Mental Health Specialist II
December 23, 2021
Mental Health Clinician II (Unlicensed)
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Therapist I (Unlicensed) – Zero to Five Services

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Full Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Zero to Five Services, the Therapist I is responsible for completing clinical assessments and providing therapy to individuals, families and groups. The Therapist I will provide psychotherapeutic services to children, youths and families.


  • Carries our Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
  • Promotes and supports the mental health of clients.
  • Participates in the agency Continuous Quality Improvement process for the division.
  • Participates in the ongoing Quality Assurance efforts for the provision of mental health services to children and families.
  • Provides an array of clinical services to clients including: psychiatric assessments; crisis intervention; clinical child abuse treatment; individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Participates in weekly case conferences and training provided by the clinical services program.
  • Provides therapy at the home or other locations when clients are unable to come to the office for treatment.
  • Follows state laws regarding mental health issues and confidentiality.
  • Maintains client files to level of requirements mandated in agency policy and completes documentation in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to produce documentation in standard English which is legible and coherent.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports in connection with case requirements by legal and contracting entities i.e., child protective services, probation, courts, Department of Mental Health, etc.
  • Must be able to maintain positive working collaborative relationships with clinical services staff.
  • Performs other job related duties as directed by supervisor or director.

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


  • MSW, MFT or MA in related field, Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  • Holds a BBS or BOP Intern registration
  • At least one year or more of experience working with low-income children and families.
  • At least 2 years working with children ages Birth to Five years old.

Special Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Have knowledge of evaluation of risk for suicidal and homicidal ideation, imminent danger and knows appropriate intervention.
  • Have skills in providing counseling and therapy to clients experiencing emotional distress and crisis.
  • Knowledge of child abuse/crisis intervention techniques.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Training and/or certification in an evidence based practices (i.e. CPP, PCIT and MAP) preferred.
  • Training in ICARE and DC:0-3R
  • Adept at mentoring new hire and student trainees in clinical documentation and processes.
  • Bilingual (English /Spanish) required.
  • License eligible.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  • Valid California Driver License. State required automobile insurance coverage.
  • TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.

COVID-19 Vaccine required for all employees
Para Los Niños has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 1, 2021 requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with approved religious and medical accommodations). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. Johnson & Johnson). As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation.


To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately fifty percent of the time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to life and/or move unassisted up to twenty-five pounds.

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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