Mental Health Clinician - La Cultura Cura/Family First

IFR seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health professional to join our team, and working in a rewarding setting to provide individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention to youth and their families. Services are provided at IFR’s Center, in addition to other co-located community-based settings where youth receive other vital services. La Cultura Cura offers a range of services and opportunities to youth at risk and involved in the juvenile justice system. LCC/ Trauma Recovery and Healing Services was established in 2006 to provide mental health consultation and direct services to reduce the incidents of trauma related conditions among youth due to street and gang affiliated violence. IFR is part of a long-term violence prevention initiative in the Mission District and provides case management and mental health services in the Mission District and citywide for Latinos. Services provided include individual/family/group and community interventions; mental health consultation to violence prevention staff in other agencies; 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 (Drumming for Peace, Healing Circles and Youth Drumming).

Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
  • Provides behavioral health, individual and family therapy services to youth and their families, including Transitional Aged Young Adults within a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Will require travel in and outside of San Francisco to meet youth in out-of-home placement settings to facilitate re-entry
  • Provides case management and advocacy services as part of the treatment plan
  • Coordinates services with staff and community agencies to assure that a continuum of services is provided to clients including coordinating reporting duties with Juvenile Probation Department
  • Maintains progress notes, billing, and charts in compliance with HIPPA
  • Provides individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention services to program participants
  • Provides psycho-educational services to parents and youth
  • Attends CBHS trainings and implement policies
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Program Manager and Sr. LCC staff
Required Skills
  • Must be Bilingual Spanish/English
  • At least two years clinical services experience with an emphasis on working with Chicano/Latino community
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel within a 90 mile radius outside San Francisco Country
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano community, especially around sexual orientation, culture, language, and gender
  • Work evenings and Saturdays as necessary English-Spanish
Preferred Skills
  • Familiar with working within systems that involve youth or Probation Department interface
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience with public mental health
  • Bicultural competency
  • Familiar with Latino population and experience working with mixed age group.
  • Family therapy training and group therapy experience training
Education, Certifications and Licenses
  • Master's degree in 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 have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must submit to a tuberculosis test annually
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening pass
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination upon hire (reasonable accommodation requests will be considered)

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: $67,000 - $71,500 annually. The salary range for a Mental Health Clinician II is: $72,500 - $77,500 annually. The incumbent will be hired as either a Mental Health Clinician I or Mental Health Clinician II based on licensure and/or experience.

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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