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Associate Therapist-Psychosocial Counselor

Company: Kaiser
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 patients 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
    • One-year--supervised field experience in a clinical setting required.For Hospice and Palliative positions:
      • California Driver's--License required for Hospice and Palliative Care positions.
        • Must be able to master detailed and complex information regarding benefits and coordination of care.For Psychiatry positions:
          • Knowledge of psychodynamics, psychotherapy and psychotropic medications and indications for psychiatric hospitalization.
            • Assessment skills, ability to define appropriate course of treatment and implementation.--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 Professional Clinical Counselor Registration (California) OR Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (California)--Additional Requirements:
                  • Once hired as an Associate, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half the required supervisory hours annually.
                  • Upon completion of supervised hours, the employee must obtain state licensure within two and one-half (2.5) years. If hired as a license-eligible employee (i.e.,--has completed all clinical hours), the employee has two and one-half (2.5) years from their date of hire to complete state licensure.--Preferred Qualifications:
                    • 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 hire.Job Schedule: Job Category: Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care

Keywords: Kaiser, San Diego , Associate Therapist-Psychosocial Counselor, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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