Therapist (207)


In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model, Trauma Informed Care and Evidence-based Practices
  • Clinical Supervision for licensure is provided   
  • Sign-On Bonus

The essential functions include:

  • Provide individual, small group, and family counseling
  • Document progress based on IEP goals
  • Maintain weekly session note as directed by Resource Specialist
  • Evaluate student's progress social, behavioral and academic settings
  • Attend team meetings with teaching staff
  • Perform psychological and academic assessment as directed by the Resource Specialist
  • Attend IEP meetings, report on IEP goals and work with the IEP to create and implement new IEP goals
  • Other duties as required


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 30% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


  • In the event of a psychological crisis, counselors may be called on to intervene, diagnose, assess, communicate with Psychiatric Emergency Teams (or equivalent), and make recommendations for treatment
  • In the event of reportable events disclosed during sessions, counselor may need to make hotline reports as directed by the Resource Specialist


  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Masters Degree in a Social Services or related field Required
  • Registered with the BBS and holding a current BBS number Required
  • Previous experience with emotionally disturbed children preferred
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier Required


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer