Medix is looking to hire a Forensic Clinician to join a renowned Mental Health Center in Los Angeles, CA. The organization offers a 90-day residential forensic treatment program designed to assist clients in their transition from higher levels of care in preparation for placement at their respective Conditional Release Program within California.
- Provides core services to an assigned caseload, including individual, group, and family treatment
- Provides collateral and case management services in accordance with the level of care requirements.
- Assesses client's risk of violence using risk assessment measures and incorporates these findings into decision-making and treatment/supervision plans.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the Penal Codes that guide the services provided in CONREP and incorporates that understanding into decision-making.
- Implements effective and relevant clinical interventions when delivering clinical care.
- Conducts a thorough review of clients' records and maintains a working understanding of each client's risk factors and course of treatment.
- Develops rapport with clients and fosters an environment supportive of treatment gains.
- Sets reasonable limits and boundaries with clients as indicated, maintaining an objective and professional relationship with clients at all times.
- Generates court reports and bi-weekly summaries in line with the program's guidelines and expectations for each report.
- Generates documentation for re-hospitalizations as needed.
- Provides timely, accurate, and well-written documentation of all services rendered.
- Provides ongoing, clear, and timely updates, verbally and in writing, to relevant team members regarding clients' treatment and supervision plans, as well as any changes in clients' functioning.
- Completes and submits all required paperwork and updates logs in accordance with program guidelines.
- Works collaboratively with all members of the treatment team to facilitate excellent treatment and supervision for clients.
- Participates in all relevant in-service training meetings as scheduled.
- Productively participates in weekly individual and group supervision.
- Incorporates guidance and feedback in individual and group supervision, training sessions, and informal teaching moments to improve his/her skills.
- Maintains job interest and technical skills.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with referring CONREP programs.
- Works collaboratively and professionally with all attorneys, court officers, and law enforcement involved in clients' cases.
- Effectively manages his/her time, prioritizing in accordance with guidance from supervisors.
- Responds appropriately under difficult or stressful circumstances.
- Performs other additional related tasks as assigned.
- Working knowledge of mental status examinations and current diagnostic manual.
- Knowledge of psychiatric mental health theories and practices.
- Individual and group treatment with clients who present a variety of psychopathologies.
- Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
- Ability to accurately observe and document clients' behaviors and treatment sessions.
- Ability to accurately assess statements and behaviors of clients for evidence of antisocial behavior with guidance.
- Doctorate Degree in Psychology or related area from an accredited university.
- This position requires participation in individual and group supervision as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and/or the California Board of Psychology.
- Monday- Friday 8:00- 5:00 pm