Bilingual Program Clinician (Mental Health Therapist)

Position Bilingual Program Clinician (Mental Health Therapist)
Salary $58,240 per year plus excellent benefits
Reports to Program Director (Behavioral Health Component)
Status Full Time; Non-Exempt


Under the supervision of the Clinical Director and Behavioral Health Component Program Director, the Bilingual Program  Clinician/Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing clinically appropriate therapeutic support services for youth between the ages of 11 – 21. Most services will be school-based in San Francisco public schools with teens and their families.


  • Provide clinically appropriate therapeutic support services for youth of all races/backgrounds between the ages of 11 – 21 which include clinical assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment planning, progress notes and discharge planning etc.
  • Provide individual, family, group therapy with identified families, including parent emotional support and training.
  • Develop and conduct activities that address each youth’s unique social, emotional and behavioral needs through skill development in such areas.
  • Provide case management services for comprehensive services and linkages, advocate for client and family access to services, and collaborate with all systems involved with the family.
  • Deliver services in a manner convenient to families which may include occasional home visits or evening calls.
  • Work with the parent/family to motivate and reinforce their child’s behavioral changes.
  • Maintain clinical documentation in compliance with SFDPH required standards.
  • Act as liaison between all systems (i.e. schools, Juvenile Probation Department, Public Defender’s Office, community partners) and CYC.
  • Contribute to any quality improvement/outcome measurement tracking, development, and data gathering as assigned.
  • Make appropriate referrals to CYC programs and other agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, therapy, counseling or social work field plus minimum of one year of direct experience working with youth, preferably including counseling and group facilitation. Note: This position will be supervised by licensed Clinical Psychologist who can provide supervision for Masters or Doctoral level students or graduates still accumulating hours for
    graduation or licensure (with BBS or Board of Psychology).
  • Experience working with Asian-Pacific Islander (API) youth and families with mental health issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication Bilingual/bicultural (Cantonese or Mandarin).
  • Experience using Avatar (SFDPH electronic record) is a definite plus
  • Knowledge of community-based agencies in San Francisco
  • Excellent oral and written communication Bilingual/bicultural (Cantonese or Mandarin).
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth

The Community Youth Center of San Francisco 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.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email: [email protected]

Attn: Bilingual Program Clinician

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