Job Location: Wateridge Office – 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90056
The newest program to join the Wellnest trauma-informed, quality set of interventions and practice, the Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT) and the Outreach Triage Team (OTT) provides immediate intervention to assist Children (birth to 16 years old), Transition Aged Youth (TAY) (16 to 21 years old), and their parents/caregivers in de-escalating behaviors that impact life functioning. The purpose of the COTT/OTT teams is to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, support and linkage to children and TAY assessed by Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) and/or Law Enforcement Team (LET) who have been evaluated for involuntary hospitalization or at risk of placement disruption BUT do not meet criteria and are in need of immediate crisis intervention and support. The COTT/OTT teams will be deployed as referrals come in from PMRT and/or LET requesting services and supports to clients in the home, home-like setting, out in the field, or wherever those services may be needed in the community. Adding Parent Partners (staff with lived experience) as members of each COTT/OTT team creates an additional level of trust for the parents/caregivers and will allow strong relationships to develop between the COTT/OTT staff, clients, and their families/caregivers. If COTT/OTT teams are able to address an urgent crisis and begin to provide services, emergent crises and involuntary hospitalization can be averted, thus realizing decreased trauma for the clients and families. Service planning areas covered are SA (Service Area) 6 and SA 5. At any given time, the COTT/OTT teams will be connecting clients for ongoing linkage and supportive services that would generally last up to ninety (90) days, until a face-to-face connection is made to a mental health services team.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
As a team member, therapist conducts assessments/intakes as assigned. During the assessment/intake, the therapist interviews and collects information from clients, identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops a therapeutic/treatment plan. Therapist performs duties in the field/community, in client’s home, or in the environment in which services are needed. Therapist provides crisis intervention and short-term treatment as needed to stabilize clients and prepare them for linkage to longer term treatment. Therapist facilitates collateral sessions and groups as needed. Also consults with clinical supervisor, medical doctor, clinic peers or other specialists as needed. Therapist completes required progress notes and paperwork in a timely manner. This position meets or exceeds productivity and timely expectations. Other duties may be assigned in this program that provides services Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm.
- Serve as a member of Children Outreach Triage Team (COTT)/Adult Outreach Triage Team (OTT).
- Conduct assessments/intakes of clients from birth to 21 years of age and older.
- Provide crisis intervention and short-term therapy services as needed.
- Participate in case consultation as needed to address client safety and stability.
- Maintain required caseload and facilitate the execution of the client’s treatment plan.
- Participate in community outreach as needed.
- Be comfortable providing field-based services to high risk clients.
- Be comfortable with the use of electronics and multiple electronic based systems
- Be willing to work flexible and non-traditional hours on a regular basis
- Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned
- Be a productive partnership to ensure stabilization and family wellness.
- Be LPS or become LPS within 6 months of hire date.
- Other duties as required
The position requires a master’s degree (MSW, MA or MS). Applicant must be a registered mental health provider with the Board of Behavioral Science. Training directly related to children, youth, and adult counseling is preferred (Applicants with less than 1000 hours will be considered). A minimum of one year of experience conducting assessments in addition to a minimum of one year providing therapy to clients birth to adulthood and their families/caregivers is required. Previous crisis intervention, suicide assessment/prevention, or homicidal assessment/prevention preferred. In keeping with company policy for all employees, the successful applicant must also complete a test for TB and fingerprint clearance by the US Department of Justice. A valid CA driver license and an insurable driving record are required. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is preferred. Current registration with licensing board is required. LSW or LMFT preferred. Proof that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your employment start date. Per the CDC and Department of Public Health, individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The Company will provide exemptions in accordance with applicable law.