Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Los Angeles



:Under general supervision, provides mental health counseling and related services in accordance with applicable professional licensing laws, and performs related work as required. CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS: Positions in this class work under general supervision and are assigned to out-patient mental health clinics, and specialized mental health treatment programs such as crisis intervention/screening units and criminal justice mental health programs.Within agency guidelines and professional standards, incumbents of these positions function independently in formulating a differential diagnosis concerning the nature of the mental or emotional problem, in developing an effective treatment program, and in determining the intervention methods. Essential Job Functions Performs initial diagnostic evaluation, noting behavioral symptoms which may indicate mental disorders in children and interpersonal/family/social dysfunctions related to child and adult clients.

As a member of the professional treatment team, plans intervention programs and disposition of cases under treatment.

Provides crisis intervention, treatment, case management, and other related mental health services to clients and their families.

Provides case management, individual, family, and group therapy services.

Assesses progress of clients on a selected basis and proposes modification to rehabilitative plans in order to meet goals agreed upon by the client.

Prepares and maintains psychosocial case histories for use in diagnostic evaluations and of patient progress.

Collects and evaluates medical or psychosocial data such as histories, behavior patterns, and family relationships of clients.

Engages in psychoeducation activities with consumers, families, and caregivers.

May engage in outreach and community-based service provision.

May serve as broker between client and family, linking them to other community resources to assist individuals in maximizing their self-sufficiency and independence within the limits of their disability, providing case management services as appropriate.

May conduct treatment groups in schools and other community settings with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children toward the goal of achieving higher functioning in interpersonal relations and learning.



A current valid license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Marriage Family and Child Counselor) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out job-related essential functions.

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Desirable Qualifications*:
Experience working with mental health issues and services for children, adolescents, adults and/or older adults.

Experience in treatment of co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse).

Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Experience in the development of a new mental health program.

*All desirable qualifications will be scored based on post-licensure experience

Special Requirement Information:
A copy of the required license must be submitted with the application at the time of filing.

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