30+ days ago


Oahu, HI



The Clinical Therapist provides crisis intervention, therapy, referrals, and discharge planning for patients and their families, ranging in age from child to adult.   Assesses patient and family psychosocial needs; provides individual, family and group therapy based on clinical need.  This includes psychosocial assessments, clinical formulations, and case management.  Serves as an expert and liaison to community resources. Provides coordination of complex discharge planning needs and referrals to appropriate support services. Achieves a timely, effective, coordinated discharge plan by involving other members of the health care team. Works closely with Clinical Reviewers to achieve the highest quality care and service and the best possible outcomes in a cost-effective manner.  Performs other duties as assigned. Acts as a clinical leader in milieu, in collaboration with psychiatrist, patient care and support services staff.  Preforms other duties as assigned

 Participates as Clinical Therapist and member of multidisciplinary team. Reports to the Social Services Manager.  Obtains clinical supervision from the Social Services Manager, physician, psychologist and Direct of Patient Care.




Master’s Degree in an accredited Behavioral Health program that prepares students for independent licensure,  strong clinical psychosocial skills with ability to conceptualize clinical situations and demonstrate application of theory appropriate to specific age groups.  Professional Hawaii license to practice, LSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LMHC is required.

 For LSW:  The incumbent has 90 days to obtain LCSW once they become eligible to sit for LCSW examination.  The incumbent shall have 90 days to obtain State licensure in the State of Hawaii after hire date.  New graduates will be allowed up to two years to complete the required 3000 hours of post master’s clinical social work experience under supervision to obtain the required licensure.

Experience:  Clinical experience is required (e.g. practicum placement and/or postgraduate experience).  Demonstrated experience with individual, family and group therapy as a Clinician; in a hospital setting preferred. .



Knowledge of current Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM V), family system theories, various effective treatment modalities, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and their effective application for acute emotional psychiatric disorders.  Experience providing evidence based trauma recovery treatment (CPT, PE, CBCT, EMDR) is preferred.


Knowledge of available community resources and legal issues relating to patient care and social work.  Familiarity with processes and functions of case management and discharge planning and regulatory agency requirements (e.g. DOH, TJC, CMS etc.).  Knowledge of the principles of adult education, effective curriculum design, including appropriate content based on the age of the population served.  Familiarity with Recovery and Trauma Informed evidence based care philosophies as required

 Specials Skills/Equipment: 

 Interpersonal and communication skills.  Strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills

Time management skills.  Ability to facilitate Group Therapy sessions.  Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, applications.


Physical Requirements:  Must meet basic health requirements of Kahi Mohala physical examination including TB skin test or chest x-ray and drug screen.  Must obtain and maintain certification in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute).  Ability to lift 10 pounds.      Ability to sit for long periods of time, working on a personal computer.  Ability to walk throughout the hospital campus


About the Company

Sutter Health

Sutter Health has a long history in California. Some of our facilities have been providing care in the communities we serve for more than 100 years. Today, we’re proud to partner with more than 12,000 doctors to care for more than 3 million people.

We’re inspired by our Northern California community and work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, affordable healthcare. Doctors, hospitals, care teams and employees in the Sutter Health network are always looking for new, meaningful ways to care for you and your loved ones. We believe that every moment matters when it comes to helping you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Our not-for-profit network delivers top-rated, personalized care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Recently ranked among the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™, our team of more than 50,000 doctors, employees and volunteers partner to spread innovation, improve access to healthcare services and put our patients’ needs first—all to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more


Healthcare Services

Employee Benefits

Professional Development, Life Insurance, Vacation/paid time off, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K, Retirement / Pension Plans, Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement