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.


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.


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



Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related social science field or equivalent, and Licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

Three (3) year of experience working as a Mental Health Clinician at least one of which focused on treatment of trauma.  Experience providing bio-psychosocial assessments to adults, adolescents, and/or children.

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.

Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required.  REQ. 33166A.  Apply here


Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field highly desired, serving severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and/or young adults.
One (1) year experience in a similar program serving severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and/or young adults is desired.  REQ. 6563U  Please send your resume to:  resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org
M.A. in Social Work, Psychology, or related field with at least one (1) year experience working in the field required.
Minimum two (2) years professional experience providing direct services, such as Targeted Case Management and/or Rehabilitative Services, to a mentally ill/severely emotionally disturbed client population.
Experience and knowledge using an electronic health records system(s) to record services and billing data. REQ. A41002A. 
Please send your resume to:  www [dot] resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org

Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences, plus experience in related field.

or related services to the mentally ill youth and or adults. Minimum of two (2) years experience required. (Req. 8601A)  Apply Here


Current LVN or LPT license in good standing. Must maintain current status as a licensed professional under California law. At least two (2) years experience in working with persons diagnosed with co-existing disorders.  (Req. 7405A)

Please send your resume to resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org


AA degree or equivalent experience; Min. one (1) year experience in mental health treatment setting, preferably with homeless, mentally ill adults; CA licensed LPT; Knowledge of psychopharmacology, mental health or related programs, treatment theory and techniques for mentally ill and/or dually diagnosed adult population.  Please send your resume to resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org.


Master of Social Work from an accredited school of social work OR a current Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) registration through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; OR Masters Degree in psychology or related behavioral science field from accredited university AND a current Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFT Intern).  At least one (1) year experience working in a mental health setting with CMI population.  Please send your resume to:  resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org


MD 1 yr residency; licensed in CA.  Please send your resume to resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org.



We are looking for Nurse Practitioners who can perform assessment, medication support, and medication education to our clients within age groups. All positions are contract based with consistent yet varied part-time hours, depending on program. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter that highlights your interest, whether you have an age group preference, and number of hours available along with your CV or resume PDF.  Please send your resume to:  resumes [at] sfvcmhc [dot] org


Internships (unpaid) are available for Masters, Ph.D., Psy.D. or Post-Docs. The new students are accepted into the program in January, May and August. Applications are accepted until positions are filled but apply at least one month before expected start date. We are currently accepting applications for May and August. Upon receipt of resume you will be contacted about attending our orientation which will give you more information about our training program. Please email a resume to Mshepherd@sfvcmhc.org.