Educational Support Services Therapist

Who We Are:

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We have provided services to surrounding communities since 1913. We promote a client-driven, strengths-based organization of excellence that embraces communities using Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles that builds trusting, collaborative relationships.

Job Type: Full-time with Opportunity with Flexible Scheduling
Starting Salary Range: $66,560.00 - $75,650.00 per year

Therapist BBS $66,560

Therapist BBS plus Bilingual $70,560

Therapist BBS, Bilingual, plus Licensed $75,560

What We Offer:

An outstanding benefits package and numerous opportunities for career growth and advancement within our organization.

  • Employee Sign-on Bonus of $4,000
  • Bilingual stipend of $4,000 for application positions
  • 13 Paid Holiday per year including Cesar Chavez & Juneteenth, earn up to 22 days of PTO
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to gain extensive work experience as a clinician working with children & families
  • Robust training opportunities: Evidence Based Practices, Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Supervision available for Licensure.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Medical insurance offering 3 HMO with Kaiser and Health Net, and also a PPO Plan
  • Dental insurance both HMO & PPO options, with 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care
  • 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Provide individual, group, and family counseling, according to Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
  • Demonstrate creativity developing and delivering therapeutic services and interventions to individuals and families.
  • Provide treatment in the home, community, and school setting.
  • Document progress based on IEP goals.
  • Evaluate student's academic setting as well as social and behavioral progress.
  • Maintain caseload as directed by contracting district across one or multiple school sites, as supervised and approved by supervisor.
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team while regularly utilizing communication skills in conceptualization of case planning and client progress.
  • Work collaboratively with outside service providers as needed.
  • Facilitate Children & Family Teaming meetings to ensure involvement of family in development of treatment planning.
  • Communication and collaboration with student family and IEP team members.
  • Attend IEP meetings, report on IEP goals and work with the IEP to create and implement new IEP goals.
  • Attend weekly supervisions with supervisor.
  • Participate in trainings and meetings as assigned by program supervisor.
  • Seek consultation and support when necessary.
  • Participate in supervision and discuss various topics (i.e. ethics, family dynamics, boundaries, treatment plans, interventions, documentation, positive reinforcement, limitations, etc.) with the commitment to feedback and professional growth.
  • Complete intakes and assessments with clients in accordance with program requirements.
  • Develop and maintain accurate client records, including progress notes, mental health assessments and documentation required by program and IEP.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Master's Degree in a Social Service-related field.
  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and valid BBS number in good standing required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required.
  • Previous experience working with severely and emotionally disturbed children and community mental health preferred.
  • Working knowledge of DMH programming a plus. 
  • Experience working with underrepresented and diverse communities preferred.
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record, and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier.

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

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