Clinical Therapist
March 26, 2024
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Youth Therapist – Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment for Youth

Website Door to Hope

“Together, we can make the difference of a lifetime.”

Door to Hope opened its doors 50 years ago with a residential treatment center for women in need who were struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Today, we have ten caring programs to help infants, children, teenagers, men, women and families. We collaborate with agencies, and receive support from businesses, individuals and charitable organizations to find innovative ways to change lives for the better.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick pay
  • Yearly Continuing Education Bonus
  • Opportunities to Advance
  • Family Oriented Environment

Join a growing team and learn alongside accomplished professionals!


Under general professional and administrative guidance and supervision and with latitude for independent professional judgment, the Therapist functions as the lead clinician for a designated caseload of no more than 8 to 10 youth and their family or caregivers for ICT Clinical Services. The Therapist works closely with the team to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate the provision of all services, including community-based intervention and treatment services, in accordance with the adolescent and family’s care plan. The Therapist assures the development and implementation of the strength-based process and compliance with ICT’s core values and principles.


1. Education:

A. Graduate degree in social work or psychology is required.

B. Specialized education and/or training in co-occurring disorders is highly preferred.

C. Educational focus on the delivery of clinical services to youth and families is preferred.

2. Licensure/Certification:

A. LCSW or MFT license or a registered Associate through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences is required.

3. Experience:

A. A minimum of two (2) to three (3) years satisfactory employment in clinical counseling or an addiction recovery setting is preferred

B. Clinical experience in with youth and their families is preferred.

C. Clinical experience in the provision of wraparound services or meeting the needs of youth with multidimensional needs is desirable.

4. Skills:

A. Thorough knowledge of alcoholism and other drug dependencies and appropriate counseling techniques; including but not limited to: the ability to recognize the early signs and symptoms of illness; the ability to promote the need for professional assistance; and the ability to recognize individuals who are under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs.

B. Knowledge of State and county guidelines as applied to Wraparound services, mental health counseling, and addiction recovery programs.

C. Ability to engage, motivate, and counsel youth and their families in a variety of modalities and settings, including individual, group, and family.

D. Ability to facilitate didactic, recovery, 12-Step-oriented, and support groups and classes in an age-appropriate manner.

E. Ability to coordinate services within an interdisciplinary team basis.

F. Ability to document progress and complications in client’s wraparound service process as required by State, County and agency policies.

G. Knowledge and ability to implement core wraparound values, including: family centered, strengths-based, consumer and needs driven, individualized, culturally relevant, unconditional, community and team based, accountable, accessible, outcome based, cost-effective, flexible, promoting self sufficiency, comprehensive, and collaborative.

H. Knowledge of specialized parenting skills and accommodations to meet the needs of substance exposed children.

I. Considerable knowledge of community referral resources and the ability to use them appropriately. Ability to liaison with judicial system, social service, mental health, and other agencies and providers as required by the needs of youth and their families.

J. Ability to maintain accountability and meet deadlines and follow-through on tasks.

K. Exemplary critical reasoning and decision-making capabilities, particularly in crisis or demanding situations.

L. Good written and verbal communication skills;

M. Ability to coordinate the work in an interdisciplinary team setting.

N. Fluency in both English and Spanish (bi-lingual) is preferred but not required.

5. Physical Demands and Special Job Conditions

A. In good physical health as verified by a health screening.

B. Must have own vehicle and proof of insurance with acceptable driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

C. Current CPR/First Aid certification.

D. Tuberculosis clearance (within 7 days of hire, annually thereafter).

E. Moderate walking and standing. Position may require extended sitting.

F. Ability to assist a debilitated client or lift a small child.

G. Voice level that is audible to groups in a class setting.

H. Ability to twist, lift, bend to store and retrieve records.

I. Flexibility and dexterity to assist in basic household duties.

J. Ability to tolerate moderate stress levels.

K. Ability to work a flexible work schedule, based on the needs of the job.


1. Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the treatment service process for a caseload of up to ten (10) youth and their family or caregivers.

2. Maintains close, direct service contact with youth and families or caregivers. Routinely completes screenings, assessments, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy to assist in the provision of therapeutic services, as necessary and appropriate. Demonstrates a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and clinical techniques to effectively assist youth and their families/caregivers in articulating and understanding the individual impact of their multi-dimensional problems. Demonstrated ability to work from a strengths basis.

3. Develops the Mental Health Plan that provides direction and accountability for treatment services; evaluates and updates the plan on a regular and as-needed basis; promotes innovative and creative planning processes; and is able to promote the development and functioning of the trans-disciplinary planning process to the benefit of the youth and the family/caregiver.

4. Provides services on a comprehensive, unconditional basis in a variety of formal and natural environments, including but not limited to the home and at school. Demonstrates the ability to engage and motivate youth and families to strive to attend stated care plan goals and objectives.

5. Utilizes a variety of clinical interventions and techniques to promote engagement, improve emotional and behavioral functioning, improve family functioning, and reduce the need for placements in restrictive environments. Meets regularly and intensively with youth and family members, facilitates formal individual and group therapy experiences as indicated, and maximizes the youth’s and family’s clinical experiences.

6. Provides case management for all services, including coordinating the provision of advocacy and support services of mentors and peer partners. Integrates all service delivery components, whether internally provided or provided by community-based clinicians and agencies. Liaisons with all team members, referring agencies, clinicians, probation officers, and other providers as necessary and appropriate.

7. Completes all required documentation including safety plans, family plans, and case notes. Develops individual and multi-dimensional discharge plan to assure the client and family are able to maintain the gains experienced during the wraparound process. Provides for a comprehensive and individualized aftercare plan and maintains contact and accountability with the case after formal discharge.

8. Coordinates and facilitates team meetings, staffing conferences, and case planning and review sessions on a regular basis to adequately communicate with all members of the interdisciplinary team to provide consistency and continuity of care. Provides direction to team members in difficult situations.

9. Works closely with the ICT Clinical Supervisor to assure appropriate utilization of clinical and community-based resources. Provides information and referrals and documents such to in the case file. Maintains mutually productive and beneficial relationships with community providers to provide for a wide-array of resources to meet youth and family needs.

10. Demonstrates positive and effective relations with colleagues and co-workers, including mentors and peer partners, to promote good working relationships, efficiency and a positive work environment. Evaluates, coaches, and directs mentors and peer partners to provide a high level of care to youth and their families.

11. Effectively assists youth and their families in articulating and understanding the individual impact of substance exposure and/or substance abuse on their functioning and effectively motivates clients to apply appropriate corrective measures and accommodations.

12. Demonstrates the ability to develop and present didactic recovery information in a presentation/discussion format for youth, their families, and the community that promotes understanding and utilizes good communication skills in an age-appropriate manner.

13. Assures that client records document the youth and family/caregiver’s course of services appropriately. Conducts record reviews on a retrospective and concurrent basis to assure that all documentation standards are met. Reviews case and care plans on a regular basis and assures that discharge plans reflect the needs of the youth and family and assist in sustaining the gains made during the wraparound treatment process.

14. Demonstrates the ability to deal with stress, anger, and/or frustration in a professional manner. Maintains appropriate and ethical behavior at all times. Represents Door to Hope appropriately in the community.

15. Responds to unanticipated, unusual, and/or crisis situations with good judgment and demonstrates the ability to collaborate with co-workers as appropriate to the situation. Utilizes good crisis intervention skills, including suicidal risk assessment, and utilizes medical and community referral resources appropriately.

16. Coordinates the completion of performance improvement activities as described in the program’s Continuous Quality Management Program. Demonstrates the ability to meet quality assessment and performance improvement indicators and outcomes. Participates in performance improvement meetings and committees as necessary. Meaningfully participates in clinical supervision and evaluation activities. Responds to supervision receptively when thresholds are not met.

17. Performs additional duties as required by the needs of program.

NON-DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE: No discrimination will be made on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual preference or national origin in accordance with the standards and policies of Door to Hope.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38.00 – $42.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Outpatient

Ability to Relocate:

  • Salinas, CA 93901: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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