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Clinical Therapist - Outpatient/School Based

Child and Family Guidance Center Northridge Full-Time
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Our Services:

The Child and Family Guidance Center provides comprehensive and collaborative outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents and their families throughout the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. 

The Position:

We are seeking a full-time Bilingual Clinical Therapist for our Northridge site to provide comprehensive outpatient treatment services to children, adolescents and their families in the office, community and school based settings. 

Who We Are and What We Believe In:  

It is our hope that you look to the Child and Family Guidance Center as your “Employer of Choice”.  We've been a leader in the community for more than 50 years and we welcome you to join our team of 400 dedicated mental health and administrative professionals in our journey to bring better health and well-being to our communities in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.

What We Offer:

    -  Competitive salaries

-  Great benefits

-  Great learning opportunities 

-  Great supervision

-  Supportive, friendly work environment

-  An established, reputable, stable company

We envision a workplace where:

· everyone is treated with dignity and respect; 

· commitment, accountability and leadership exist at all levels;

· everyone is encouraged to share their ideas, hopes, concerns and aspirations; 

· we share in a culture of inclusion and transparency;

· we are committed to our own professional growth with openness and humility;

· we inspire and encourage one another through positive, future-focused coaching; 

· we are committed to quality services and sound business practices;

· we are one interconnected team committed to achieving CFGC’s mission.

One Team … One Goal

Resilient Together!

The Child and Family Guidance Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all.

Come Join Our Team!!!

Essential Job Functions:

· Conducts intakes, provides individual, group and family therapy services in the public school, office based and community settings. Services include initial clinical assessments, diagnosis, clinical treatment planning and implementation, referral and termination.

· Provides Individual and/or group therapy to a minimum of 8 clients in one school setting balanced with an outpatient caseload, unless otherwise specified. 

· Collaborates and consults with school personnel, which includes teachers, counselors and administrators to develop an integrated approach to treatment as well as to aid in the identification and referral of students who would most likely benefit from mental health services.

· Handles crisis situations, including outside of normal work hours.

· Follows CFGC and coinciding school district’s reporting protocols.

· Conducts parent education programs and family support groups.

· Maintains clinical charts and completes program paperwork.

· Participates in supervision, meetings and trainings related to position and services provided including evidence-based practice trainings, boosters and consultations assigned. 

Skills You Need:

· Bilingual in Spanish and English required. 

· Experience working with children and families.

· Strong assessment and clinical judgment skills.

· Knowledge of evidence-based child and family interventions relevant to families served in the community mental health settings.

· Understands the role of a school- based therapist as being part of a team with school personnel and a guest on campus to ensure integrated care. 

· Ability to develop reasonable, appropriate treatment plans and clinical programs to meet the needs of the clients.


· FSLA Status: exempt

· 40 Hours (Full Time) At least 2 evenings per week until 8 pm

· Work schedule is based on the needs of the Center.

Education Required:

· MSW degree or MA/MS degree with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy.

· Must be eligible to register with the Board of Psychology or Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Skills required

Licensed Master Social Worker
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The Child and Family Guidance Center has provided community mental health services for more than five decades.

In 1962, the Mental Health Association of Los Angeles County and a group of caring visionaries opened the doors of the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic our former name (a community mental health Center) to a waiting list of several hundred children and a professional staff of three. At this time, the de-institutionalization of mental hospitals led to the discharge of many patients who still needed care, including severely emotionally disturbed children, the initial population we aimed to serve.

In 1985, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health requested that we open an outpatient clinic in the Antelope Valley. Today we are the oldest and largest provider of mental health services to the children and families of the Antelope Valley. In 2009, the Center provided services to over 1,200 families in the Antelope Valley region. The Center has 2 Antelope Valley locations with outpatient a center in Palmdale and an intensive school based program at Desert Pathways High School.

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