Behavioral Health Therapist

Job Overview

Lyon Martin Health Services/Women's Community Clinic provides excellent health care to heterosexual women, bisexual women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; The clinic strives to improve the health and well-being of women and girls. We believe preventive, educational care is essential to lifelong health and that all women deserve excellent health care, regardless of their ability to pay. We work hard to ensure that each client feels comfortable and safe using her voice to direct the care she receives.

The Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) is responsible for providing clinically and culturally competent outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services in a medical setting to clinic patients, including crisis intervention, brief behavioral interventions, psychosocial assessments, supportive short-term counseling/psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, substance use disorder treatment, and appropriate internal/external referrals.  The BHT is expected to maintain a high degree of professional competence and the highest possible ethical standards, and to function as part of an integrated care team.  The BHT will work collaboratively as part of an integrated health care team. The BHT may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Care Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, diagnoses and manages mental illness/substance use disorder within individual client sessions
  • Successfully de-escalates clients in psychiatric or emotional management emergencies; facilitates group therapy which fosters safety and consistency
  • Utilizes appropriate referral and collateral sources to best support each client

Performance and Quality Improvement Responsibilities

  • Meets benchmarks for applicable visit numbers and quality indicators as assigned
  • Meet benchmarks for all contract and grant deliverables
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Adheres to company dress code and maintains professional appearance
  • Completes mandatory trainings within deadlines
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Graduation from an accredited school of social work with a master’s degree or a school of psychology with a Psy-D
  • Possession of a valid California license as an LCSW or Psy-D
  • Experience working with lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients


  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency


Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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