The Behavioral Health Therapist assesses and evaluates the psychosocial needs of the patient and family to determine treatment goals and interventions. Facilitates group, as well as individual and family, therapy for adolescents struggling with emotional, behavioral, and substance issues. Conducts thorough psychosocial assessments to identified appropriate treatment goals, and assists in the coordination of treatment and aftercare planning in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team.
Sharp Mesa Vista's child and adolescent treatment programs offer hope and professional expertise, and are carefully designed to offer treatment to young people and their families in crisis. We treat children and teens with depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, self-harm and aggressive behaviors.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offers outpatient programs throughout the community.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
This is a Per Diem position. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or related field from an accredited graduate program
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Completed or currently enrolled in an APA-accredited Doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology (i.e., awarded or working towards a PhD, PsyD or EdD)
Completed or current enrolled in an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship program in Clinical Psychology
Two years’ recent experience in a child/adolescent behavioral health setting
Acute/psychiatric hospital experience, discharge planning/case management experience
Applied Behavior Analysis certification and/or experience
Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.