Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Lead Psychologist in Culver City, California
Providing clinical guidance, support and development to the unlicensed therapists and interns on the nationally-recognized crisis hotline and in the Suicide Prevention Center (SPC).
Co-facilitating support groups for individuals bereaved by suicide and for individuals and/or families who are dealing with suicidal ideation.
Conducting clinical lectures and trainings on suicide prevention.
Facilitates the Survivors of Suicide Attempt (SOSA) and Survivors After Suicide(SAS) groups and may provide individual therapy.
Provides clinical supervision to unlicensed therapists and interns, as well as select volunteers working on the Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) crisis line; will complete associated documentation for individuals earning hours towards licensure.
Coordinates SPC-related trainings and conducts community training and outreach through LA County
Develops community relationships (i.e., schools, religious groups, clinics, law enforcement and hospitals) ensuring participation in lecture groups.
Conducts clinical and lay lectures to staff, interns, and the community (ensuring lecture material is updated as necessary)
Develops training modules and serves as one of the trainers for the crisis line volunteers and staff.
Updates all program collateral materials (handouts, brochures, etc) on an as needed basis.
As needed, will engage in media interviews.
Provides crisis intervention and initiates 5150 holds for clients presenting a danger to themselves or others and are in need of hospitalization.
Performs intake assessments by phone and/or in-person.
Assesses and monitors client to evaluate success of treatment and adapts interventions as needed.
Provides referrals and links to community support services, psychiatrist, medical care, housing, rehabilitation programs, drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.
Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, Department of Mental Health contract and other related agencies’ standards and guidelines.
Develops and maintains therapist skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education related to suicide prevention.
Attends and participates in program, Agency staff meetings; and related community agency meetings as required/requested.
Required to be on-call for clinical emergencies.
Provides intake coverage for supervisor on an as needed basis.
Provide coverage as a back-up facilitator on an as needed basis.
Must be CA licensed as a Psychologist.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness in a social service/mental health environment.
A working knowledge of conducting support groups for those with a history of mental illness and their families and a preference toward those with experience in working with those who are bereaved by suicide.
Experience supervising unlicensed or pre-graduate interns.
Must possess knowledge of research and statistics, so it can be incorporated into clinical program and training development as needed.
Individuals interested in this position must have flexibility in their schedule to work some evening and weekend hours.
Individuals with expertise in DBT are strongly encouraged to apply.
Strong working knowledge of crisis intervention and individual therapy, documentation, supervision, and multicultural and socio-economic issues.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills for group facilitation and trainings and lectures in the community; ability to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, Department of Mental Health, policies and documentation guidelines, and other state/federal regulations relating to service programs for adults with a history of mental illness.
Basic advocacy skills.
Efficiently use the personal computer to include a variety or word processing software.
Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions.
Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies
Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
Candidates must be able to clear all criminal background checks in order to qualify for this position.
Requisition Number: 16-0060
Post Date: 8/25/2016
Title: Lead Psychologist
Full Time/Part Time: FT/Exempt - Salaried
Pay Frequency: Semi-Monthly
City: Culver City