Mental Health/Behavioral Health Therapist

Job Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment?

Are you passionate about providing compassionate and supportive mental health care for our most vulnerable citizens?

If so, this might be the job for you! We’re looking for a dynamic and self-motivated LCSW or LMFT to join the behavioral health team at our Integrated Care Center (ICC) located in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. At the ICC, we provide behavioral health services, primary care medical services, and dental services for those most in need. Behavioral health services are a vital element of the HealthRight360 integrated care model. This model emphasizes quality mental health care, that places client needs first, while adhering to sound treatment practices.

The BH Department engages clients both individually and in groups, with the goal of empowering the people we serve to improve their mental and emotional health and wellness. We provide professional, supportive care through evidence-based practices. The BH Department operates on the premise all persons deserve mental health care in parity with all other forms of treatment.

Key Responsibilities


The Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) is responsible for providing clinically and culturally competent outpatient mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services to clinic patients, including:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Brief Behavioral Interventions
  • Intake: evaluation and diagnosis
  • Psychosocial Assessments
  • Supportive Short-term Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • SUD Treatment
  • Appropriate Internal/External Referrals

The BHT is expected to maintain a high level of professional competence and maintain ethical standards as they work collaboratively as part of an integrated healthcare team. The BHT will be required to maintain accurate and timely records of services provided.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Graduation from an accredited school within applicants’ professional discipline
  • Registered with CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Possession of a valid CA license as an LCSW or LMFT
  • Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Psychosocial Assessment
    • Individual Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Short‐term, Evidence‐based Counseling
    • Crisis Intervention
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications
  • Desire to work in a non-judgmental and culturally competent environment with a diverse patient population
  • Must be a team player with Strong initiative, enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed
  • Must not be on active parole or probation
  • Spanish-Speaking Required
Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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