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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 25 days ago
Job Role
Clinician, Mental Health Therapist

Job Description

Job Details

Level: Entry

Job Location: Fruitvale Office - Oakland, CA

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Master's Degree



Under the supervision of the Alameda County Mental Health Program Director and the Clinical Supervisor, the Clinician has the primary responsibility for the providing direct mental health services to 6 to 18 years old and their families. Services include: assessment; development of a family centered treatment plan; providing developmentally appropriate mental health treatment; coordination of care with child welfare workers, parents, foster parents, and other collaterals; maintaining a written record of treatment, including initial assessments and treatment plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct client care in home or the community for children 6+ years and their families
  • Be linguistically and culturally competent
  • Attend appropriate meetings, which include weekly group supervision, staff meetings, trainings and supervision
  • Obtain consent for treatment from the child welfare worker, where appropriate
  • Monitor eligibility and obtain authorizations where appropriate.
  • Through regularly scheduled sessions, provide psychotherapy, intensive clinical case management, and crisis intervention,, to assigned children and families. Work with various modalities including individual, dyadic, and family therapy. Conduct assessments, diagnosis, and treatment plans in collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other providers. Provide appropriate mental health services.
  • Follow regulatory guidelines, mandated reporting, and program/agency protocols in performing duties
  • Meet yearly productivity requirement of 62.5%
  • Submit CQRT paperwork to QA team by due date 80% of the time
  • Have a yearly chart approval rate of 80%
  • Meet all EPSDT contractual expectations; including all documentation needs, timeliness of progress notes (within 24 hours of service provision), and meet all programs expectations of effective chart management.
  • Abide by all provisions of the ABW personnel manual
  • Perform any other duties as directed.


  • MSW, MA, PhD or PsyD from accredited school of social work or psychology. Must be licensed or registered with BBS or BOP.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent clinical and writing skills
  • Direct experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations
  • Understanding of basic theoretical and developmental principles of infant, early childhood, and family mental health
  • Ability to understand psychological assessment reports; psychological assessment experience a plus for psychologist applicants
  • Must have a car and good driving record
  • Understand and desire to work with a strength-based mental health approach
  • Knowledge, understanding, and willingness to work with interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships
  • Understanding DSM, and treatment plans
  • Ability to work independently and to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills.
  • Ability to pass various background checks needed to work with children

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (subject to change, with supervisor approval, to meet the business needs).


Local travel to various worksites is required.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Employees must pass a background check and receive TB and health clearances prior to employment.

A Better Way is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, HIV-status, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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