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Mental Health Therapist I - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2022

Job Description

Minimum Starting Rate: $66,560 annualized

Type of Program: Adult FSP Program
Population: ages 21yrs old and up

Who We Serve:

Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.

Who We Are:

Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Great benefits
  • Great learning opportunities
  • Great supervision
  • Supportive, friendly work environment
  • An established, reputable, stable company


The Mental Health Therapist I/Clinician provides individual, group and/or family therapy to clients and/or families. Provides clinical assessment, field-based and outreach services to clients and their families; case management and advocacy services.


  • Conducts family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent individualized intakes / assessments gathering information from family, consumer, significant other and involved agencies in the office or in the field as appropriate.
  • Includes healthcare, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, employment or housing, as appropriate, in treatment plans.
  • Completes Service and Coordination Plans, progress notes, and other DMH required documentation.
  • Provides rehabilitative services to clients and/or their families.
  • Provides outreach, advocacy, and rehabilitative services needed for ongoing cases and in crisis intervention.
  • Provides case management, which might include obtaining client information, identifying needs and problems, linking clients and their families to appropriate resources.
  • Provides services in the community or in the field consistent with program and funding source contractual requirements.
  • Works with the treatment team to provide appropriate coordinated care services to clients and their families.
  • Completes billing expectations per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs.


  • Holds a degree as an MSW, MFT, PCC, Psy.D or PhD
  • Registered with the CA BBS or Board of Psychology an AMFT, APCC, ASW or DMH Waiver, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC or Psychologist (or 60 days to receive registration number).
  • Must be able to work in a variety of settings which include; outpatient, field-based, and school-based.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Health Record.
  • correspondence/notes using correct format and grammar.
  • Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), background clearance.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.


We comply with Assembly Bill AB1933, candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination (including Booster) to begin work. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, cannot begin work until they are fully vaccinated and waited fourteen days post second vaccine. Requests for Medical and Religious exemptions may be submitted post offer for consideration.
Unvaccinated May Not begin work until:
  • Received one Johnson & Johnson or two Pfizer or Moderna and waited 14 days past the last vaccine.
  • Pfizer second dose – taken after 21 days = can start after 35 days from 1st dose
  • Moderna second dose – taken after 28 days after first dose = can start work after 42 days from 1st dose

Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Lic Clin Soc Worker-
  • Assc Marr Fam Therapist
  • Psychologist (Reg Waived)
  • Assc Prof Clin Counselor
  • Lic Clin Social Worker
  • Lic Marr Fam Therapist
  • Lic Prof Clin Counselor
  • Lic Psychologist

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