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Requisition Number 18-10135
Post Date 9/14/2018
Title Counselor
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Inglewood
State CA





Make a Difference in People's Lives While Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills


Diverse Role    ●    Excellent Training    ●    Career Options    ●    Great Culture


 Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a leading provider of community mental health and substance use services since 1942. With a history stretching back to the Great Depression, Didi Hirsch has established a strong reputation in the communities we serve. We help more than 90,000 children and adults each year from 11 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. We are committed to excellence, diversity and opportunity. We are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. We offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package. 

Top three reasons to bring your career to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:

  • This is a diverse role, allowing you to expand your skills.
  • This is a great opportunity to start building a rewarding career with a leader in community mental health services.
  • You will find a strong family-like culture here; people enjoy working together to help some of the most vulnerable members of our communities improve the quality of their lives.

Your key duties will include:

  • Provides supervision to clients with a history of mental illness. This could include case management, intakes, education, and crisis intervention.
  • Interfaces with such agencies as the DMH, criminal justice services, Public Health and other related community agencies and resources to give and receive information relative to clients.
  • Maintains documentation of all daily progress notes and ensures compliance with Agency policies and procedures, contracts and other regulatory agencies.
  • Observes clients with self-administering medications and drug screening as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution among the clients.
  • Chaperons group sponsored trips and social functions; may drive seven-passenger van to transport clients; escorts/transports individuals to appointments outside facility.
  • Develops and maintains counselor skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education.
  • Actively participates in all team and staff meetings, community meetings and supervision/consultation.




Residential Counselors will have an active role in the crisis stabilization and support of adults who have persistent or acute mental illness, which can also include co-occurring disorders.



Our crisis services are provided in a structured, intensive program for up to 28 days.  Our clients can come from outpatient intensive programs to avoid hospitalization, or directly from hospitals to continue their crisis stabilization within a warm, house-like atmosphere.



You must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and live scan fingerprinting.  For bilingual positions, you will need to pass a language assessment. You will also need to meet the following requirements for this role:    

  • At least 1 year experience in a related environment, particularly working with dual diagnosis clients.
  • At least a High School diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of case management and conducting/facilitating individual and group counseling sessions for appropriate clients to be served.
  • Knowledge of mental health programming, psychiatric crisis intervention, documentation and group/individual counseling in a multi-cultural and socio-economic environment.
  • Strong PC and communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing analysis and judgment to make decisions within outlined policies and practices.
  • Current California driver license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
  • Candidates must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and finger print scan through CCL.


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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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.