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Bilingual Outpatient Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker - Spanish Required

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Huckleberry Youth Programs
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 29 days ago

Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a community-based youth agency, providing a full spectrum of services to homeless, runaway, and other at-risk youth and families in San Francisco and Marin counties. Our programs are characterized by a commitment to community-based, collaborative services; attention to the urgency, complexity, and ever-changing nature of our clients’ needs; and recognition of the value and dignity of youth and their capacity to become healthy adults.

Our counseling program offers family and individual therapy as well as limited groups. We strive to provide culturally relevant, high quality services in English, Spanish and Cantonese to youth (ages 11-24) and their families. Therapists are located at our health center, youth shelter, school setting or juvenile justice program in San Francisco. Therapists also rotate in our quarterly Parent’s Turn group. Placement at schools or other community sites may occur as part of the positions. Counseling staff meet weekly for group supervision and/or staff meetings in addition to receiving weekly therapy.

The Outpatient Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker will be based at the Health Center in San Francisco. The primary responsibility of this position will be providing family and individual therapy to clients. Clinicians are expected to maintain a caseload that enables them to book at least twenty clients per week.

OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Psychotherapist will receive:

  • Weekly individual clinical supervision
  • Group supervision (3x/month + team meeting)
  • BBS hours if needed
  • Ongoing training and support in genuine learning environment
  • Agency commitment to addressing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • The opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical issues within a diverse client population

Psychotherapist responsibilities will include:

  • Provide family and individual therapy to adolescents and young adults.
  • Seek to reduce barriers to accessing mental health services, by demonstrating flexibility in approach and location of services,
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skill in conducting biopsychosocial assessments, evaluating and responding to clinical risks, creating diagnostic formulations, developing treatment plans and choosing and applying effective interventions to bring about therapeutic change.
  • Develop rapport with youth and families in a manner that demonstrates awareness of the impact of sociocultural factors on experiences, values, learning and counseling needs.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage and retain youth and families in services.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues and apply this vigilantly to clinical practice. Consistently maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff. 
  • Perform accurate, thorough and timely record-keeping and documentation.
  • Consistently maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff.
  • Consistently work to advance clinical skills and knowledge of self and the clinical team by actively engaging in group and individual supervision, pursuing training opportunities and sharing knowledge.
  • Facilitate behavioral health groups or presentations as needed.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency policy and standards, and conform to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families.
  • Actively strive to upgrade personal skills through engaging in appropriate professional training experiences.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position operates out of Huckleberry House and may travel to other Huckleberry sites or school or community locations for service delivery and coordination. Due to COVID, some of our therapists are currently providing telehealth in their homes. This role routinely includes the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Huckleberry House is located in San Francisco.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and sit. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb stairs and use hands to find, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree in social work or counseling
  • A clinical license or registered with BBS in pursuit of licensure
  • Ability to provide services in Spanish - bilingual stipend provided

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with adolescents
  • Experience with family therapy
  • Experience with Medi-Cal documentation, especially use of AVATAR
  • Experience, awareness and knowledge of cultures of HYP clients and families

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. TB clearance
  2. Valid CA driver’s license, clear DMV record, and reliable transportation.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

  1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check. Due to our requirements with licensing, candidates with backgrounds including items on the non-exemptible crime list will not be eligible for exemption at this time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV- related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.

FAIR CHANCE:

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a community-based youth agency, providing a full spectrum of services to homeless, runaway, and other at-risk youth and families in San Francisco and Marin counties. Our programs are characterized by a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Salary

$58,240 - $60,740$2,500 bilingual stipend available, $2,500 premium for licensed candidates

Benefits

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Life Insurance—Employer paid
  • 16 Vacation days in the 1st year of employment
  • 12 Personal Necessity days
  • 10 Paid Holidays

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking required $2,500 bilingual stipend provided

Spanish speaking required $2,500 bilingual stipend provided

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please provide resume and cover letter

Please provide resume and cover letter

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