions regarding their mental health treatment in order to enhance quality of life roles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • In the absence of the management team, provides leadership and direction for clients/staff as assigned.
  • Empowers clients in meeting their goals.
  • Identifies/researches and advocates for and assists clients in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, food and clothing and other resources as indicated.
  • Coordinates intakes. Responds to referral requests and works closely with hospitals and community providers to ensure smooth transitions of clients into the program.
  • Ensures that all admission eligibility criteria are met, and appropriate documentation is received to facilitate new admissions.
  • Maintaining all client records and complete required documentation and data entry according to program standards including progress notes, activity reports, and logs, etc.  
  • Develops and implements activities, programming and groups that promote wellness and reduce propensity for recidivism.
  • Supports clients’ medication therapy through encouraging adherence to medication schedules as ordered by their doctor; supports clients’ efforts at improvement of daily functioning by modeling communication and behaviors that support the development of naturally occurring relationships.
  • Supports clients in completing applications, setting appointments and following through with appointments to other community support agencies.
  • Interacts productively within the team in order to provide holistic case management services to an identified group of clients.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and well being of clients.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned, accurately and in a timely manner including but not limited to: Daily Progress Notes; Service Plan; Discharge; LOCUS assessments; Intake assessments, etc.
  • Provides on-the-spot counseling and family interventions as needed; Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis.
  • Facilitates family support meetings to support the transition of clients into their naturally occurring support systems.
  • Provides after hours, “on-call” coverage on a rotational basis based on program needs.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer/family driven model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field and two (2) years varied experience as a provider of mental health services; valid registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • Valid registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/1/2021  
Location RST - Madison  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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