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Associate Therapist-Psychosocial Counselor

Company: Kaiser
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:Provides comprehensive, professional biopsychosocial services to patients and their families. Provides assessment, coordination, and implementation/evaluation of services in order to aid patients and their families in coping with biopsychosocial problems as well as economic difficulties related to medical problems.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality services by assessing patient/family needs.
  • Develops and implements an appropriate treatment plan in accordance with departmental and medical center policies and in compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Provides management of all onsite psychiatric emergencies and/or crisis intervention/treatment to adults, children and families.
  • Provides a professional interpretation of patient's condition and recommends appropriate psychosocial interventions, treatment plan and/or referral information.
  • Reviews medical status of patients including history and current medications as appropriate.
  • Provides education to health plan providers and members on subjects related to psychosocial issues, individually, in classes or groups.
  • Performs relevant patient and family advocacy services within KP and the community.
  • Represents the department in appropriate medical center and/or community meetings.
  • Identifies improvement opportunities to the department or work area.Basic Qualifications:Experience
    • Minimum one-year--supervised field experience in a clinical setting required.
      • Education
        • Master's degree in a Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other field related to behavioral health required.License, Certification, Registration
          • Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (California) OR Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (California) OR Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Registration (California)
          • California Driver's--License required for Hospice and Palliative Care positions.--Additional Requirements:
            • Must be able to master detailed and complex information regarding benefits and coordination of care.--
            • Knowledge of psychodynamics, psychotherapy and psychotropic medications and indications for psychiatric hospitalization.
            • Assessment skills, ability to define appropriate course of treatment and implementation.--Preferred Qualifications:
              • Minimum one-year experience in a health care environment preferred.--
              • For Hospice and Palliative positions:
                • One year experience providing direct service in medical or home care related setting-MSW internship considered.----Notes:
                  • This position could be assigned to work at any San Diego Mental Health location, which will be determined upon hireJob Schedule: Job Category: Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care

Keywords: Kaiser, La Mesa , Associate Therapist-Psychosocial Counselor, Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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