Mental Health Clinician - Trauma Recovery/TAY, La Cultura Cura

IFR seeks a person who demonstrates 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).

La Cultura Cura 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 screening potential clients for intake, eligibility, and registration for mental health services
  • Responsible for intake, mental health assessment and treatment plan development
  • Offers psycho-educational services to parents and youth
  • Offers behavioral health and co-occurring substance abuse services to adults, adolescents, TAY and their families, within a multidisciplinary team
  • Provides individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention to program participants
  • Maintains hard and electronic documentation, service track logs, and client records for system statistical data processes and meets standards of Quality Assurance and HIPAA compliance
  • Provides mental health capacity development to community and partners
  • Provides case management, advocacy, and intensive care coordination with staff and community agencies to assure a continuum of care
  • Conducts case conferencing and provides clinical supervision to case manager/Youth Advocates
  • 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
  • Completes monthly reports to Project Coordinator and to funding sources when requested
  • Participants with CBHS TAY System of Care Collaborative and is required to attend meetings and trainings
  • Required to attend DPH trainings to implement policies and procedures for Specialty Mental Health.
  • Evening hours and clinical on-duty coverage may be required
  • Participate in agency meetings and IFR’s sponsored cultural events
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
Required Skills
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano/Indígena community, especially around sexual orientation, culture, language and gender
  • Experience and capacity to provide crisis counseling and trauma-informed services with adolescents, TAY, and families
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latino/Chicano community, especially around sexual orientation, culture, language, and gender
  • Experience in group process and team problem solving
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple locations, evening hours, and weekend work as needed
  • Familiarity working within health care environments and systems
  • Bicultural competency
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. 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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