PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the part-time psychiatrist is to manage the
medication support for youth accessing services and provide psychiatric consultation and
training to program staff. Position can be as an Independent Contractor or as an employee.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Complete initial and ongoing evaluations of youth to determine medication and
• Prescribe and monitor medications.
• Provide consultation and education to program staff including recommendations for
appropriate treatment approaches on a range of behavioral health issues and best
practices for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population.
• Provide on-site crisis assessment and management of clients.
• Provide appropriate referrals to other medical specialties as needed.
• Assist through consultation in establishing psychiatric programs and policies.
• Keep medical records and prepare psychiatric reports.
• Be available to provide occasional telephone consultation to behavioral health providers
for very complex clients or challenging client situations.
• Perform other related duties, including but not limited to meeting attendance,
preparation of reports, and completion of special projects.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE:
• Board certified, active California medical license, current and valid DEA certificate
• Proof of liability insurance
• Must demonstrate ongoing clearance with the California State Department of Social
Services, Community Care Licensing Division, allowing direct contact with program
• Experience providing mental health services (individual and group therapy, and
psychoeducational groups) in a social service setting, preferably with a high-risk youth
• Knowledgeable of the following behavioral health theories: Trauma-Informed Care,
Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Practices, and Harm Reduction.
• Experience working with TAY, homeless and/or marginally housed individuals, people
with active mental illness/co-occurring behavioral health and/or substance abuse
• Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive
individual and social change goals it embodies.
• Maintain a creative, teambuilding, cooperative approach to job performance and seek
to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks using diversity, equity,
and inclusion and restorative practice lens.
• Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment.
• Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the
responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of the
youth we serve.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and other providers both
orally and in writing.
• Must demonstrate an acceptable level of maturity, good judgment, and emotional
• Ability to speak and write in English with excellent written and verbal skills, including
• Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all
• Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with
agency policies and standards and conforming to scheduling requirements of this job
description and program.
• Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate
professional training and experience.
• Finger manipulation.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
• Ability to comprehend complex materials.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.
Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer