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Clinical Therapist
Community Health for Asian Americans

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Clinical Therapist

Community Health for Asian Americans
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$45k-48k per year + Tips/Bonus
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Mental Health Therapist
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Job Description

  JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Therapist will provide clinical assessment, individual/family/group therapy, case management, and crisis intervention to children and adolescents enrolled in the EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment) federally funded program administered through Alameda County Behavioral Health Care. Clients are seen in outpatient and community settings, as well as in several Alameda county elementary and middle schools.    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Duties will include:   

  • Conduct clinical assessment of children, youth and      families;
  • Provide psychotherapy services and case management with      children, youth and families from strength based, trauma informed and      social justice lenses in an environment that values openness and curiosity      about the impact of race, gender, power and privilege;
  • Coordinate client care with therapists, support      counselors, psychiatrists, physicians, educators, Social Services Agency      staff, and other community based organization staff;


  • Work in collaboration with Support Counselors and other      paraprofessionals in order to develop and implement a comprehensive plan      of care;  
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic, support and rehabilitative      groups for children and adolescents in the EPSDT program;
  • Attend school based COST meetings and serve as a community based liaison      between agency and schools.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:  The Clinical Therapist must have:  

  • Masters degree in mental health related field;
  • Registered Intern or Associate with Board of Behavioral      Services or licensed therapist


  • Experience      providing school based counseling to      children, adolescents, and families; experience in      service coordination with other human services, health care and educational      providers; ability to develop a treatment/service plan;
  • Ability      to work in multi-disciplinary, integrated service teams of therapists,      psychiatrists, educators, Family Partners, Peer Mentor/Support Counselors,      and Prevention Specialists
  • Cultural      competency in working with people from a multiplicity of backgrounds      (ethnic, religious, social class, sexual orientation, housing status, etc.)
  • Excellent      organization, oral/written, interpersonal, communication skills: ability      to manage time, meet deadlines, work well independently and in a      team-oriented setting, and set priorities in a multi-task environment; 
  • Experience      documenting and maintaining clinical records per appropriate standards and      regulations (familiarity with Medi Cal/EPSDT requirements a plus) 
  • Experience      working with trauma and using trauma informed interventions;
  • Current      California driver's license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in providing psychotherapy and clinical case management in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, or interest in or commitment to working in Asian community. Candidates who are bilingual/bicultural in an Asian language are strongly desired.     AGENCY: Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA), a community-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the historically underserved Asian and Pacific Islander communities living in the East Bay Area. CHAA also provides services for members of the communities in which we are located. Clients do not need to identify as Asian or Pacific Islander to receive our services. Offering services and expertise that are sensitive to language, cultural needs, and the experiences of our clients, CHAA provides behavioral health care to individuals, families and various communities with offices in Richmond, Antioch and Oakland. CHAA programs span behavioral health services, prevention, early intervention and advocacy. CHAA offers community-based services for children, youth and adults (in Oakland) through individual, group and family therapy, case management, alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment, consultation and psychological assessment. Collaboration is a key operating principle in our work.   CHAA values that shape our services are: § Wellness, recovery and resiliency; § Consumer-driven services for adults; family-driven services for children; § Cultural competency embedded in program and service delivery design; § Community involvement that is promoted and developed; § Delivery of services and supports through Integrated Service Teams       COMPENSATION: Competitive salary with benefits. This is a full-time position.   BENEFITS:  Full benefits (Health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, PTO, etc.) are included. This is a great opportunity to work at a growing agency with innovative approaches to addressing and fulfilling the behavioral health, youth and community advocacy and development needs of underserved Asian and Pacific Islander communities. CHAA is in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, and Antioch, California.   CHAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   APPLICATION: Send current resume to:     

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Our Story

CHAA (formerly APPS) is a leading community-driven provider of behavioral health, youth development, and family support services for the historically under served Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Bay Area. Strengthened by a diverse professional staff with roots in the API community, CHAA offers its services on a personal level, creating brighter futures for Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islanders.


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Health Benefits
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