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Lead Clinician- Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Connections Community Counseling is an outpatient child, youth and family therapy program serving youth experiencing homelessness throughout San Diego County. The Lead Clinician serves both in a clinical and leadership role. The position provides individual, family and group therapy to youth up to age 20 who are homeless or lack stable housing. The Lead Clinician also serves an important role as team’s primary trainer of clinical documentation and administrative processes. If you have experience with Medi-Cal documentation, are highly organized and enjoy coaching others, this position is a great opportunity to get leadership experience while still serving clients. All clinicians receive supervision and associates earn hours towards BBS licensure. Lifeline is a non-profit that is well known for fostering a supportive team culture and for being an outstanding place to work and grow

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Specific Activities
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Conducts Behavioral Health Assessment and implements treatment plans.
  • Provides individual, family and group counseling, as well as crisis management.
  • Provides case coordination with other professionals including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, IEP coordinators, schools, social workers, etc
  • Provides onboarding training to new staff on clinical documentation and administrative processes.
  • Reviews clinical charts and provides coaching and feedback to both masters-level and bachelors-level staff.
  • Attends Quality Improvement meetings and leads the team in implementing new documentation standards.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in counseling, social work or related field, and BBS-registered AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW, APCC or LPCC.
Experience with CCBH (Cerner) EHR preferred, but will consider candidate with experience in other EHRs.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required. Bilingual pay available. Able to make sound clinical decisions independently, apply clinical judgment, and perform all other aspects of quality clinical work. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and reliable transportation as clinicians provide services at multiple sites (mileage reimbursed)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  
Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment
Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care. 
Other Requirements
Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at Lifeline Community Services!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (14 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EEO.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
- M-F (may include evenings and weekends)