Pre-licensed Clinical Therapist*

US Government, Multiple County Departments


Pre-licensed Clinical Therapists* (Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Social Work, and Professional Clinical Counselor) work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in community mental health clinics, field and institutional settings to children, adolescents, families, and older adults with severe mental or emotional disorders. Pre-licensed Clinical Therapists may obtain supervised clinical experience. Applicants willing to work in forensics, criminal justice, or after-hours positions are encouraged to apply, as well as those seeking traditional schedules.

Positions within the Adult Continuing Care Long Term Care Program at the Department of Behavioral Health, will be required to visit State Hospitals, adult locked psychiatric facilities (in county and out of county) and skilled nursing facilities.  These visits may require overnight stays in the area where the residential facilities are located.  Indicate your willingness to work in this program in the supplemental questionnaire.

The resulting eligible list may be used to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout the County as they occur, including any vacancies in the psychiatric unit of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate would be required of these positions.

*Official Title: Clinical Therapist, Pre-licensed.

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Therapist, Pre-licensed job description.




Background Check: An extensive background check will include a credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test.

Shifts: Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Differential: Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work night/overnight hours or in detention facilities receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for positions assigned to night/overnight or detention facilities on the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Registration/License: Pre-licensed Clinical Therapists must register with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and obtain an intern registration number within sixty (60) days of employment.

Pre-licensed Clinical Therapists must become licensed by the BBS within six (6) years of the original registration or may be terminated. Upon obtaining license, employees may be promoted to Clinical Therapist I ($5,378 – $7,581 monthly).

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