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Licensed Clinician  (Full Time)
Location: Escondido, CA
Program: Mental Health Contracts


Vista Hill is all about serving people. As a dynamic community-based organization, we develop and maintain a diverse array of quality services and programs throughout San Diego County. Our programs range from brief early intervention and preventive work with youth experiencing challenges, to treatment with school age kids, to long-term special education and training for individuals with developmental disabilities. We can be found assisting families in very difficult situations in many of our communities large and small, rural and suburban. You will see our caring staff working with challenging populations that most other agencies shy away from in areas that are conveniently located to the people we serve.

At Vista Hill we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Vista Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Licensed Clinician with direction from the Program Manager, provides high quality individual, group, couples, and family counseling, case management, outreach and intake services to clients and families. This position develops and implements formats for drug treatment groups as well as other client-centered groups provided by the program. This position provides supervision to interns as well as consultation to staff and the professional community.

· Provides direct counseling, educational services to clients with chemical dependency and dual diagnosis problems.

· Provides administrative tasks.

· Provides case management services for all assigned clients.


  • Master’s Degree and Licensed with the state of California BBS as an LCSW/LMFT/LPCC in good standing.
  • Must have experience working in mental health program, mental health clinic, or other behavioral health setting.
  • Must have 2-4 years professional experience in working with high risk clients.
  • Bilingual Spanish appreciated

Must pass drug, TB, background check and COVID vaccine requirements.

Work hours are Monday Friday, 40 hours per week.


$35 per hour.

This is a starting rate and may be adjusted up based on education and experience.

Current Vista Hill employees in this job title for 2023 are paid $35 - $37.50.


Employees working over 30 hours a week receive employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, employer-paid pension and clinical supervision. Some programs qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.