Employment and Internships

The Success of the Center over the last 40 years can be traced back to the hard work and reliability of our staff.  Their loyalty to the Center is evidenced in not only our great relationships with other agencies, but also the longevity of our staff.  Our staff are dedicated, enthusiastic, committed to our mission and have a genuine interest in helping others.  From the longest tenured employee, 30+ years, to our newest, they all started the same way … filling out an application.

The San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Programs

We offer a wide variety of job opportunities as we have 35 programs located throughout the San Fernando Valley.  Although some of these opportunities are in the Administrative Offices, the majority of them are out in the field helping individuals as case managers, social workers, therapists and nurses.

Benefits

The below benefits many not be available for all positions.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403B
  • Sick, Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • Life Insurance

 

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  • High school Diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of college preferred.
  • Two (2) years of general office experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math and billing preferred.
  • Type minimum of 45-50 wpm.
  • Basic computer word processing skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. REQ 6630A Apply Here
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BA degree in mental health related field preferred.
 
Successful completion of a Certified Peer Counseling Program with Certificate.
 
Possess CDL and be insurable by Center’s automobile insurance carrier.  REQ 6559A    Apply Here
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Certification with either CADDE or CADAAC Certification.
 

Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Chemical Dependency Specialist with experience in Co-Occurring disorders, outreach, assessment, treatment and after care. 

Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Word programs required (Microsoft Word & Excel especially). Knowledge and required training for the use of The ASAM Criteria and ASAM Triage Screening Tools to ensure proper level of care referrals to county treatment providers.
 
Familiarity with signs and symptoms of domestic violence and mental illness. Apply Here
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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist or Clinical Social Worker in the State of California for at least 2 years.
 
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a mental health setting working with children and families. Community mental health experience desirable. Experience with severely emotionally disturbed desirable.
 
Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint Clearance.
 
Valid California Driver’s License is required. Must meet guidelines of agency' s driving criteria (i.e. Proof of liability insurance, minimal moving violations, driving record free of DUI's or reckless driving in the last 3 years, etc.) and maintain the criteria as per company policy at all times.  REQ 33123A
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Current LVN/LPT license in good standing and adhere to the board of nursing requirements and best practice guidelines.
Must have expert knowledge in the areas of nursing regulations and best practices. Experience working in a nursing administrative or supervisory role.
Must maintain current status as a licensed professional under California law.
At least five (5) years’ experience in working with persons diagnosed with medical, mental health and co-existing disorders.
Must have a valid California Driver License in good standing and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
Good oral and written communications skills.Apply Here
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Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or a related social science field or equivalent, and currently registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Social Worker (ASW) or a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFT Intern).

Minimum of four years’ experience in behavioral health care; experience with forensic chronic mentally ill preferred. Knowledge of DSM IV TR required. Co-occurring Chemical dependency/mental health experience preferred.

Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance. Must have a good driving record and must be insurable by the Center’s insurance company. REQ. 31294A Apply Here

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MSW from an accredited school of social work or MA in psychology or related field from an accredited school. California licensure as LCSW, MFT, or equivalent licensed therapist or registered intern with the appropriate California licensing board. At least two (2) years experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. Experience working in a community mental health setting is highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish highly preferred.
Ability to speak Spanish is HIGHLY preferred.
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Licensed MFT, LCSW, in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Minimum of four years experience in behavioral health care; experience with

Forensic chronic mentally ill preferred. Knowledge of DSMIVR required. Co-Occurring Chemical dependency/mental health experience preferred.
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
 
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
 
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
 
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
 
Must have a good driving record and must be insurable by the Center’s insurance company.
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  • LCSW, MFT, or Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited university, and licensed in the state of California for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • Must maintain current status with the BBS as a licensed professional under California law.
  • Must be certified in evidence-based model CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy).
  • Must have completed the criteria required by the BBS to provide clinical supervision in California, including completion of the fifteen (15) hour training in Clinical Supervision required to supervise both ASWs and MFT-Interns, as well as having provided clinical therapy or clinical supervision for a minimum of 2 of the past 5 years.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of mental health with at least three (3) years’ experience working with the Birth to 5 population.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing clinical supervision in a children’s mental health setting.
  • Must possess the California Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement and be qualified to provide Reflective Supervision.
  • Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint clearance and pre-employment physical.
  • Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
  • Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of community resources. Req#33144B Apply Here
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CAADAC or CAADE Certified.
Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Word programs required. Additionally, knowledge of the ASI program desirable.
 
Additional Requirements:
 
Must act in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements.
Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving to work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Knowledge of related community resources for treatment of mental illness, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and domestic violence.
Ability to communicate and work with a culturally diverse adult population as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment, referral and case management team.
Must have a current California driver’s license and be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
A plus to have or obtain Red Cross First Aid and CPR training and Crisis Prevention Institute Crisis Management training.
Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
Individuals in recovery with at least two years of sobriety are encouraged to apply.
Req#C8409A  Apply Here