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Behavioral Health Therapist (ASW/MSW/AMFT)- Delano Adult BH

Delano, California
USD49,750 to USD103,350
Job Type
19 May 2023
Position Summary:

The Behavioral Health Therapist under the general supervision of the Clinic Manager plans and provides direct mental health psychotherapy and co-occurring services for adults, children, families and groups. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary team approach, recovery oriented and strength based methods in providing comprehensive care to clients and their families. Supervised hours of experience are provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist or Board certified Medical Doctor to meet the pre-licensing accrual hours necessary for licensure in the Associate's related field under jurisdiction of the Board of Behavioral Sciences. All BH Therapist Associates must be credentialed by the Clinica Sierra Vista credentialing board before they may independently see clients and must abide by all clinical directives and guidelines provided to them by their licensed supervisor. Details of the supervisor/supervisee rights and responsibilities are outlined in the BBS terms and conditions for accrual of supervised hours of experience in a non-profit setting. This classification includes registered and degreed, but not yet licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT) and Associate Social Workers (ASW).

Clinical Supervision Hours Provided.

Essential Functions:

1. Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy services as allowed within the employees' scope of practice and the recovery model guidance for best practices at the service site.

2. Screens adults and/or children for the appropriateness of treatment; conducts psychosocial assessments and diagnoses mental health and co-occurring disorders.

3. Assists in the coordinating of activities for the Case Manager.

4. Maintains communication with other local service agencies for patient referral as needed. Develops network of community resources and maintains liaison with these resources.

5. Assist in the provision of in-services and consultation to the interdisciplinary team of health professionals on the staff.

6. Responsible for working with client(s) on implementation and oversight of the Plan of Care.

7. Keeps accurate, up-to-date records on clients served, including progress notes, transfer and discharge plans, annual reviews, and all client contacts.

8. Participates in utilization review activities.

9. Utilizes a personal computer and various software programs, including an electronic health record (EHR).

10. Prepares and delivers oral presentations to the public on CSV Behavioral Health and its programs.

11. Serves as a liaison with community agencies and schools.

12. On-call service for after hours crisis needs for specific weeks (subject to available dates).

13. Be available to translate for specific sessions, if qualified.

14. Able to work specific weekend shifts (usually Saturdays from 9:00 - 1:00).

15. Must have a current/valid California Drivers License and proof of insurance.

16. May be assigned to work at a satellite clinic/site on a scheduled, temporary basis.

Other Experience and Skills Required:

1. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team approach with both paraprofessionals and professionals.

2. Ability to maintain client dignity and confidentiality.

3. Willingness to work non-regular hours may be required.

4. Bilingual (Spanish-English) may be required for some positions.

5. Familiarity with community resources desirable.

6. Good writing and verbal skills are essential.

7. Familiar with and able to practice consistent with Recovery principles in mental health care.

8. Familiar with and able to practice consistent with the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

9. Performs other job-related duties as required.


1. Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling, Social Work or a related field


Eligibility for registration with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Social Worker (ASW) or as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT).


Obtain California licensure within 6 years of the initial issuance of the Board of Behavioral Sciences registration number.


2. Within 90 days of hire must obtain and maintain a current and valid AMFT or Associate

Social Worker (ASW) registration number with the State of California


Completion of all Psychology doctoral coursework and completion of a Psychology Internship from an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) program


Obtain California licensure within 6 years of the initial issuance of the Board of Behavioral Sciences registration number.

3. Failure to maintain a current and valid registration or failure to successfully obtain licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences within six years of registration, may result in disciplinary action, up to and including separation from employment.

4. Must adhere to Clinica Sierra Vista's employee health/immunization requirements or provide a valid exemption request for subsequent approval.

Physical Requirements:

Bending/Twisting 5%

Stooping N/A

Walking 15%

Sitting 50%

Push/Pulling N/A

Reaching Overhead N/A

Driving 15&

Standing 5%

Kneeling/Crawling N/A

Repetitive Motion 10%

Must be able to lift up to 25lbs

Clinica Sierra Vista values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the organization derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in healthcare industry, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

Clinica Sierra Vista is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!
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  • Job Reference: 1010171260-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Location: Delano, California
  • Salary: USD49,750 to USD103,350
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent