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Clinician -East County  (Full Time)
Location: El Cajon, 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.



The Vista Hill Mental Health Contracts Program is a team of therapists, behavioral rehabilitation staff, and psychiatrists provide comprehensive treatment and work in a seamless and integrated manner at school locations with teachers, school counselors and administrators. Clinical staff address school related issues and help students succeed with academics, social interactions, and improve family relationships. This position is located at our Intensive Outpatient Day Program for teens.


We have several positions in East County.

The Clinician is responsible for the clinical integrity, assessment, plan and delivery of the mental health services to the child and family. She/he assures that all provided services, program documentation, and billing are consistent with VH-LAC policies and various county and community contracts and any federal, state, county, and district requirements. Duties include:

  • Provide school based counseling/mental health services to school-age students.
  • Practice as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Provide clinical assessments, intervention and support to students.



·         Master's Degree

·         ACSW/AMFT/APHA/APCC, registration in good standing with the CA BBS.

·         Must have experience working in school-based mental health program, mental health clinic, day treatment      facility or other behavioral health setting.

·         2-4 years of professional experience in working with high risk youth.

·         Experience and knowledge in assessments with treatment of children/adolescents in Special Education Programs.

·         Valid CA driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

·         Bilingual preferred.

·         Background check, drug test, TB test and COVID vaccine requirements.


40 hours per week offered, but we will consider other availability.



$30 for Registered

$34 for Licensed

These are starting rates and may be adjusted up based on education and experience.

Current Vista Hill employees in these job titles for 2023 are paid:

$30 – $35 for Registered; and

$34 - $37.50 for Licensed


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.