Bi-lingual Staff Mental Health Clinician

  • Girls Inc. of Alameda County
  • 510 16th Street, Oakland, CA
  • May 10, 2018
Full time

Job Description

At our two Pathways Counseling Center’s outpatient clinics; one location in San Leandro at 433 Estudillo Ave., and one at downtown Oakland headquarters, We deliver psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, families, couples, and individual adults.

Applicants should be interested in working in an urban community health setting, coordinating with other outside agencies and providers, and have experience in documenting and maintaining thorough clinical records.  Clinical experience with child abuse and neglect cases, children in out-of-home placement, parent-child conflict, depression and suicidality, anxiety, peer and relationship problems, crisis intervention, and chemical dependency is desired.

 This position will treat children that have been traumatized through abusive experiences.  Parent(s) and guardian(s) will be involved in the child’s treatment that directly supports and sponsors the child’s overall development. Our protocol includes completing an Assessment and as Intake.  The CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strength) along with the Child and Parent Post-Traumatic Stress Scale.  These tools are used for developing a treatment plan that utilizes a Trauma Focused – CBT approach and interventions.  Collaboration with key people and professionals help progress therapy.  Consideration is given to determining the modality of service that will be used for the child’s treatment that will result in symptom relief. In-house case management services are always considered for the client and the family and Victim Witness Assistance referrals will be offered. 

We are looking for candidates with diverse clinical skills, including conferencing with parents in a collateral capacity when indicated.  The Mental Health Clinician may expect to have some cases which are brief in nature and others which are intermediate-term.. 


  • 40 hours per week
  • Two evenings per week


  • Must be licensed (or license-eligible) to practice psychotherapy in California as a psychologist, LMFT, or LCSW
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish – English) is required.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check including Department of Justice fingerprinting.
  • TB clearance is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly organized and have experience in community mental health settings.
  • Experience and skill in written communication (reports, proposals, etc.).
  • State driver’s license with a good driving record.

START DATE:  As soon as possible.

COMPENSATION:  Salary will be shared which includes additional bi-lingual modification.

BENEFITS:  Partial dental and medical benefits.  Other benefits include:

  • 12 sick days per year (accrued monthly)
  • Opportunity to participate in a 403b plan Vacation at: Two weeks per year for first two years of employment (accrued monthly); three weeks per year after two years of employment; and four weeks per year after four years employment (up to six weeks annually). Voluntary life, vision, and long – term disability available at the employee’s expense, and a flexible savings account. 
  • Bilingual compensation differential

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to

John Henry, MFT

Outpatient Mental Health Services Director

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Deadline to Apply

Until Position is filled