Outpatient Intake Assessor/Therapist - Project Adapt AARS

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HealthRIGHT 360, A Family of Programs

Published 3 days ago

February 23, 2021
$65,000 - $75,000Salary/Exempt

Job Overview

Would you like to help clients gain access to the treatment they need and make a difference in the lives of many? Are you passionate about working within a trauma-informed model of care? Do you have knowledge of Drug-Medical or ASAM Criteria? Do you have a solid understanding of diagnostic criteria for ICD-10/DSM-5 classification of mental disorder, Substance Use Disorders and experience working with individuals? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill an Intake Assessor/Therapist position within our Outpatient Program in San Francisco, CA. The Outpatient Program works with high-risk populations from a variety of backgrounds providing trauma-informed care aimed at reducing the harmful impacts of substance use. Our programs are open and welcoming to adult participants of any gender identity. We accept the majority of participants who seek Outpatient treatment; including walk-in’s, referrals from other agencies, and step-down transitional clients from residential treatment programs.  

In this “split” position you will gain experience working in a collaborative environment to connect client to the level of treatment they need as a Mental Health Intake Assessor, as well as having opportunity to facilitate individual and group treatment as a Therapist in our outpatient programs. 

Many of our clients have backgrounds in the criminal justice system, are chronically homeless and/or otherwise economically disenfranchised. The ideal candidate has experience working within this population, including assessing, diagnosing and treating such clients with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorder, mood and psychotic disorders, and PTSD. In the position a candidate should have proficient in working with diverse cultural sensitivity and competency, group therapy facilitation, collaborating as part of a team, and partnering with other organizations. 

Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to successfully communicate within an interdisciplinary team environment and provide consultation to other clinicians and staff. Someone with experience assessing risk for harm to self and others, an interest in gaining experience working within a county jail setting performing level of care assessments (average 1 day/week), and a sense of humor will be a welcomed addition to the team.

The ideal candidate will also show flexibility in being able to meet the changing needs of our programs and can tolerate working in a fast-paced, variable working environment. In this position you will gain invaluable experience working with a diverse population in a harm reduction and trauma-informed treatment setting as you help clients navigate needed mental health and substance use disorder services to reach health and recovery. Sound interesting? Below you will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and requirements for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide mental health/level of care assessments and diagnoses for adults seeking Outpatient services.
  • Consults regularly with Outpatient staff to ensure clients meet criteria for safe admission to appropriate level of treatment.  
  • Provides crisis intervention and referrals to high-level of care as necessary.  
  • Facilitates group sessions focused on substance use recovery, trauma recovery, co-occurring mental health symptoms, and other personal change topics.
  • Maintains an assigned caseload of clients seeking substance use and mental health treatment.
  • Maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all caseload clients in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360 to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements. 
  • Provide thorough written documentation of all services provided in compliance with regulations, contracts, and behavioral health standards.
  • Persists in efforts to solve issues even when faced with internal barriers; takes personal responsibility for customer service outcomes.
  • Attends regular group and individual supervision, trainings, meetings, and events related to furthering professional development.
  • And, other duties as assigned.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Board Registered or Licensed as a LMFT/AMFT, LCSW/ASW or Psychologist/Registered Psychologist. 
  • Ability to work with a diverse population while withholding judgment. Willingly open to learn and understand different perspectives. 
  • Minimum two years of experience in dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment in an inpatient or outpatient community mental health setting.
  • Experience conducting mental health assessments and providing appropriate diagnoses.
  • Experience with Mental Health Medi-Cal procedures. 
  • Familiarity with Drug-Medical and ASAM Criteria is a Plus.
  • Demonstrated clinical paperwork, timely record keeping abilities and dual-entry. 
  • Knowledge/ Familiarity of AVATAR is a Plus.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check for SF County Jail Clearance.
  • Has a valid driver’s license and able to pass an agency driving test to use agency vehicle for offsite visits.

Job Overview

Would you like to help clients gain access to the treatment they need and make a difference in the lives of many? Are you passionate about working within a trauma-informed model of care? Do you have knowledge of Drug-Medical or…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.


San Francisco, CA

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