Mental Health Specialist Clinical Supervisor - La Cultura Cura


Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. is a multi-service community health and social service agency with an emphasis on serving the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community in San Francisco with a special focus on the diverse needs of the Mission District. Services include a wide range of mental health, HIV-related services, and social services, including health promotion, education, prevention, early intervention, case management, psychological and psychiatric interventions, as well as cultural/social and spiritual re-enforcement. The agency serves children, youth, adults and families. It has a rich history of working collaboratively with other agencies to meet the needs of the  Chicano/Latino/Indígena community and other cultural/racial communities in San Francisco.


The La Cultura Cura Program offers a range of services and opportunities to young people ages 12-24 and their families, with a particular emphasis on youth that is, impacted by community and interpersonal violence, need access to mental and emotional support, and/or have had contact with/or are at risk of interfacing with legal and criminal justice systems. La Cultura Cura offers mental health and group services, as well as care management in different community settings. Through the program, youth participants have access to culturally oriented structured enrichment programs.

We are seeking an energetic, bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed mental health professional.  The ideal candidate is someone who can demonstrate cultural competency in addressing the diversity of the community being served, including gender, race, language, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.  The successful applicant will provide services that include clinical case management, family focus interventions, and community interventions, as well as parent engagement and psycho-education interventions. These services will help to build protective factors and reduce risk factors to support healthy family relationships and community engagement.  

The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated and community-driven bilingual (English/Spanish) professional, who has a passion for youth development work, is knowledgeable of community resources available in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, and has experience working in violence prevention, restorative practices and knowledge of legal justice systems, as well as behavioral health systems. The candidate will implement mental health services to clients and their families. Additionally, this role will provide individual and group clinical supervision to mental health associates and interns, as well as clinical consultation to para-professionals. This role will also participate in quality assurance and improvement spaces to assure service delivery within a standard of quality care.

Essential Job Duties are, but are not limited to the following:  

Mental Health Scope of Work:
  • Responsible for preliminary mental health assessment of client’s needs, risks and strengths, and level of readiness as a way of ensuring an appropriate level of services at intake screening and registration.
  • Provides family and individual counseling/psychotherapy services, case management, and advocacy services as part of treatment planning
  • Participates in care coordination of services with staff and community agencies to ensure that a continuum of services is provided to clients
  • Conducts school, home and community visits, including telehealth services, when appropriate and pursuant to IFR, CDC and SFDPH policies and procedures.
  • Maintains progress notes, billing sheets, and charts; and is HIPPA compliant and complies with DPH standards.
  • Conducts and facilitates care conferencing with the clients, caregivers and other service providers to coordinate care and set appropriate action goals.
  • Collaborate closely and maintain relationships with SF Juvenile Probation Department, SFUSD, and other social service partners.
  • Manages a caseload of a minimum of 2 youths at a time and 3-4 youths per year as assigned
  • Participates in agency meetings and IFR’s sponsored cultural community events.
  • 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
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple locations, one evening or Saturday hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Clinical Supervision Scope of Work 
  • Provides clinical supervision to Behavioral Health Practitioners, including associate clinicians and graduate interns, which includes signing BBS hours.
  • Is responsible for Quality assurance of clinical services provided by staff under supervision and facilitates PURQC meetings while working closely with LCC Program Coordinator.
  • Attends CBHS System of Care meetings, training and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Provides crisis stabilization consultation and support to LCC providers on an as-needed basis
  • Facilitates group clinical supervision meetings for LCC clinicians and interns.
  • Facilitates case development meetings with LCC group facilitators and care managers.
  • Works closely with the LCC Administrative staff and Program Director on program design, planning, hiring prevention staff, and service delivery implementation.
  • Available to co-facilitate group treatment services (primarily as a backup to LCC programming as needed).


  • Bilingual English-Spanish
  • Minimum of two years experience providing clinical supervision to mental health providers.
  • At least five years of experience providing services to youth ages 12-24 experiencing mental health needs and their families.
  • Experience providing family therapy and parent-child psychotherapy.
  • Ability to provide mental health services to target population with an emphasis on working with Chicanx/Latinx/Indigenous communities.
  • Capacity to provide trauma-informed services with trauma recovery best practices
  • Experience in providing group treatment facilitation.
  • Ability to interface with multiple systems, including JPD, Adult probation and SFUSD sites.
  • Understanding, working, and knowledge of the needs of immigrant minors, including mono-lingual immigrant Latinx youth.
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple locations
  • Up-to-date with CEU requirements to supervise BBS hours


  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of CANS/ANSA tools and AVATAR documentation systems.
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal billing


  • Master’s degree in behavioral sciences or related field
  • California Licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences Office or with the Psychology Board
  • Must pass and maintain annual Tuberculosis Test
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination upon hire
  • Complete annual recurrent online training


This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits; the hiring range is $93,000.00 - $104,000.00. Annual salary based on skillset and experience. Rates of pay are based on a full-time equivalent of 35 hours per week. 

All positions at IFR working 17.50 hours per week or more can participate in health benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, dental coverage, access to vision plans, paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and ongoing opportunities for learning.



The physical demands described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Working with children and youth involves extensive physical activity, mental alertness and enthusiasm. 
  • Good general health, physical stamina and emotional stability are essential
  • Ability to hear within normal range and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner that can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population
  • Requires physical ability to sit at the keyboard for long periods of time and manual dexterity to operate word processing equipment with skill, speed and accuracy
  • Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations 
  • Ability to move about the building and the organization as needed 
  • Ability to use public and/or private modes of transportation; duties are office-based, but travel to various offsite venues is required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in various types of weather conditions 
  • On occasion, must lift up to 35 LBS 

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a good fit and elaborate on your positional experience working in community-based organizations. Please title your email as Case Manager_LCC. Please note resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Human Resources Department 

Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. 

[email protected] 

cc Program Director Michelle Alvarez Campos

[email protected]

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.

² Please note that IFR reserves the right to change its benefits and contributions at any time at its sole discretion.

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