Mental Health Clinician - La Cultura Cura

This position requires someone who can demonstrate cultural competency in addressing the diversity of the Mission community including: gender, race, language, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The qualified applicant will provide services that include individual/family/group and community interventions; parent engagement and psycho-educational interventions to build protective factors and reduce risk factors related to untreated trauma among youth and family, community-level interventions including traditional approaches (i.e., Drumming for Peace, Healing Circles and Youth Drumming). The La Cultura Cura program offers a continuum of services and opportunities to youth and their families with a particular emphasis on individuals that have had contact with/or are at high risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Youth and families are provided with case management and mental health services in the community and have access to culturally-oriented structured after-school arts and enrichment programs.

Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
  • Responsible for preliminary assessment of clients to identify needs, eligibility, risk level and readiness for services to ensure appropriate placement within LCC, other IFR programs and/or outside community agencies
  • Accurately enters information into various electronic systems (internal and county systems) in order to complete the admissions/intake processes and keep track of all client assignments and referral closures
  • Identifies and coordinates any social, legal, medical or other services needed
  • Maintains accurate records by entering documentation data into various electronic systems in accordance with guidelines established by IFR/LCC to satisfy internal and external requirements
  • Maintains compliance with Timely Access
  • Provides family and individual counseling/psychotherapy services
  • Requires provision of case management and advocacy services as part of treatment planning
  • Maintains logs and records for system processes such as registration, and Quality Assurance
  • Participates in care coordination of services with staff and community agencies to assure that a continuum of services is provided to clients
  • Provides behavioral health and co-occurring substance abuse services to adults, adolescents, children and their families, including the severely mentally ill population, within a multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains progress notes, billing sheets, and charts; and is HIPPA compliant
  • Facilitates groups as needed or assigned
  • Collaborate closely and maintain relationships with SF Juvenile Probation Department, SFUSD, and Violence Prevention social service partners; function as first contact with partners’ program staff
  • Participates in agency meetings, IFR’s sponsored cultural events, and attends all individual and clinical group supervision
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Skills
  • Must be Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Experience providing after care/re-entry planning
Preferred Skills
  • Bicultural competency
  • Familiarity working within health care environments and systems 
  • Experience working in non-profit community agencies
Education, Certifications and Licenses
  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related behavioral sciences
  • Must be license eligible or CA licensed (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
  • Complete annual recurrent online training

This is a full time, exempt position with full benefits. The position is 35 hours per week. 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 a Mental Health Clinician I is: $65,000 - $73,600 annually. The salary range for a Mental Health Clinician II is: $70,000 - $80,000 annually. 

All full time positions at IFR are eligible to participate in benefit health plans including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, earn vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and on-going opportunities for learning.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and thoughtful cover letter electronically to: [email protected] Please note that both a resume and cover letter are required for consideration.

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.


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