Lead Therapist/Mental Health Clinician

58 Days Ago USCRI Fair Oaks, California, United States

Lead Therapist/Mental Health Clinician


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Degree Title
Master's degree in Social Work (MSW)
Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 95628
Spoken English Required : Fluent
Written English Required : Fluent
Spoken Spanish Required : Fluent
Written Spanish Required : Fluent
Posted : 2024-01-04
Minimum Education : Graduate Degree
Career Level : Executive (Department Head, SVP, VP etc)
Travel Required : Not required
Salary- $85,000-$92,000 DOE
FTE, Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, 4 weeks PTO, 3.5 weeks of sick pay, 10% 401k matching with Employee Assistance Program

Reporting to the Program Director, the Lead Clinician 
supervises Clinicians within the program to ensure that the optimal emotional well-being of each minor is identified and that the minors receive the appropriate mental health interventions



  • Supervise Clinicians to ensure the emotional well-being of each youth is identified and that the youths received the appropriate mental health intervention;  
  • Provide support to the Clinical team to ensure that staff provide youths with social development experience; 
  • Maintain a small caseload of high risk cases; 2 or 3 clients
  • Conduct mental health and risk assessments for all youth in the program and identify and treat youth with mental health symptoms and provide crisis intervention according to establish policy and standards; 
  • Conduct and/or coordinate intake, admission, and diagnostic assessments with youth, and document results according to program standards and policy;  
  • Provide ongoing individual and group counseling and develop individual service plans and 30 days reviews and updates; 
  • Provide clinical input in order to ensure that each youth receives the most appropriate care and participate in weekly meetings to formulate mental health treatment plans; 
  • Develop procedures to address the provision of on-site assessment and mental health services and collaborate with community-based service providers, and respond to youths’ emergency mental health needs; 
  • Present a clear and clinically well formulated view of youth at case conferences which will assist in decision-making regarding treatment and permanency for the youth;
  • Handle with behavioral incidents as needs and to ensure that each youth’s immediate and on-going mental health needs are being met;  
  • Utilize clinical skills in daily interactions with youth on an individual, family or group setting and through team meetings guide and monitor the quality of services provided to youth during their stay;  
  • Review clinicians’ clinical documentation regularly to ensure quality clinical services is provided;  
  • Work in collaboration with the, Program Director, Assistant Program Director and Lead Case Manager to ensure therapeutic setting, which addresses each child’s clinical needs and goals;  
  • Regular review of Clinicians clinical documentation to ensure clinical services is provided; 
  • Adhere to all agency and program safety procedures including reporting and unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification including proper supervision of youths at all times; and 
  • Other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor(s).  
  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) and 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience OR Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, counseling, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical training and experience is a program requirement PLUS 2 years of post-graduate direct service delivery experience: licensed preferrable
  • Must have supervisory experience;  
  • Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish is required; 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and ability to utilize advanced clinical and administrative skills and responsibilities; 
  • Knowledge about family interactions, reunification, and well-being and permanency principles is desired;  
  • Must pass a criminal background, child abuse and neglect registry clearance and other screening requirements including health assessment, Tuberculosis test and drugs test; 
  • Valid state issued driver’s license and auto insurance is required; 
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required;  
  • Exceptional time management and attention to detail; 
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively lead and manage a team and serve as an example for racial, ethnic, culturally sensitive and competent care and treatment of children and staff giving special attention to bias reduction, and the needs of LGBTQIA youth.  
  • Be available to team for consultations. 
  • Support a trauma-informed approach and therapeutic learning environment when interacting with youth;  
  • Support all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies;  
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm and composed under stressful situations;  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, residents, service providers and others; 
  • Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make good and independent judgements or decisions; and 
  • Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.  


Skills Preferred


Must have supervisory experience;  

Job Location
Fair Oaks, California, United States
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