APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
NOTE: This is currently a remote position, however may return to the office and APLA Health location will be negotiable.
Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Services Director, provide the appropriate level of behavioral health and substance use disorder services for clients of APLA Health & Wellness. Staff will provide services identified through a biopsychosocial assessment and promote health and wellness through services, advocacy and education with a focus on the needs of low-income LGBT adults including but not limited to people living with HIV/AIDS. Position will also provide community behavioral health services to other clients seeking services at APLA Health & Wellness. In addition staff will be tasked with providing education and consultation to primary care and behavioral health providers on areas of addiction treatment, and seeking to enhance our integrated care model.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited university; Current California license in good standing as a Licensed Psychologist. Ability to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal provider.
LGBTQ behavioral health issues and effective treatment modalities; HIV behavioral health issues; ability to perform differential diagnosis using the DSM-V; various theoretical orientations; treatment modalities; clinical techniques and interventions; treatment planning; biopsychosocial assessment; crisis intervention and reporting obligations. Requires significant experience in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders, with a specific focus on opioid misuse.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; organize work in an effective manner; work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, fast paced environment; work effectively independently and as part of a team; communicate and relate to a variety of personalities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and presentations; complete documentation in a comprehensive and timely fashion in accordance with APLA H&W policies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is currently a remote position, however may return to the office and APLA Health location will be negotiable. This position requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. This position will pay _ Salary is commensurate with experience.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.