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Head of Mental Health Department

Company: Dimondale Adolescent
Location: Torrance
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Head of Service:The Head of Services under the general direction of the Director of Mental Health services, supervises and coordinates a multidisciplinary team consisting of both professional and paraprofessional staff in the provision of mental health services to clients aged 12 to 18 and their families. This position is responsible for the effective implementation of the agency?s program statement, policies and procedures for STRTP mental health services according to the standards of state licensing, Council on Accreditation, Probation, DMH and other regulatory bodies.Responsibilities include:Direct clinical supervision and training of a mental health team, which may include, but is not limited to licensed therapists, associates/trainees, case managers, rehabilitation specialists, parent partners, peer partners, etc.Providing weekly individual and group supervision.Provides consultation and assists in the formulation and implementation of treatment plans, services and interventions to ensure the needs of every individual and their families are met, from the time of intake to discharge, and for one year following discharge if applicable.Provides case consultation and case coordination as necessary.Attends CFT meetings as necessary.Is available in crisis situations.Provides individual, family and group psychotherapy if deemed necessary.May carry a caseload that includes the more complicated or emergency assignments as needed.Provides support to staff in completing assessments within 5 days of placement to ensure that each youth and their family?s needs are assessed appropriately per DMH standards.Tracks and reviews Probation and DMH documentation for completeness and accuracy, returning corrections as needed.Provides supervision and documentation review in a timely manner and in accordance with Probation and DMH timelines.Perform at or above expected levels and provide continual feedback to subordinates regarding program goals and strategies to ensure they also meet contract obligations and perform at or above expected levels.Attends mandatory trainings and agency/staff trainings.Other duties as assigned.Requirements:2 years post licensure in one of the following categories: Marriage and family Therapy, Clinical Social Work or Clinical Psychology.Meets and maintains relevant state licensing requirements throughout employment, for billable services.Meets requirements of the BBS to provide clinical supervision, including completion of 6 hours of supervision training and coursework in each renewal period while providing supervision of trainees or associates.Must be available to work evenings.Must be available to work weekends as needed and be on call to provide supervision and crisis intervention as needed.Must demonstrate an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.Must possess a valid CA driver?s license and insurable driving record.The ability to lift up to 10lbs, and sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

Keywords: Dimondale Adolescent, Torrance , Head of Mental Health Department, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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