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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health
Location: Fresno
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


We are the Central Valley's premier behavioral health treatment provider. Our portfolio includes the following companies: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, providing behavioral healthcare for adults through our 12-bed inpatient program & robust outpatient programs; Ascend Behavioral Health, where we offer a 6-bed inpatient program as well as a high quality outpatient mental healthcare for adolescents; Sierra Meadows & Ascend Psychiatry, providing long-term outpatient psychiatric care; Touchstone Recovery Center, a thriving outpatient substance abuse program for adults and adolescents; Oasis Eating Disorders Recovery meeting the outpatient treatment needs of patients struggling with eating disorder diagnoses; and Sierra Meadows Foundation, our not-for-profit free counseling center and training facility. Founded in 2019, our companies have experienced steady and consistent growth in the Fresno/Clovis area. As we continue to expand services with new ventures, locations, and levels of care, we are seeking strategic and dynamic individuals to join our team.

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Our mission is to create a workplace for therapists by the therapists. We offer a competitive salary as well as numerous opportunities for growth including future opportunities for promotions, clinical trainings, and more.

  • Competitive salary: Unlicensed Clinicians make between $60k - 67k with an increase upon licensure; Licensed Clinician pay begins at $70k depending on experience
  • $1,000 stipend yearly for CEUs and to obtain comprehensive clinical training in a modality of choice (upon approval from leadership team).
  • Various in-house training and learning opportunities to enhance clinical competency conducted during work hours on a weekly basis.
  • Anthem medical insurance - various plan options with 75% paid by the employer
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401k plan
  • A supportive & professional environment where we work hard and also have a lot of fun!


    Each full time Clinician is expected to conduct an average of 23-25 clinical hours in a 40 hour work week, with the remaining time spent participating in case consultation, trainings, staff meetings, and upholding comprehensive documentation standards. This is a team oriented environment and all therapists are encouraged to collaborate, support, and assist one another to enable optimal functioning of the program as a whole.

    • Conduct bio-psychosocial intake assessments to obtain history, determine appropriate level of care, and provide appropriate diagnosis utilizing DSM V. Obtain collateral information as needed.
    • Manage a caseload between 9-13 individual clients and utilize evidence-based approaches to treat patients' presenting issues on a short- to mid-term timeline.
    • Complete a treatment plan and preliminary discharge plan for all patients, focusing on realistic goals and expectations within the parameters of the program.
    • Facilitate 3-hour group therapy sessions within our IOP and PHP program, utilizing evidence-based approaches with group sizes ranging from 8-12 members.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary staff meetings and case consultations on a weekly basis.
    • Collaborate with patients' family members regarding treatment goals and discharge planning.
    • Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner, including progress notes, group notes, communication logs, treatment plan reviews, and insurance utilization reviews.
    • Collaborate with case manager to ensure external needs are being met and provide appropriate referrals outside of the agency for any external needs.


      • Education: Master's or Doctoral Degree in counseling/psychology from an accredited graduate school
      • Experience: Must have a minimum of 2 years in the field of mental health
      • Skills: Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information, Decision Making, Research Skills, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, People Skills, Resolving Conflict, People Management, Integrity
      • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Driver's License; Registered associate with BBS
      • Other Requirements conducted in-house: Negative TB test results within past year; medical clearance to work within past year; ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screenings; must have/able to obtain CPR/First AID certification


        • Frequency: Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) Standing, Walking, Sitting, Handling / Using Fingers
        • Occasionally: Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) Reach Outward, Reach Above Shoulder, Squat or Kneel, Bend or Twist
        • Other Physical Demands: Ability to lift/carry 20-50 lbs, Ability to push/pull 20-50 lbs, Moderate frequency of computer keyboarding, Moderate frequency of viewing a computer monitor

          Reasonable Accommodations Statement
          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          Keywords: LMFT, AMFT, LCSW, ACSW, LPCC, APCC, Postdoctoral Fellow, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, PI191265337

Keywords: Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Fresno , Mental Health Therapist, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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