Therapist - MLK

Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA Req #397
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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.

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.

HealthRIGHT 360’s residential substance use disorder (SUD) program is a 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 residential DMC program work 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 Therapist is a registered professional who maintains a current registration with the BBS or CBP. The Therapist is responsible for clinical assessment(‘s), diagnoses, treatment plan(‘s), intervention(‘s), crisis intervention(‘s), and discharge planning. The Therapist 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 Therapist 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 Therapist 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.
And, other duties as assigned.

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.
Background Clearance Required:
  • Live scan fingerprint clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shots; there are no medical or religious exemptions available for this position.
Knowledge Required:
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency.
Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data.
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Action oriented.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility.
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
  • Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations.
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities.
  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment.
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.).
  • Experience working with criminal justice population.
  • Bilingual.
  • Must not be on parole or probation for a minimum of two years.
Other Requirements.


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

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $74,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $86,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA