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Associate Therapist - Psychiatric Counselor

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Provides supervised clinical social work services to adults, children and families with emotional and/or social problems utilizing established psychotherapeutic techniques in both inpatient and outpatient settings; consults and collaborates with members of the patient's family and other health care professionals.

Essential Functions:

  • Under supervision and referring to and utilizing licensed staff for appropriate decisions when necessary conducts initial interviews with member by eliciting and understanding the psychological and social meaning of complaints, symptoms, current and past history, to determine the nature and urgency of member's need.
  • Provides member with a professional understanding of his/her presentation, recommends a course of action such as beginning therapy or counseling, or a specific action plan that member can carry out without additional professional guidance or consultation.
  • Provides clinical case management services to adults, adolescents and children; selects and uses appropriate treatment modality in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Renders appropriate immediate guidance and therapeutic services to help individuals and families cope with emotional crisis or psychiatric emergencies.
  • Maintains a written record of therapy or counseling sessions; prepares reports and letters concerning patient; phones, writes and visits, with client's signed written permission, social agencies schools, relatives, friends, etc., to obtain pertinent information.
  • Provides telephone counseling, resource information, and referral services.
  • Participates in departmental/ locational project assignments and activities such as CQI activity and OD duty.
  • Provides psycho-education for members in context of a prescribed treatment.
    Basic Qualifications:

    • One (1) year of supervised field experience in a clinical setting required.
      • Master of Social Work degree OR Master's degree in a related Behavioral Health field from an accredited College or University setting.
        Preferred Qualifications:

        • LCSW
          PrimaryLocation : California,Aliso Viejo,Aliso Viejo Medical Offices
          HoursPerWeek : 40
          Shift : Day
          Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
          WorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AM
          WorkingHoursEnd : 07:00 PM
          Job Schedule : Full-time
          Job Type : Standard
          Employee Status : Regular
          Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B11-PSC-NUHW-NUHW Psych Social Chapter
          Job Level : Individual Contributor
          Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
          Department : Aliso Viejo MOB - Mental Hlth/Psychiatry-RegClin - 0806
          Travel : No
          Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Aliso Viejo , Associate Therapist - Psychiatric Counselor, Healthcare , Aliso Viejo, California

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