The Mental Health Association of Orange County, a leader in the mental health field for over 53 years hires creative professionals for programs serving adults with mental illness.

MHA's current programs include a wide range of services to improve the quality of life for Orange County residents impacted by mental illness. The agency employs over 100 unique and talented individuals and serves over 16,000 individuals each year.

The Mental Health Association follows closely the psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation philosophy. All applicants are expected to follow this model of care.

The Mental Health Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to employ a diverse staff. Persons of all backgrounds and beliefs are encouraged to apply please email  Submit your resume to  Your resume will be reviewed by agency program managers.  Qualified candidates will be contacted.

Below is a list of available positions:

Part-Time Staff Psychiatrist

M.D. in Psychiatry required.

Staff Psychiatrist will:

  • Provide evaluations, diagnosis and medication managment to clients;
  • Provide Case consultation to Program Directors, Clinical Supervisors and program staff;
  • Prepare, maintain and manage records appropriate to the service provided;
  • Provide and evaluate blood tests to determine the impact of medication to clients' physical health;
  • Provide education to clients and program staff regarding possible side effects of medication;
  • Act as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, as well as provide supervision to nursing staff, if applicable.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Jeffrey A. Thrash, Chief Executive Officer.

Rehabilitation Specialist


·         Master's degree and licensed eligible or BA in Social Services Field
·         Mastery of DMH documentation a plus!
·         Skilled in assessment of mental illness and substance abuse.

 Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the clinician provides services to mental health consumers in areas of assessment, case management, supportive therapy, and crisis intervention.

A candidate must:

·         Ability to maintain an ongoing caseload
·         Provide individual therapy
·         Ability to complete DMH documentation in a timely fashion
·         Ability to assist consumers with identifying and meeting goals
·         Provide individual & group services as required
·         Uphold MHA's treatment philosophy and policies
·         Be open to learning and being a dynamic part of a treatment team
·         Ability to read, write, and understand English and preferably Vietnamese or Korean.

Location: Position available in Garden Grove.

To apply email your resume and cover letter to Sherri Abbassi,, Program Director.

Program Assistant

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Program Assistant is responsible for maintaining agency program information and for providing administrative and clerical support relevant to program operations. The incumbent also provides general assistance in the front office and referrals to medi-cal related services.

· Two years experience in office/administrative support, preferably in a human services organization.
· Formal training in an area directly related to office/business administration to at least the A.A. level, or equivalent experience.
· Computer proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, and has working knowledge of Windows and DOS environments.
· Ability to handle multiple projects.
· Ability to prioritize conflicting work demands.
· Understand the needs and requirements of mental health consumers.
· Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues.
· Attention to detail.
· Exceptional telephone skills.
· Able to read, write, and understand English and preferably Farsi.

A candidate must:

· In conjunction with the Program Director, ensure the efficient operations of the clinic and its related services. br /> · Provide referral information to consumers and the public regarding medi-cal covered services.
· Assist Program Director with preparations for weekly staff meetings and documents for medi-cal related services.
· Attend weekly staff meetings.
· Ensure that the clinic has sufficient supplies to operate programs and offer services.
· Distribute mail as appropriate.
· Bill all Encounter Documents.
· Pull charts for doctor's appointments.
· Schedule doctor's appointments for clients.
· Maintain database for client records.
· Perform financial evaluations for clients, process UMDAP, and collect UMDAP payments.
· Prepare new consumer charts, label chart sections as designated, file documents, and maintain overall organization of charts.
· Provide office support to staff by making photocopies as requested, faxing documents, and other office support duties.
· Ensure charting forms are available for MD's and Rehabilitation Specialists.

Location: Position available in Lake Forest.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Katherine Womack,, Program Director.

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