Tri-City Mental Health Authority

Mental Health Specialist - Adult Clinic (20137229)

V2122-10, V2122-09, V2122-30 & V2021-54
Behavioral Health
Los Angeles Area
Continuous or until 100 applicants
$23.22-$30.19 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2008 N Garey Avenue Pomona, 91767


Are you looking for an unlicensed behavioral health position that allows you to make a difference and be a part of an active and engaged community?

Do you love working with adults or older adults whom are working to improve their mental health?

Tri-City has a position for you!


We are actively recruiting to fill future vacancies for Mental Health Specialists (“MHS”) with our Adult Clinic in our Outpatient and Full Service Partnership (FSP) Programs.

Our Mental Health Specialist position will appeal to individuals who are passionate about working with adults in the field (including clients homes or shelter) or in the office setting.  In addition, we offer flexible scheduling options including telecommuting and bilingual and on-call pay!

The positions are responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Planning and providing a variety of behavioral health support services to mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons in an effort to attain, restore or improve individual physical, mental or emotional functioning;


  • Providing assistance to clinical staff and participating in group and individual support within various programs;


  • Developing and determining appropriate referrals for the continuation of care;


  • Documenting and maintaining records as required and as credentialed, including attendance records, daily visit logs, and daily and/or weekly interdisciplinary notes; 


  • Provides advocacy for participants as needed to ensure inclusion in all aspects of the community including education, socialization, employment and housing, and provides case management services;


  • Validate and process service requests for entry into mental health programs;


  • Ensure records are in compliance with Federal, State, Local and Agency regulations for records including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Public Law 111-005 (“HITECH Act”);


  • Transport participants as necessary or assigned;


  • Develop and determine appropriate referrals for the continuation of care; and other duties as assigned;


  • Adhere to 70% billing compliancy and other duties as assigned, etc.

Ideal Candidate


Mental Health Specialist:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, or a similar human service oriented degree OR an Associate’s degree with two years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment OR a HS Diploma or equivalent GED and four years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in the fields of behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment. 

Preferred candidates will have one to three years of experience working with the adult population in the mental health environment and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).



Effectively immediately, all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination by September 30, 2021/upon hire.



Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.

CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic or 6.75% for PEPRA members. No Social Security. 

Vacation:  80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.

Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.

Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **

Health Insurance:  Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Authority (TCMHA).

Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHA with additional optional coverage available.

Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.

Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Loan Forgiveness, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.

**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.

Special Instructions

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:  Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants.  If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone.  Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.

Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.


Effectively immediately, all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination by September 30, 2021/upon hire.

Recruitment Contact

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