Behavioral Health Counselor (Full-time position)

Jan 28, 2021

Position Title: Behavioral Health Counselor (Full-time position)
Salary/Benefits: $57,000 - $60,000 full time annually with generous vacation and holiday leave, medical and dental insurance and retirement plan.
Location: Varies
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health APAFSS
APA Family Support Services (APA) is a community-based organization that
focuses on the prevention and identification of child abuse/neglect in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Our mission is to promote healthy children and families by providing family support services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence and to advocate for culturally competent services for Asian and Pacific Islanders through education, community building, and leadership development. APA is San Francisco’s foremost advocate and service provider for immigrant, monolingual, and at-risk API children and their families. Our services range from prevention to crisis intervention to community development. We strive for excellence of service in areas which include home visitation, case management, parenting education, support groups, parental stress line, child welfare redesign projects and counseling for immigrant families with children ages 0-18.
We currently have an opening for Behavioral Health Counselor
1. Recruit, place and train Graduate Interns.
2. Administrative support of Graduate Interns.
3. Outreach and relationship development with Graduate schools’ administrators.
4. Oversee and manage the intake, triage and assessment process.
5. Supervise outreach and recruitment activities to the targeted population to
effectively promote program service referrals.
6. Provide psychotherapy to youth, adults, couples and families (Master’s level)
with supervision by a licensed clinician.
7. Provide risk assessment, crisis intervention, stabilization, and safety planning.
8. Maintain client records and perform regular assessment to update client
progress using Salesforce/CIRCE database.
9. Assist with program development, including but not limited to grant writing,
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reporting, budget creation, modification and training facilitation.
10. Coordinate team discussions, unit meetings, case conferences, and in-service
training support for program and interns.
11. Ensure program activities are implemented according to contract agreement,
APA policies and reporting requirements.
12. Participate in multidisciplinary providers and community meetings.
13. Provide and assess data, documents, and reports as required.
14. Participate in program administration, planning and evaluation to ensure agency
contract deliverables.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology Counseling, Social Work or related field required. Course work and/or experience in areas of children and family services, communication skills, group dynamics, and community organizing.
2. Registered or working toward registration with California BBS as an AMFT, APCC or ASW.
3. Two years field experience.
4. Minimum 2 years of experience in supervision, project management and
development required. Employment or teaching/research assistant experience in which there was significant autonomy and responsibility can be substituted.
5. Productive team player who is proactive, self-motivated, creative and organized.
6. Cultural humility – knowledge and self-awareness of issues of race, class, and ethnicity; experience in working with diverse communities.
Experience working with API, African American, Chicano/Latino families in
San Francisco.
7. Proven effectiveness working with clients who have complex traumatic histories and attachment difficulties, and ability to be supportive and provide guidance in a non-judgmental manner.
8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to maintain client confidentiality.
10. Clinical service skill – assessment/evaluation, crisis intervention, ability to use supervision effectively, ethical and legal practices, and high quality clinical documentation. Family and couple therapy experience is a plus.
11. Strong skills in writing, researching, and documentation.
12. Bilingual counselors in Spanish or in one API language are strongly encouraged to apply.
13. Strong computer skills a must.

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