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Mental Health Therapist II

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

**Organization:**ABSMC-Ashby Campus**Position Overview:**Provides psychosocial assessment, individual/group treatment, family therapy, discharge and aftercare planning to patients and their families for mental health recovery. Develops ways of mitigating obstacles affecting care plan implementation and success. Competency in delivering services and treatments based of recovery-oriented services, family systems, and evidenced based treatments. Provides consultation and training on psychosocial aspects of care as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Provides emotional support and education for staff. Serves as a liaison to community programs and develop strategic partnerships to enhance aftercare plans of patients and their families.**Job Description** :**EDUCATION**+ Master's: social Work, counseling, or related field.**SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE**+ Clinical skills in psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, interdisciplinary collaboration and linkage with resources.+ Knowledgeable in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychopathology as well as psychiatric interventions.+ Knowledgeable with psychiatric, psychosocial and legal issues and substance misuse/abuse and chemical dependency assessment and treatment, understanding of current insurance benefits and restrictions in the area of mental health, knowledgeable of DSM-IV-TR, family systems therapy and crisis intervention models.+ Knowledge of child, elder and dependent adult abuse and domestic violence reporting requirements and other significant regulations affecting clinical social work practice (e.g. Tarasoff, patient-psychotherapist privilege).+ Knowledge of suicidal behavior and homicidal, and the skills necessary to assess lethality, and to develop appropriate treatment plans.+ Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and communication, psychotherapy, case management, and the influence of cultural and spiritual values in social work practice.+ Knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychosocial care appropriate to the age-specific needs of children, adolescents, adults and elders.+ Knowledge of recovery-oriented services, family systems, and evidenced based treatments (e.g., Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interview, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, etc.).+ Must demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills, to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and competing demands.**License/Certifications:****Education:**Master's (Required)**Job Shift:**Varied**Schedule:**Full Time**Shift Hours:**10**Days of the Week:**Variable**Weekend Requirements:**Rotating Weekends**Benefits:**Yes**Unions:**No**Position Status:**Non-Exempt**Weekly Hours:**35**Employee Status:**Regular**Number of Openings:**1Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Sutter Health, Berkeley , Mental Health Therapist II, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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