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Assessment / Discharge Specialist Therapist

Community Research Foundation San Diego, CA
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Community Research Foundation, a non profit mental health organization here in San Diego, CA is looking to add an experience bilingual Spanish licensed or license eligible Therapist for a FT Assessment and Discharge Specialist at our Chula Vsita/San Ysidro program. Apply now for immediate consideration

Assessment and Discharge Specialist (Licensed or License-Eligible) – Mental Health Services for Adult Outpatient Program

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Pay: hourly + comprehensive benefits

Location San Diego, CA (San Ysidro, CA

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Master's degree in Psychology or in the Social Sciences field
  • Licensed, waivered or license-eligible as Psychologist, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Professional Clinical Counselor
  • At least 2 years of experience working with individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders required
  • Those with experience in a walk-in outpatient-based mental health program encouraged to apply
  • Fluent bilingual Spanish (read, write, speak), preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance and credentialing review

Typical Duties of the Assessment and Discharge Specialist

  • Provides screening, clinical assessments, case management and outreach for outpatient program clients diagnosed with severe mental illness and may be dually diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder
  • Conducts collateral interviews, develops individual service plans and participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning
  • Provides crisis intervention as appropriate
  • Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team regarding discharge planning in progress
  • Collaborates with nursing staff to arrange continuing care medication maintenance
  • Assists clients with obtaining treatment benefits and other community-based supports to facilitate recovery and improvement


Your well-being matters at CRF! Full-time eligible employees have access to great benefits:

  • Up to 24 days of PTO
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision
  • TSA Retirement Contribution
  • Active Wellness programs and other health and wellness benefits
  • EAP, Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Health Savings Account, FSA

Program Overview:

Located in South San Diego, CA, Maria Sardinas Wellness and Recovery Center is an adult outpatient program that provides a variety of intervention services to individuals in crisis. We serve individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

Our services include initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, ongoing medication support services, limited individual and group counseling, supported housing, care coordination, case management, and linking clients with additional community-based supports.


Community Research Foundation

Why Work Here?

We inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals.

Vision Statement IMPROVING AND ENRICHING THE LIVES OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY WE SERVE Mission CRF, in partnership with our clients and stakeholders, designs, delivers and evaluates innovative and exemplary behavioral health services in a manner that is both culturally and trauma competent, providing these services with integrity, compassion, and a strong focus on wellness. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of behavioral health professionals. Philosophy CRF embraces the concept that persons affected by mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems can and do recover when provided with appropriate and adequate treatment, activities and supports. This includes access to culturally appropriate, recovery-focused care within the individual's own community provided in the least restrictive level possible. Our child, youth and family programs are family-centered and designed based upon wraparound philosophy. Persons Served Community Research Foundation serves adults with serious mental illness, many with a co-occurring substance use problem, as well as seriously and emotionally disturbed youth and children. General Areas of Service Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) programs (alternative to hospitalization for adults) Transitional Living Residential Program for Adults Outpatient Clinics for Children and Adults Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic for Adults School-Based Counseling Programs Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs Client-Directed Psychosocial and Vocational Clubhouses CalWorks Specialized Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Program


1465 30th St Ste K, San Diego, CA 92154
San Diego, CA
92154 USA