Mental Health Clinician-Trauma Recovery

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. (IFR) is the lead agency to Roadmap to Peace (RTP) initiative,  a five-year plan  to advance economic, health and safety outcomes for Latino identified, disconnected youth ages 13-24 citywide, the violence involved, and/or in crisis. The RTP initiative has three interrelated strategies: service network, community building, and policy reform.

This position will work closely with IFR’s La Cultura Cura Program. 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).

IFR is looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health profession to join our team, and working in a rewarding setting to provide individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention to youth. The position will be part of La Cultura Cura, Trauma Recovery and Healing Services, providing services to program participants of Roadmap to Peace. Position will require co-location and flexible schedule.

Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments/evaluation for clients
  • Provides individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention to program participants
  • Conducts psycho-educational services to parents and youth, through individual and group interventions
  • Provides mental health consultation reinforcing and building capacity of the initiative around quality of care/standards of care for the initiative
  • Must maintain an active case load of 20 clients
  • Conducts case development with the network of service providers
  • Documents all encounters/contacts in the client records and maintains statistical data as requested
  • Completes monthly reports to Project Coordinator and to funding sources when needed
  • Provides supervision to Case Managers / Youth Advocates
  • Maybe assigned chart and quality assurance reviews
  • Attends monthly service network meetings and RTP training, and may support planning and leading training topics as needed
  • Support with holding healing circles and restorative practices as needed
  • Able to obtain jail clearance and comfortable working in an in-custody setting
  • Other duties as assigned
  • piece around being able to get jail clearance and feeling comfortable working in an in-custody setting
Required Skills
  • Bilingual English-Spanish
  • Crisis counseling and trauma recovery approaches
  • At least three years of experience providing mental health services to youth in and out the juvenile justice system
  • Experience in group process and team problem solving
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano community, especially around sexual orientation, culture, language and gender
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple locations, evening hours required, weekend work as needed
  • Experience with collaborative work
  • Experience working within health care environments and systems
  • Experience Non-profit community agencies
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
Preferred Skills
  • Bicultural
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice and experience with in/at risk Latinx youth
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 submit to a tuberculosis test annually
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening pass

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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