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Behavioral Health Clinician
Hamilton Families

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Behavioral Health Clinician

Hamilton Families

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Behavior Therapist, Behavior Assistant
Employer's Industry

Job Description

COMPENSATION $78,000 - $85,000 + Full Benefits
PROGRAM Hamilton Transitional Housing | 1631 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117
REPORTS TO Family Services Manager
WORK SCHEDULE Monday and Thursday 11:30 am- 8:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am- 6:00 pm
STATUS Full-Time

Hamilton Families

Our mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco's leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness. We currently operate these programs across six sites in San Francisco and Oakland. For more information, visit

Program and Position Overview

Hamilton Families Transitional Housing in the North of Panhandle neighborhood houses and supports 20 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for up to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness to enable them to return to stable, independent housing and economic self-sufficiency. The program provides case management, employment readiness activities, job retention support, intensive housing search support and substance abuse recovery support.

This position will provide direct mental and behavioral health support to children, youth, adults and families who are residing at the Transitional Housing program or participating in the afterschool program on-site (Hamilton Out of School Time- HOST). This position works closely with Family Treatment Court of the Superior Court of San Francisco and Family & Children’s Services to support families who are in recovery and have child welfare involvement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides behavioral health, individual therapy services and recovery support to adults, families, children and youth

• Provide individual trauma recovery and family crisis intervention services to program participants

• Facilitate educational and therapeutic support groups on topics including mental health education, stress-reduction, child development, substance use and parenting support among others

• Participate in all weekly staff meetings, case conferences and trainings as required

• Coordinate services with other staff as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Act as a liaison between Hamilton Families and SF Family Treatment Court and other partners as necessary

• Provide mental health consultation and training to staff

• Build out mental health internship program to provide direct service to youth participating in HOST

• Provide weekly clinical supervision to interns

• Maintain all necessary records related to participant care and administrative requirements

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

• Must be CA Licensed LCSW or LMFT (registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology)

• Must meet the requirements for providing clinical supervision as set forth by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences

• At least two years of experience providing clinical therapeutic services to children, youth, adults and families

• Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology and/or Counseling required.

• Familiarity with systems of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Recovery and Homeless services

• Knowledge and experience working with families and youth who have experienced trauma

• Experience working with adults impacted by substance use disorders and knowledge of recovery models and best practices

• Knowledge and experience of Harm-Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care

• English/Spanish language capacity, highly preferred

• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of families experiencing homelessness; able and willing to work with diverse staff and clients.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook, etc.

• CPR and First Aid certification required within first six months of hire.

• Essential job functions include using a telephone, working at a standard computer terminal; ability to follow reasonable ergonomic accommodations; sit and stand for long intervals; reach, bend, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds depending on position; and walk up and down stairs several times a day.

• Criminal background check, fingerprint imaging, TB (Tuberculosis) clearance, and documentation required post offer.

Compensation and Benefits

Great benefits: Hamilton Families (HF) offers excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, plus tax-advantaged Flexible Spending Arrangements for Health Care and Dependent Care. Employees also have the chance to earn up to $180 per calendar year for participating in various wellness activities and can participate in partnership discounts with various YMCA and 24-Hour Fitness locations. Additionally, HF offers tax-deductible commuter benefits that can be applied to public transit, parking, and ride sharing services like Lyft Line and Uber pool.

Growth and leadership opportunities: The work at HF is designed for individuals to follow their passions and commitment to community. HF takes professional development seriously and offers coaching and training opportunities at every level. We also offer a $1,000 tuition reimbursement to employees each year (after 12 months of employment) and offer dozens of internal and external trainings for staff at every level annually. 

Time off: HF employees enjoy generous benefits including 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick time per year.  

Long-term benefits: HF offers an employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and other great long-term benefits!

Application Procedure

• Click the blue “Apply” button above to apply via Hamilton Families’ ADP Career Center.

• Attach your résumé AND a brief letter of interest.

• No faxes or phone calls.

• Hamilton Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Business Overview

Our Story

Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland.

Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months.

Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness.

Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home.

Children’s Services are integrated throughout all our programs, providing therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children’s resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.


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