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Field Based Therapist/Service Coordinator II ACSW/AMFT – DMH Housing FSP

Website Step Up on Second, Inc

Full Job Description

Step Up on Second, a nationally recognized non-profit mental health and housing provider currently has opportunities for Masters Level Mental Health Service Coordinators in Hollywood (SA4). Step Up is a Department of Mental Health contractor with MHSA (prop 63) funded programs. Step Up embodies the core values or Hope, Wellness, Respect, Voice and Choice, and Collaborative Relationships. Step Up embraces evidenced based practices of Wellness, Rehabilitation and Recovery, Housing First and Motivational Interviewing. The position is field-based and the team is field-based and interdisciplinary in structure. Supervision towards BBS hours as well as a generous benefits package are provided. Recent Graduates are encouraged to apply.

SUMMARY: Hollywood Homeless Services provides therapeutic and rehabilitation/case management support services as a member of the Homeless Services Team. Clients will either be housed in permanent supportive housing or pending housing, still requiring outreach while homeless. All clients have a history of chronic homelessness, mental health diagnoses and co- or tri-morbid medical or substance disorders. The program will use a modified ACT model of care and services to ensure successful permanent placement. The objectives of the program are to sustain those in housing and house those pending housing, then develop life skills with a particular focus on educational and vocational outcomes and positive mental health behaviors which will support their recovery and promote wellness. Step Up as an agency subscribes to a Psychosocial Model of Rehabilitation and Wellness and Recovery for all members to achieve their highest level of engagement, functioning and recovery.

  • Develop relationships with ADULTS who have intensive mental health needs which may require prolonged outreach and engagement, mental health, co-occurring health and substance or supportive housing services.
  • Use trauma informed, evidenced based practices, motivational interviewing, housing first and recovery oriented models of treatment.
  • Provides clinical therapeutic and case management services for adults with psychiatric disabilities to assist them in improving their current level of functioning in the community.
  • Complete full assessments (AFAs), treatment plans (CTPs), and Outcome Measure Assessments (OMAs) with a focus on housing stability. Support goals with field based services.
  • Assist in securing appropriate housing, ensure housing stability via home visits, individual therapy, linkage to medication support, vocational and educational opportunities, and reduction of substance use and abuse leading to full recovery.
  • Collect data and assist with outcomes reports.
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology or Social Work. MFT, MSW and must be license-eligible and registered with the CAL BBS. Experience working with mentally ill adults in a community setting. Case management experience is essential, also having the ability to chart patient progress to meet documentation requirements. Interview will involve a review of this ability. Candidate must have own transportation and current California drivers license and insurance. Position requires frequent driving and transporting.
  • Step Up Benefits and Clinical Training Program:
  • Step Up offers a rich benefits package: health, dental, vision and 403b match options.
  • Step Up has a strong clinical supervision program for qualified interns earning clinical hours and registered with CA BBS.
  • Knowledge of or experience with DSM-5 diagnoses, assessment of level of functioning, DMH documentation, EBP’s such as Motivational interviewing, DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Trauma Informed Care, Housing First, etc. Ability to work independently and on a collaborative team. Initiative and solution focused practice. Uses good time management skills and resources to balance case load direct service and paperwork.

Step Up utilizes the principles of trauma-informed care and mental health recovery. These principles inform our Core Values of Hope, Wellness, Voice and Choice, Respect, and Collaborative Relationships. As representatives of Step Up, employees agree to adhere to these values in their interactions with members, colleagues, supervisors, and associated community members.

Step Up Core Values:

HOPE – We believe all people have the capacity for positive growth and change. We use hope to inspire and motivate ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community.

WELLNESS – We believe in promoting a culture that supports healthy and fulfilling lives. We use a supportive environment to foster well-being for ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community.

VOICE AND CHOICE – We believe in the right to choose and be heard. We use voice and choice to create meaningful outcomes and empowerment for ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community.

RESPECT – We believe in promoting interactions that are non-judgmental, transparent. We use respect to guide all of our words and actions with ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community.

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS – We believe in forming partnerships to share resources, knowledge, and experiences. We use collaborative relationships to strengthen accomplishments for ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 – $56,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Psychiatry


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:


Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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