This is a hybrid position: This role will require the individual to commute to Desert Hot Springs, CA twice a week. The remainder of the week will be completed from home.

We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Associate/Licensed Therapist to join our team. This role will take place in Desert Hot Springs, CA. As an Associate/Licensed Clinical Therapist specializing in individual and group therapy, you will be responsible for evaluating and diagnosing mental health disorders, determining appropriate treatment plans, and utilizing therapeutic interventions. Your expertise in conducting biopsychosocial assessments, creating comprehensive treatment plans, and engaging with clients in both individual and group therapy sessions will help inform the development and implementation of best-practice strategies to improve the well-being of our clients.

MUST BE DRUG-FREE

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses client’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences; formulates a diagnostic impression based on current DSM criteria; and in conjunction with the client/family develops a workable treatment plan.
  • Investigate case situations and presents information to members of the clinical team, on client’s family and social background pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Complete treatment plans, discharge summaries, and other chart-related documents and correspondence for assigned clients in a timely manner.
  • Provide individual counseling and facilitate educational and counseling groups assigned and promptly chart these activities in the client’s records.
  • Selects approach to use in individual therapy such as directive, nondirective, and supportive therapy and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
  • Provide skill-building psycho-educational and/or support groups.
  • Work cooperatively with other community resources and referral sources to coordinate services to clients.
  • Strive to increase professional growth and effectiveness through training and by keeping abreast of current trends and theories in relevant areas.
  • Provide direct behavioral health services including mental health and substance abuse services (i.e., psycho/social assessments, consultation, individual/group/ family therapy, professional in-service training and community education services, etc.) at a rate that achieves or exceeds the minimum direct service standard as established annually.
  • Provides crisis intervention services when authorized and necessary
  • Maintains appropriate state license/registration/certification for scope of practice.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as delegated.

Requirements:

  • Possess active AMFT, APCC, ACSW, LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW certification
  • Proven experience in conducting biopsychosocial assessments and diagnosing mental health conditions.
  • Past experience providing therapeutic services.
  • Strong knowledge of diagnostic classification systems and criteria found in the DSM-5.
  • Knowledge and experience writing comprehensive progress notes using SOAP and GIRP framework, to meet insurance requirements.
  • Expertise in various therapeutic modalities and evidence-based interventions.
  • Crisis intervention experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish rapport and build therapeutic relationships with diverse individuals.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities to gather and interpret assessment data effectively.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work directly with clients without consistent supervision.
  • Ethical practice and adherence to professional standards of conduct; knowledge of laws specific to working with children.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficient computer skills for documentation and record-keeping purposes.

Expected hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Pay:

  • Associate: $31 - $38/hour
  • Licensed: $80k - $85k/salary