Mental Health Clinician - Si a la Vida

Si a la Vida Integrated HIV Services offers a continuum of HIV services to diverse Latino  communities in San Francisco, including HIV prevention and mental health services. Our goals  are to support Latinos in reducing their risk of HIV infection and transmission; to improve the  health and wellbeing of those living with and at risk of HIV; and to reduce stigma related to HIV,  sexual orientation and gender identity. We accomplish this through client-centered,  nonjudgmental, culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

The Mental Health Clinician works with HIV positive individuals receiving primary medical care  at Mission Neighborhood Health Center, as part of our Mission Center of Excellence  collaborative. The SF Department of Public Health, through a multi-year contract, funds this  position.

Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
  • Provides interventions to people living with HIV, many dually diagnosed, including:  evaluation, individual therapy, crisis intervention, and collateral services as needed
  • Works closely with substance abuse counselor, psychiatrist, case managers and other  providers as part of community mental health model
  • Creates treatment plan with clients and monitor it to improve symptoms and increase  functioning
  • Maintains progress notes, billing, and client records in compliance with HIPPA and  standards of care
  • Complies with all legal and ethical requirements set forth by the Board of Behavioral Science and with the policies of the San Francisco Behavioral Health Department
  • Participates in clinical supervision as required
  • Attends required trainings and agency meetings
Preferred Skills
  • Bicultural strongly preferred
  • At least two years clinical services experience with an emphasis on working with  Chicano/Latino community
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano community,  especially around sexual orientation, culture, language, and gender
  • Experience working with issues of immigration, social and structural barriers, and access  to services in the Latino community
  • Experience and/or training in providing services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and  transgender individuals
  • Experience with community mental health settings
  • Experience and/or training in using various clinical model
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Family therapy training and group therapy experience
  • 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
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (majority of clients are Spanish speaking)
  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, Social work, Psychology or related field 
  • 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

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 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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