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

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Clinician to join our Service TEAM Program. This position reports to the TEAM/ACCESS Program Supervisor.


The Clinician will maintain an active caseload of TEAM 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 case manager / therapist interested in developing their clinical skills.



  1. Makes psychological evaluations of assigned cases; determines appropriate diagnostic procedures to be used; clinical interviews with clients and other interested persons to develop information pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Provides psychotherapy in group, individual, and family situations; provides case management services to clients and consultation to clinic staff members as necessary; interviews clients and families to gather social and psychiatric data; prepares mental health/environmental case histories for use in diagnosis; and participates in developing psychological treatment programs and case planning for clients.
  3. Meets with clients for regular therapeutic interviews; guides the client in understanding his/her illness and contributing personal, social, and economic factors; assists patients in developing realistic plans; advises clients on community resources; and makes referrals and other arrangements as necessary.
  4. Works with families of clients to elicit their cooperation in treatment programs or commitment and admission proceedings; works with community agencies as required to assist clients in their treatment plans and in coping with environmental needs such as housing, medical care, and employment.
  5. Complies with all agency’s policies and procedures.
  6. Follow Short-Doyle Medi-Cal charting and documentation requirements and Agency regulations.
  7. Assist clients to find appropriate housing at local shelters, board and care homes, transitional housing and independent living placements in the community.
  8.  Assist clients in applying for entitlements and managing entitlements.
  9.  Attend weekly staff meetings, didactic seminar and case conferences.
  10.  Assist clients with locating and accessing needed health care and dental care.
  11.  When necessary, conduct home visits and attend appointments with clients.
  12. Assess client’s transportation needs and help them access transportation support.  This may include driving clients to appointments, helping them apply for bus passes, para-transit, and other types of transportation assistance.
  13. Collaborate with staff of local hospitals, board and care homes, shelters, day treatment programs, and other agencies in a friendly and professional way.
  14.  Learn about Alameda County social service resources, housing resources, community resources and build relationships with resource providers.
  15.  Maintain timely documentation for clinical services as required by funding sources.
  16.  Regularly review files and monitor activities of clients with follow-up contact in-person or via phone.
  17.  If accruing hours toward licensure, the case manager / therapist has some opportunities for providing individual counseling, family therapy, and group therapy.
  18.  Assist with intakes and on-duty clinician crisis coverage as needed.
  19.  Maintain a full caseload of clients.  Most clients will be adults who have a serious mental illness.
  20.  May serve as a liaison to other community agencies
  21. Other relevant duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduate degree in mental health (e.g. PhD, Psy.D., MSW and/or MA in Psychology or related field). Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology (or able to show proof of pending application); must be eligible for licensure via the BOP or BBS.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern clinical psychology, including family systems, abnormal psychology, personality theory, diagnostic interviewing. Psychotherapy including brief therapy and behavior change, casework, systems theory, family therapy, community psychology and community mental health.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and staff of all levels.
  • 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.
  • Excellent speaking and writing abilities.
  • Knowledge of use of computer systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and FileMaker Pro or similar database applications.
  • Valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.


  • 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