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Job Description – Licensed Clinician

Job Description – Licensed Clinician

Licensed Clinician


Behavioral Health Clinicians are responsible for providing a range of clinically appropriate services to foster children and adolescents including individual, family and group therapy.


  • Must be licensed to practice in California as an LMFT, LCSW or LPCC.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Good driving record; Department of Motor Vehicles printout required.
  • Meet all state licensing and insurance requirements.
  • Successful completion of LIC 503 Health Screening Report, including a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.


  • Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs and treatment plans.
  • Demonstrate understanding of diagnostic evaluation methods, assessments and scales.
  • Familiarity with DSM and ICD Codes and Medi-Cal documentation and procedures.
  • Ability to respond to a range of client needs using differential diagnoses and treatment approaches, primarily related to evidence-based practices.
  • Ability to lead children and adolescent therapeutic groups: Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol, Social Skills, LGBTQ and/or Sexual Abuse.
  • Skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain clinical records in timely compliance with agency and Medi-Cal policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency.
  • Demonstrate understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline.
  • Knowledge of BBS regulations, requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively organize time and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.


  • Provide a variety of treatment services including individual, group and family therapy.
  • Provide clinical assessment, client care planning and effective treatment implementation to children, adults and families.
  • Demonstrate multicultural skills knowledge and experience, including the influence of cultural issues and providing services with appropriate cultural contest.
  • Advise clients of available community resources and act as a liaison and/or advocate for clients/families to use the resources effectively.
  • Participate in liaison work with other agencies as required.
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision when appropriate.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with professional and ethical standards, insurance regulations and established counseling center policies and procedures.
  • Comply with clinical productivity standards as established by Behavioral Health Lead Clinician.
  • Participate in staff meetings as requested and established.
  • Provide trainings, lectures or participate in discussion on aspects of client care and the use of psychotherapeutic methods to STRTP staff and Resource Families.
  • Be available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis.
  • Work evenings and occasional Saturdays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisor:   Behavioral Health Lead Clinician

 Creative Alternatives is an “at will” employer and as an employee you retain the right to terminate your employment at any time and the agency has the right to terminate your employment at any time with or without cause.  See Employee Handbook for detailed explanation.

I understand this is a general description of this job.  I also understand there are other duties not fully covered above and that I may be asked to perform other reasonable, lawful duties.