Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Intake Specialist in Inglewood, California
The Intake Specialist will function as a lead in conducting the initial intake and assessments of clients; as well as provide on-site support and crisis intervention for adults a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
- This position in based at our Inglewood site, and is ideal for someone who thrives in a fast paced community mental health environment.*
*Individuals with this direct experience is highly desired.*
Performs intake assessments by phone and/or in-person, client evaluations and provides diagnoses.
Formulates a plan of treatment to promote development and maintain individual client goals; designed to facilitate individual growth, improved social interaction, and ability to manage mental illness and/or substance abuse and live independently.
Assesses and monitors condition of client to evaluate success of treatment, and adapts interventions as needed.
Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, Department of Mental Health contract and other related state/federal agencies’ standards and guidelines.
Provides crisis intervention/therapy and facilitates conflict resolution; may provide short term individual or family therapy as needed.
Interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding client treatment planning.
Develops and maintains therapist skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education related to working with adults with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Attends and participates in program, Agency staff meetings; and related community agency meetings as required/requested.
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) registered as an ACSW, MFTI, and PCCI.
Must be able to obtain license within one year of employment.
Minimum 3 years experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse in a social service/mental health environment with superb diagnostic skills,
Advanced knowledge of conducting individual therapy sessions for those with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse and their families.
Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based Practices, co-occurring disorders and/or the recovery model of treatment is required.
Strong working knowledge of crisis intervention and individual therapy, documentation, psychiatric intern supervision, and multicultural and socio-economic issues.
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 and/or substance abuse.
The ability to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions.
Demonstrated commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies
Can 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.
Requisition Number: 16-0176
Post Date: 10/21/2016
Title: Intake Specialist
Full Time/Part Time: FT/Exempt - Salaried
Division: Clinical Operations
Pay Frequency: Semi-Monthly