Mental Health Consultant for Child Consulting Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary Range: Negotiable, commensurate to skills & experience




1375 Mission Street
San Francisco
United States


Are you searching for an opportunity to:

·        Make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, their families, and their caregivers?

·        Be part of a nationally-recognized and long-standing organization where opportunities for professional development and growth are fostered?

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) is currently searching for

an experienced bilingual clinician with special expertise in working with very young children 0-5 years

for the position of

 Mental Health Consultant

for the RAMS Fu Yau Project, a 0-5 Child Consultation program

Based at 1375 Mission St, San Francisco

Bilingual ability in SPANISH is HIGHLY PREFERRED (but not required)

Salary Range: Negotiable, commensurate to skills & experience

Status: Full-time

Benefits: Health insurance coverage + leave benefits

Your role: Provide Mental Health consultation, and program & case consultation to personnel at assigned child care center(s) &/or family child care homes, after-school program(s), and family resource center(s). This position will require traveling within the city of San Francisco via public transportation &/or driving own vehicle, as well as some evening or weekend hours.

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

1.   At least Masters Degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or other related disciplines, required.

2.   Knowledge of healthy child development, required.

3.   Experience working with very young children 0-5 years old and their families, required. Experience working with immigrant children/families, preferred.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

1.   Ability to provide bilingual services in fluent Spanish, due to needs of sites/populations served.

2.   Experience in child care settings, both center-based and family child care, highly preferred.

3.   Experience in mental health consultation, preferred.

4.   Demonstrated experience and thorough knowledge of working with various populations with different income levels, ethnicities, and languages (this position works specifically with immigrant & minority children & their families, most of whom are of low socioeconomic status).

5.   Understanding of the childcare culture & community.

6.   Familiarity with community behavioral health systems of care and community resources/services in San Francisco, including the philosophy of care, levels of care for clinical services, and the delivery of such services, highly preferred.

Essential Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

1.   Provide Mental Health consultation, and program & case consultation to personnel at child care centers &/or family child care homes, middle-school & after-school programs, and family resource centers.

2.   Provide on-site mental health services to children from 0-5 years old individually, to their families, and in groups.

3.   Provide on-site parenting classes &/or support groups to the families with children 0-5.

4.   Provide on-site in-service training to child care personnel on mental health related topics.

5.   Provide appropriate referrals and case management as needed.

6.   Attend required staff meetings, group and individual supervision meetings, in-service meetings, trainings, and community meetings as requested by the project coordinator &/or program director.

7.   Provide other mental health services to children & families as part of the continuum of care.

8.   Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Info:

1.   Some evening and weekends may be required.

2.   On-site services may require traveling within the city of San Francisco via public transportation &/or driving own vehicle.

Administrative Supervisor: Program Director

ABOUT THE FU YAU PROJECT: Fu Yau Project is a collaboration of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) and Department of Public Health, Community Behavioral Health, Children Youth and Families Section, Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC). 

Fu Yau Project is a prevention and early intervention program that provide mental health consultation services to the childcare community serving children birth to five years old and their families in San Francisco. Fu Yau Project strives to provide linguistic, cultural and clinical competent mental health services to the high need and underserved communities in San Francisco – limited and non-English speaking, low socioeconomic, immigrant and refugee families, and families who are exposed to violence and discrimination.


ABOUT RAMS: Richmond Area Multi-Services is a private, non-profit mental health agency that is committed to advocating for and providing community based, culturally-competent, and consumer-guided comprehensive services, with an emphasis on serving Asian & Pacific Islander Americans. Founded in San Francisco's Richmond District in 1974, our agency offers comprehensive services that aim to meet the behavioral health, social, vocational, and educational needs of the diverse community of the San Francisco.

RAMS is recognized by the local and national social service community as having expertise in providing culturally competent mental health services to the underserved, with expertise in working with the Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) and Russian-speaking populations. The agency has received numerous awards for culturally competent service delivery, clinical training, employment of people with disability, and community leadership.


Why work at RAMS? We offer our employees competitive benefits, social and professional development opportunities, and other discount, support, and recognition programs. RAMS was awarded & honored by the Mental Health Board of San Francisco for its Exceptional Programs and People, for creating and fostering a healthy workplace for employees.


Benefits: Health insurance coverage + leave benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability in SPANISH is HIGHLY PREFERRED.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants: send cover letter & resume to HR Dept - Recruitment, at Position will remain open until filled.