Job: Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive work environment
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons
  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions
  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sign-On bonus of $4,000 for Therapist and Social Workers


The therapist is responsible to provide mental health services to children and families in compliance with Medi-Cal regulations, contractual stipulations, and in accord with legal and professional ethical guidelines. Services may include individual, family or group therapy; therapeutic modality is not specified, but may be assigned for certain cases at the discretion of the treatment team and/or clinic manager.  Therapists perform services which are within the scope of their training and experience.


· Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/CEO and Board of                 


· Provide individual, family, collateral and/or group therapy, and crisis services to a caseload of 0 to 21 year-old clients, who present with a variety of clinical, family, and circumstantial issues;  

· Certain clinicians may be assigned a specific population or service line, such as intake, early intervention, adolescents, or Wraparound, at the discretion of the clinic manager;

· Complete initial and annual assessments, including treatment planning and opening Paperwork, as assigned;

· Caseload size will be determined based on the type of services provided, location of services, severity of cases, and clinic resources; 

· Maintain timely and detailed clinical records of all client interactions, and other required documentation, which conforms to standards of best practice, Department of Mental Health guidelines, and Bienvenidos Policies and Procedures;

· Participate in weekly staff, case review, and case assignment  planning meetings;

· Participate in clinical case presentations, including rotating leadership of that meeting and making presentations to the group on an as assigned basis;

· Participate in training and in-services activities for staff.  This may include assisting to provide peer training, on an as assigned basis;

· Communicate relevant information with Bienvenidos’ multidisciplinary team and participate as a part of that team;

· Maintain appropriate registration/licensure with the State of California's Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or Board of Psychology (BOP), including completion of state required continuing education credits, hours of supervision, and other procedures required by the relevant board;

· Participate in no less than 40 hours of annual professional training.  These hours may be gained via attendance at BCC sponsored on-site trainings, off-site professional seminars, graduate coursework, or other opportunities which have been certified by the BBS or BOP; 

· Participate in community education and outreach; 

· Perform other duties as deemed necessary for fulfillment of program requirement; and 

· Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully. 

· Required: MFT, LCSW or clinical psychology license or waiver, with one year of experience providing counseling or mental health services;  

· Knowledge regarding  child development, social work, DMH systems, and other related fields desirable;

· Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;

· Ability to effectively present information to community groups, managers, clients, interagency meetings, and the general public;

· Good oral and written communication skills; 

· Preferred: English/Spanish bilingual;

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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