Mental Health Specialist (AMFT, ASW, or APCC)

  • Compensation: $35.00 - $37.00 per hour
  • Required Qualifications:
  • City/State: San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a Mental Health Technician to support our non-profit client in San Francisco who's mission is to aid homeless veterans in their journey to permanent housing!

This will be a contract-to-hire position in San Francisco. Supervision hours are available!

Position Overview: Alright, listen up! As a Mental Health Specialist, you're the MVP for 19 homeless veterans. You're going to be counseling, conducting group therapy, case management, and more. When the Program Manager's MIA, you're the go-to hero. And guess what? You can rack up those supervision hours for your license while you're at it. Ready to rock this role and make a real impact? Let's do this!


  • Conduct clinical case management and short-term therapy with a harm reduction approach
  • Offer substance abuse counseling as requested by veterans
  • Provide crisis counseling and risk assessment
  • Lead weekly group sessions
  • Offer community-based support, including transportation when needed
  • Achieve program goals and outcomes
  • Collaborate with various VA providers for coordinated treatment
  • Maintain accurate program documentation within designated timeframes
  • Assist with program-related tasks such as meal preparation and wellness checks
  • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by management


  • Education: Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with BBS towards licensure
  • Clinical License preferred (not required)


  • Familiarity with DSM V and experience with mental health, substance abuse, and medical co-occurring conditions
  • Valid California Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Successful completion of Food Handler’s Course upon hire
  • Effective communication skills and comfort with at-risk client population
  • Support for agency's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative


  • Understanding of homelessness-related mental health and trauma issues
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution and crisis management.
  • Active listening ability
  • Collaborative teamwork and role modeling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Upon conversion to permanent employee, you will receive these benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package: 100% Company Paid Medical and Dental (employee coverage)

Agency paid Annual Medical Deductible via Navia Card
403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution after one year
Generous vacation days and holidays
Supportive work environment
Annual Education/Training allowance
Acupuncture and Chiropractic program (Up to 30 sessions a year, covered by employer)