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Bilingual Behavioral Health Therapist

San Francisco, CA 94110

Posted: 01/25/2023 Job Number: 1282248 Pay Rate: 95k/year - 110k/year

Job Description

Position Responsibilities

The Behavioral Health Clinician has the following clinical responsibilities and duties:

·      Provide brief or extended Psychosocial Assessments focusing on the patient’s present situation, including medical, mental/behavioral health, substance abuse, socio-economic and immigration components, current needs, and relevant information from patient’s history.

·      Performs crisis interventions and risk assessments for suicide and danger to others due to mental illness or grave disability.

·      Utilizes a participant-centered, strengths-based model of care, provides insight-oriented, behavior modifying, and/or supportive psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups of patients, generally up to 10-12 sessions.

·      Uses evidenced-based models for care, including but not limited to: CBT, solution-focused therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and health psychology.

·      Utilizes depression screening tools (PHQ-9) and other screening tools as appropriate such as GAD-7.  Follows the SAMHSA SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment) model for patients with potential substance use disorders.

·      Assists clients/patients with symptom reduction (e.g. insomnia, anxiety, depression, and post-trauma symptoms, stress management, emotional dysregulation) through talk therapy, case management and coordination with PCP or psychiatrist if necessary.

·      Provides health and behavior assessment and intervention to client/patients with chronic disease or other health problems that are having difficulty managing their disease due to psychological, behavioral, cognitive, or social factors.

·      Creation of and linkage to already-existing groups that address recurrent referrals (e.g. psycho-education groups, substance abuse, coping with chronic pain, etc.)

·      Linkage to intra-agency components that address lifestyle adjustments or concerns, such as dietary changes, diabetes management, or medication adherence

·      Linkage to appropriate community resources, such as child, family, and educational resources, immigration resources, employment and disability resources and maintain knowledge of and relationships with these resources.

·      Linkage to County Behavioral Health System for patients with severe mental health needs and substance abuse treatment needs, and provision of behavioral health services until patients are connected.

·      Ongoing case management to address psychosocial issues which are, or could potentially, impact a patient’s health or behavioral health.

·      Accurately records patients’ assessment, behavioral health needs, treatment, and referrals in medical record according to established protocols.

·      Actively utilizes the Health Registry to ensure patients’ follow-up, track clinical improvements and develop written reports.

·      Works closely with the extended Behavioral Health team throughout MNHC to ensure standardization and quality.  Engages in regular meetings as organized by the Behavioral Health Director or Manager and participates in MNHC-wide Behavioral Health initiatives and quality management projects.




Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


·      Master’s in social work, Psychology or Marriage and Family Counseling from an accredited program or university.

·      Must have a LCSW, PsyD/PhD or LMFT California license.

·      Bilingual - Fluent in English/Spanish required.

·      Minimum of 2 years providing social work, behavioral health services to a diverse population.

·      Experience working with evidence-based brief counseling models.

·      Experience in primary care setting preferred.

·      Experience with Latinx population preferred.

Compensation/Benefits Summary

  • Competitive salary range, dependent upon experience (DOE)

  • Medical Insurance – MNHC pays 90-100% based on plan

  • Dental and Vision Insurance – free to the employee

  • Flex Spend Accounts for health & dependent care expenses

  • Life Insurance – free basic policy plus a voluntary option

  • PTO – 3 weeks (4 weeks after five years)

  • 12 Paid Holidays plus your birthday and 12 Sick Days each year|

  • Student Loan Repayment through NHSC for up to $50,000

  • 40 hours Paid Educational Leave

  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Contribution

  • CME of $500 per year

Meet Your Recruiter

Sarah Hartfield
Project Coordinator

Originally from Texas, Sarah moved to Portland in 2011. She has always been passionate about helping and taking care of people. She is excited to be part of an organization that helps ensure underserved communities receive the care they deserve.

Sarah enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two cats in her free time. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, napping, and playing roller derby with the Rose City Wreckers (her derby name is Tiny Danger).

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