CBT-LLD Program Mental Health Clinician (ASL Preferred)
CBT-LLD Program Clinical Supervisor
Date of Last Revision
October 20, 2021
The CBT-LLD Mental Heal Clinician provides direct and indirect Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late Life Depression services to older adults in Riverside County utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy principles under the direction of the CBT-LLD Program Clinical Supervisor at ICRC.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Visits clients in the home or at a comfortable location to provide the CBT-LLD Program intervention services in region assigned in Riverside County, (Western, Desert, or Mid-County).
- Assists clients in clarifying needs, helps identify needed services to impact their current needs through use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy principles. Develops a treatment plan with client and works toward resolution of problems identified in the plan.
- Conducts an extensive amount of outreach to locate and screen potential participants.
- Uses clinical skills to provide a supportive relationship in the resolution of problems.
- Makes referrals to appropriate community resources and makes direct links to community services on behalf of clients when deemed appropriate and necessary.
- Assesses needs and appropriateness of clients for CBT-LLD Program and other ICRC services.
- Collects and records, in writing, required client information in a clear, concise, organized, grammatically correct, and timely manner. Uses computer programs and data entry systems to create, update, and document activity in client’s file including proprietary database management systems, and Microsoft Word.
- Initiates follow-up calls to provide ongoing support and focus on client’s progress on treatment plan. Works toward resolution of problems identified in the client’s treatment plan.
- Manages difficult and/or emotional client situations. Responds promptly to client’s needs.
- Participates in family meetings as needed with ICRC Family Consultants.
- Travels throughout Riverside County service region appointed providing CBT-LLD services to family caregivers and older adults 60 years of age and older.
- Provides the CBT LLD evidenced-based practice at a minimum of 80% fidelity of program components observed by RUHS-BH.
- Complete any other duties assigned by leadership.
Additional Job Duties and Activities
- Participates in case consultation with the CBT-LLD Program Clinical Supervisor regarding case load.
- Accurately completes required service and program reports and assists with other data collection/ reporting mechanisms as necessary.
- Completes time sheet and mileage reports.
- Uses Microsoft Office products for other office tasks including Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access.
- Acts as a preceptor to MSW students.
- Works closely with Family Consultants, Care Coordinators, and PEARLS Counselors in identifying perspective CBT-LLD Program clients.
- Works effectively as a team member through participation in regular case conference. Brings interesting and /or difficult cases to case conference for sharing and “brainstorming” with other CBT-LLD Mental Health Clinicians and the CBT-LLD Program Clinical Supervisor.
- Participates in at least one (1) networking meeting a month and shares pertinent information obtained with other ICRC staff members.
- Participates in agency in-service training and outside educational opportunities as available and pertinent to job responsibilities.
- Participates in regular supervisory conferences to review work.
- Participates in Staff Meetings.
- Participates in Outreach events and Health Fairs.
- Assists in maintaining resource information.
- Effectively expresses the concept of ICRC’s programs to provide outreach and community presentations.
- Completes the certification process of the CBT-LLD program with RUHS-BH.
- Participates in the development of new and needed programs through outreach, coordination advice and consultation, and other community social service activities.
- Learns and applies new & revised, job-related information/procedures with routine training.
- Carries out procedures to ensure that work completed is error-free.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or another related field required.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or another related field required.
- Possess an intern number to accumulate hours towards professional licensure from the State of California.
· At least two years’ experience in social services working with older adults.
· At least two years’ experience doing counseling and case management preferred.
· At least two years’ experience with CBT interventions.
· Experience in information and referral work.
- Proficient in PC usage, internet usage, and typing.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to successfully learn and use any technology platforms or programs as required by the Agency.
- Position requires driving your own vehicle, possessing a valid California Driver’s License, and having your own car insurance as per State law.
- Must be able to access clients at all locations served by ICRC. Position requires driving whenever necessary to meet all clients’ needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Must have a general understanding of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy principles.
- Must be comfortable with doing extensive outreach to locate and screen potential clients as well as conduct CBT-LLD Program sessions in the homes of clients.
- Relates appropriately with clients, families, and community representatives.
- Has extensive knowledge of resources, especially those for family caregivers and older adults.
- Has knowledge of social work services in an agency directing services to family caregivers and older adults.
- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
- Effectively expresses self in dealing with clients and coworkers
- Is effective in varying environments and with varying tasks and responsibilities.
- Keeps on schedule. Performs work in fashion that others can pick up where left off.
- Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently.
- Clearly expresses ideas in writing, with appropriate grammatical form and organization of ideas. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
- Organizational ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks appropriately.
- Effective customer service skills. Responds quickly to customer’s needs.
- Capable of effectively dealing with serious life crisis of families in an empathetic manner.
- Ability to handle confidential data discretely and appropriately.
- Ability to deal with intensity of caller and client problems on a daily basis.
- Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
- Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decisions-making process.
- Follows policy and procedures. Supports organization’s goals and values.
- Maintains ethical, social, and organizational norms.
- Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
- Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through with commitments.
- Is consistently at work and on time.
- Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
- Must be able to read, write and speak English effectively.
- Ability to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; fine manipulation, gross manipulation, simple grasp; reach with hands and arms.
- Frequent sittings, standing, or walking.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus.
- Ability to hear communications by telephone and in person.
- Ability to speak clearly and understandably.
- Works in an office environment. Exposure to regular noise levels from office equipment and voices. When working in the field, employee will be exposed to natural weather conditions.
At- Will Employment
- This document does not alter or modify, in any way, the at-will nature of your employment at Inland Caregiver Resource Center nor does it create any contractual obligation on yours or Inland Caregiver Resource Center’s part. Inland Caregiver Resource Center retains the right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason.