Project Coordinator/Therapist—Marin County

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Clinical and Site Director, Marin Region, the Project Coordinator/Therapist coordinates all aspects of the Marin Older Adult Prevention and Early Intervention Project. Responsibilities include providing clinical, psychosocial and cognitive assessments, and direct services, including solution-focused therapy and related case management to an older adult population served by JFCS in the Marin region, assigning cases, developing the work plan, coordinating data collection and related training, providing outreach services and submission of appropriate reports.

The Project Coordinator has experience with the geriatric population and geriatric mental health and is able to work effectively with a diverse caseload of seniors and their families. The Project Coordinator has experience in overseeing projects and providing work plan to achieve program outcomes. This position works to achieve the JFCS’ mission, goals, and objectives, in compliance with agency’s standards of performance and contract or grant requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides short-term clinical treatment to address mental health concerns and/or care management services based on client need and SAH protocols for service. Treatment should utilize problem focused clinical intervention designed to address depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges experienced by seniors at risk, including evidence based approaches to treatment. Makes home visits as required. Completes all required paperwork for Medicare and secondary insurance billings.
  2. Manages all contract and grant requirements including ensuring that contract deliverables are met. Recommends changes in grant protocols and procedures in response to client and community need. In collaboration with the Site Director and the Director of Institutional Giving, provides all information needed and assists with the preparation of grant proposals and grant reports. Participates in County-wide planning meetings and advocates for mental health needs of older adults.
  3. Effectively represents Seniors At Home with prospective clients and families in order to engage clients and families in service. Responds promptly to all clients and prospective clients and schedules an initial home visit or an office visit. Conducts appropriate clinical, psychosocial and/or cognitive assessments according to established protocols, determines if client is appropriate for grant funded or other services, identifies client needs and develops a plan for intervention. Refers clients to other SAH services as indicated.
  4. Meets all billable hour and dollar goals as delineated in the agency budget and work plan.
  5. Provides clinical supervision to other staff members as assigned, complying with all requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences, and performs other clinical tasks as assigned.
  6. Consistently establishes a strong relationships and excellent rapport with clients, families, referral sources and other community agencies and resources in Marin County in order to facilitate the care management and therapeutic process.
  7. Provides outreach and prevention services including but not limiting to researching and developing training materials, conducting focused workshops, presentations, and support groups, and participating in any joint presentations or trainings by other agencies in addressing similar topics.
  8. Collects all data relating to project including outcome data; participates in any appropriate national and academic research studies that address the critical issues of depression, anxiety and dementia. Promote JFCS as a leader in this field for the development of best practices.
  9. Complies with all JFCS care management and clinical policies and procedures, including agency standards for client record keeping.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Sitting for extended periods of time.
  2. Walking, standing, twisting and bending for brief periods of time.
  3. Occasional reaching and/or grasping using hands and/or arms.
  4. May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  5. May be required to ascend/descend stairs.
  6. Regular use of hands requiring dexterity in using the telephone, computer keyboard, mouse or calculator.
  7. Visual ability to read documents and computer monitor.
  8. Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working in an office environment.
  9. Regularly required to talk and hear.
  10. Occasional driving of an automobile.

Job Qualifications

  1. Licensed clinical psychologist or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) required. Must have a license that allows clinician to bill Medicare for reimbursement.
  2. At least three years of experience providing assessment, care management and mental health counseling to at-risk seniors with complex problems. Knowledge of short term, problem solving treatment approaches.
  3. Experience in project design, management and coordination including data collection.
  4. Experience developing and conducting outreach presentations or other training to diverse groups.
  5. Ability to provide clinical supervision.
  6. Ability to form relationships with seniors and their families required.
  7. Ability to use the computer as a tracking and planning tool.
  8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  9. Car and current driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

Please submit cover letter and resume to AlyseC@JFCS.ORG with Project Coordinator/Therapist—Marin in your subject line.

This is a full time, salaried, exempt contract position with benefits.

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