Provides culturally competent clinical services including diagnostic evaluations and therapy, which are consistent with accepted standards of clinical practice and and/or case management services for individuals, couples, and/or families. Primary function is to provide counseling using applied psychotherapy of a non-medical nature with individuals, families, or groups; providing information and referral services, providing or arranging for the provision of social services; explaining or interpreting the psychosocial aspects in the situations of individuals, and families. Licensed Therapists are qualified to identify and treat mental illnesses to facilitate the highest quality of life for clients.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide Assessment, Diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment interventions for children ages 5-18, adults and families systems who are managing mental illness.
Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports, including but not limited to intake, biopsychosocial assessment, treatment plan, treatment summaries, discharge summaries, data collection forms, and billing forms
Maintain HIPAA compliance regarding all client private health information.
Input progress notes and information related to patient treatment using an electronic patient management/health record system.
Act as client advocate and provide case management referral and assistance to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis situations.
Collaborate with other providers in a multi-disciplinary approach to perform clinical assessments and assist in implementing treatment plans.
Participate constructively in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities within the Department, such as peer review, case conferencing, clinical benchmarking, and QI studies.
Conduct crisis intervention and emotional stabilization for clients seen in other departments as needed.
Comply with SNAHC Productivity Standards [see Department Policies for details];
Comply with Client Chart completion timeliness requirements [see Department Policies for details].
Abide by industry best practices (e.g. proper PPE, ergonomic posture, etc.) to maintain a safe working environment; report safety issues or concerns to your supervisor or the Safety Officer immediately; review Safety and Health plans, understand, and ask questions regarding safe practices in work areas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and ability to apply mental health principles, diagnostic procedures for diagnosis and treatment; and various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling.
Knowledge of human development and mental health treatment for children and families.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
2 years post-licensure and clinical supervisor eligible preferred.
Ability to provide comprehensive case management and advocacy.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and protocols.
Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legal and ethical guidelines regulating social work practice, ie: Duty to Warn, patient confidentiality.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Knowledge of community mental health resources.
Licensed in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Minimum of Master’s degree in a Social Work.
Two years of full-time post-Master’s degree direct clinical work experience in an appropriate treatment field (child abuse, mental health, victim counseling, and/or substance abuse) indicating full competency in clinical diagnostic assessment skills, and in developing and reviewing individualized treatment plans.
Must successfully complete the provider credentialing process in accordance with National Accreditation requirements.
Experience with Nextgen or other electronic health record system required.
Ability to chart visits comprehensively and complete DSM V and E&M coding in compliance with medical diagnosing/coding standards.
Proven ability to work cooperatively and constructively as a part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Ability to work with American Indian practitioners and knowledge of various tribal beliefs and practices.
Familiarity with treatment strategies within a community health landscape for co-occurring mental health, alcohol, drug, and family relationship problems.
Demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, and patients.
Compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to position including; HIPAA, sexual harassment, Scope of Practice, OSHA etc.
Understands and promotes the purpose, vision, and values of the health center both in the work place and in the community.
Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with SNAHC policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference are encouraged to submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition or physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic, pregnancy, marital status, veterans status, or other non-merit factors.
Note to Applicants: Please be advised that you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at SNAHC.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, SNAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Applicants and employees may request an accommodation of a physical or mental disability at any time in the application process or during employment.
Additional Salary Information: Rate of pay is determined on skills and experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, (Dependent Coverage), Life Insurance, Loan Repayment opportunities, and CME included in addition to salary, 403B retirement, progressive work environment
The Sacramento Native American Health Center Inc. (SNAHC) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), (Federal TAX ID # 20-4287737) Federally Qualified Health Center, located in Midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing the quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care.
Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC) is commun...ity-owned and operated. A 9-member, all Native Board of Directors governs the center. Since our grand opening the center staff has grown to meet the needs of the community, 78% are Native American from both local and out-of –state Tribes. Our goal is to develop an experienced and capable Native American workforce comprised of experts in their chosen fields.
The health center’s dedicated team of highly-trained clinicians offer a wide range of services, including: adult medicine, pediatrics, mental health services, laboratory services, comprehensive dental care for children and adults, substance abuse services, nutrition and diabetes care, and home visitation services.
Our center plays a major role as part of the “safety net” in the Sacramento area, where recent changes to Medi-Cal benefits, and the managed care environment have resulted in significant portions of the population left with little or no access to mainstream health care. We are proud of the important characteristics that distinguish us from mainstream health care providers and health systems. We are rooted in and responsive to our local community, we share a common sense of mission and purpose, and we have proved resilient in the face of challenges and change. Beyond providing health care, our goal is to contribute to the development and empowerment of all members of the Sacramento community.