Licensed Clinical Therapist – Recuperative Care Program $2,500 Bonus!

Interfaith Community Services
September 17, 2021
Escondido, California
Job Type
$68,000 - $78,000
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Dennis Haggar, Director of Human Resources
Contact Email


$2,500 Retention Bonus! This position is eligible for a retention bonus ($1,250 paid at six months and $1,250 paid at one year of employment!)

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1979 in direct response to rising rates of hunger and homelessness in North San Diego County, Interfaith Community Services works to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by Helping People Help Themselves. Interfaith is the most comprehensive social services agency in North County, providing both immediate safety net services and long-term, life-changing programs designed to meet the holistic needs of people in crisis. Together, in partnership with 250+ diverse faith communities, more than 650 recurrent volunteers, and a growing staff of over 200, Interfaith provides a safe haven and pathway towards self-sufficiency for more than 17,000 community members annually.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position will be responsible for providing behavioral health support in a fast-paced high acuity Recuperative Care Program serving Veterans and clients from the community experiencing homelessness. This role provides short term therapy, crisis intervention, and support for clients with a short-term recuperative need in a residential program.

• Provides direct behavioral health support services to individuals experiencing homelessness with a physical or mental post hospitalization recuperative need; Services include: intake, assessment, treatment planning, case conferencing and counseling
• Supports care team including nursing and case management staff in direct service provision and clinical care coordination.
• Responds to safety concerns in a proactive manner through ongoing assessment and direct clinical interventions.
• Develops and maintains contact with other members of the clinical department throughout agency programs in order to facilitate effective care coordination and collaboration across the agency service spectrum.
• Support treatment team meetings for clinical and/or paraprofessional staff to ensure compliance, best practice and offer clinical supervision for staff working with difficult clients
• Completes accurate and thorough documentation in a timely manner for each program
• participant as required by funders.
• Completes billing documents and reports including collecting outcomes data within required deadlines.
• Participates in case management meetings, staff meetings, trainings, conferences, program evaluation, and program development
• Attends and supports case conferencing
• Intervenes and deescalates difficult clients or crises that arise
• Develop and maintains effective relationships with mental health providers to ensure that clients with ongoing treatment needs are successfully transferred to longer term services.
• Maintain accurate records and files and prepare reports as required by funders and agency administration.
• Enter data into electronic data systems as required by funders and Interfaith
• Monitors compliance with grant and contract requirements. Makes recommendations to Supervisor regarding any program changes needed to meet grant benchmarks.
• Ensure the confidentiality of client information and health records
• Completes a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and develops a detailed treatment plan for each individual in collaboration with case managers as appropriate
• Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to understand, assess, and shift the individual’s stage of change with the goal of reducing barriers to housing stabilization.
• Facilities acceptance of placement or other services that support and stabilize individuals moving from street to service
• Helps stabilize individuals by linking them to appropriate resources such as housing, medical, mental health, addiction and recovery services, food, clothing, transportation, employment, Social Security Disability, mainstream benefits and other financial resources based on the client’s individualized plan
• Supports the optimal operations of the Recuperative Care Program and client care
• Meet regularly with Supervisor and participate in agency meetings and staff trainings.
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

• Must be currently licensed by the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) required
• 2+ years of experience working in a Social Services, Nonprofit or related setting required
• Experience working with severely mentally ill, medically fragile, and homeless populations preferred

By joining our team, you'll work with amazing people serving those in-need of a hand-up in our community. Benefits include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off - Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays - 13 scheduled
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Bereavement Leave
Work Anniversary Bonus
Tuition Reimbursement
Healthy Rewards Program
Life Assistance Plan
Financial Assistance Program
Flexible Work Schedules
Business Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

To Apply Click here

Requisition #1835

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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