Phoenix House Licensed Clinician, LMFT in Venice, California

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Licensed Clinician, LMFT, provides therapeutic services under clinical supervision; will assume a residential and outpatient caseload and provide clinical services in the form of assessment, psycho-therapy and group facilitation of Evidence Based Practices in the Venice Adult Program while aligning services with the vision and shared values of Phoenix House.


  • Variable – Daytime, Evening, Overnight, and Weekends



  • LMFT Required

  • Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment.

  • Evidenced Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred


  • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience preferred

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience post licensure preferred

  • Strong clinical foundation, EMR experience, knowledge of LA County Medi-Cal expectations towards clinical documentation, case management experience related to community linkages for mental health, medical and housing services


  • Assessment, Individual Counseling, Group Process, Family Counseling, Vocational Readiness, Social/Recreational Activities, Life Skills Training, Discharge Planning, Recovery Support Services, Knowledge of SAPC clinical documentation, Experience with SAGE (LA County database).

  • Ability and willingness to report to work on time and ready for work on each scheduled day.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients, families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and communicate ideas constructively.

  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix House.

  • Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.

  • Must show aptitude for working as part of a team.

  • Must maintain a valid CA Drivers’ License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy.

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled