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Company: Hart Community Homes
Location: Orange
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Hart Community Homes, Inc. Head of Service (Mental Health Clinician) Job Description Hart Community Homes, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced and mission-driven individual for the position of Head of Service, a newly created position that reflects the increasing capacity of our organization. The ideal candidate will be a licensed or waivered mental health professional (i.e. LMFT, LCSW, ACSW), and meet the requirements of one of the professional disciplines in Sections 623 through 630 of Title 9 of the California Code of Regulations. Under the Administrative/Clinical Supervision of HCH's Clinical Director, the Head of Service will be Responsible for ensuring that the youth in the STRTP receive appropriate mental health treatment services and that the mental health treatment services are documented and all required reports are completed timely as required by this protocol. Specific Job Duties: Under the Administrative/Clinical Supervision of HCH's Clinical Director, the Head of Service specific job duties will include, but may not be limited to the following: The Head of Service will be responsible for oversight of the STRTP facilities' mental health services. The Head of Service will supervise the STRTP Program Administrators to ensure the proper care, supervision and safety of youth/Non- Minor Dependents (NMD's) in the STRTP, as well as to ensure the facilities are following established protocol, applicable laws and regulations. This supervision will include on-going review of Program Administrator time sheets, job performance and annual evaluations. Complete the following upon admission off each youth/NMD: Assessment and Plan Development: Intake Assessment, Crisis Management Mental Health Assessment, Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment with Initial Diagnostic Summary, and Initial Needs and Service Plan; Coordinate and Supervise Service Plan Implementation at partnering Mental Health Service Programs to include: Individual, Group and Family Therapy; Collateral Services, Monitoring Medication Support Services, Crisis Stabilization, Arranging for Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), Family and Child Team meeting support, and Providing/Monitoring Targeted Case Management activities focused on educational, physical, behavioral, mental health and extracurricular supports; Provide Individual, Group and Family Therapy and Case Management Services to support and supplement specialty mental health services provided by partnering Mental Health Service Programs. Respond to Emergencies at the STRTP facilities and provide Crisis Intervention services. Coordinate and supervise Core Service Implementation for youth/NMD's to include: Transition Services (placement change) focused on family reunification, guardianship or relative placement, Permanency Support after placement change; Transition to Adult Services and Aftercare Support related to Transitional Living, College/Vocational Training Placement, and Independent Living. Ensure provision of or access to Core Services and Supports for all youth/NMD's in the facility. Conduct Individual and Group Staff Training Sessions; Contribute to Treatment Team Meetings, Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings; and Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings; Complete monthly Needs and Services Plan Updates and Quarterly Reports on each youth/NMD in the STRTP; Assist the Clinical Director, a licensed mental health professional, in performing a clinical review at the time of the youth/NMD's admission and every ninety (90) days thereafter concerning the youth/NMD's status and progress in treatment to determine whether the child should continue admission in the program or be transitioned to a different level of care. The licensed mental health professional shall make the determination in consultation with the placing agency or agencies, if applicable. A report documenting this clinical review shall be maintained in the youth/NMD's client record. The clinical review report shall include the following: (a) A summary of the types and frequency of services provided to the youth/NMD's and the impact of these services on the youth/NMD's achievement of the goals outlined in the youth/NMD's needs and services plan. (b) Consideration of input from the youth/NMD's and any outside information regarding the youth/NMD's mental health status from other sources, including but not limited to the child's family, probation department, county welfare department, county mental health department, education department, and the child's child and family team, if applicable. (c) Justification for the decision for continued stay or transition of the youth/NMD based on the youth/NMD's client record and licensed mental health professional's clinical opinion. Contribute to the development and implementation of an Electronic Documentation and Inter-Agency Record Keeping/Communication System (i.e. SharePoint) Observe and interact with staff, youth/NMD's, and other individuals, as necessary, to ensure the quality of care of youth/NMD's and program services. Participate in the implementation and supervision of HCH Policy and Procedures related to Positive Discipline Interventions, Emergency Intervention and Run Away Plan and Trauma Informed Treatment/Behavior Interventions for youth/NMD's in the facilities. Participate in the assessment of the facility operations and program; and making recommendations to address identified problems; Participate in organizing the work of the facility and delegation to staff; Participate in the recruitment, appointment, evaluation, training and termination of staff. Participate in the review of and response to complaints made by youth/NMD's, their authorized representative(s), outside individuals, and/or Community Care Licensing; Participation in the administration of the facilities' Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan; Take a leadership role with acquiring Medi-Cal certification and contract, establishing and overseeing Medi-Cal specialty mental health services, documentation and billing, and obtaining STRTP Accreditation from CARF or the Joint Commission. Education, Experience and Licensure The Head of Service shall meet the following education and experience requirements: Meet the requirements of one of the professional disciplines in Sections 623 through 630 of Title 9 of the California Code of Regulations as a licensed or waivered mental health professional (i.e. LMFT, LCSW, ACSW). A Master's Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined by the Department of Education, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, or counseling psychology. Specific knowledge and expertise in child abuse and social services systems; trauma- informed care and providing culturally diverse services; individual and group therapy theories and techniques, as well as behavioral modification techniques with youth in a residential treatment setting. All staff who have contact with the youth/NMD's within the Hart Community Homes will meet California Community Care Licensing qualifications and guidelines. They must meet the age and experience requirements, have a current TB, current physical, and a valid Driver's License, In-Service Training, Fingerprint Clearance, Child Abuse Index Check, and Criminal Record Statement. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Documentation of the required education and experience requirements shall be maintained in the personnel file. Within 60 days of hire, obtain CPR and First Aid certification. Maintain CPR, First Aid, and PRO ACT certification, without lapse while employed. Maintain valid California Driver's License and current automobile insurance throughout course of employment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, may be loud occasionally. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ACKNOWLEDGMENT: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Employment at Hart Community Homes (HCH) may be terminated at-will by the employee or HCH at any time with or without cause and with or without notice. By applying for this position, I am certify that I have reviewed and understand the above Job Description. I certify that I am fully capable of completing all of the responsibilities documented herein and I do not have physical or mental disability that would jeopardize the health and or safety of my co-workers or clients. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Salary: $72,800 - $83,200 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Hart Community Homes, Orange , Clinician, Other , Orange, California

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