CATT Clinician Full-Time

(CATT) Community Assessment Treatment Team · Oakland, California
Department (CATT) Community Assessment Treatment Team
Employment Type Regular Full Time Benefit Eligible
Minimum Experience Experienced

COVID-19 considerations:
In response to COVID-19, we have instituted many safeguards to protect our employees by requiring that all staff and clients be required to wear masks prior to entering our facility, are COVID symptom screened and contact traced, we are taking temperature checks daily, and have installed a clear protective barrier at our front desk.


Please note: You may be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering the facility.

Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected nonprofit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of $7.5 million. It was founded in 1971. BHI is also a social rehabilitation agency providing a full range of Medi-Cal services to adults with co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders.

The CATT Program was developed to provide assessment, crisis management, transportation and referral as appropriate to individuals presenting with behavioral emergencies in the community. The goal of the program is to provide the care and services that will best meet the needs of those individuals in the least restrictive environment by providing rapid on-site medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine a person’s disposition. Although the Program Director’s role is primarily Administrative in nature, and remains stationed at our Harrison location, the Clinicians are 100% field-based and are responsible for utilizing advanced technology such as Telepsychiatry for consultation via laptops, tablets or other mobile devices.

Agency Values:

Compassion: Committed to caring, dignity and kindness

Respect: Honor each individual and provide highly ethical services

Progress: Leading the way in creating opportunities to change for the better

Resilience: Channeling hope, building strengths to successfully recover, adapt and grow

Embracing Differences: Honor and celebrate our diverse communities and individual uniqueness

Bonita House fully supports the Board of Behavioral Sciences' commitment to protect the consumers of California through effective enforcement, ensure credibility and high professional standards through examinations and licensing requirements, and provide excellent customer service to all its constituents.

Position Summary:

The Mental Health Crisis Clinician (MHCC) partner’s with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in a non-emergency vehicle that travels throughout Alameda County, and responds to service calls related to consumers (including children, adolescents, and adults) experiencing mental health crises. Working collaboratively with the EMT as a team, the MHCC will respond to the call, evaluate and determine the disposition of the person in need and facilitate that process. The MHCC will utilize a variety of resources in consultation up to and including law enforcement, psychiatric prescribers, and hospital staff, to effectively provide rapid quality mental health care. MHCC is required to maintain fidelity to Roberts’ Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model (SSCIT), other evidence-based practices, other crisis management interventions, and the use of screening tools to help inform the decision making process. Must have a strong knowledge and be able to provide practical application of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use disorder, insomnia, and suicide prevention), trauma-informed care, Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness/mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, culturally specific mental health needs, and provide linkage to local community resources. MHCC’s contribution to the performance of the CATT Program helps to reduce repeat PES and ED presentations month to month by client, and has great impact reducing 5150’s regionally.

This position requires 12-hour shifts working 3 days one week and 4 days the next week, repeating this schedule.  The current locations available are Oakland 8:00 am - 20:00 pm, Fremont 10:00 am - 22:00 pm, Hayward 7:00 am - 19:00 pm, and Hayward 11:00 am - 23:00 pm.




***Resumes must include their start and end dates in MM/YYYY  format in order to be considered.***

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the field of crisis management; committed to the practices and principles of Roberts’ Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model (SSCIT) ; and experienced in working with a highly diverse community.

Is experienced in rapid screening and assessment, DSM5 Diagnosis and works effectively and efficiently in stressful situations.

In addition, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

· Must be a unrestricted California Licensed mental health provider in good standing, (e.g. LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Phd/PyD) with at least 3 years of clinical experience providing assessment, psychotherapy, and clinical consultation services in a community based setting.

· Must have experience with Electronic Health Record systems (e.g. Welligent, Clinicians Gateway, Reddinet)

· Must demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as a member of the CATT Team.

· The ability to prioritize effectively on competing demands on time.

· Maintains professionalism during moments of crisis.

· Solid written skills to meet the required standards of documentation.

· Strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

· Must comply with all legal and ethical mandates including child and elder abuse reporting, HIPPA, PHI and PII.

· Must be able to meet the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requirements.

· Must have valid California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable by the Agency’s insurance company.

Essential Functions/Skills:

· Direct crisis intervention and crisis management services

· Timely documentation including consistency with Agency and Accreditation standards

· Attend clinical meetings and trainings

· Billing- Medi-Cal and Medicare

· Understands Bonita House’s strategic vision and finds ways to implement and execute the vision at the treatment services level.

· Assists with tracking program outcome data and ensure all consumers a provided with after-care follow-up

· Assist with program development as well as ensures compliance with policies and procedures directly related to risk and funding mandates.

· Community Outreach- internal and external stakeholders-

· Perform other clinical duties assigned by the CATT Program Director

Benefit package valued on average at $9,000 annually per employee includes:

  • Medical- Kaiser 
  • Dental- Delta Dental - DentalPremier coverage including adult orthodontia 
  • Vision- VSP - Signature Plan
  • Life and AD&D- Sterling
  • Long Term Disability- Reliance
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)- Sterling
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture- Landmark
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 10 Holidays
  • Birthday off without using PTO
  • 23 days of PTO initially accrued during the first year
  • Retirement- Mutual of America 
  • Supervision toward licensure for most interns
  • iphone and laptop with data available for mobility in field work
  • Flexible schedules
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 5 Paid professional development days

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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.

· Frequently: Ability to lift, carry, and balance 110 pounds; ability to exert on a regular basis 50 pounds of force and at times up to 100 pounds.

· Constantly: Ability to bend and stoop, ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, possess hand-eye-foot coordination and color recognition, good manual dexterity, with the ability to perform all tasks related to job assignments.

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Occasionally: Exposure to infectious organisms and agents, exposure to toxic chemicals.

· Frequently: Physical and emotional stamina, heavy lifting and extrication in multiple scenarios.

· Constantly: Ability to work as a team member with staff members and other agencies, legible documentation, sensory skills to differentiate clinical findings, visual and auditory acuity.

Clinical requirements described here are those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the job, and will be completed within 30 days of hire;

· Providing Basic Life Support Care and transport while working as a member of an emergency medical team to patients while in adherence to the scope of practice, patient care procedures, protocols and medical direction according to their level of certification/licensure.

· Maintains and continues to obtain at least the minimum prescribed continuing education required to keep your certification/licensure in the state.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability:

BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Status”).

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
    (CATT) Community Assessment Treatment Team
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full Time Benefit Eligible
  • Minimum Experience