Counsel individuals, families, couples and groups regarding psychological or emotional problems such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations and develop and implement therapeutic treatment plan by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Interview and observe client(s) to make an assessment concerning current problem, behavior, relevant history and other pertinent information.  Utilize appropriate assessment and treatment planning tools according to funding source.  Track and record data as required by funders and PPSC’s agency guidelines.

Train and become certified in CANS and other assessment tools. Plan and administer therapeutic treatment for individuals, families and groups in regard to personal and social problems, and psychosocial, educational, vocational, or behavioral objectives as established in conjunction with a given client.  Set concrete and observable goals with specific timelines. 

Adopt approach and interventions to suit each client’s needs and/or as specified in prescribed interventions and evidence based practices.

Discuss progress toward goals with client on a regular basis. Consult with collaterals (i.e., doctors, teachers, probation officers) concerning treatment plan and amend plan necessary. Make appropriate referrals as needed to supplement counseling and treatment.

Interns will be part of a training program designed for individuals to gain experience learning and practicing various psychotherapeutic techniques with individual, group, and family therapy clients.  Growth and improvement will be expected based on quarterly performance evaluations.

Ability and willingness to prepare monthly statistics, meet deadlines for written reports, keep prompt, accurate written accounts of client contact, complete all client paperwork in a timely manner and complete other data required for agency operations or funding.

This position may include travel to off-site locations and client homes. Driving Requirements: This position requires the employee to work out in the community and provide services where PPSC is co-located in the community. Thus, position requires employee to possess a valid CA driver’s license and valid automobile insurance with his/her name on the verification card as an insured driver on the policy at all times. PPSC provides mileage reimbursement when applicable.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: For MFTI or licensed staff, a minimum of M.A. in psychology or equivalent degree and a minimum of one years experience in clinical environment. Trainees should have at least 12 semester units towards their MA in an accredited degree program towards MFT licensure.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual in English and Spanish. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, coworkers, clients and the general public.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: MFTI or licensed staff must have a valid MFTI, CCI, CSW Associate registration or an MFT or LCSW license. Trainee should show proof of enrollment in accredited degree program. Both must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and access to a vehicle for personal transportation.

For more information about the position or to apply send your questions or resume to: