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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under general supervision, incumbent is assigned the responsibility for administering a specialized treatment program by working as a coordinator of and clinician in the UC San Diego Division of Clinical Psychiatry Addiction Treatment and Recovery Program (ART). Duties are as follow: coordinate the ART Intensive Outpatient Program; facilitate entry into the program, conduct evaluations and assessments, obtain insurance authorizations, serve as liaison with UC physicians and others referring into the program, contribute to and implement the core program content, lead and co-lead groups, and plan and facilitate discharges and aftercare treatment. The incumbent will also conduct evaluations and assessments, develop treatment plans, and provide individual therapy and care management services for outpatients with complex co-occurring substance use and other mental health disorders in the ART program. The incumbent will be available for crisis intervention for ART patients; will assist the Program Director in the day to day operation of the programs, implement quality improvement activities, and assure that the ART program meets quality care guidelines. Has the opportunity to supervision of social interns from local Schools of Social Work as assigned and serve as liaison with the School(s).
Master's degree from an accredited school of social work, possession of a clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, and three years of post-master's experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Must have valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Demonstrated skill to determine, using ASAM criteria, appropriate treatment level and care recommendations.
Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction and abstinence based intervention strategies and self help approaches.
Demonstrated ability to conduct a psychiatric evaluation using DSM V.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in use of trauma informed evidence based interventions for individuals with co-occurring disorders including motivational enhancement, DBT, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy, relapse prevention and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups.
Ability to provide clinical supervision to social work trainees.
Knowledge of indications and contraindications for psychiatric medications in individuals with co-occurring psychiatry and substance use disorder and knowledge of medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders.
Demonstrated ability to design and document appropriately a treatment plan addressing biological, psychological, and social aspects of care.
Knowledge of San Diego County mental health and substance use services, social service and health resources.
Minimum of three years post licensure experience in providing treatment for patients with complex interacting addiction and other mental disorders and psychosocial stressors.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to attend community meetings.
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