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Cedars-Sinai Mental Health Associate - Per Diem in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

The Cedars-Sinai Share & Care program provides services to at-risk children and adolescents, beginning in 1981 as the Psychological Trauma Center. Our professional counselors deliver services to students who are experiencing emotional and academic challenges due to traumatic situations and stressors. Share & Care provides a group structure to facilitate emotional nurturing, healthy self-esteem, and positive coping skills through a 12-week art therapy curriculum that can result in academic success.

Why Work Here?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022‑

  1. Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

What will you be doing in this role:

The Mental Health Associate provides mental health prevention, intervention and crisis intervention services within school settings and the community at large following a period of observation and training. Incumbents develop partnerships and deliver a full range of services consisting of assessment, group therapy, individual and family therapy when appropriate. Participates in team meetings and planning. They demonstrate motivation, creativity and serves as a motivator for effect change. They maintain proficiency/skills including the ability to deliver care to special populations with diverse cultural backgrounds. They can identify safety concerns and institute measures to deliver safe environment.

  • Conducts assessments of students, as a part of the triage process and for students admitted into the program.

  • Participates in the treatment planning process by attending treatment team meetings.

  • Demonstrates sound conceptualization of problems, strengths, goals and objectives; evidences follow through on implementation of approved plans, monitors students progress.

  • Conducts individual, family and group interventions.

  • Collaborates with internal and external sources in providing clinical treatment.

  • Coordinates care for patient and care delivery team as needed


What we're looking for:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Marriage Family Therapy

  • In process or currently have a Board of Behavioral Science Associate Designation

  • Minimum of 1 years of clinical experience with children and adults

  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1280395

Working Title : Mental Health Associate - Per Diem

Department : Community Share and Care

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Community Engagement

Job Specialty : Community Engagement

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $19.50 - $25.95

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.