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Mental Health Therapist (Los Angeles)

Website CIHSS, Inc./ Alafia Mental Health Institute

Join our team of Mental Health Therapists!

The role of the Mental Health Therapist is to provide direct clinical services to children, adolescents and their families. The Mental Health Therapist usually provides field-based services at the client residence, school, place of work, or other appropriate locations throughout the community. However due to the COVID-19 our services are temporarily been provided via TELEHEALTH. Utilizes one or more Evidence-Based Practices or provides services within specific guidelines as approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH). Works with clients to complete an assessment, diagnosis, and develop a mutually agreed upon treatment plan. Provides ongoing mental health services, as outlined in the client Care Coordination Plan. Provides guidance and instruction to Case Managers whose responsibility it is to provide non-clinical supportive services.

PERFORMANCE AREAS: General responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Receive, review and promptly schedule intakes with clients; Ability to manage a caseload of 16-20 clients, providing billable client care services for at least 70% (28 hours) of a 40 hour work week if Full Time. Part Time requirements are 11.8 client care hours weekly; Conduct initial intake assessments, diagnose, and develop objectively quantifiable treatment plan; Provide individual, group, or family therapy and psycho-education as specified in Client Care Coordination Plan, and as required per the selected EBP; Maintain accurate, thoroughly documented client records with a quality of documentation that meets or exceeds both Agency and DMH standards; Submit progress notes; Coordinate activities with intra- and inter-agencies (DCFS, DMH, and other community providers as needed) to provide enhanced mental health services for clients; Direct Case Managers in meeting health, educational, recreational, social, emotional, and psychological needs of each child/family by initiating referrals, providing direct linkage to community resources and conducting follow-up as needed; Willingness to travel throughout Service Area 6 to provide field-based services in homes and schools; Provide progress reports as requested by client and as appropriate; Participate in individual and group supervision; Attend staff development and general staff meetings; Maintain client confidentiality as per agency standards; Abide by the CIHSS/Alafia professional code of ethics and model CIHSS/Alafia values; Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.

QUALIFICATIONS: MSW from an accredited school of social work, MA in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other related degree and Registered with BBS or Board of Psychology as required to conduct therapy; Computer literacy and willingness to learn how to utilize an electronic records management system; Ability to maintain accurate chart records/documentation; submit documentation daily within 24 hours; Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, multi-task and maintain detailed, accurate records; Demonstrate cultural competency and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and families; Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; Valid California Driver License, Automobile Insurance, and proof of satisfactory driving record as determined by agency’s insurance carrier; Ability to provide health and TB clearances; Ability to pass background check (includes fingerprinting).

DESIRE: Knowledge of DMH regulations and previous experience completing required documentation; Experience in providing field-based services.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $28.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
At Alafia Mental Health Institute safety is a priority, we are following all state mandated guidelines.

Application Question(s):

  • Knowledge of DMH regulations and previous experience completing required documentation
  • Are you registered with the BBS?


  • Master’s (Required)


  • providing field-based services.: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Los Angeles, CA 90008

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