Program Coordinator/Therapist @ United American Indian Involvement Inc - Los Angeles, CA
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Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CAPIT programs and for assuring the project’s goals and objectives are met. Provides Therapy to clients under CAPIT.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Outreach and Activities Planning.
- Responsible for the day-to-day activities of the program.
- Promote training programs.
- MOUs and interagency agreements/referrals.
- Develop and plan for project activities.
- Coordinate client services.
- Develop outreach and training materials, as needed.
- Coordinate with outside referral sources, maintain/update the referral list.
- Catered Therapy to CAPIT clients.
- Individual/family in-home visits for counseling services to children, youth, and adults with a range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems, some office counsel treatments may apply.
- Provide intake and initial assessment.
- Assess family dynamics and home environment and prepares reports as needed/required.
- Identify and work with Case Managers to obtain resources for child/family to sustain the child/family’s involvement in Center programs/treatment.
- Participate in and conduct in-service training to Center staff and others as assigned.
- Supervise all CAPIT staff.
- Arrange work schedule to benefit the Center program and clients with the approval of Program Director.
- Adhere to agency and funding source policies and procedures and advances the goals of UAII in a manner that embodies the agency’s philosophy.
- Maintain client charts in a responsible manner and meet all paperwork deadlines.(e.g. complete case notes and discharge notes on a timely basis, etc.).
- Coordinate with Medical Records staff to ensure timely entry of data into MIS.
- Participate in Outpatient Staff meetings, Clinical Case Conferences, and other meetings as appropriate/assigned.
- Provide all reports and invoices to DCFS.
- Participate in all required DCFS meetings.
- Comply with agency guidelines, policies, and procedures.
- Keep Director well informed regarding activities, pending issues, and potential problems.
Experience & Qualifications:
- Minimum of two days with evening hours required to provide appropriate services/treatment.
- Minimum one-year clinical experience working with multiple-problem families (e.g. unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, etc.).
- Strong interest in providing home-based, culturally relevant therapeutic services.
- Possess a basic understanding of the dynamics of victimization and effects of trauma on children/adolescents.
- Some experience providing home-based/community-based counseling services.
- Responsible and able to exercise a high level of judgment, accept supervision, and exercise a high level of accuracy and organization; maintain strict confidentiality, and communicate and deal effectively with people in a professional and courteous manner.
- Responsible and able to comply with all applicable federal, state, or municipal laws, statutes, or ordinances.
- MA in clinical psychology, MFT, MSW, or Ph.D./PsyD in psychology from an accredited graduate program in California.
- License eligible required.
- California license preferred.
- This position has access to sensitive information, and a breach in confidentiality will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.
- Maintain strict confidentiality of client and personnel information adhering to HIPPA, professional codes of conduct, State of CA regulations, the Privacy Act, and UAII policies and procedures.
Communication/ Interpersonal Skills:
- Communicate and deal effectively with people in a professional and courteous manner verbally and in writing.
- Excel, Word, Google Suite.
- Available and willing to travel as needed, travel time can be between 25-40%.
- Available to work evening and weekend hours.
- Willingness to learn new skills and participate in training sessions relevant to the position preferences.
- Experience working with the American Indian community.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the primary functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk frequently, sit, bend, twist, talk, and hear. There are prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with vendors and staff.
There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must also multi-task and interact with a variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues.
In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees of United American Involvement, Inc. (UAII) are expected to conform to the following:
- Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent.
- Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare and social services industry.
- Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner with clients, employees, and vendors.
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Meet or exceed the performance standards as set by your supervisor.
United American Indian Involvement, Inc. has an Indian Preference in Employment Policy. According to this Policy, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and who have enrolled members of a federally recognized Tribe will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position. Other qualified candidates will be considered after all qualified candidates entitled to this preference have been adequately considered.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
United American Indian Involvement, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
OTHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
All employees must:
- Have a fingerprint clearance.
- Have an annual negative TB test result on file.
- Pass a post-offer drug test.
- Have a valid CA driver’s license and active auto insurance.
The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.
About United American Indian Involvement Inc:
UAII,Inc. will provide quality physical and behavioral health, education and social support services that promote healthy lifestyles and individual responsibility in order to strengthen American Indian/Alaska Native communities, now and for future generations. All services will integrate traditions, practices and beliefs, be culturally sensitive and respectful of American Indian/Alaska Native tribal affiliation.