Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Clinician

    Job Locations US-CA-Fresno
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Our Fresno First program offers gender responsive treatment and recovery services dedicated to helping women through the challenges of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health issues. We serve women and their children who are involved with the Fresno County Department of Social Services (CPS), CalWORKs recipients in need of residential treatment services, and pregnant and parenting women residing in Fresno County.


    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   


    For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges.  MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”.   MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Clinician performs a range of psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative interventions, including psychosocial assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and limited case management duties as needed in a residential AOD treatment setting for women and their minor children. The clinician provides clinical oversight of program services and AOD team training in regards to co-occurring needs. In addition, the Clinician serves as the Care Coordinator for clients ensuring that they receive the full spectrum of services in a seamless manner and that they receive the optimal level of care needed to maximize functioning and minimize the need for higher levels of care.  



    • Works closely with Psychiatrist to monitor the psychiatric well-being of clients. 
    • Serves as Care Coordinator for a caseload of clients as assigned by Program Manager. 
    • Provides a variety of services including group and individual counseling, rehabilitation/skills building, relapse prevention, and crisis intervention. 
    • Performs psychosocial assessments. 
    • Practices the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery. 
    • Demonstrates and supports a strong working knowledge of the CCISC model of dual recovery principles and practices, applying an integrated treatment approach with PSR principles. 
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients and exhibits boundaries consistent with professional standards. 
    • Works with volunteers and interns in an informative and collegial capacity. 
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety. 
    • Provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion. 
    • Ensures facility and program upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.


    • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
    • Must be registered as an intern in the State of California.
    • Licensed or near licensed preferred.
    • Two years of experience working with AOD population.
    • One year experience working with dually diagnosed individuals is preferred. 


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