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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Children's Mental Health Therapist in San Francisco, California

Job Descriptions:

The Children's Mental Health Therapist (also known as Behavioral Health Specialist) will provide direct service, paraprofessional staff consultation, training and support for the afterschool youth development program. We seek a licensed or license-eligible clinician to serve as our Behavioral Health Specialist in a non-traditional, mental health setting, using a trauma-informed, community social work model in person (in accordance with COVID-19 Public Health Order) and via telehealth. Our setting requires formal mental health skills (case management, assessment, individual & family therapy, referrals, etc.) and informal behavioral coaching, youth development and skill development. We are designed to bring mental health services to communities that wouldn't normally access supports and are seeking a professional who will commit to the community. This is a Full Time Exempt position located in the Bayview/Hunters Point community and includes benefits.


  • Provide individual, family and/or group therapy for youth

  • Provide clinical case management for youth

  • Develop, monitor, and implement treatment goals and interventions for all modalities of direct service

  • Perform accurate and timely record-keeping and documentation of all client related activities (e.g., progress notes and treatment plans)

  • Facilitate ongoing, virtual, living skills or social emotional programming for youth and families throughout COVID-19

  • Lead case conferencing for paraprofessional staff team to coordinate services for youth members

  • Provide consultation to afterschool staff on mental health issues impacting children and youth Club members

  • Support Bayview area school-based programs by providing consultation to staff (Carver Elementary) on program structure and mental health issues impacting members, facilitating youth consultation and plan development for individual participants, and providing linkages and referrals for youth.

  • Provide supervision to MSW interns in compliance with graduate school and/or BBS requirements

  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled client review meetings, clinical meetings, and staff meetings

  • Orient afterschool staff regularly on referral process

  • Coordinate with mental health providers to identify treatment options for members

  • Assist with the development and implementation of agency-wide mental health policies and procedures

  • Facilitate staff training regarding mental health issues, which affect youth and are helpful in the Clubhouse setting

  • Work independently as the sole mental health provider on site, demonstrate effective critical thinking, decision-making and risk reduction

  • Consult with clinical team (off-site) proactively and preventatively

  • Must be able to successfully navigate GoogleMeet and Zoom


  • Interfacing with paraprofessional team

  • Providing therapy for children, teens and families

  • Utilizing and partnering with community resources and systems

  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Required Experience:

  • Requires Masters (MSW/MA) or Doctorate from accredited school of Social Work, MFT or Psychology. Must be licensed or registered with BOP or BBS.

  • Minimum one-year previous post-graduate experience providing individual & family therapy and case management with emphasis in youth services required

  • Basic understanding of youth development settings in an after school program

  • Experience working with high-risk adolescents and diverse communities

  • Criminal background clearance

  • Ability to move efficiently between locations

  • Current First Aid/CPR certification

  • Able to work afternoon and evening hours


  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to move about to accomplish tasks, particularly for events or moving from one Club to another.

  • Must be able to sit at computer workstation for long time periods

  • Must be able to provide on-site services during COVID-19 pandemic


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Keyword: Therapy, Therapist, therapy, therapist

From: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco