Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist - Part Time

Violence Intervention Program • Los Angeles, CA 90001

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


The HUB Bilingual Clinical Therapist/Crisis Specialist is responsible for crisis intervention and mental health screening operations to assess mental health needs, ensure the psychological well-being of patients, and provide appropriate recommendations at the LAC+USC Medical Center HUB Clinic. The schedule for this position is Monday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 24 hours weekly.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to VIPs HUB Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Therapist/Crisis Supervisor is responsible for the following:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of inter-disciplinary teams; and ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to medical staff
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population
  • Conduct mental health screenings/crisis intervention, integrating forensic interviewing techniques and formulating recommendations
  • Educate patient and family regarding the diagnosis, mental health needs, and provide appropriate mental health referrals
  • Develop relationships and ongoing communication with DCFS workers and other staff
  • Participate in training on intervention techniques
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with regulations (e.g. DMH)
  • Maintain all appropriate records including crisis intervention files and/or incident reports, clinical notes and other records as required
  • Follow agency policies and procedures and participate in VIP in-service training programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university
  • Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW); unlicensed Ph.D./PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver; must maintain CA BBS registration as a condition of employment
  • Minimum two years documented experience in a mental health setting
  • Spanish-speaking
  • Self-starter, independent therapist with the ability to adapt to change in a fast working environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to relate effectively and professionally with children, supervisor, co-workers and staff
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for DMH services.

Desired Skills:

  • Forensic interviewing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Familiarity with CQI
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, organized individual

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Benefits & Perks:

  • $4000 per year additional bilingual (Spanish) differential
  • 401(k) plan & Basic Life Insurance
  • Travel reimbursements at IRS rate
  • Cell phone provided for business use
  • Fully paid EBP training opportunities, including TF-CBT, MAP, PPP, IY, Seeking Safety, IPT, PCIT and ICBT


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