Clinical Therapist - MLK Behavioral Health

Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA Req #194
Saturday, October 1, 2022

HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated, compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental health services, and substance use disorder treatment.

HealthRIGHT 360 offers residential treatment services designed to serve  individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our program helps clients address addiction and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, connect to supportive service, and build a foundation for lasting recovery.  Residential programs run 24/7 and Individual and group therapy, family therapy, individualized case management, treatment planning, drug and alcohol counseling, Medication support services, and crisis intervention.

Benefits and perks:

  • HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
  • Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a difference every day in the work that you do.

Job Overview

This is a union position.

The Clinical Therapist must be an MSW, MFT, LPCC, or PsyD from a regionally accredited graduate school and registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or the California Board of Psychology (CBP) and in good standing with the Board.

As per contract, all staff hired MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and when eligible, receive their booster shot.

Prototypes, a program of HealthRIGHT 360’s residential substance use disorder (SUD) program is a new program contracted with Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) program for residential drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services for up to 99 adult men and women: 33 that are for men who are judicially involved, 33 for men, and 33 for women. The BHC’s residential DMC program will employ 100 people and works closely with the other BHC programs to provide a continuum of services for low income/Medi-Cal population. The program is located on the campus of Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in the Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles and will serve all LA County residents.

The Clinical Therapist I is a registered professional who maintains a current registration with the BBS or CBP. The Clinical Therapist I is responsible for clinical assessment(‘s), diagnoses, treatment plan(‘s), intervention(‘s), crisis intervention(‘s), and discharge planning. The Clinical Therapist I works in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure best possible treatment outcome for the client and provide treatment in accordance with HealthRIGHT 360’s philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The Clinical Therapist I may provide treatment utilizing different modalities including individual, group and family therapy. Services may be provided in: outpatient office, residential treatment, or the field, based on client and program need. The Clinical Therapist I participates in the on-call rotation and may be required to respond after hours.

Key Responsibilities

Direct Service:

  • Provides thorough clinical assessment(‘s) and diagnoses.
  • Works with the client to develop the client centered treatment plan(‘s).
  • Monitors treatment progress and updates the treatment plan as needed.
  • Addresses mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms using individual, group, and/or family treatment.
  • Provides thoughtful discharge planning to ensure the client safely transitions.
  • Provides crisis assessment and intervention as needed.
  • Seeks clinical consultation throughout the treatment episode and when encountering new and/or high risk clinical circumstance.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the treatment team including the Case Manager, Counselor, Medical, and Psychiatrist.
  • Maintains frequent communication with the treatment team and engages in regular consults, clinical team, case conferences, and plan development meetings.
  • Delivers services in outpatient, residential, or field depending on assignments and client need.
  • Assists with crisis assessment, crisis intervention, and symptom management within assigned programs by providing 24-hour 7 day per week after-hours coverage on rotation with other Clinical Therapists.
  • Meets expected client care hours (productivity expectation is 25 client care hours per week).

Clinical Documentation:

  • Write and complete all progress notes within 72 hours of service delivery.
  • Maintains compliance with due dates for all clinical documentation including: assessment, treatment plan, treatment plan updates, re-assessments, discharges, outcome measures, and other clinical documents
  • Writes client progress letters and court reports and obtains final approval from the supervisor.
  • Documentation must maintain in compliance with agency policy and procedures, HIPAA, 42-CFR, DMH, and SAPC standards.
  • Completes all assigned URC’s within a timely matter.

Training, Supervision and Quality Improvement:

  • Maintains full compliance with BBS or CPB regulations.
  • Attends and actively participates in Clinical Group Supervision.
  • Actively participates in agency and team meetings.
  • Participates in training opportunities and pursues certifications in Evidence Based Practices.
  • Communicates collaboratively with all members of the behavioral health team including: medical, mental health, psychiatry, substance use disorder, and other staff.
  • Completes all assigned trainings and Relias trainings in a timely manner.

Professionalism and Other Duties :

  • Arrange work schedule in accordance with the agency’s needs.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Reads emails daily and responds when appropriate.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Requirements:

  • MSW, MFT, LPCC, or PsyD from a regionally accredited graduate school and registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or the California Board of Psychology (CBP) and in good standing with the Board.


  • Preferable a minimum of two years’ experience providing DMH or SAPC services as a therapist.
  • Preferable experience treating clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with providing trauma informed services.
  • Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $62,400.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $65,400.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA