Child & Family Center,

Mental Health Therapist - SUD- Bilingual

1 month ago
Employment type
Santa Clarita
Closing date

About this organization

At Child & Family Center, we believe that when unity in diversity exists, progress and growth is inevitable, and that diversity goes beyond gender & race. We aim for a diverse workforce and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds & experiences to apply.

About this job

Salary Range (final salary offer is based on a number of factors, such as certifications, experience, and more):

$66,560 to $80,000/year


$5,000/year Bilingual Spanish differential

Benefits we offer!

15 paid Holidays including 1 week holiday closure (paid) in December through January

Paid Birthday Floating Holiday

Vacation and Sick Time

Medical Coverage

Agency paid Dental & Vision Coverage (for EE-Only coverage)

Voluntary Family Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage

Agency paid Long Term Disability

Agency paid Employee Life Insurance & Employee Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Voluntary Employee and Family Life Insurance, and Family Accidental Death and Dismemberment

401K available with discretionary Agency match

40 hours paid study time for licensure preparation!

Employee Wellness Program

Roles & responsibilities


Providing individual, group, and family therapy in the clinic, school, home or community, the Clinician promotes the mission of Child & Family Center by providing culturally comprehensive assessment and mental health services using evidence-based practices, participates in treatment planning and provides parent education within their scope of practice as designated by Child & Family Center as well as their licensing or registering body.

Clinicians are energetic self-starters who are able to function comfortably in a team environment or independently and relates well to co-workers and County representatives. This position requires flexibility and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision. The individual in this position must be able to assume a wide range of responsibilities, provide timely responses to requests and deadlines and works well under pressure.


Conduct strength-based, culturally competent therapeutic services, consisting of individual, family and/or group therapy as well as individualized intakes and/or other assessments using ASAM criteria as appropriate. Ability to assess according to ASAM criteria and to provide services using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Seeking Safety treatment modalities.

Provide targeted case management and rehabilitation services to clients and caregivers. Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment team(s) to provide appropriate coordinated care services to clients and their families as well as linkages to community supports or other services as needed, such as psychiatry, medical care, housing, rehabilitation & drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.

Provide services in the community or in the field, consistent with contractual, programmatic and funding source requirements.

Assess and monitor client and/or family progress; evaluate outcomes and collaborate to adjust course of treatment as appropriate.

Complete Service and Coordination Plans, progress notes, and other County-required documentation within 24 hours of service delivery; meet the timeliness standards of state and county government funding and other agency funding sources.

Meet Agency requirements regarding client service hours, consistently provide services in keeping with all programmatic and contractual requirements.

Interact well with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and with external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.

Attend and actively participate in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.

Manage all information containing sensitive/confidential content with utmost discretion and adherence to all relevant policies and procedures. Maintain confidentiality for all sensitive matters.

Work one evening per week until 9:00 pm as directed by Program Coordinator II – SUD Treatment Prg.

Work rotating Saturdays, on average of 1x/month as directed by Program Coordinator II – SUD Treatment Prg.

Be on call for selected weekends and evenings.

Provide program coverage and assistance for other departments as needed or as assigned.

Provide crisis coverage as needed.

Cases can be assigned anywhere in Service Area 2.

Develop curriculum for prevention/treatment groups as well as community presentations.

Provide consultation and assistance as needed and in keeping with DMC-ODS/DMH requirements and Center policies. This may include but is not limited to referral processes, client flows and other specialized aspects of the SUD Program.

Performs other duties as assigned.




Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Psychology.

Must be License-eligible, i.e., board-registered MFT-Intern, ACSW, or licensed as an LMFT, LCSW.

Preference will be given to applicants with two years post-degree clinical experience, but all applicants with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Bilingual skills required to meet the clients’ needs

Experience working with ASAM criteria/DMH paperwork

Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices is also highly preferred.

Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy. May be required to obtain a Class II California driver’s license.

Must pass all applicable health, fingerprint/LiveScan and DMV clearances.

To apply

Apply for this position on Child & Family website.