Therapist II Bilingual

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Glendale , CA 91206

Posted 4 months ago


  • Provides intake assessment, crisis intervention, short-term therapy and facilitates conflict resolution in office or field to children, adults, and families with a history of mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.

  • Independently performs intake assessments and formulates diagnoses and case conceptualization using a culturally competent approach.

  • Demonstrates collaborative approach within a multidisciplinary team and external systems; interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding assessment and intake.

  • Demonstrates ability to utilize a whole person/integrated care approach in assessment, treatment planning and intervention.

  • Demonstrates competency in managing crises with minimal guidance.

  • Assesses treatment progress and adapts interventions as needed.

  • Uses collaborative documentation during therapy sessions in accordance with Agency standards.

  • Uses evidence based practice (EBP) to formulate an initial plan of treatment; assesses and monitors condition of client to evaluate treatment and adapts interventions as needed.

  • Assists with client evaluations, clinical diagnoses and case disposition.

  • Incorporates new technologies into treatment, including outcome measurements, to improve access, client engagement and effectiveness.

  • Initiates psychiatric holds for clients presenting a danger to themselves or others and/or are gravely disabled, and in need of hospitalization.

  • Provides some case management to include referral and linkages to internal and community support services, such as psychiatrists, primary medical care, housing, rehabilitation programs, drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.

  • Monitors and maintains documentation of client services; ensures compliance with Agency, county, state and federal policies and procedures, standards and guidelines.

  • Will carry a caseload of clients and meets Agency client service expectations as assigned.

  • May be asked to provide after hours on call coverage and/or Officer of the Day duties.

  • Attends and participates in Agency and program/team meetings, individual/group supervision, and related community Agency meetings as required/requested.

  • Maintains regular communication with supervisors and responds to emails/voicemails in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates time management and organizational skills to meet Agency standards.


Required Qualifications

  • To perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to have:

  • Must be fluent in Armenian

  • Fluency in required language for assigned program. (Armenian)

  • Current knowledge of all job specific skills including crisis intervention and individual/family therapy, multicultural and socio-economic issues, and documentation standards.

  • Advanced knowledge of therapeutic intervention, assessment and intake for adults, children and families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use.

  • Depending on program/division, demonstrates advanced knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders and/or the Recovery Model of treatment as required.

  • Knowledge of Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, policies and documentation guidelines, and county, state and federal regulations relating to service programs for adults, children, and families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use.

  • Knowledgeable about and actively supports integrated mental health, physical health and substance use treatment for improving care for the whole person. .

  • Advocacy skills to include a holistic approach to integrated health care and case management.

  • Skills to present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to efficiently use the personal computer to include Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Health Record.

  • Ability to utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective business and therapeutic decisions

  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch mission.

  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

  • Ability to transport clients using personal or Agency vehicle and/or public transportation.

  • Current California driver's license, car insurance, and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

  • Expected to have or receive LPS certification (within 1 year of start date) to perform psychiatric holds for clients who are gravely disabled, and/or exhibiting a danger to self or others.

  • Active licensure as a LPCC, LCSW, MFT, Psy.D, Ph.D (licensed) and two years' experience working with individuals and families with a history of mental illness and/or substance use in a social service/mental health environment.

  • Must be registered with BBS or Board of Psychology.

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Therapist II Bilingual

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services