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Associate Post Masters Mental Health Fellow Adult/Behavioral Medicine Team

Location: Richmond, CA Job Number: 926422 Date posted: 01/13/2021

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This position is part of the Northern California Mental Health Training Program and follows its regional policies and procedures.  It is designed to provide advanced training and additional clinical supervision to Associate Marriage & Family Therapists, Associate Clinical Social Workers and Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (AMFT/ACSW/APCC) who have prior experience working in a mental health setting. Position meets the requirements for supervised training of Associate Marriage & Family Therapists, Associate Clinical Social Workers and Associate Professional Clinical Counselors working toward licensure and follows the guidelines as set forth by California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  The Post Masters Fellowship position is based in outpatient Child and Family and/or Adult Psychiatry and/or Chemical Dependency and/or other teams as available. Primary supervision is provided by Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

Position is one year, temporary with benefits.  This position ONLY pertains to the Northern California Mental Health Training Programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychotherapy to patients and co-facilitate family and/or group therapy. Actively participate in assigned clinical supervision.

  • Weekly minimum of two (2) hours of individual supervision; two (2) hours of didactic training; and two (2) hours of case conference/group supervision.

  • Actively participate in a minimum of thirty-two (32) hours annually of outside community partnership projects.

  • Attend workshops and regional seminars on a regular basis as part of the training. Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, and other staff functions. Facilitate community outreach and community referrals as needed.

  • Maintain confidential patient files/records and information in a timely manner.

  • Comply with regional and local policies and procedures.

  • Comply with the Code of Ethics and state laws pertaining to the delivery of mental health services.

  • Team-specific duties performed by fellows under the direct supervision of mental health licensed professional, including but not limited to the following: Adult Team, Child/Family Team, Chemical Dependency, Behavioral Medicine or others.

  • Adult Team:  Provide assessment and individual and group therapy to adults in a brief therapy model.

  • Child/Family Team: Provide individual, family and/or group counseling to children, adolescents, and families

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) : Provide services to patients needing more intensive treatment for stabilization, in a stepped-down treatment program for patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric unit.

  • Bilingual Spanish Therapy: Provide assessment and individual, group therapy to adults in brief therapy model to patients who request clinical services in Spanish.

  • Behavioral Medicine: Provide services to patients whose presenting problem is related to the treatment of a physical problem or psychological issues arising from a medical condition. Provide services to patients who are experiencing emotional or stress-related problems concurrent to receiving treatment for a medical diagnosis or physical symptom.

  • Case Management: Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy services to patients with severe and persistent mental illness with goal of stabilization of symptoms. Facilitate treatment by interacting with psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, crisis residential facilities, and other intensive programs.

  • Chronic Pain Management: Provide services to patients who experience chronic pain, including teaching them pain management skills such as pacing, medication management, staying active, relaxation techniques and positive thinking.

  • Eating Disorders: Provide services to adults, children, teens and families who have a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Successful completion of pre-master's internships in mental health settings.

  • No applicant who has more than 2000 hours of supervision towards licensure will be accepted into the Training Program in their first training year by program start date.

  • Education

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Social Welfare from a clinical track, Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university by program start date.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current valid Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Worker or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor registration with the State of California Board of Behavioral Science by start date.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Competence in: Mental Status Evaluation; Mandated Reporting; Suicide/ Homicide/ Danger Assessment; Ethics and Confidentiality; the DSM (Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology); Theories and Practices of Psychotherapy; and Personality and Psychological Development; Domestic Violence; and Chemical Dependency.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing individual, family and/or group psychotherapies.

  • Demonstrated professional maturity and ethical integrity necessary for assuming professional responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality of service, teamwork, and participation in a highly interactive multidisciplinary clinic.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks/objectives in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Acquisition of a theoretical background in cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning, abnormal psychology, and in the major schools of psychotherapy, preferred.

  • Experience and/or training in working with Adult and/or Child and Adolescent, Chemical Dependency, IOP or Bilingual Clinical Therapy populations preferred.

  • Experience and/or training in establishing psychosocial diagnoses and providing standard psychotherapeutic services, preferred.

  • Experience and/or training in Clinical Case Management, preferred.

  • Experience and/or training in group therapy, preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Richmond,Richmond Medical Offices 1 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-06|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health Training Program Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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