Therapist II

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • SacJobs
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jul 28, 2020
Full time Health Care

Job Description

We are looking for a second-level treatment provider for a state of the art residential treatment center. The company has an awesome culture and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, 401k plan with company match, and 22 days paid time off to start.

Job Description

Job Title: Therapist II

Production Target: Depending on primary worksite between 75% FTE or 30 hours in a 40-hour week


This is the second level treatment provider within the Clinical Services Department and the incumbent will typically manage programs and supervise other staff. The Therapist II is responsible for major services delivery activities and must possess and maintain a clinical license (LCSW, LMFT or LPCC are all acceptable). This position applies the theory and practice of interpersonal, intrapsychic, and social pathology to their client issues. The therapist may use a variety of direct or non-direct approaches to facilitate client recovery. The incumbent maintains familiarity with a variety of treatment modalities and utilizes them differentially to enable clients to achieve specific case plans and casework goals by performing the following duties. This position supports Behavioral Health staff by performing a variety of tasks involving the program development diagnosis and treatment of mental health clients in mental health centers, the home, or therapeutic community setting.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs intensive counseling and psychotherapy.

  • Performs case management and treatment services.

  • Provides individual, family, and group therapy.

  • Evaluates social problems and develops complete treatment plans following each case through

    to solution.

  • Develops treatment plans.

  • Completes clinical records and other required documentation in accordance with agency, payer,

    and regulatory requirements utilizing paper or computer technology.

  • Provides direct supervision to clinical interns.

  • Investigates case situations and presents information to the Director of Clinical Services and other

    members of the behavioral health team on patient’s family and social background pertinent to

    diagnosis and treatment.

  • Attends and participates in staff, program, agency and community meetings and training as


  • Completes mandated abuse reporter.

  • Conducts clinical assessments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience requirements:

The incumbent would typically possess knowledge and abilities obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in health care administration, nursing, public administration, psychology or a related field, AND five (5) years of professional-level behavioral health care experience. This position requires a minimum of a Master's degree in one of the disciplines listed— Master’s of Social Work (MSW) or Master’s of Psychology or Counseling (MA/MS). In addition, the incumbent must possess a clinical license in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or the Board of Psychology. Acceptable licenses include: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising graduate student interns (MSW, M.A) and Behavioral Health Specialists BHS I & BHS II.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on critical or complex topics that affect the business client care to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals. Ability to apply concepts such as determination of reliability and validity to practical situations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Skills:

Ability to apply principles of logical or clinical thinking to a wide range of individual, family, and community problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables to provide clinical interpretation.

Computer Skills:

Word processing, spreadsheet, accounting, payroll systems, internet, human resource systems, project management software, database software, contact management systems


Laptop, Automobile, and Cell Phone.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • First aid training

  • Valid Driver’s License - Must meet insurance underwriting requirements.

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Certification or equivalent combination of education and


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to drive for 4-6 hours daily. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.