If this is a mental health-related emergency, please call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For other emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.




It's time to make a difference.

Launch your next chapter in a role that gives back.

What's it like to work at Sycamores?

If this is a mental health-related emergency, please call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For other emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.


“The best thing about being a School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Sycamores is the opportunity to provide support to underserved populations and immigrants, especially since I have walked more than a mile in the shoes of the immigrant myself.“

opeyemi edgal, Clinician

“The best part about my job, is that I get to interact with co-workers daily. I have cultivated positive relationships along the way and have met some of the kindest and most genuine people while working for Sycamores.“


“I decided to join Sycamores because I could relate to young black men who do not have father figures in their lives, and I wanted to be that male role model to help them find their way. I know I can help them navigate through some challenges by just being present and understanding their struggles.“


“My experience at Sycamores prepared me for my future career by helping increase my confidence as a clinician. The agency provides thorough trainings around clients’ needs, diagnoses, and documentation software, and my supervisors stressed the importance of self-care, which helped me better my time management skills and be present in my sessions with clients.“

Pamela B., Student Intern

Explore Career Options

Find the role that's right for you.

Whether you’re an experienced mental health
professional seeking a meaningful next step, or ready to
begin a new pathway helping others, Sycamores has a rewarding position for you.

Your journey to discover the possibilities starts here.


Are you a mental health professional with experience working directly with children, youth, adults or families? Our clinicians work directly with individuals in need of support, compassionately listening and offering guidance through expertise. This type of professional support changes lives for the better, through ongoing one-on-one specialized care.

Peer Support Specialist

Our Youth Specialists play an important role in Sycamores’ unique approach to care. Youth Specialists provide support to boys (11-18 years old) in our residential therapeutic program, helping them develop problem solving, coping and social skills that will help them create a better life in their school, home and community environments.

Student Intern

If you’re an MFT, Social Work or Professional Counseling student and are ready to grow in your behavioral health career through hands-on learning and access to experienced supervisors, our student internship program can help launch you forward. Get clear on your professional goals and areas of interest through our agency’s opportunities for training, serving and growing in a specialized setting where you’ll make an impact every day.

Other career opportunities with Sycamores include:

Peer Support Specialist

Community Wellness Specialist

Quality Management Specialist

Youth Advocate

Health Information Coordinator

Care Manager

Business Team Member

Corporate Office Team Member

Maintenance Tech

Kitchen Staff



Our Culture

An atmosphere that empowers.


No matter your role, at Sycamores, we’re a team that works together. We celebrate our differences and the unique attributes each staff member brings to the work we do. Here, you can count on being part of something far bigger than yourself.


We believe diversity and representation are not only valuable, but essential. Our team is made up of bright, passionate people from all walks of life who have one thing in common: wanting to make a difference for others through deeply fulfilling work.


Change happens by continually examining what works and what can be improved, while generating new ideas. This type of innovation is at the heart of what we do, which is why we’re a leader in behavioral health research and progress, continually finding new approaches that make the strongest impact and create better lives.

Career FAQS

I am interested in helping others, but have little experience. What is the best way to begin a career with Sycamores?
No matter who you are now, there are pathways and possibilities at Sycamores that will allow you to gain more experience and become familiar with the work we do. Entry-level workers often begin in roles like Youth Specialist, where they can do fulfilling work, with opportunities to progress in their career if they choose.
I am looking for a student internship. How do I get started?
If you’re enrolled in a fieldwork course and receiving course credit, you can advance your training through an internship with Sycamores! Find out how to apply, and learn more here: https://www.sycamores.org/student-internship-program/
What makes a career at Sycamores different than other behavioral health organizations?

We are committed to innovation, with a whatever-it-takes approach to helping those in need who are underserved in Southern California. Our staff and teams are compassionate, dedicated and flexible, with an understanding that each individual is unique with needs that may require a specific approach to care. Our staff have a high retention period (over 48% have worked for Sycamores in excess of 5 years), with many team members progressing into more complex roles during their time with Sycamores. We are so grateful for our hardworking, highly skilled team of staff who serve our program participants.

What will my training process entail, and how will that continue throughout my time with Sycamores?

While each role is different, we’re committed to providing new staff with thorough education and training that will allow them to serve others most effectively. From comprehensive onboarding trainings and support to assisting employees in obtaining evidenced-based practice certifications to leadership development opportunities and trainings, Sycamores prides itself in being an organization that prepares employees to deliver exceptional services to the communities we serve and be leaders in the field.

What qualities does an ideal candidate have in order to be a good fit for a role at Sycamores?

We value your unique strengths and strive to support your individual goals. Roles at Sycamores often involve working directly with fellow staff members or program participants. Strong communication skills, proactivity, patience, collaboration, and a deep-rooted dedication to service, all benefit the employee as well as others at Sycamores.

What are the core values at Sycamores?

Since the beginning, we’ve aimed to serve others and help them build a better life. Advocacy for those who need it most, showing up in our communities, and leading the way toward positive change through innovation are a few of the deep-rooted beliefs that drive us forward. 

View our mission, vision, and values

Benefits designed to fit your life.

Sycamores is pleased to offer a generous benefit program that gives employees flexibility and choice, while also providing competitive compensation packages.

Stay Healthy

Comprehensive medical insurance plans
(Your choice of Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross)
Dental plan
Vision plan


Basic & voluntary life insurance
Long Term disability insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Life assistance program
Pet insurance


401K plan with employer match up to 6%
Cafeteria 125 Flexible Spending Plan
Travel and cell phone reimbursement
Referral incentive


Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Certification
Free Continuing Education Units available
Individual and group supervision
Hours provided towards clinical licensure


Generous PTO (Paid Time-Off) program
Ten (10) paid holidays

Be a difference maker. Join our team.

We’re looking for experienced, passionate, and dedicated professionals to be a part of our incredible team. Take the next meaningful step in your career by joining Sycamores.