Mental Health Therapist - Ventura Training Center

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The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at: www.antirecidivism.org.


ARC is looking for an experienced Mental Health Therapist to work with VTC Participants in the Ventura area. This position’s focus will be providing direct clinical services to individuals participating in the Ventura Training Center, as well as provide programmatic support to the ARC department and its partner organizations. The therapist will meet the needs of these individuals – providing individual therapy, facilitating groups, developing and evaluating curriculum, and strengthening partnerships with other CBOs offering supportive resources to VTC participants and their families. The ideal candidate for this position has counseling experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals and demonstrated experience working with a multidisciplinary team, preferably in a criminal justice setting. This position requires full and thorough knowledge of the specific and unique needs of this population.

The Anti Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an energetic, driven, and knowledgeable clinician to provide services to its members. The ideal candidate will be someone who brings warmth, intelligence, creativity, initiative, and integrity to his or her work.


·      Provide professional mental health services to VTC Participants, including individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy, using empirically supported interventions for mental health treatment and/or prevention.

·      Support life coaches to provide case management services to program participants and help provide training and guidance to the VTC team, as needed.

·      Plan, organize, and facilitate interagency case conferences, staff meetings, and consultation

·      Prepare intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintain ongoing confidential records. Documents participants treatment and progress for all individual and group sessions in our electronic records system and our secure client database.

·      Attend all case conferences, member support meetings, and clinical staff meetings, working collaboratively with the life coaches and career services to provide support to VTC Participants, as needed.

·      Facilitate therapeutic, social-emotional, recovery, and processing groups to ensure all groups are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and meet the members’ needs/expectations.

·      Work in collaboration with the Member Services Director and Associate Director to plan and facilitate monthly case conferences with direct service staff, professional development, and clinical training.

·      Support the Clinical & Wellness Director to maintain and build external mental health referral sources.

·      Support Clinical & Wellness Department in ensuring all office meetings, groups, and approaches are trauma-informed and implements best practices in dealing with staff and/or member conflict.

·      Other clinical duties as directed by Clinical & Wellness director and VTC Program Manager.

·      Collaborates and maintains consistent communication with all agencies on site, as directed by the VTC Program Manager



·      Must be registered or eligible to register as an AMFT, ASW, APLC and in the process of working toward hours for licensure. Prior experience working with justice-involved individuals required.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·      A demonstrated passion for helping a diverse, underserved population who have experienced trauma, including but not limited to incarceration.

·      Substantial clinical experience working with individuals who have experienced incarceration, and/or experience working within the criminal justice system, CDCR, and/or community partners focused on reentry

·      Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed behavioral mental health care.

·      Knowledge and experience working with individuals experiencing addiction and/or mental illness.

·      Ability to manage difficult or challenging situations; respond promptly to participants needs; solicit participants feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments. 

·      Approaches others in a tactful manner; treats others with respect and consideration, regardless of status or position

·      Responds well under pressure; follows through on commitments.

·      Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; accepts constructive criticism; ability to interact and work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse set of individuals and personalities and in various situations; contributes to a positive team spirit.

·      Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

·      Bilingual skills a plus.


The Mental Health Therapist is a full-time staff position with a salary of $55k - $65k annually. ARC also offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k match. 

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

 This position requires a clearance from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Formerly Incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to the Member Services Director egoldwasser@arc-ca.org .  Please include "VTC Mental Health Therapist” in the subject line of the email. Applications accepted until position is filled.


The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by…

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USD $55.000 - USD $65.000
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Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life, and PTO

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life, and PTO


Ventura, CA, USA

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