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Clinical Therapist - FSP

Northridge, California
Job Type
19 May 2023
About Us & Why We're Hiring

We empower children, youth and families to flourish in vibrant communities.

Child and Family Guidance Center (CFGC), established in 1962, is a leading provider of community mental health and social services in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys
Our mission is to empower children and families to achieve health and well-being through innovative mental health services.
We serve thousands of children and families annually
We are inspired by our staff of caring and committed professionals
We are seeking passionate people to join our team
As part of our team, you will join us in providing a continuum of prevention, early intervention, and intensive treatment services to children and families.
We offer services in our offices, at schools, and in homes.
Together, we seek to create stronger, more resilient communities
Your role will center around changing lives, extending our reach, deepening our impact, and building meaningful outcomes for those seeking help.

The Position:

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Therapist for our Full-Service Partnership (FSP) Program, at our Balboa site in Northridge, to provide trauma-informed clinical services to youth, young adults, and families through a culturally holistic and biopsychosocial approach.

Role and Responsibilities

Conducts intakes, clinical and diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning, and graduation from services.
Provides individual and family therapy in a variety of settings which includes office, school, community, home, and telehealth when clinically indicated.
Engages in advocacy, risk management, crisis intervention, safety planning, and on-going consultation with internal and external providers to better serve our clients' needs.
Facilitates Child and Family Team meetings with the treatment team and client stakeholders.
Coaches caregivers and other family members to support client treatment goals and improve outcomes.
Responds, under direction of supervisor, for emergency crisis intervention as needed, including outside of normal work hours (24/7 On Call), in an effort to reduce risk related issues.
Open to receiving ongoing and extensive training in crisis management and safety planning as well as consulting with licensed supervisors on a weekly basis.
Meets productivity expectations through the completion of required paperwork, outcomes, and charting.
Optional LPS Designation opportunity with differential aimed at completing application for psychiatric holds.
Hours: Full-time (40 hours), must be willing to work a non-traditional schedule with 24/7 on-call duties.
Hybrid work options are available.
Starting Salary: $67,500 (additional years of successful related experience and/or licensure will be considered as well).
+$3000 bilingual differential for Spanish Speaking clinicians (Must pass Spanish proficiency assessment)

Desired Qualifications

English required and Spanish bilingual proficiency highly preferred.
Experience working with high acuity youth and young adults.
Possess strong assessment, problem solving, and clinical judgment skills.
Utilizing a strength-based approach, is able to advocate for adjunctive services as needed.
Ability to approach risk assessment and safety planning in a calm and collaborative manner
Capacity to develop reasonable and appropriate treatment plans to meet the needs of the clients.
Ph.D., Psy.D., MSW, or MA/MS with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy. Must be eligible to register with the Board of Psychology or Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Recent college graduates are welcomed to apply!

We're building a diverse, inclusive team

You're welcome here. We want CFGC to reflect the diversity of our community and flourish together.
CFGC is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and strives to create a diverse, welcoming and supportive workplace

CFGC promotes professional development and a healthy work-life balance

Free supervision for licensure
Educational Assistance Reimbursement
100% License/Registration Fee Reimbursement
Great training/learning opportunities with a focus on clinical services
Supportive, friendly work environment that prioritizes YOU
Work-life balance - flexible time off policies
Hybrid Work Schedule
Committees and workgroups that always strive to make CFGC's workplace culture the best it can be.
Premier Benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, identity theft protection, Tickets at Work discount services, and even pet insurance policies!
Employees in this role may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
And much more! Check out our full benefits summary


Must be fully vaccinated/boosted to comply with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and LAUSD mandate. The Center will provide accommodations as required by applicable law.

This job posting includes a summary of duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this position. It is not a complete job description and is subject to change based on the needs of the center.
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  • Job Reference: 1010175772-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Child and Family Guidance Center
  • Location: Northridge, California
  • Salary: USD67,500
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent