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Requisition Number 17-0024
Post Date 11/7/2017
Title Therapist I - B/L Armenian (Continuous)
Full Time/Part Time FT/Exempt - Salaried
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Glendale- Adult
State CA

Scope of Position

Didi Hirsch is seeking mission driven, bilingual and culturally competent Armenian and English speaking therapist to work within our Adult Outpatient program at our Glendale, CA location.   


Essential Functions

  • Provides crisis intervention and  facilitates conflict resolution.
  • Provides intensive, short- or long-term individual and /or group therapy.
  • Performs intake assessments by phone and/or in-person, client evaluations, and provides diagnoses.
  • Formulates a plan of treatment which promotes development and maintenance of individual goals designed to facilitate individual growth, improve social interaction.
  • Assesses and monitors condition of client to evaluate success of treatment and adapts interventions as needed.
  • Provides case management to include referral and links to community support services, psychiatrist, medical care, housing, rehabilitation & drug/alcohol services and social activity groups.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with clinic psychiatrist regarding client treatment planning.
  • Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines.




Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as MFTI or an ASW.
  • Must be able to provide clinical services fluently in both English and Armenian.
  • Must at least 2 years of substance abuse experience or certification as a substance abuse counselor.
  • One to two years experience working with individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse in a social service/mental health environment.
  • Knowledge of conducting intensive therapy and case management.
  • Ability to utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Current CA license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance.
  • Must be able to do field work and available to work evenings occasionally.


Additional Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of conducting individual therapy sessions for indviduals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, Co-Occurring Disorders and/or the Recovery Model of treatment.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic intervention, and assessment & intake.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention, documentation, psychiatric intern supervision, and multicultural   and socio-economic issues.
  • Experience working with DMH paperwork experience is highly desired. 
  • The ability to support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
  • Strong working knowledge of crisis intervention and individual therapy, documentation, exposure to psychiatric intern supervision, and multicultural and socio-economic issues.

“Didi Hirsch is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.”



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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Didi Hirsch is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, family care, marital status, status as a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, or any other classification protected by law.

Didi Hirsch is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment. We are an EEO/AA Employer.