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AMERICAN INDIAN COUNCIL OF MARIPOSA COUNTY (501c3)
MARIPOSA, CA 95338-0186 | TAX-EXEMPT SINCE MAY 1993
Checks Payable to:
"American Indian Council of Mariposa County"
P.O. Box 186
Mariposa, CA. 95338
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* Culture Training(s) for Public and Social Service Providers
Significance of community. American Indian and Alaska Native clients and their communities must be given opportunities to offer input on the types of services they need and how they receive them. Such input helps match services to clients, increase community use of services. Providers must involve themselves in native community events and encourage native community involvement in treatment services. Value of cultural awareness. If providers are aware of their own cultural backgrounds, they will be more likely to acknowledge and explore how culture affects their interactions, particularly their relationships with clients of all backgrounds. Without cultural awareness, providers may discount the influence of their own cultural contexts— including beliefs, values, and attitudes—on their initial and diagnostic impressions of clients and selection of healing interventions.
Mental Health Clinician
Hiring for Part-Time Counselor
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN (Open Until Filled) There is currently one (1) Part-Time vacancy in the Miwumati Healing Center; Mental Health Program of American Indian Council of Mariposa County. 20 hrs a week/ $27.00 - $37.00 Hourly APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL To: email@example.com Please attach: Resume, Cover Letter & Certification DEFINITION To assess, diagnose, counsel, and provide psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and seriously and persistently mentally ill adults; to provide educational and consultation services to other community agencies, and the public; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED Receives direction from the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health or a Social Worker Supervisor II, or the Miwumati Healing Center Director. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Interviews potential clients to assess needs for mental health services or referral elsewhere. Counsels or provides psychotherapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals, family members and groups to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disability disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals. Documents clinical activity presenting diagnostic and interview findings, clinical evaluations, and recommendations. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, reviews diagnosis and treatment plans with other professional and technical staff; and may act as a case manager by coordinating services for clients to assure continuity of care and to assure that clients receive appropriate types of services. Provides crisis counseling in the field and in the office for individuals experiencing acute episodes, evaluates patients and arranges for voluntary or involuntary admission to facilities for observation and treatment. Confers with and advises clients' relatives to secure their understanding of and cooperation in treatment and rehabilitation programs. Cooperates and works with other agencies and practitioners regarding mutual clientele. Educates clients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation process. Manages the care of clients by assessing and referring them to public and private providers and monitoring their progress. Develops and presents training programs for departmental staff. Develops, conducts, and/or participates in quality assurance and program evaluation studies. Assists clients to obtain stable housing, physical health care, benefits, and entitlements, and to basic living skills. Performs administrative and general office work as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, attending meetings, copy and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, entering and retrieving computer data, etc. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Knowledge of: Working knowledge of: assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment. Marriage, family, and child relationship dysfunctions. Methods of developing and implementing a treatment plan. Current trends in the field of mental health. Laws and regulations applicable to mental health. Ability to: Perform effective counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients' families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and co-workers. Relate professionally with persons with serious mental disorders. Identify and utilize community resources. Advise and train other mental health staff; and prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITI0NS Work is normally performed in an office environment. Interaction with clients requires adaptability when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or potentially dangerous situations. Potential exposure to infectious diseases. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires the ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach while performing office duties: lift and/or move light weights; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Must be able to maintain effective audio, visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating office equipment. Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in social work, family or marriage counseling, psychology, or closely related field. Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Under certain circumstances, the Personnel Director may accept a valid driver’s license from another state if the applicant acknowledges their intent to acquire a California driver’s license within three months by signing an acknowledgement form. Possession of a valid license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a valid license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or an intern number of licensure as either an Associate Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist intern in the State of California as established by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all- inclusive. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document.