Mental Health Counselor II Bilingual Spanish - Youth Contact School Based

SFV Community Mental Health Los Angeles, CA

The Mental Health Counselor provides a range of services as a part of the treatment team. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Mental Health Counselor provides Individual and Group Rehabilitation Services, assists with linkage to schools and other community resources, conducts case management needs assessments, and provides interpretation and translation as needed.


Provide Individual and Group Rehabilitation Services to clients in collaboration with the primary therapist, including, but not limited to, training in social skills, independent living skills, and pre-vocational skills. Services to be provided in the clinic, at assigned schools, and in the field (including homes and other community settings).

Link families with community resources and act as liaison with Youth Contact Program schools and other community providers of services, (i.e., DCFS, probation, etc.).

Maintain ongoing communication with school contacts and participate in presentation of Youth Contact Program services to schools.

Conduct Case Management Needs Assessments during the initial intake process.

Maintain required minimum productivity requirements consistently.

Complete all documentation in a timely and comprehensive manner and by required deadlines in compliance with all DMH and Center requirements.

Provide interpretation and translation services. Assist in overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers and in obtaining culturally appropriate services.

Attend Staff Meetings weekly and come prepared to regular Supervision/Consultation meetings with Program Manager.

Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field. Master’s degree preferred with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience, either employed or working as a volunteer, with special needs children or youth is preferred.

Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint clearance. Bilingual, Spanish-speaking, and accurate interpreting and translating skills.

Valid California Driver’s License is required. Must meet guidelines of agency’s driving criteria (i.e. Proof of liability insurance, minimal moving violations, driving record free of DUI’s or reckless driving in the last 3 years, etc.) and maintain the criteria as per company policy at all times.

We offer:

  • Experience working with a diverse client population

  • A team-oriented work environment

  • Training opportunities

  • Excellent compensation and benefits.