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Kaiser Permanente Associate Therapist - Psychiatric Counselor in Lancaster, California

Provides supervised clinical social work services to adults, children and families with emotional and/or social problems utilizing established psychotherapeutic techniques in both inpatient and outpatient settings; consults and collaborates with members of the patients family and other health care professionals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision and referring to and utilizing licensed staff for appropriate decisions when necessary conducts initial interviews with member by eliciting and understanding the psychological and social meaning of complaints, symptoms, current and past history, to determine the nature and urgency of members need.

  • Provides member with a professional understanding of his/her presentation, recommends a course of action such as beginning therapy or counseling, or a specific action plan that member can carry out without additional professional guidance or consultation.

  • Provides clinical case management services to adults, adolescents and children; selects and uses appropriate treatment modality in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • Renders appropriate immediate guidance and therapeutic services to help individuals and families cope with emotional crisis or psychiatric emergencies.

  • Maintains a written record of therapy or counseling sessions; prepares reports and letters concerning patient; phones, writes and visits, with clients signed written permission, social agencies schools, relatives, friends, etc., to obtain pertinent information.

  • Provides telephone counseling, resource information, and referral services.

  • Participates in departmental/ locational project assignments and activities such as CQI activity and OD duty.

  • Provides psycho-education for members in context of a prescribed treatment.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • One (1) year of supervised field experience in a clinical setting required.

    Education

  • Master of Social Work degree OR Masters degree in a related Behavioral Health field from an accredited College or University setting.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (California) OR Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (California) OR Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Registration (California)

    Additional Requirements:

  • Once hired as an Associate, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half of the required supervisory hours annually.

  • Upon completion of supervised hours, the employee must obtain state licensure within two and one-half (2.5) years. If hired as a license-eligible employee (i.e. has completed all clinical hours), the employee has two and one-half (2.5) years from their date of hire to complete state licensure.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with eating disorders treatment preferred.

    Notes:

    • Position may include weekends.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Associate Therapist - Psychiatric Counselor

LOCATION: Lancaster, California

REQNUMBER: 1067801

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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