Mental Health Clinician/Consultant - Sana Sana/SPARK

Sign-On Bonus Available¹
Job/Program Description

The Sana Sana Program offers a continuum of mental health consultation services to diverse Latino/multicultural early education and school-based settings in San Francisco. Additionally, Sana Sana Program provides comprehensive, holistic, wrap-around services to families with young children (0-5) living in public housing who have experienced trauma. This sub-team is named SPARK (Strong Parents And Resilient Kids)

The SPARK team is seeking a bicultural/bilingual mental health professional who is enthusiastic, talented and has experience working with multicultural communities, in particular the African-American community. The position requires a minimum of two (2) years experience in health and social service fields, knowledge of child development, ability to bridge and build relationships, and experience with or interest in providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). The primary goal of the wrap-around program is to support and strengthen the relationship between a young child and his or her parent (or caregiver) as a vehicle for restoring the child's sense of safety, strengthening their attachment relationships (increasing attunement & responses to emotional needs), and improving the child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. We accomplish this through client-centered, nonjudgmental, culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Extensive training on working with young children who have experienced trauma will be provided, as well as the opportunity to be trained and rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).

Essential Job Duties are but are not limited to the following
  • Provide intensive wrap-around service (including clinical case management) with a focus on CPP therapy to  a small caseload of families (6-8 families)
  • Manage and build community relationships that support a holistic, strength-based culturally responsive system of care for families
  • Collaborate closely with the Wellness Center CBO’s and partners within the housing development to leverage relationships and integrate services
  • Responsible for maintaining service documentation and client files
  • Participate in all training opportunities and learning circles on CPP in order to implement CPP with fidelity
  • Attend supervision and agency-wide meetings, and represent the program and agency professionally
  • Participate in and support community events
Required Skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Minimum of two years of experience delivering  services to children 0-5 and their families
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in health and social service field with Clinical Case Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience working on issues of complex trauma, parent-child relationships, attachment, service integration, and holistic interventions that are culturally responsive to Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander and African American communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Experience in settings that required maintaining confidential client information
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
  • Computer, internet and social media proficiency
Preferred Skills
  • Bicultural competency
  • Home visiting experience
  • Experience with program evaluation
  • Experience working with Human Service Agencies and Child Protective Services
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral services
  • Must be CA licensed or license eligible (registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology)
Conditions of Continued Employment
  • Must pass and maintain annual tuberculosis test
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
Compensation and Benefits²

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) exempt position with benefits. The incumbent will be hired as either a Mental Health Clinician I or Mental Health Clinician II based on licensure and/or experience.

The salary range for Mental Health Specialist I is $72,500 - $81,500, and the salary for Mental Health Specialist II is $78,000 - $88,000. 

All positions at IFR working 17.50 hours per week or more are eligible to participate in benefit health plans, including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, EAP, Life Insurance, earn vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and ongoing opportunities for learning.

To Apply

To apply, submit a well-thought-out cover letter and resume in a Word or PDF format: (please note, a resume without a cover letter will not be considered) describing why you are interested in working at Instituto.  Please put MHS_SPARK in the subject line. 

[email protected]
Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc.
Human Resources Department

Instituto Familiar de la Raza is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

¹ For qualified applicants. Conditions apply. Subject to availability.
² Please note that IFR reserves the right to change its benefits and contributions at any time at its sole discretion.

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