Mental Health Therapist II
Job Details
Magnolia Park Family Resource Center - Garden Grove, CA
Full Time
$62,400.00 - $65,000.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a summary of the essential functions of the job. The employee may perform other duties, both essential and non-essential, that are not mentioned below and specific responsibilities may vary.



Reporting to the Clinical and Outreach Supervisor, the Mental Health Therapist- II provides direct clinical and psychoeducational services to individuals, minors, families and groups. The Mental Health Therapist- II facilitates client education and support groups, and promotes domestic violence awareness and prevention through community presentations and outreach.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remain in good standing with the BBS.
  • Provide clinical and psychoeducational services to individuals, minors, families and groups.
  • Provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate client education and clinical support groups.
  • Complete bio-psychosocial assessments and develop individualized comprehensive treatment plans in collaboration with clients.
  • Maintain clinical documentation and complete service records within designated data systems.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings (i.e. CMTs, TDMs).
  • Participate in clinical and administrative supervision meetings.
  • Attend all Staff Meetings
  • Meet productivity standards of 60% direct service as defined by specific grants and other funding requirements. Full-time therapists (40 hours/week) are expected to carry a caseload of up to 25 clients.  
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessment and ensure all documentation is entered into corresponding databases (ie. ETO, Vistashare).
  • Deliver domestic violence awareness presentations and trainings to community groups and/or partners as required by grants or agency need.
  • Report suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse, older adult abuse, or other safety issues, as required by law and agency policies.
  • Abide by professional confidentiality guidelines.
  • Be available to provide agency support in covering hotline or office phones, etc.
  • Respond to clinical client crisis on evenings/weekends as needed.
  • Provide supervision and serve as a Field Instructor to MSW/MFT interns.

ADA Job Characteristics:

Work environment is primarily in an emergency shelter or community based setting.  Works in a sometimes fast paced setting dealing with crisis intervention.  Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders occasionally.  Sit and/or stand frequently.  Ability to go up and down one flight of stairs.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents.  Corrected vision to normal range.  Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others.  Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.  

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
  • Knowledge in techniques and principles of child and family development, family systems theory, crisis counseling intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma response, child abuse and family violence dynamics, and trauma focused interventions.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and principles of crisis counseling.
  • Ability to establish positive, trusting rapport with clients.
  • Ability to assess emotional, social and environmental strengths and community resources.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills to help prioritize and meet deadlines and work objectives/goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent active listening skills. 
  • Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy while utilizing trauma informed care practices.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends, as necessary to meet client needs.
  • Ability to abide by Human Options’ values: Show Diversity, Respect, Curiosity, Ingenuity, and Individuality.  Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and maintains a supportive environment.
  • Some knowledge of the principles in supervising student interns.


Education, Experience and Licensing Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related behavioral science field.
  • Completion of pre-licensure hours with an active registration number with the BBS (i.e. ACSW)
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the counseling field.
  • Satisfactory computer tech skills including the usage of data systems and programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google drive.
  • Satisfactorily complete post-hiring 40 hour Domestic Violence training.
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and willingness to participate in off-site services