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  • Position Number: 4951881
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Licensed Therapist - Long Beach

Level: Experienced
Job Location: USVETS Long Beach - Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Graduate Degree
Salary Range: $65,048.00 - $77,175.00 Salary
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Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Professional Services

This Licensed Therapist position reports directly to the Clinical Director (or Program Manager only where applicable) and is responsible for providing a range of psychosocial services including community outreach, counseling (individual and group), and referral services as part of a multidisciplinary team for Veterans and service members who are experiencing homelessness.

FLSA Classification: Exempt


  • Provides clinical therapeutic services (i.e., engages, interviews, assesses, counsels, and educates) to veterans
  • Provides individual and group therapy to clients using evidence-based therapies, practices and protocols.
  • Establishes and maintains a professional therapeutic relationship with all clients and potential clients.
  • Develops initial and ongoing client treatment plans.
  • Provides direct clinical intervention services and crisis intervention services to clients in need.
  • Maintains confidential and complete client records to include electronic records management.
  • Transitions clients from the therapeutic relationship using clinically-based protocols.
  • Coordinates and collaborates client services with the VA and other community clinicians as appropriate.
  • Oversees curricula for all Clinical Treatment modality groups (substance abuse and mental health).
  • Follows proper clinical protocols on client referrals for needed services.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Director is responsible for implementing and maintaining a therapeutic living environment at the site.
  • Ensures adherence to clinically-based protocols.
  • Maintains office hours that are conducive to client needs, and an office environment that is conducive to therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Ensures programmatic compliance with all State licensure requirements.
  • Ensures that all services are provided per grant requirements.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Ideal candidate must have a thorough understanding of:

  • Mental health counseling principles, practices, and applications to include military cultural competency (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse)
  • Psychosocial assessment modalities, principles, and practices
  • Networking, partnership building, outreach, and public speaking
  • Crisis intervention and disruptive behavior management (e.g., responding to threats of self-harm or hostility toward others)
  • Educational and vocational counseling principles, practices, and applications (e.g., employability and employment stability)
  • File documentation practices and electronic records management
  • Community resources
  • Federal regulations and policies (e.g., HIPAA, Privacy Acts, and professional ethics)
  • Maintains professional standards and demeanor, including the confidentiality of client data and other sensitive information.


  • A Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, or a related human services field
  • Independent professional licensure in the state where site is located which includes meeting state requirements for conducting Alcohol and Drug Counseling in the state and/or an additional license/certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Experience in Medicaid approved assessments and Medicaid billing procedures (preferred)
  • Broad knowledge of and two years direct clinical experience using evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Seeking Safety, and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Valid drivers license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and with a team
  • Knowledge/experience working with veterans (preferred)
  • Knowledge/experience working with homeless populations (preferred)

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