Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Clinician

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

    New Horizons, one of our Fresno JJC programs, Therapeutic Community for adolescent boys who were formerly committed to the State of California Department of Juvenile Justice. New Horizons offers the education, early intervention and treatment that allows dually diagnosed and criminally addicted adolescents to recover from the effects of all mood-altering chemicals.


    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.   Since 1978, 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. 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 for eligible employees.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Therapist (Unlicensed/Licensed MH Clinician) is responsible for delivery of a full range of clinically related services including individual therapy, counseling, crisis intervention, collateral services, case management brokerage, family and group therapy. Therapist will

    review client charts to assure accuracy and timeliness of charting.



    • Assures clients are informed of inappropriate behavior Initiates appropriate and timely interventions.
    • Integrates clinical concepts with sound theoretical and practical applications of rehabilitative and individual group and milieu counseling
    • principles.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients.
    • Provides input to other treatment team members to develop and improve program services and delivery and individual client services.
    • Maintains a clinical caseload as prescribed by the Program Manager.
    • Provides symptom management skills and information and the leadership necessary to provide clients with the ability to maintain the least
    • restrictive care and the highest level of functioning.
    • Maintains timely, accurate and legible documentation using assigned forms and formats for each client in their caseload. Responsible for
    • medical record documentation using assigned forms and formats for each client in their caseload per contract and MediCal requirements.
    • Consults with attending psychiatrist regarding medication and treatment issues.
    • Consults with other treatment providers such as conservator, case manager, social worker, probation officers, etc.
    • Designates new target goals for clients consistent with overall treatment goals.
    • Attends treatment meetings, conferences, study teams, IEP, or any related meeting to discuss treatment goals.
    • Assesses and recognizes behavior or changes in mood that indicates: suicidal or homicidal intent or plan, and immediately reports any
    • concerns to Program Manager.
    • Provide clinical or administrative supervision to other staff, volunteers or interns as assigned by Program Manager.
    • Schedules, designs recreational, skills building activities as needed.
    • Communicates professionally with all other professionals, community contacts, school personnel.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensures facilities upkeep and safety.
    • Participates in quality assurance programs.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input toward policy and procedure design, revision and deletion.


    • M.A. /M.S. degree in Social Work or related field.
    • Minimum of two years mental health experience working with children/adolescents, including clinical experience on a cross-disciplinary team.
    • Knowledge of rehabilitation programs, treatment, and current DSM.
    • Knowledge of Individual, group, and family therapy techniques.
    • Experience and knowledge of assessment, diagnosis and treatment techniques.
    • Knowledge of behavioral management techniques and crisis intervention skills.
    • Knowledge of laws and ethics guiding the profession.
    • Knowledge of Transference and counter-transference issues.



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