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Clinical Therapist, HUB - Violence Intervention Program Master's Degree Job

8 months ago Medical / Healthcare Jobs Los Angeles   244 views
Job Details

The HUB Bilingual Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist is responsible for crisis intervention and mental health screening operations to assess mental health needs, ensure the psychological well-being of patients, and provide appropriate recommendations at the LAC+USC Medical Center HUB Clinic.


  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of inter-disciplinary teams; and ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to DCFS and medical staff.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
  • Conduct mental health Same Day Assessments (SDAs)/crisis intervention, and formulating recommendations.
  • Educate patient and family regarding the diagnosis, mental health needs, and provide appropriate mental health referrals/linkage in collaboration with case manager.
  • Develop relationships and ongoing communication with DCFS workers and other staff.
  • Participate in training on intervention techniques.
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with regulations (e.g. DMH); and
  • Maintain all appropriate records including crisis intervention files and/or incident reports, clinical notes and other records as required.
  • Follow agency policies and procedures and participate in VIP in-service training programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university.
  • Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW); unlicensed Ph.D./PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver; must maintain CA BBS registration as a condition of employment.
  • Minimum two years documented experience in a mental health setting.
  • Spanish-speaking.
  • Self-starter, independent therapist with the ability to adapt to change in a fast working environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers, and staff.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for DMH services.


  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent data management skills.
  • Familiarity with CQI.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities successfully.
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, and organized individual.


  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.


This position will not have any supervisory responsibility.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.


This is a Full-time position, and hours of work will vary based on department and agency needs but will typically fall within operating hours: Monday Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.


A desktop commuter is required to perform the essential functions of this position and will be issued to the employee for business related use.


No travel is expected for this position.

EEO & Reasonable Accommodation Statements

VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) are federal laws that require employers with 15 or more employees to not discriminate against applicants and individuals with disabilities and, when needed, to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified for a job, with or without reasonable accommodations, so that they may perform the essential job duties of the position.

It is the policy of VIP Community Mental Health Center to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is the company policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Company Description
For over 30 years, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) has been the leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual assault in Los Angeles County. Today, VIP functions as a public-private partnership between the publicly funded VIP Childrens Medical Village at the LAC+USC Medical Center and our non-profit, the VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (VIP-CMHC). Our history of quality mental health care is due in large part to the dedicated and talented employees whose efforts have helped improve the lives of children, transitional age youth, and their families.