Therapist Residential Services (221)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Complete ongoing intake study in preparation for placement, discharge and discharge planning, in cooperation with cottage/unit staff
  • Formulate and implement overall treatment plan for each client in their caseload
  • Provide individual and family psychotherapy as indicated in client's treatment plan
  • Involved in social skills training for each client
  • Meet regularly with cottage/unit staff at staff meetings, unit meetings and informally
  • Collaborate with Wraparound staff and each client's child and family team to participate in permanency planning
  • Take part in selective client activities in the cottage/unit and maintain awareness of group interaction in the unit
  • Meet regularly with each client, on an individual or other basis, for rehabilitation purposes
  • Coordinate with other staff to provide case-management and linkage services to clients and their family members
  • Coordinate visiting plans for clients with the treatment team
  • Maintain contact with referring agencies
  • Maintain contact and working relationships with school personnel and monitor client's academic and behavioral functioning
  • Evaluate progress and make recommendations as necessary
  • Serve on agency committees and participate in general and staff meetings
  • Maintain and complete all required case records and forms
  • Write progress notes in a timely manner and regularly meet productivity standard for billing
  • Keep the Director, Treatment Services informed of overall group climate and specific problem situations as necessary
  • Participate in Residential Therapist meetings and group supervision
  • Other duties as required


  • Masters degree in social work or marriage/family therapy
  • License, waiver and/or registration with California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


  • Competitive salary

  • Medical insurance with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance100% 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


Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.


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.


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