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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Specialist - Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Specialist ( Full Time, Day Shift ) to our Family Medicine department at our Providence Saint John's Medical Foundation location in Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for evaluating and treating patients of all ages with mental health, substance use disorders and physical health conditions.

  • Works with individuals, groups, and families, providing evidence-based behavioral interventions for both mental and physical health conditions


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • License for independent clinical practice in the State of California (or in process of acquiring licensure in the State of California).

  • Must be licensed to practice independently as a Psychologist (PhD or PsyD), Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Mental Health Counselor (LPCC).

  • At least two years of clinical experience in the provision of behavioral health services to a wide range of patients, with some experience in integrated behavioral health services settings.

  • Extensive experience treating patients of different ages, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Must have excellent computer skills, able to work in an electronic health record and have proficiency with MS Office: Outlook, Internet, Word and Excel.

  • Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule

  • Must be able to accommodate multiple and varied length patient visits per day.

  • Must complete at least ten patient visits daily, and adept in working closely with Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists and other team members.

  • Must have a basic nontechnical knowledge of psychotropics and other relevant medications, and a basic understanding of primary care

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Preferred skill is providing clinical services in Spanish language to meet the needs of the local Spanish speaking community.

About the location you will serve:

Providence Health & Services is further developing its physician integration strategy. As part of this growth, Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation came into flourishing. Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 228483