Mental Health Therapist (Bilingual-Spanish)

Clinical/Client Services San Jose, California


Position Title:            Mental Health Therapist (Bilingual- Spanish)
Division:                    Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley
Department:              Medi-Cal Mental Health
Reports To:               Mental Health Clinical Manager
Classification:           Full Time
Salary Range:             DOE + Full Benefits

Position Summary:   The position of Mental Health Therapist is under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, with the expectation to meet and maintain standard productivity per hours worked according to county contracts requirements for Medi-Cal billable or direct service to clients.  Clinician position is temporary based on a 10-15 hour week, BBS licensed track therapist.This position must be available to respond to Mental Health clinic intakes as needed, including individual and family therapy with children and their families, and individual therapy with adults with serious mental disorders.

About Us:  Since 1948, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) has been promoting the resilience, safety, and wellness of individuals, families, and communities throughout Santa Clara County. FCS brings its counseling, prevention, and support services to dozens of community locations, including schools, community centers, jails, and health clinics. FCS counsels children and teens coping with the effects of trauma, provides a way forward for adults in recovery from addiction, and empowers families to heal from violence and abuse. FCS merged with and became a division of Caminar in January 2017.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide direct service to adults, children, and families using Wellness and Recovery model of care per the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department system of care. Most clients have dual diagnoses, both mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Primary role is to complete assessments and treatment plans, determine ongoing treatment in collaboration with case managers (as appropriate) and providing individual, family and group therapy in accordance with the developed TCP treatment plan
  • Provide assessment, crisis intervention, and diagnosis. Use engagement skills to develop narrative summaries and treatment plans using Transformational Care Planning model for all clients assigned to caseload.
  • Identify changing needs of clients and assist clients to transition appropriately to higher or lower level of care.
  • Discuss progress toward treatment goals with client and family.
  • Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning treatment plan and amends plan as directed.
  • Refers client to supportive services to supplement treatment.
  • Collaborate with Case managers, as appropriate, using a team approach to determine ongoing care and meeting clients of goals.
  • Case management to link clients and families to community resources.
  • Comply thoroughly with County Mental Health contract documentation and auditing standards and requirements in a timely manner.
  • Participate in individual supervision/program meetings.
  • Due to client needs, this position may require working during evening and potentially weekend hours.

 Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education – Master's degree in Marriage Family Therapy, Social Work, or Clinical Psychology.
  • California BBS registered intern as AMFT, ASW, APCC required.  CA BBS licensed LMFT, LCSW, LPCC preferred.
  • Experience – 2-5 years of therapy related work experience.
  • Language skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and clinical documents.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and other professionals.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and standard office software as well as the ability to develop competency in specialized clinical software as needed.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Lived in community, educational and/or professional experience with diverse LGBTQ culture/issues preferred
  • Thorough clinical knowledge and experience in providing mental health services to children, adults, and families.
  • Thorough understanding and experience in the delivery of services to an ethnically and economically diverse population.
  • Medi-Cal Mental Health experience in Santa Clara County preferred.

 Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Communicate with clients and co-workers to exchange accurate information.
  • Frequently required to remain in a stationary position for most of the work day.
  • Move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery, such as copy machine, printer, and fax.
  • Must be able to review client charts for accuracy and information.
  • Constantly changing body position during play therapy sessions.
  • Constantly going to different locations in order to manage client’s needs.
  • Occasionally required to move equipment weighing about 15 pounds during play therapy sessions or moving files.
  • Occasionally works outdoors and will move to different locations.


Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance, as required by Title XXII, other licensing regulations, and Caminar practices.
  • This position requires frequent driving. A valid California driver license, reliable personal vehicle, current personal auto insurance as required by law, and an MVR sufficient to obtain and reasonably maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies are all essential job requirements. 
  • Must be able to pass post offer, pre-employment medical and drug tests as required under State Community Care Licensing regulations and/or agency policies.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time based on business need.  This job description is subject to change at any time. 


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