Associate or Licensed Psychotherapist
May 2, 2024
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Associate Clinical Therapist

Website Interfaith Community Services

Non-profit Social Services

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will provide professional mental health services, to include case consultation and individual and group psychotherapy; evaluations and assessments, and perform related work as required supporting the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

The Recovery and Wellness Center was created with the vision that all individuals should have an opportunity to pursue wellness and recovery and in turn experience an improved quality of life regardless of their ability to pay. Interfaith will provide a recovery-oriented system of care that is designed to support individuals seeking to recover from substance use disorders and/or co-occurring conditions across their lifespan. The RWC treatment center will include withdrawal management (detox), residential and outpatient treatment services.

  • Conducts intake assessments; prepares diagnostic evaluations which includes obtaining personal, social, emotional, and substance abuse history; determines the cause, nature, and severity of the client’s current mental status
  • Determines medical necessity and level of care placement for Substance Use Disorder treatment services
  • Develops, evaluates, and implements goal-oriented treatment plans
  • Provides direct treatment services such as individual, family and group therapy to a difficult and complex client population
  • Intervenes in crisis situations when a client exhibits acute psychiatric symptoms which present an immediate threat to the client or others
  • Provides rehabilitative and socialization services to restore and maintain the best possible functional level of clients with chronic psychological impairments
  • Provides consultation to other staff members on a client’s history, mental status, and previous treatment, and on the community resources available for the treatment of a client
  • Participates in staff review of a case(s); recommends changes in therapeutic techniques, environment, and/or charting to facilitate client recovery
  • Strictly adheres to participant confidentiality as required by County, State, and Federal (42 CFR) regulations
  • Assists clients and their families in understanding the nature of their mental or emotional disorder; provides emotional support and information to assist them in identifying external stressors that contribute to the client’s problems
  • Prepares case documentation, progress reports, special reports, proposals, manuals, and correspondence
  • Performs specialized tasks including involuntary hospitalizations procedures (5150) and Tarasoff assessments
  • May provide guidance to volunteers and staff
  • Participates in mental health conferences and local area committees
  • Services as consultant or trainer for staff on complex client placement, and mental health issues
  • Recommends when to terminate professional counseling treatment; develops follow-up and/or revised post treatment techniques and activities
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, or related field required
  • Must be currently registered with the State of California as Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT) or Associate Social Worker (ASW) or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)
  • 2+ years of experience working in a social service or counseling related setting required
  • Experience working with substance abuse disorders preferred

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