March 21, 2014

Full-time Mental Health Therapist position at UC Davis SacEDAPT Early Psychosis program

We are happy to announce that we are seeking applications for a full-time Mental Health Therapist position at the UCD SacEDAPT Early Psychosis clinic. Please note, a Master's degree or Ph.D. in psychology, social work, or other related field is required; however, licensure is NOT REQUIRED. We are hoping to find someone with previous early psychosis experience.

Information on the position is provide below. Interested applicants can find more information and submit their materials through . Click on “View Job postings/Apply for Job,” and then simply enter 038311 in the reference # field toward the bottom of the page (in the Other Miscellaneous Criteria section) and click “search.” No other information needs to be entered for the search.

Please forward this information on to individuals or listserves that may be interested! The position is open until filled, but we are hoping to interview no later than May 2014, so please apply soon!

Thanks so much

Job Title:
Final Filing Date:
Mental Health Therapist-I
Behavioral Health Center
Salary Ranges:

Position Information
This is a 100% full time career position with UC Davis Health System, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, located in Sacramento, with variable hours, Monday-Friday. This classification is represented by a union.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is the 2nd largest department in the School of Medicine. The current position for a 100% Mental Health Therapist is in the Sacramento Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment Clinic (SacEDAPT). SacEDAPT provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for youth and young adults (ages 12 - 25) who have recently developed a psychotic disorder, or who are at high risk for one of these disorders.

The goal of the clinic and of this position is to clinically intervene as early as possible in order to prevent the development of disease-related deficits and treatment-related side effects. The responsibilities of this position are to provide mental health services based on the PIER model to individuals and their families who have recently been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, or individuals who have experienced a functional decline, are help-seeking, and who are experiencing early signs and symptoms of psychosis. Such services include gold-standard clinical and functional assessments, evidence-based individual, family and group interventions, as well as community outreach and education activities. Services may be provided in a variety of settings, including the clinic, the community, local schools, or the family home. The incumbent will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and attend weekly team meetings to ensure coordination of care.The goal of the position and the program is also to empower individuals to become active participants in their treatment and to help people progress toward their personal, social and occupational goals.
--Master's degree or Ph.D. in psychology, social work, or other related field is required.
--Previous formal training in (i.e. coursework) and experience determining psychiatric diagnoses according to DSM-IV.  Will be trained to reliably use  gold-standard assessment tools such as the Structured Interview for Prodromal Symptoms (SIPS) and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID).
--Previous experience providing direct mental health services to youth between the ages of 12-25 using evidence-based methods (e.g. CBT for Psychosis, Multifamily group, DBT) through individual, family and/or group modalities.
--Previous experience developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans.
--Previous experience working with individuals with serious mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression).
--Knowledge of Windows-based computer software.
--Previous experience or training in creative therapeutic techniques (e.g. art therapy, music therapy, etc) is preferred.
--Bilingual language capacity is preferred.
--Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal, written and listening. Ability to convey instructions, directions, and information appropriately and accurately.
--Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team.
--Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health
practice (e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.).  Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy.
--Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills, including bility to write clear and concise reports.
--Ability to work independently
--Ability to organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead and meet deadlines without compromising quality.
--Ability to use clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work.
--Ability to successfully manage conflict.
--Ability to apply cultural competency standards to clinical care.
--Knowledge of community resources.
Special Requirements

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