Douglas Young BPSR Center offers a wide range of outpatient mental health services to the culturally diverse adult population of San Diego's North-Central Region. DYC provides initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, medication support services, limited individual supportive counseling, group counseling, care coordination, information, referrals and linkage, crisis intervention, and psychosocial rehabilitation activities. DYC provides these services under contract with the County of San Diego Mental Health Services and the Health and Human Services Agency to individuals 18 years of age and older. We have a specialty program for young adults (age 18-24) who present with unique needs and preferences in mental health services. We also have a specialty program for older adults (age 60 year and over) who present with a variety of mental health and medical needs. The emphasis of treatment is on the bio-psycho-social rehabilitation of the individual. Respect for the client is a core value, and our staff work closely with all of our clients to develop individualized service plans that focus on their strengths, needs, and abilities. We encourage our clients to take an active role in their recovery and our program uses these principles in all of its groups and activities. We work closely with our clients and seek out their suggestions and comments to provide services that remain current with the ever changing needs of our community. We encourage the participation of family members in the recovery process. Our community holds a wealth of knowledge and experience, and including additional people in the support system of our clients holds the benefits of improved health and stability.
Geriatric Specialist Licensed Clinician provides home visits and off-site screenings, assessments, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and outreach activities within a psychosocial rehabilitation treatment model to Older Adult consumers (ages 60 years and over). Assist clients in accessing and using medical care, community resources, family and other support systems to achieve an optimal level of health and functioning in the community. Provide linkage, outreach, and consultation to other service providers for the older adult population. A significant amount of the workload includes conducting initial assessments and linking clients to other community based services for ongoing care. Experience working in an out-patient model or with a walk-in model based program preferred. Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and crisis management is essential. This clinician will also be responsible for facilitating trainings. Rotation on-call for after-hours emergency telephone consultation required.
Must be a CA Licensed Clinician (LCSW, Psy.D., Ph.D., or LMFT) or CA Licensed RN. Preferred applicants: experience working with Older Adults who have Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, knowledge of SD county paperwork/Anasazi, and with a walk-in model based program. Bilingual skills also preferred. Basic computer skills are required. A valid State of California driver's license in good standing and auto insurance coverage within 10 days of employment is required and must be maintained during course of employment.
To be considered as a candidate for the above position, please forward an updated resume and salary requirements to Jennifer Whelan, MFT, by fax 858-695-3521 or e-mail: email@example.com.
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