CALWORKS OUTPATIENT THERAPIST in Lancaster, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 3/26/2021

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Job Description

We are seeking individuals to join our team who have high standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. 


The CalWORKs Outpatient Therapist provides mental health services in the clinic, in the community and in the clients’ homes with the goal of removing mental health barriers to employment.  Services include, but may not be limited to: assessment, rehabilitation, linkage, crisis, individual, collateral and group therapy.  The CalWORKs Outpatient Therapist collaborates as a member of an integrated treatment team and supports fidelity to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Evidence-Based Practice, as well as the DMH CalWORKs Service Exhibit.  The CalWORKs Outpatient Therapist documents all services according to DMH and Penny Lane guidelines, including the completion of GAIN documentation in accordance with DMH and DPSS requirements.

The CalWORKs Outpatient Therapist possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills when working with clients, outside agencies, members of the community, and co-workers.  When in the community (i.e. a client’s home, school) the CalWORKs Outpatient Therapist will employ a calm demeanor and good ethical and professional boundaries.  Excellent clinical skills are used to assess the appropriate level of care for clients and stabilize clients in crisis.  Teaming, collaborating and coordination of care with all Penny Lane staff, DCFS, DMH, and other outside agencies (Gain, Department of Rehabilitation) is crucial.  This position requires flexibility, excellent time management skills and the ability to manage responsibilities efficiently with little supervision.

Position Location: Lancaster, CA

Salary Range: $62,500 up to $74,608 per year

Position Status: Temporary Full Time

Job Requirements

  • AMFT, ACSW Registered or Licensed LMFT, LCSW, Psychologist with the California BBS.
  • Knowledge of DMH paperwork.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, must have current automobile insurance and must maintain a clean driving record.


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