Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. 

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

  • Competitive salary
  • 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
  • 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 and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions
  •  Sign-On bonus of $4,000 for Therapist and Social Workers

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Assist the FSP Program Managers in training staff in the field on best practices, risk management and crisis intervention to the FSP community
  • Assist the FSP Program Managers in documentation and training paperwork  for all aspects of the FSP program including, COS, Opening up files, Flex Fund Forms, and inter-agency documentation,
  • Carry a caseload (10% - 30%; depending on the needs of the program) of FSP clients
  • Clinically supervise and assign cases to  MHRS staff and Peer/Parent Partners
  • Attend DMH FSP meetings in the absence of the FSP Program Manager
  • Assist in the facilitation and planning for inter-agency staff meetings, events, and trainings for FSP
  • Participate in the interviewing of FSP candidates as a panel interviewee
  • Facilitate weekly MHRS group supervision as needed
  • Meet with the FSP Program Managers weekly
  • Shadow new staff with clients in the field
  • Participate in all internal FSP chart audits and assist FSP Program Managers in tracking findings and corrections
  • Is available on call 24/7 to provide crisis support to clients
  • Other duties as required


Communication Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, clerkship students, office personnel, other employees, and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret manuals and office document

Mental/ Interpersonal Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and member of the public - in writing, face-to-face, and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Maintain high levels of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy, as well as the APA Code of Ethics and the Standards of Educational and Psychological Testing

Physical Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  •  Ability to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle or feel objects, test materials, tools, or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook), as well as basic working knowledge of various psychological testing software programs
  • Able to use telephone, basic typing skills, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood born pathogens


  • Master's Degree in social welfare or counseling from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in working in a field based or community based program with high risk and severely mentally ill clients who are identified as hard to reach and under-served
  • Experience in and a mastery of documentation practices
  •  Registered and in good standing with the BBS, licensed preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  •  Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of Hillsides' programs & services.  Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer