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Psychologist (Bilingual)

Company: Marin Community Clinics
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The behavioral health provider position joins a dynamic, passionate and dedicated health care team, collaboratively working with medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, receptionists and other members of the organization. The behavioral health provider provides assessment and treatment services to Marin Community Clinic (MCC) patients across the lifespan with behavioral health needs. The behavioral health provider is considered an expert in behavioral health, and as such provides formal and informal consultation, training and support to the healthcare team and other staff and providers in the area of behavioral health. Behavioral Health Providers have the opportunity to work with patients across the lifespan and with a wide variety of clinical presentations. BHPs may also be asked to develop and/or facilitate psycho-educational support groups; and may conduct visits via virtual telehealth technology.
The BHP is welcomed as part of the primary care team and is supported by the robust and dynamic behavioral health department through regular meetings, case conferences, and peer supervision. At Marin Community Clinics, we are mission-driven, supportive and committed to a culture of care and support for our patients and our staff. We are looking for a dynamic and talented BHP to join our "all star" team!
Covid-19 Vaccination and Boosters Requirements: -
All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including "health-care" required boosters as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted before the first day of employment. If you completed your primary series, received an original booster and it has been more than 2 months from that booster dose, it is recommended, but not required that you receive the Bivalent booster.
Foundational Orientation:

  • Supports the mission, vision and values of Marin Community Clinics by collaboratively developing and communicating the vision for whole person care at Marin Community Clinics, to patients, their families, and co-workers.
  • Models the principles and practices of evidenced based communication, including skillful listening, displaying a willingness and ability to acknowledge the needs, expectations and values of others through the use of reflective listening and other empathy conveyance
  • Models empathy and compassion for clients and their families, especially those with historically stigmatized conditions, such as chronic pain, addictive disorders, severe mental health conditions, homelessness and maladaptive behaviors such as anger problems, through the use of non-stigmatizing speech (in communicating directly with patients or about patients), skilled empathy conveyance and professionalism in the face of difficult interactions, and promoting a spirit of understanding and
  • Consistently contributes to creating and maintaining a supportive, compassionate and encouraging work atmosphere for colleagues and co-workers.
  • Models and supports autonomy, self-efficacy and empowerment of co-workers and
  • Models and practices cultural humility and curiosity
  • Understands the overarching importance of the therapeutic alliance, and relationship-based
  • Experience ability to use multiple strategies and techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, seeking safety, problem solving therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused therapies, etc., in order to better individualize patient

    Foundational Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Provides evidence-based treatment to MCC patients (adults and children) with "mild to moderate" behavioral health needs, including: assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, short term therapy, crisis intervention and safety planning, coaching, referrals and case management in-person and via telehealth modalities.
    • May be asked to develop and lead or co-lead psychoeducational/therapeutic groups
    • Skillfully engages patients and their families in their own healthcare and wellbeing, using strategies to increase their motivation and desire for improved
    • Collaboratively develops flexible scheduling practices in order to best meet patients' needs, including a mix of scheduled appointments, unscheduled 'warm-hand offs'; and 'check -ins'. (In-person and/or via telehealth).
    • Shares knowledge and expertise in an accessible, respectful and friendly manner with co- workers and colleagues, both in informal and formal learning activities.
    • Collaboratively develops multi-disciplinary work flows, clinical pathways, and other practices, to maximize the benefits of team care for
    • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a licensed psychologist, with valid California State License and Registration
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relational skills
    • Ability and desire to work both independently and as a core member of a team
    • Flexibility, adaptability and high tolerance for ambiguity
    • Able to effectively communicate about behavioral health philosophies, principles, conditions, treatments and needs, to both patients and staff, to promote understanding and decrease
    • Ability to see 4 patients per 4 hour shift.
    • Proficiency to conduct session in Spanish
    • Other duties as assigned

      Desirable Qualifications

      • Familiarity with local resources
      • Experience with and passion for working with populations with varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds and economic status, including Latinx and refugee populations;
      • Experience working in non-traditional mental health settings, and with non-traditional scheduling practices
      • Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
      • Experience with running groups
      • Prior experience working in a shared electronic medical record EPIC a plus

        Desirable Qualifications -in Clinical Orientation

        • Understanding that the therapeutic alliance is trans-theoretical, and is of overarching importance, outweighing any individual therapy technique, the following are desirable areas of clinical experience and competency for the position:
        • Experience and comfort in providing assistance in difficult conversations, escalations, and other complex interpersonal situations
        • Highly trained in Motivational Interviewing
        • Experience in treating substance use disorders and other addictive disorders
        • Experience as a BH generalist: competent and comfortable treating children, adolescents, adults, the elderly; those with mild or moderate BH needs, as well as those with more severe mental

          Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

          • College Diploma
          • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license or;
          • California Psychologist license (PhD or PsyD)
          • Current BLS certification
          • Valid California Driver's License

            Physical Requirements

            • Prolonged standing and walking
            • Prolonged - prioeds of sitting at a desk and workong on a computer
            • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
            • Ability to drive to clinics and other locations in the communty (if applicable)

              Benefits Information:
              Hiring Bonus: $10,000.00 (May be eligible for up to $10,000.00 hiring bonus - if working full time status)
              Relocation Assistance: $5,000.00
              Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.
              MCC is an equal opportunity employer. - We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. -
              MinUSD $105,000.00/Yr.
              MaxUSD $135,000.00/Yr.

Keywords: Marin Community Clinics, San Rafael , Psychologist (Bilingual), Healthcare , San Rafael, California

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