Dignity Health Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in NORTHRIDGE, California


Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visitfor more information.



Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center

LPS Designation by LA County Dep of Mental Health required

The SOCIAL WORKER (LMFT) participates as a Social Worker in an assigned area to assist with a daily program, and with social work activities. The SOCIAL WORKER (LMFT) provides clinical Social Work services to patients and their families on the PSYCH CRISIS Unit. The SOCIAL WORKER (LMFT) is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity. Psychotherapeutic techniques are utilized with individuals or groups where interpersonal relationships are examined for the purpose of achieving more adequate, satisfying, and productive adjustments. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. The Social Worker must have Adolescent inpatient experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.


Minimum Requirements:

  • California State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) required

  • LPS Designation by LA County Dep of Mental Health required

  • Masters Degree from accredited school of Social Work, with field placement or job experience in Hospital, Health, Mental Health or related setting

  • Minimum 18 months recent LMFT experience in acute Behavioral Health

  • Hospital approved annual management of assaultive behavior course.

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Job ID 2018-57675

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Psychiatric Acute-Adult

Hours / Pay Period 8

Facility Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Shift Night


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 11:00P 7:30am

Work Schedule 8 Hour