Behavioral Health Licensed Therapist at St. Paul's Senior Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

San Diego’s St. Paul's PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). This innovative program is for individuals 55 years or older, who are living with chronic illness, or disabilities and need coordinated medical care to continue living as independently as possible in their home and community. The healthcare teams at St. Paul’s PACE provide a hands-on approach coordinating medical, social, and home care services so individuals no longer need to manage their medical care alone. 

This is a temporary role with an anticipated duration of up to 6 months. 

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of St Paul’s PACE Behavioral Health (BH) Program Manager, the Behavioral Health Licensed Therapist will provide direct and indirect care services of St Paul’s PACE program participants in an outpatient setting. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, biopsychosocial assessments, care planning, care coordination with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), collaboration with outside agencies and clinical supervision of associates/interns. Additional duties include working with the Behavioral Health Program Manager in assessing programming needs, creating, implementing and obtaining outcome measures for St. Paul’s PACE Behavioral Health Program.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Required Certifications/Licensures:

  1. State of California Clinical Social Worker license OR

  2. State of California Marriage and Family Therapist license OR

  3. State of California Clinical Psychologist license

Required Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of experience in providing behavioral health services to older adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Experience providing behavioral health consultative services including development of behavior support/treatment plans. A minimum of one year of experience with frail/chronically ill elderly seniors. Preferred previous supervisory experience of interns/associates.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home, residential care or community based setting

  • Experience working with individuals who have eating disorders and/or those in pain recovery

  • Trauma informed care background

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification

St. Paul’s Benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision, life

  • Same day pay available!

  • Flexible paid time off (PTO) - starting at 28 days per year!

  • Education reimbursement - up to $3,000 a year!

  • Qualified Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer

  • 403(b) with match

  • Child care available

  • Employee referral bonuses

  • Upward mobility! 

You Make Us Who We Are!

At St. Paul’s Senior Services, we believe a diverse workforce has driven our history of enriching the lives of senior communities in San Diego, which is why we are committed to cultivating an environment where you feel empowered, supported and respected. By valuing your unique perspective, voice, strengths, experience and background, we aim to foster a culture where you feel included and comfortable being your true self.  You matter!

St. Paul's is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. We have locations throughout San Diego County including 5 in San Diego (Bankers Hill), 2 in Chula Vista, and 1 in El Cajon. St. Paul's strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs. 


To learn more about St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit

St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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