AMFT for mental health treatment center
December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020
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Wraparound Clinician (TEMP) (Lake View Terrace, CA)

Website Phoenix House California

Full Job Description

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Clinician is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.


Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and/or direct observation.
Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports.
Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity) formulating a psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/Evidence-Based Practice (individual, family, group, case management, outreach, etc.)
Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures.
Accurately documents all work with the client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results.
Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation, and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients.
Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large.
Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting.
Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Phoenix House, CARF, Community Care Licensing, SAPC, DMH, and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in in-service programs.
Maintains overall confidentiality information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).
Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
Maintains a professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stakeholders at all times.
Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
Other duties as assigned


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
AMFT or ACSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required.
LMFT or LCSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration a plus
Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment.
Experience in Substance Abuse or Mental Health preferred
Experience with SPAC, DMH, Community Care Licensing, and other governing bodies preferred
Evidenced-Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred
Must maintain a valid California Drivers’ License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For? Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
Proficiency in MS Office systems
Ability to utilize an electronic medical record
Proficiency with SPAC, DMH, Community Care Licensing, and other governing bodies
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
Understanding of adult/adolescent development and family systems
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Job location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job number:288

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