Seneca’s Ventura County Crisis Program provides crisis stabilization and short-term residential treatment for youth in serious distress. This groundbreaking program provides a “no eject, no reject” policy to meet the needs of the youth in our care. Our collaborative decision-making process enables each individual youth and family to safely communicate their needs, in order to leverage their strengths, talents, and cultural and ecological resources. Services include linkage to long-term, sustainable supports based on each client’s unique strengths and needs.
The Crisis Clinician provides direct services to clients in crisis in conjunction with Psychiatric Health Facility triage staff at a Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Crisis Clinician position works as a part of a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatrists and counselors.
Seneca supports clinicians towards licensure and beyond. We provide individual and group supervision, regular clinical case conferences, and licensure and renewal courses led by field experts. Expenses such as outside trainings or licensure fees can be mitigated though your clinical training stipend, and you will receive a $4000 salary increase upon getting licensed. Looking to expand your clinical skills even more? Apply for a Professional Development Scholarship and achieve certifications in areas such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, or Spanish for mental health practitioners. Training and growth opportunities in the agency are abundant, and Seneca is committed to helping you advance in your career!
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Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!
- Work with crisis counselors and nurses to assess for risk, treatment needs and linkage gaps.
- Conduct psychosocial evaluation to determine level of care and additional client needs.
- Provide referrals and linkages for additional services as necessary.
- Coordinate and implement treatment and services for assigned clients with counselors, psychiatrist and nurse.
- Work with treatment team to determine course of action for follow-up services.
- Develop and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
- Provide short term therapeutic services to client and family.
- Participate in individual and/or group supervision.
- Participate in on-call crisis response system.
- Chart mental health notes, incident reports, and other documentation as necessary in a timely manner.
- Intervene with the clients’ behavior management programs as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca’s Equilibrium Initiative Training) as necessary.
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or Counseling
- Eligible to register and/or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- TB test clearance, fingerprint clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or certifications
- Valid California driver’s license and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
- Experience working with children in out-of-home care a plus
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Good organizational and writing skills
- Full time
- Schedules Available:
- Friday: 24hr On-Call
- Saturday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Sunday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Monday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Tuesday: 24hr On-Call
- Wednesday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Thursday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Friday: 7pm – 7:30am
- Starting at $58,500 annually, commensurate with experience
- Generous awake overnight shift differential and on call stipends
- 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam
- Additional $4000 salary increase for BBS licensure
- 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
- Relocation assistance may be available
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 403b Retirement Plan
- Training stipend and professional development opportunities
- Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
- Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
- Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington