Floating Staff Therapist

  • Compensation: $32.70 - $39.00
  • Required Qualifications:
  • City/State: Oakland, CA

POSITION TITLE: Staff Therapist I-II/Licensed Clinician – Sign-On Bonus up to $2,000.00

Location: Oakland, CA


PROGRAM: Various

COMPENSATION: Staff Therapist I: $30.82/hour or $31.44/hour bilingual

Staff Therapist II: $68,679.97 or $69,879.97 bilingual

Licensed Clinician: $80,142.70 or $81,342.70 bilingual

WHO WE ARE: our client has a 45-year history of providing high-quality mental health and community support services in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Stanislaus Counties. Our roots stem from a grassroots movement, and our commitment to the community remains deeply passionate. We are dedicated to creating a vibrant and multicultural agency that offers services tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families in our community. Currently, our work encompasses a wide range of services including:


Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and/or the Director of Clinical Services, the Staff Therapist is primarily responsible for providing individual, family, and group therapy to clients who meet program criteria. The Staff Therapist will work closely with all necessary partners including school officials, county social workers, parents and team members, consulting and collaborating on client’s progress and treatment plans. This role will uphold and champion the agency’s mission, vision, and values and contribute to a collaborative and inclusive work culture.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct Services
  • Conducts psychological evaluations of assigned clients; determines appropriate treatment planning;
  • Conducts clinical interviews with clients and other interested persons to develop information pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Interviews clients and families to gather necessary reporting data; prepares mental health assessment for initial diagnosis; and participates in developing psychological treatment programs and case planning for clients in the CCBHC.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy in alignment with monthly/annual goals.
  • Works to engage families into treatment; is available to provide services in the clinic, client homes, and community settings including in evenings, as indicated by client needs.
  • Meets with clients (and families) for regular therapeutic interviews; guides the client (and family) in understanding his/her illness and contributing personal, social, and economic factors; assists client (and family) in developing measurable and achievable goals;
  • Advises client/family on community resources to support needs arising; makes referrals and other arrangements as necessary.
  • Connects participants and provides “warm hand-offs” to other community-based providers to the greatest extent possible, including following up on both internal and external referrals.
  • Facilitates holistic and behavioral workshops in the community for the community/clients to engage the community around rising themes and needs.

Documentation and Compliance

  • Complies fully with agency policies and procedures and maintains HIPPA guidelines.
  • Submits records of service information and tracking consistent with program policies using electronic health records systems and agency systems.
  • Follows appropriate charting and documentation requirements and agency regulations in a timely manner and follows all database policies and procedures.
  • Provides input and feedback on potential related projects/programs, as appropriate.
  • Supports agency-wide Quality Improvement efforts.

Clinical Service

  • Works effectively with staff and other health professionals to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and improve patient care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with practice standards and regulations applicable to the area of specialty.
  • Is competent to access facility information systems to retrieve and utilize pertinent information for the provision of patient care or in the performance of other job-related responsibilities.
  • Provides culturally informed and relevant education to clients/ family with an age-appropriate lens, is aware of various environmental and psychological impacts of societal, cultural and academic readiness.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the recipients of psychological services.
  • Develop evidence-based intervention plans specific to the service delivery goals.
  • Implement interventions informed by the current scientific literature, assessment findings, diversity characteristics, and contextual variables.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the relevant research literature to clinical decision making.
  • Modify and adapt evidence-based approaches effectively when a clear evidence-base is lacking.
  • Evaluate intervention effectiveness and adapt intervention goals and methods consistent with ongoing evaluation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Provides services to clients in the clinical setting, in the community, and in client homes as needs indicate and in collaboration with clinical and program supervisor and team


  • Master's or Doctorate 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 currently enrolled in a graduate program for mental health and having completed half of the program.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern clinical psychology, including abnormal psychology, personality theory, diagnostic interviewing, psychotherapy - including brief therapy and behavior change, basics of case management, systems theory, family therapy, community psychology, and community mental health.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team and the capacity to be flexible, as needs and special events arise.
  • 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 Salesforce or similar database applications.
  • Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test.
  • Non-Profit and Community Based Organization experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrates and models excellent “customer service” orientation, especially in the ability to interact with people at all levels within and outside the agency.
  • Thinks independently and can make informed decisions when needed.
  • Exercises extreme discretion with the ability to hold, balance and transmit public and confidential information needed by various parties.
  • Proficient using MS Office products, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Acquires or maintains proficiency in using Google Drive products, including Docs, Sheets, and Forms.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license
  • Auto insurance: Personal vehicles may be used for business related purposes; it is recommended you inform your auto insurance carrier.
  • Current state-mandated guidelines require employees in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shots. Accommodations may be available as required by law. Applicants who are offered a position will be asked about their vaccination status and applications will be required to provide proof of vaccinations against COVID-19 including booster shots. The agency can provide accommodations as required by law in certain circumstances.


? Excellent Health benefits package for you and your family including:

? Medical/dental/vision benefits with 95% employee & 80% dependent employer premium contribution and employer paid life insurance.

? Vacation, 15 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days upon accrual

? Employee Assistance Plan to support yours and your family’s wellbeing and finances

? 403(b) retirement plan

? Work-life wellbeing & excellent work hours

? Supportive/Collaborative work environment

? Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development

? License and Certification renewals reimbursed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,094.32 - $81,342.70 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work setting:

  • Community health center
  • In-person
  • Office
  • Outpatient

Application Question(s):

  • What population of people are you interested working with?


  • Master's (Required)


  • Clinical counseling: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

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