Behavioral Health Clinician II, Supervising Psychologist and

Oakland, California
Jan 06, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
Job Function
Health / Medical
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

Please submit applications by February 3, 2017 for consideration.


1. Provide medically necessary, treatment plan driven, and culturally proficient

behavioral health treatment services for people presenting with a broad range of

psychological conditions. Treatment services include and are not limited to

individual and group therapy, child/youth therapy, family/couples therapy, crisis

intervention, and behavior management services. Treatment plans are client

driven and strengths-based, and are consistent with recognized best practices.

2. Conduct clinical intakes and behavioral health assessments in accordance with

professional expectations, including biopsychosocial, cultural, diagnostic, and

crisis/risk evaluations for the full spectrum of psychological conditions. Includes

scheduled appointments, “warm handoffs,” and walk-in services.

3. Provide case management and service linkages, including facilitating urgent or

emergency service referrals to medical/psychiatric staff/agencies, mobile crisis

services, and the police.

4. Create and regularly review individualized action plans for individuals served that

are client driven, strengths-based, informed by recognized best practices,

modified based on clinical need and client priority, and supportive of the

integrated health team’s plan of care.

5. Provide clinical consultation/liaison services and education for staff, projects, and


6. Support identified clinical supervision needs for CWD as needed, including

providing weekly individual and group face-to-face clinical supervision; clinical

consultation; and expedient review, feedback, and completion of relevant /

assigned supervisees’ clinical documentation. Services of supervisees may

occur at NAHC, in the community, at home, or in a school setting.

7. Participate in required administrative, clinical, and educational/training meetings

including clinical case assignment conferences, rounds, team huddles, and

supervision meetings.

8. Assist the Psychology Training Program Manager with activities supporting the

psychology practicum/internship training program. This includes and is not limited

to (1) helping meet initial and ongoing clinical, cultural, and technological (i.e.,

documentation & scheduling) training needs including facilitating didactics; (2)

assisting with recruiting and selecting volunteers, practicum students, interns and

post-doctoral fellows; (3) tracking and insuring that trainees continuously meet all

service, documentation, and other NAHC standards; (4) providing regular and

comprehensive feedback to the Psychology Training Program Manager and

appropriate feedback to trainees’ host programs.

9. Document and track service activities in electronic health record systems, paper

records, i2i, and other data management systems as required in a thorough,

accurate, secure, and timely manner, in accordance with agency policy and

procedure. Support all evaluation and data reporting requirements.

10. Actively contribute to quality assurance and improvement (QA/QI) projects and


11. Ensure maximal quality of services and compliance with the mission and

strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations,

agency policy and procedure, accreditation standards, applicable professional

standards, and supervisor/team expectation and/or assigned duties. This

includes maintaining current professional knowledge and skill.

12. Member Care: Demonstrate understanding and apply working knowledge of

safety policies and ensuring safe member practices.

13. Quality Improvement: Actively participate in internal quality improvement teams

and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in

accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and

state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards, when assigned.

14. Resolve staffing issues and facilitate conflict resolution for staff under direct

supervision. Hire, discipline, evaluate and terminate staff in coordination with the

Human Resources department.

15. Effectively lead and retain your staff by fostering a team environment and

providing opportunities for staff to develop new skills

16. Must maintain compliance with ergonomic safety standards; be mindful of

posture and regularly practice ergonomic stretches.

17. Safety: Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations

are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel

involved, including themselves.

18. Safety: Take appropriate corrective actions to address matters pertaining to

employee health and safety that have been brought to their attention.

19. Works extremely well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing


20. At all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates,

colleagues, clients and the community.

21. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


1. Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

2. Current unrestricted psychology license in California in good standing.

3. Commitment to Native American Health Center’s values and mission.

4. Experience supervising psychology trainees providing clinical services.

5. Thorough knowledge of culturally sensitive therapeutic principles and practices in

behavioral health treatment, counseling techniques, case management,

diagnosis, and treatment of a broad spectrum of mental illness.

6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in crisis situations, as well as

ability to work effectively on a team.

7. Formal training and experience in working with youth and families as a mental

health treatment provider.

8. Strong background in trauma and alcohol/substance use treatment.

9. Must be able to work calmly and effectively with people in crisis and distress, of

diverse cultural backgrounds, people with lived experience of mental illness,

children and families and with vulnerable patient populations with a wide range of

needs and presentations.

10. Must have a valid California Driver’s License.

11. Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be proficient

at Microsoft Office Suite, be able to type at least 30 words per minute, and

document efficiently in electronic health record systems.

12. Must meet standards of character under PL 101-630, section 408, Character

Investigation, subsection (a) and PL 101-647, section 231, requirement for

Background Check, subsection (c), and agree that employer can contact the last

two employers, the sex abuse detective division of local law enforcement and

Child Protective Services of the last two counties in which the person has lived or

worked to inquire as to the suitability of the person to work with children.

13. At least three years of sobriety, of applicant is in recovery.


1. Bi-lingual in Spanish.

2. Psychology training program experience, with psychology curriculum

development and/or teaching experience.

3. Specialized training and experience in the principals of integrating behavioral

health assessment and treatment with primary care services.

4. Knowledge of the Bay Area Native American community, knowledge of various

tribal beliefs and practices, and commitment to serving Native Americans and

other vulnerable patient populations.

5. Previous experience with health records systems and informed consent


6. Knowledge of Case Management, Managed Care, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Senior,

Commercial and HMO insurance regulations.

NAHC is a National Health Service Corp (NHSC) approved site where primary care

physicians who are eligible for loan repayment funding can fulfill their service obligation.

NAHC is an Indian Health Program site for Indian Health Services (IHS) Loan Repayment



Native American Health Center (NAHC) considers our employees to be our most valuable resource and offers an

excellent benefit package: competitive salaries, personal time off (PTO) or sick/vacation leave program, and an

employer contribution 403(b) retirement plan to full-time regular status employees. We also provide medical, vision,

dental, flexible spending, group term and voluntary life insurance coverage for employees and their dependents—with

a percentage of employee contribution for dependent medical premiums.

Note to Applicants:

Please be advised a post job offer, pre-employment Physical and TB test are required as a condition of employment.

Additionally, you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer

of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at


Equal Opportunity Employer: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration

without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the

ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADA and

considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, NAHC will make

any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with


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