Behavioral Health Clinician, Juvenile Justice Services

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems. We do this through the provision of programs to persons facing imprisonment, education efforts about imprisonment and its effect on people, and technical assistance to entities wishing to establish and/or evaluate programs working with those facing imprisonment. For more information, visit our website at www.cjcj.org

CJCJ is seeking a dedicated and energetic hourly clinician who will provide community-based mental health services and will carry a caseload from both of the programs listed below:

Intensive Home Based Supervision (IHBS) is a neighborhood based multi-service intervention and treatment program for high risk, repeat offenders who have been returned to their homes and communities on juvenile probation. The program centers on community involvement and the coordinated delivery of community services.

CJCJ, in collaboration with Seneca Center, provides Wrap-around services to youth and families for the purpose of building a safer and more stable and supportive home environment for juvenile justice involved youth, returning to the community or at-risk of out of home placement. The Wrap-around Service Model is based on set principles of care which are aimed at stabilizing a youth and family by providing direct clinical interventions and pulling formal and informal supports together for the common purpose of addressing safety concerns, chronic and acute mental health needs, and other identified needs which present as barriers to a client being successful in their community.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Provide community-based mental health treatment services including but not limited to: conducting assessment, diagnosing, providing individual and family therapy, facilitating Family Team Meetings; resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy, case and plan development, follow-up, and aftercare
  • Complete all medical record and billing documentation in a timely fashion and in accordance with documentation standards set forth by the agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Develop relationships with community-based service providers, juvenile probation department personnel, public defenders, and the juvenile courts
  • Attend court hearings and provide testimony as needed
  • Participate in case consultation meetings, clinical supervision, and staff training
  • Great opportunity for professional growth by participating in PURQC committee which reviews overall clinical work of cases, cosigning MHRS and MHA’s notes and other documentations, and being a part of Mental Health leads’ team.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field, licensed by Board of Behavioral Sciences or registered interns.
  • Experience providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as clinical case management services
  • Experience working with juvenile justice involved youth and families
  • Familiarity with the juvenile justice system
  • Familiarity and commitment to harm reduction and strengths-based approaches
  • Willingness and ability to provide mental health and support services in a non-traditional, community-based setting
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible with a commitment to CJCJ’s mission
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and maintain access to a registered and insured vehicle to use in carrying out your job duties.
  • Must be able to pass a background check for working with youth.
  • Familiarity with EPSDT documentation and billing practices a plus.
  • Basic computer skills.

This position reports directly to CJCJ Director of Mental Health. This is an hourly position.
Clinical supervision may also be offered as part of the position for registered interns. To apply, send your
resume to cjcjoffice@gmail.com with “Behavioral Health Clinician” in the subject line.

WOMEN, PERSONS OF COLOR, DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH PAST INVOLVEMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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