Staff Therapist - IHOT
Job Details
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$51,510.00 - $68,674.68 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

POSITION TITLE:     Staff Therapist II

  DEPARTMENT:       In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT)

  REPORTS TO:        Program Supervisor

  FLSA STATUS:       1.0 FTE, Exempt, Union Position

COMPENSATION:    Licensed $68,674.68; Master’s Level $58,852.24;

                                   Non-Master’s (2nd Year) $51,510.00 (plus bilingual differential) 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Clinician to join our In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT) Program. This position reports to the IHOT Program Supervisor.



The Clinician will share a caseload of IHOT clients and meet monthly productivity goals; attend weekly group and individual clinical supervision; participate in weekly trainings as assigned by his/her clinical supervisor and LFCS administration; and attend weekly Outpatient Mental Health Staff meetings. The Clinician will work within all compliance standards; complete documentation in a timely manner per LFCS policy; and maintain strict confidentiality protocols. The Clinician is also tasked with the responsibility of case management work. It is possible to accrue supervised clinical hours required for license as a MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist. We take pride in the high-quality training our clinic provides and are looking for a clinician interested in developing their clinical skills.


    1. Conducts community outreach to homeless clientele and clientele residing at various institutional settings throughout the East Bay area who are enrolled in the IHOT program in an effort to establish contact, build rapport, and provide linkage services.
    2. Provide services in the field and at various institutional settings and locations in the community, as necessary, as well as transport clientele to necessary appointments and community resources and supports.
    3. Meets with clients on a consistent basis or as needed in the field for the purposes of establishing and maintaining contact; gradually build rapport and therapeutic alliance with clients; facilitate client interests in resources; develop and implement client care plans; support and accompany clients through interpersonal and institutional transitions; teach and enhance coping skills; facilitate healthy dialogue between clients and respective family members or relevant parties; leverage the interests of family members and clients towards common goals; and provide referral and linkage services to specialty mental health services in the community.
    4. Provide case management duties for clients and connect them to various resources as necessary, including, but not limited to, assisting clients to apply for General Assistance and Social Security Income; initiate and follow-up with referrals to temporary shelters and long-term housing; referral and linkage to services available within Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) as well as other necessary community resources and supports.
    5. Consistently collaborate with mental health and other social service professionals in various institutional capacities and settings to initiate, refer, and follow-up with services in conjunction with or on behalf of clients.
    6. Provides and implements brief evidenced-based therapeutic interventions with clients and their respective families in regards to various psychotherapeutic modalities, including, but not limited to, clinical case management, structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
    7. Conducts clinical consultation to IHOT staff in regards to the symptomologies of various psychological disorders and provides input and feedback regarding appropriate therapeutic approaches and interventions.
    8. Conducts clinical interviews with clients and their respective families as a means to evaluate and implement appropriate short-term therapeutic interventions which will strengthen client and family buy-in to services, build rapport and therapeutic alliance, and enhance efforts of referral and linkage to services.
    9. Provides psycho-education to relevant stakeholders involved the lives of clientele, including, but not limited to, family members, relevant community members, and other professionals
    10. Consistently write case notes regarding services rendered in a timely manner and in compliance with standards of care of La Familia IHOT.
    11. Consistently attend weekly meetings of IHOT Staff Meetings/Group Supervision; weekly meetings of individual supervision with the Program Supervisor; monthly ACBH meetings; and other meetings or trainings relevant for community or professional stakeholder purposes or professional development.
      1. Serve as a liaison with staff of ACBH in coordinating services with ACBH and our IHOT program.
      2. Assist Program Supervisor in periodically reviewing ACBH webpage for up to date information regarding Alameda County policies, procedures, trainings, and announcements.
      3. Maintain client confidentiality and charts in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
      4. Serve as On-Duty Clinician during designated times of business hours of La Familia Clinic.
      5. May serve as a liaison to other community agencies
      6. Other relevant duties as assigned or required.


  1. Graduate degree in social work, psychology or related field, and registration with the California BBS/BOP (e.g. PhD, PSYD, LCSW, MFT, ASW, and AMFT) or being currently enrolled in a graduate program for mental health and having completed half of the program.
  2. Experience working with serious mental illness and culturally-diverse populations is strongly desired.
  3. CA driver’s license, vehicle in good condition; valid car insurance and good driving record.
  4. Knowledge of principles and practices of case management, including outreach and engagement, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, resource coordination, linkage and referral, individual rehabilitation, and medication support.
  5. Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  6. Ability to work professionally in a multi-cultural team setting, including ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  7. Ability to determine the needs of individual situations regarding diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, taking an effective course of action, and follow through with effective treatment plans.
  8. Ability to quickly assess and respond to crisis situations.
  9. Strong interest in working with clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
  10. Ability to maintain hope and a recovery-orientation for clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness and / or co-occurring conditions.
  11. Ability to coordinate mental health services with other care providers to ensure optimal treatment coordination efforts for clients.


  • Possess or have access to a reliable mode of transportation
  • Lived experiences similar to that of IHOT clientele preferred, but not required, including, but not limited to, experiences of homelessness, consumer of mental health care services, recovery from substance abuse, and stigmatization in regards to various cultural and social statuses or identities.
  • Demonstrate a capacity and commitment to work in cooperation with a diverse team of professionals in regards to race; class; gender; sexuality; disability; age; immigration/citizenship status; religion/spirituality; and other social statuses.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of cultural competency in regards to how to approach and apply the principles and practices of modern clinical psychology and psychotherapy in the context of working with diverse clientele in regards to race; class; gender; sexuality; disability; age; immigration/citizenship status; religion/spirituality; and other social statuses.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties as well as multi-task in short periods of time in regards to shifting the aforementioned roles throughout the day (i.e. community outreach, client appointments, writing case notes, IHOT meetings, clinical case consultation.)
  • Demonstrate a competency of writing skills effective enough to communicate client services rendered as well as coordinate casework with IHOT staff.
  • Ability to determine the needs of individual situations regarding diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, developing and following through with client care plans.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to collaborate in the context of team work, share casework, and communicate effectively so that program operations are executed with minimal challenges.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to be teachable as well as receive and integrate feedback into work performance within an effective manner of time.


  • Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and proscribed procedures.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to clients including cultural and ethical beliefs; and implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.
  • Knowledge of community resources for client referrals.
  • Attends work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to supervisor and management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and department functioning.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Ability to occasionally or frequently stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms above shoulders 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the office
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • May require travel dependent on agency needs
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Can work under deadlines
  • Performing general physical activities such as picking up moving, and using objects, tools or controls
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate


  • Full-time, Non- Exempt Position
  • Excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision benefits, vacation, sick, and holiday leave, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Work life balance
  • Great working hours
  • Supportive/Collaborative work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development
  • Holiday and employee celebrations