Clinical Therapist, OCS Program

Violence Intervention Program/VIP Community Mental Health Center

Published 15 days ago

The VIP Community Mental Health Center (VIP CMHC) is an exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works under the umbrella of the greater Violence Intervention Program (VIP). VIP CMHC offers mental health services for children, 0 to 21 years old, and their non-offending family members living in LA County. VIP CMHC provides treatment using a multidisciplinary treatment team, and it also integrates medical and mental health assessments to provide comprehensive treatment to the child. Its clinical staff provides services on-site and in schools as well as at the VIP's Forensic Medical Clinic as children are triaged after trauma.

Violence Intervention Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community in the heart of Los Angeles County. At the Violence Intervention Program (VIP), we understand that every employee plays an integral role in protecting and caring for the children and families we serve each day. Composed of a diverse and growing community of concerned and caring individuals, VIP is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children and their families find hope for today and opportunities for a brighter tomorrow. Every employee knows that they can make a difference and change a life.


Outpatient Care Services (OCS) are specialty mental health services provided to children/youth, ages 0-25 by professionals and paraprofessionals specially trained to recognize and respond to the unique biopsychosocial needs of children/youth. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, OCS Program, this role will provide specialty mental health services to children/youth, ages 0-25, who identify as at-risk youth.


Reporting into the Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Therapist, OCS program is responsible for providing Field Based Services which may include individual and family therapy and interventions.


·      Performs intake assessments;

·      Formulates Client Treatment Plans;

·      Provides direct clinical work and therapeutic services to clients using a team and community-based approach;

·      Fills out and maintains client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes;

·      Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients, formulating diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment;

·      Accurately documents all work with clients as measured by QA standards;

·      Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines;

·      Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy;

·      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 therapeutic practice with clients;

·      Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients; works effectively within the Agency and community;

·      Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by VIP-CMHC and other governing bodies;

·      Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency;

·      Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stake holders at all times and exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities;

·      Follow agency policy and procedures;

·      Participate in VIP in-service training programs; and

·      Perform other duties as assigned.


·      Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university;

·      Must be fluent in English and Spanish;

·      Strong clinical and communication skills;

·      The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers and staff;

·      Strong computer skills, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based Electronic Health Record software (CareLogic);

·      Well organized, detail oriented and skilled with time/task management, able to adapt to frequent changes;

·      Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base;

·      Ability to provide field-based work;

·      Strong problem-solving skills


·      Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

·      Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

·      Must have current licensure the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW), unlicensed PH.D/PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver; must maintain CA BBS licensure in good standing. 

The VIP Community Mental Health Center (VIP CMHC) is an exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works under the umbrella of the greater Violence Intervention Program (VIP). VIP CMHC offers mental health services for children, 0 to 21 years…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required


1721 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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