PACE Licensed Clinical Counselor (LMFT)Position Summary: Under the direction of the PACE Director of Behavioral Health, the Licensed Clinical Counselor (LCC) is responsible for providing direct counseling services to older adults and their families. The LCC follows care plans for participants served. LCC represents SYH in the community by interacting with individuals and their families. Maintains confidentiality at all levels.Essential Functions of the Job:
- Provides individual, couples and family counseling to SDP participants. Service must be delivered in a culturally appropriate fashion. Psychotherapy will be provided consistent with State of California laws and regulations, professional standards of care, agency guidelines, and professional ethical guidelines.
- Works with participants to develop and follow behavioral health treatment plans; performs crisis intervention as needed.
- Participates in interdisciplinary and Department team meetings as directed.
- Assesses and identifies participants’ needs for supportive services on an ongoing basis.
- Acts as a resource, assists in obtaining, and/or makes appropriate referrals for necessary or requested services (e.g., housing, food, etc.).
- Facilitates group sessions and leads specialized educational classes; collaborates with other service team members and other appropriate individuals within scope of responsibility and expertise.
- Provides support to Social Work Associates who are providing direct services to PACE participants.
- Requests assistance and guidance from the Clinic Manager and inter-disciplinary staff when necessary to address participants’ issues and problems.
- Establishes and maintains contact with community resources to ensure continuity of care (e.g., case managers, social workers, psychiatric units).
- Conducts home visits to participants and families as needed/requested.
- Maintains a caseload as assigned by Director.
- Timely professional maintenance of records and documentation, including progress notes, ongoing evaluation of participant’s progress, consistent with agency expectations and ethical standards. Utilization of Truchart and other databases as instructed.
Certifications/Licenses Required: License as Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the state of California and a valid driver’s license.
Experience Required (Minimum Level of Experience):
- A minimum of one year of experience working with frail or elderly population is preferred.
- Experience in group facilitation and educational instruction.
- Experience with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses and personality disorders required.
- Ability to differentiate between biological and psychological contributors to behavior in a diverse clinical population.
- Knowledge and understanding of the DSM-5/ICD-10 required.