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Mental Health Clinician

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Mental Health

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

School-Based Mental Health Clinician

Position available September 18, 2017


About the Agency

Oakes Children's Center, Inc. is a mental health and educational facility serving children with emotional disturbances and children with autism spectrum disorders. Our purpose is to promote the children's emotional, psychological and academic development, helping them achieve their highest potential.

The Partnership Program is a joint effort between Oakes and San Francisco Unified School District that utilize Oakes’ clinical expertise to allow children with severe emotional and behavioral issues to stay in a public school setting. Oakes mental health clinicians work with Special Education classrooms providing therapy and consultation at the public school site. The clinicians provide therapeutic services in a range of settings and formats in the classroom and individually, and also offer collaborative consultation with the educational staff and parents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires license in Psychology, Social Work, or MFT, or license eligibility, and experience working with children in a psychotherapeutic setting.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of individual and family therapy, case management, and clinical social work.
  • Ability to apply clinical skills effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; secure and record accurate and clinically pertinent psycho-social data.
  • Ability to work well with school, social, legal and medical systems.
  • Knowledge of public schools and public school systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of DSM 5 required.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good computer skills and experience with electronic medical records.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child development and mandated reporting laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a multicultural client population.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
  • Training and experience with Autistic Spectrum Disorders a plus.
  • Experience with behavioral note writing a plus.

Hours: 32 hours per week, non-exempt.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct psycho-social assessments and provide psycho-therapy and clinical case management services for children and their families;
  • Perform comprehensive mental health and treatment services to clients including: intake evaluations, assessments, individualized treatment plans, crisis intervention, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, treatment planning, collateral, case management, and outreach;
  • Establish good working relationships with school staff members and outside professionals in order to maintain continuity of care;
  • Coordinate with San Francisco Unified School District and Community Behavioral Health Services Staff  in providing Educational Related Mental Health Services;
  • Participate as an active member of the treatment team. Provides support and contributes to the creation of a positive and supportive work environment. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and represents the agency in the school community;
  • Attend pertinent Individual Education Plan Meetings;
  • Insure and monitor that all operations, procedures, interventions and documentation comply with Medi-Cal, agency, state, and county guidelines and quality assurance standards;
  • Complete all documentation as required by CBHS in a timely manner;
  •  Responsible for producing the required number of billable units per month;
  •  Regularly review clinical interventions and case documentation with supervisor;
  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, case conferences, and peer review process;
  • Other clinical, administrative, and operational duties as assigned.


This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive; other duties may be assigned as the program moves through the school year, and some of these described may be modified.

Oakes Children's Center is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the fact or perception of their race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, marital status, disability, weight, height or AIDS/HIV status.


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