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Assessment Clinician  

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is seeking an Assessment Clinician for our Providence Center Program in Grass Valley. 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

Under the administrative supervision of the Clinical Director or Program Director, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial, rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services for adults.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for ensuring that clients are introduced into the Program in a comfortable, thorough and timely manner.  Completes the initial assessment of clients to confirm eligibility under target population; keeps clients and families engaged in services until assignment to primary Behavioral Health Specialist is successful.

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.

  • Responsible for completing the intake assessment and initial registration paperwork for new members, in the field or in the office.
  • Responsible for supporting the development of the Individual Client Plan in collaboration with the member and the treatment team through linkage and handoff at Team Meeting.
  • Identifies strengths and challenges of member and their family/identified support system
  • Screens for barriers to treatment and identifies member’s natural supports
  • Interacts productively with the treatment team in order to provide holistic assessment and engagement services that are member driven and recovery oriented.
  • Completes all required annual paperwork as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Supports Clinical Director to ensure annual chart efficiency and compliance with Medi-Cal standards
  • 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 situation.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Initiate contact with previous provider, Primary Care Physician, Psychiatric Hospital and/or collateral resources, to obtain assessment information and provide case management during transition as necessary.
  • Ensure member’s discharging from psychiatric hospital are linked to agency Psychiatrist within 30 days. Ensure member’s transferring to services with medication already in place are linked to agency psychiatrist.
  • Develop initial safety plan and monitor safety planning in high risk cases during assessment period.
  • Complete Service Requests and links members and their families/identified support systems to community resources as appropriate.
  • Facilitate groups and provide individual and family therapy.
  • Supports Family Advocate with engagement of new referrals to program.

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “self-help model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer-driven model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “harm reduction model.”
  • Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, and various treatment modalities.
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate with staff, clients, families, community agencies and Professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • 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.
  • Work under time deadlines and pressures.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 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 or related field; a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a provider of mental health services, and 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 4/25/2022  
Location Providence Center  
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.  
adjustedSeniorityDate None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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