Mental Health Therapist Outpatient Bilingual Spanish

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Tiempo completo


Mínimo: $50,000.00
Máximo: $52,000.00



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1157 Lemoyne Street
Los Angeles
Estados Unidos


We are looking to grow our Outpatient Community Mental Health Team with inspired mental health therapists who are compassionate, innovative leaders in the fields of trauma focused treatment, youth development, early childhood and family support services. El Centro Del Pueblo is committed to developing and maintaining a compassionate learning approach, and our work stretches across many disciplines and integrates program structures in order to positively affect the lives of children and families in Los Angeles. Come make a difference in making children and families safe, strong and thriving in healthy communities!

The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing high quality mental health services to children, youth, and families in compliance with Medi-Cal regulations, Department of Mental Health contractual stipulations, and in accord with legal, professional and ethical guidelines. Services include individual, family or group therapy. Therapists perform services which are within the scope of their training and experience and with support of supervision and training.


ESSENTIAL JOB ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The essential job activities described 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.


  • Provide individual, family, collateral and/or group therapy, and crisis intervention services to age 0 to 21year-old clients who present with a variety of clinical, family, and circumstantial issues;
  • Prior experience with and knowledge of DMH paperwork, policies and procedures preferred, but not required;
  • Certification in an evidence-based practice (EBP) such as TFCBT, MAP, Seeking Safety strongly desired;
  • Demonstrate ability to apply social work and therapeutic competencies of strength-based and culturally competent assessment, planning, referral and linkage and crisis intervention to ensure that potential problems and barriers are identified and addressed as early as possible;
  • Demonstrate high-level proficiency in working with children and families exposed to trauma, issues related to living in poverty and any other adverse experiences;
  • Complete and submit timely initial and annual assessments, including treatment planning and opening paperwork, as assigned;
  • Enthusiastic to work with our vulnerable youth, who are our target population (severely emotionally affected children/youth ages 0-21) and their families;
  • Maintain timely and detailed clinical records of all client interactions, and other required documentation, which conforms to standards of best practice, Department of Mental Health guidelines, and El Centro Del Pueblo’s policies and procedures;
  • Participate in weekly group supervision and training opportunities when offered
  • Participate in clinical case presentations, including rotating leadership of that meeting and making presentations to the group on an as assigned basis;
  • Participate in EBP case supervision, case review meetings, and consultation calls;
  • Participate in training and in-services activities for staff. This may include assisting to provide peer training on an as assigned basis;
  • Communicate relevant information with El Centro Del Pueblo’s multidisciplinary team and participate as a part of that team;
  • Maintain appropriate registration/licensure with the State of California's Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or Board of Psychology (BOP), including completion of state required continuing education credits, hours of supervision, and other procedures required by the relevant board;
  • Participate in no less than 40 hours of annual professional training. These hours may be gained via attendance at ECDP sponsored on-site trainings, off-site professional seminars, graduate coursework, or other opportunities which have been certified by the BBS or BOP;
  • Participate in community education and outreach;
  • Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/CEO and Board of  Directors;
  • Collaborate with other program staff to ensure smooth transition of services for clients;
  • Consistently possess a positive, team-player and solution-focused attitude; Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director.



  • Client Focus—Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, children, parents and agency partners; talks and acts with them in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with clients and gains their trust and respect; views her/his role as adding value to the experience of children to assist with the therapeutic relationship; builds parental knowledge to support their child; deals effectively with diversity; demonstrates high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Listening—Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees; understands child safety issues and is vigilant in recognizing signs of problems.
  • Interpersonal Savvy—Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens carefully to all points of view builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; doesn’t show frustration. Ability to mediate and create middle ground understanding.
  • Approachability—Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra efforts to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the needs and interests of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener.
  • Priority Setting—Spends her/her time and the time of others on what’ s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Commitment to Task – Willing and able to pursue goals with commitment and to take pride in accomplishment. Willing and able to take action to achieve goals and strives to exceed goals.
  • Results/Outcome Oriented – Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-line oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process and progress.
  • Organizing—Marshals resources to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently, identifies informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.


Education/ Experience / Skills

Required: Masters in Counseling or Social work, with one year of experience providing counseling or mental health services. 

Preferred: Knowledge regarding the Department of Mental Health system, child development, social work, and other related fields.

Required: Traveling throughout the community up to 50%;

  • Proficient in English (read, write, speak, & comprehend);
  • Fluent in Spanish (speak & comprehend);
  • Good written and oral communication;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent professional boundaries;
  • Excellent ability to conceptualize and resolve problems;
  • Excellent judgment as pertaining to the position;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to complete projects and reports in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work as a team player in a highly challenging interdisciplinary environment.


Full Benefits

4/40 after 90 day

Flexible Schedule

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Cómo aplicar

Please provide a cover letter and resume with your BBS# and email above attention Lisa Hirsch Marin, Mental Health Director.