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Hiring Mental Health Therapist

Company: Pacific Clinics
Location: Whittier
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum Starting Rate: $58,240 Annualized

Population: Children's 0-18yrs


Provide individual, group and/or family therapy to clients and/or families. Provides clinical assessment, field-based and outreach services to clients and their families; case management and advocacy services.


Conducts family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent individualized intakes / assessments gathering information from family, consumer, significant other and involved agencies in the office or in the field as appropriate.

Includes healthcare, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, employment or housing, as appropriate, in treatment plans.

Completes Service and Coordination Plans, progress notes, and other DMH required documentation within two to three business days of service delivery and meets the standards of the Department of Mental Health Short/Doyle Medi-Cal, Pacific Clinics and its funding sources.

Provides rehabilitative services to clients and/or their families which might include assistance in restoring or maintaining a clients functional skills, daily living skills, social skills, and linking up to needed community services and support resources.

Provides outreach, advocacy, and rehabilitative services needed for ongoing cases and in crisis intervention.

Provides case management, which might include obtaining client information, identifying needs and problems, linking clients and their families to appropriate resources.

Provides services in the community or in the field consistent with program and funding source contractual requirements.

Works with the treatment team to provide appropriate coordinated care services to clients and their families.

Displays sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.

Interacts well with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and with external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.

Completes billing expectations per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs.

May be require to obtain LPS designation and participate in on-call rotation and respond to after hours calls based on program requirements.

Attends and participates in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.

Interacts with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.

Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.

Models Pacific Clinics approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.

Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.

Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Initiate and maintain professional interactions and communication with Clinics employees and/or others.


Level 1: Registered, licensed-eligible AMFT, APCC, ASW or Waivered Psychologist OR Newly licensed Psychologist, MFT, and LCSW with less than 2 years post licensure experience.

Level 2 & 3: Experienced LCSW, LMFT, LPCC or Psychologist with a minimum of 2 years (level 2) or 5 years (level 3) post licensure experience.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.

Bilingual skills in the appropriate language for the Clinics clients are highly preferred.

Familiar with Windows operating system, MS WORDS, EXCEL, email, etc. able to compose correspondence/notes and type up correspondence/notes using correct format and grammar.

Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy. May be required to obtain a Class II California drivers license.


Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Keywords: Pacific Clinics, Whittier , Hiring Mental Health Therapist, Other , Whittier, California

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