Adult Program Bilingual Therapist – Didi Hirsch – Glendale

Didi Hirsch is seeking a mission driven, bilingual speaking therapist to work within our Adult Outpatient program at our Glendale, CA location.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution.
  • Provides intensive, short or long-term individual and /or group therapy.
  • Performs intake assessments by phone and/or in-person, client evaluations, and provides diagnoses.
  • Formulates a plan of treatment which promotes development and maintenance of individual goals designed to facilitate individual growth, improve social interaction.
  • Assesses and monitors condition of client to evaluate success of treatment and adapts interventions as needed.
  • Provides case management to include referral and links to community support services, psychiatrist, medical care, housing, rehabilitation & drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding client treatment planning.
  • Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines.Required Qualifications
  • Must be currently registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as MFTI or an ASW.
  • Must be able to provide clinical services fluently in both English/Armenian or English/Spanish (read, write, speak)
  • Must at least 2 years of substance abuse experience or certification as a substance abuse counselor.
  • One to two years’ experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse in asocial service/mental health environment.
  • Knowledge of conducting intensive therapy and case management.
  • Ability to utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Current CA license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance.
  • Must be able to do field work and available to work evenings occasionally.Additional Qualifications
  • A working knowledge of conducting individual therapy sessions for individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders and/or the Recovery Model of treatment.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic intervention, and assessment & intake.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention, documentation, psychiatric intern supervision, and multicultural and socio-economic issues.
  • Experience working with DMH paperwork experience is highly desired.
  • The ability to support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
  • Strong working knowledge of crisis intervention and individual therapy, documentation, exposure to psychiatric intern supervision, and multicultural and socio-economic issues.

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Didi Hirsch is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.