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  • Santa Clarita, CA

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Mental Health Crisis Therapist

Child & Family Center • Santa Clarita, CA

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - Graduate Degree
Other Great Industries
Health Care

Job Description

Mental Health Crisis Therapist


  • Screen initial client phone inquiries.
  • Conduct and complete intakes for services.
  • Provide in-person assessments and determine appropriateness for inpatient hospitalization versus crisis stabilization.
  • Provide crisis stabilization to youngsters as needed.
  • Participate in Crisis Services data collection.
  • Provide clinical supervision, if qualified to do so by governing licensing board.
  • Provide consultation on crisis cases/situations to staff therapists and interns.
  • Provide direct clinical services.
  • Provide case management services as needed.
  • Be on-site 1-2 evenings a week until closing or as needed.
  • Be on-call for selected weekends and evenings.
  • Provide crisis coverage as needed.
  • Via consultation with relevant supervisors, meet clinical quality expectations.
  • Meet productivity, documentation, and other paperwork expectations.
  • Provide program coverage and assistance for other departments as needed or as assigned.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and organize work responsibilities to ensure completion of assigned tasks within preset timeframes.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, and identify ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work cooperatively with employees, volunteers, clientele, and outside entities of diverse cultures, education, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in varied situations
  • Good diagnostic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Requires the ability to independently use a computer and learn necessary computer programs


  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity in assuming responsibility for actions.
  • Set and achieve goals for self-development and progress.
  • Presents a professional image in all internal and external Center activities.
  • Demonstrate professional command of verbal and written skills.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.
  • Consistently demonstrates professional competence and effective organizational skills.
  • Works with clients and staff in a professional manner.
  • Work collaboratively in a highly challenging, team-oriented environment with staff that has a variety of perspectives, skills and backgrounds.

Education and Previous Work Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Psychology.
  • Must be Licensed professional or License-eligible, i.e., LMFT, LSW, LMSW, board-registered MFT-Intern, ASW, MSW or Waivered Psychologist
  • Preference will be given to applicants with two years post-degree experience in crisis intervention, community mental health and clinical treatment services for children/adolescents.
  • Bilingual skills highly preferred (i.e., Spanish or other language relevant to the clients’ needs).
  • Knowledge of and emphasis on goal oriented treatment.
  • LPS designated training and passing of relevant examinations are required upon licensure.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.  May be required to obtain a Class II California driver’s license.
  • Must pass all applicable health, fingerprint/LiveScan and DMV clearances.

Physical Requirements (as applicable):

  • Walk
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Talk or hear
  • Stand and sit
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or possibly crawl
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


  • Bi-lingual Bonus - Spanish
  • TFCBT Bonus
  • MAP Bonus
  • Medical Coverage
  • Agency paid Dental Coverage
  • Agency paid Vision Coverage
  • Voluntary Family Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Agency paid Short Term Disability
  • Agency paid Long Term Disability
  • Agency paid Employee Life Insurance
  • Agency paid Employee Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Voluntary Employee and Family Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee and Family Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • 401K available with Agency match
  • 15 paid Holidays including 1 week holiday closure in December through January
  • Vacation and Sick Time


Job Type:

  • The position is full-time.

Key Words:

LMFT, LCSW, Psychologist, MFT Intern, ASW, MSW, Waivered Psychologist, Full Service Partnership, Social Work, clinical services, nonprofit
Job ID: 1041
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Mental Health Therapist

Santa Clarita, CA