Mental Health Therapist

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Hourly rate will be between $30 - $35/hour, depending on experience for 20-21 hours/week.




470 27th Street
United States


Under the supervision of the Executive Director and with additional supervision from a licensed therapist, if hours are needed toward licensure, the Mental Health Therapist provides mental health support to children 0-5 and their primary parent/caregiver who is a survivor of domestic violence. 


  • Provide dyadic developmental and family therapy to children who are survivors of trauma.
  • Work with parent/caregiver to address child’s possible emotional, developmental, relational and behavior issues.
  • Conduct initial assessments and treatment plans.
  • Complete session case notes in a timely matter.
  • Offer one-on-one collateral sessions with parent/caregiver as needed to further address treatment needs and to support the parent/caregiver-relationship. 
  • Attend weekly or as needed clinical supervision
  • Conduct family case management services for families participating in counseling, including linking families with other community resources such as housing, public benefits, and employment opportunities.
  • Implement pre- and post-testing surveys and other data collection, quarterly and as needed, to determine the effectiveness of the program and meet grant requirements.
  • Work in partnership with staff at the Family Violence Law Center, the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC), and other on-site partners, as needed to coordinate services for clients, including offering mental health referrals to staff attorneys and/or community partners
  • Collaborate as needed with other treatment providers (with proper releases signed by parent/guardian) to coordinate treatment needs.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counselling Psychology or related field. Licensed in California or an intern working toward licensure.
  • Have a strong understanding of early childhood development and mental health, dynamics of family violence, and be particularly knowledgeable of its effect on children.
  • Must be experienced in dealing with multicultural/multilingual family dynamics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to relate well with people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and use good clinical and ethical judgment as well as work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must be comfortable with a Microsoft Office environment.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or intersex are particularly urged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment includes settings of the client’s home, educational institutions, community places, and office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.


Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, and generous vacation plan. 


Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required