Behavioral Health Therapist, Full Time, Day Shift-8 Hr, Behavioral Health Administration

Clinical Care
Southern California Region
62384 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

Since our founding in 1905 as the Glendale Sanitarium, countless patients have entrusted our physicians, nurses and associates with their healthcare needs. Today, we are the largest medical center serving the San Fernando Valley. As we continue to grow and evolve to better meet the needs of the communities we serve, we know that exceptional healthcare is more than medicine. It’s about how we choose to care for our patients and each other – taking time to listen, to understand, to answer questions, to hold a hand, even to pray. This is who we are, who we have always been – it is what we do best. 

In the 2019-20 Regional Rankings List by U.S. News & World Report, Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) ranked #17 in California and #10 in the LA Metro Area. Adventist Health Glendale also received its 11th consecutive A grade from patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group, the only hospital in Glendale or Burbank to receive the top grade. 

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Behavioral Health Therapist who:

Provides individualized patient assessments and behavioral treatments, understanding the developmental needs and range for each patient. Identifies and helps change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors in individuals. Works as part of a team of practitioners in the organization.

Essential Functions:


  • Interprets patient's self report of behavior and/or appropriate psychological tests. Focuses on the restoration or improvement of physical, social and mental functioning of the patient.
  • Focuses on ways in which people respond to their environment (behavior), and provides opportunities for them to learn healthy behavior in specific and observable ways, leading to a positive outcome (health).
  • Implements/modifies treatment plan as appropriate to meet identified patient needs. Evaluates assigned individual patients, planning and implementing activity therapy sessions for both one-to-one and groups.
  • Ensures group program components are appropriate to the needs of the client population. Initiates appropriate interventions for assigned patient/patient population.
  • Maintains accurate records (e.g., patient attendance, supplies needed, etc.) in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


You'll be successful with the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Required
  • Master's Degree: Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Experience working with acute psychiatric inpatients: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate from college or technical school in mental health related education: Preferred
  • Management of Assaultive Behavior (MOAB) within six months of employment: Preferred

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA and HI) or the option of COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing (required in OR), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

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