Therapist (712)


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, 5% employer match cap 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
The Essential Functions Include:
  • Provide mental health services to CalWORKs clients program which include outreach and engagement, crisis intervention, assessment, linkage, advocacy, and individualized services under designated EBP.
  • Coordinate services, including services for children and significant partners with other Hillsides program
  • Knowledge and practice in accordance with HIPAA regulations
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision with a licensed supervisor and group supervision with a peer group
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively which includes crisis response and a capacity to manage time well
  • Carry a caseload of 25-30 CalWORKs clients, depending on the client's acuity level, Level of Service under the CalWORKs model, which includes administrative oversight of the client's files, and timely completion of goals, EBP related activities and annuals
  • Timely reporting of all work related documentation including mileage reimbursement, EBP documentation, productivity packets and follow up correspondence to HR regarding proof of car insurance and BBS annual registration
  • 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
  • Ability to write concisely and/or the willingness to learn specific DMH standards of writing for the client's clinical file
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

  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 50% 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 30 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program in use
  • Able to use office equipment as required


  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Required to drive to client's homes, schools or other community settings to provide individual psychotherapy in the San Gabriel Valley and the City of Los Angeles
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Masters Degree in social welfare or counseling from an accredited college or university (Required)  Licensure preferred
  • Registered with the BBS and maintain good standing with the BBS during employment (Required)
  • Bilingual in Spanish (Preferred)
  • Strong knowledge base on the EBPs: Triple P, Seeking Safety and Employment Supportive Services, crisis intervention and systems theory is helpful while working with CalWORKs clients
  • Experience working with communities from diverse SES backgrounds, with special emphasis on the caregiver's capacity to find gainful employment
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with intra-agency systems such as DPSS, DMH, DCFS, Office of Probation, and other government or private entities who are also invested in the client's well being
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer