Job Leads

The Adaptive Learning Center in Concord is hiring for a Community Living Coordinator position, see link below. 
Clinical experience a plus!

Internship Opportunity

Emery Unified School District is looking for social work/counseling interns for the 2017-2018 school year to support the EUSD Wellness programs. We are looking for interns to work 3 to 5 days a week for the school year at two school sites that serve a culturally and linguistically diverse urban population in grades K-12. Providing high quality, consistent counseling is a primary goal of the program, including individual, group, family and crisis-counseling. This position is ideal for a self-motivated intern who likes to collaborate with a wide range of students and support staff in a busy and active environment.

Qualifications:       M.A. in Related Field (Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy)
1 year minimum of successful practice or experience. EUSD Fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances as required by law.

Work Year:           Up to 5 days per week - August to June

Annual Stipend:     $1,000 to $5,000 stipend per year. Stipend is based upon education and experience, and the number of days worked per week.

Beginning Date:              August 2017

For more information and/or to apply, please  contact:

Kevin W. Edwards, LCSW, PPSC

California College of the Arts has a Part-Time Residential Life Coordinator position open in our Office of Housing and Residential Life. This would be a great opportunity for graduate students as this job entails working closely with students to create a supportive living environment for our students. Student would be able to use their skills in managing roommate disagreements, working with students through stress and time management issues, helping to manage student emergencies and working with students who violate residence hall policies. This position is both paid and provides private housing. This position would live and work in our San Francisco residence halls that are just blocks away from your campus. This is a part time position that would allow students to balance school and work.


Impulse Treatment Center in Walnut Creek, CA is currently in need of a part-time group therapist (5-10+ hours/week) to take over leadership of two long-term groups for Partners of Sex Addicts, as well as conduct intakes and individual/couple therapy. 

Experienced interns and licensed therapists are encouraged to apply.  Training, supervision, PTO and other benefits are available.

Qualities we are looking for:
·      Experience and passion for group therapy 
·      Background in addiction treatment 
·       Sex Addiction and 12-Step experience a plus
·       Availability to run groups on Wednesdays (11:30AM-1PM and 6:30PM-8PM) as well as ability to attend Friday morning staff meeting

Impulse Treatment Center is the Bay Area’s oldest and largest comprehensive Sex Addiction Treatment Center.  To learn more, visit our website at

If you think you might be interested, please send your resume and cover letter detailing what makes you a good candidate for this position to 

Indicate "Group Therapist Position" in subject line.

ACTCM at CIIS is seeking a GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY instructor for Fall 2017 

Joining CIIS in 2015, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) is one of four schools at CIIS, offering the first professional and postgraduate degrees in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. ACTCM has been at the forefront of acupuncture and Chinese medical education since its inception in 1980, one of the oldest acupuncture and Chinese medicine colleges in the United States. The graduate programs at ACTCM at CIIS provide a truly exceptional professional education in the acupuncture and Chinese medicine field. Visit 
Teach an undergraduate level introductory psychology course to acupuncture students.
Course Description:  
This course is a general overview of psychology for students of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It focuses on areas of psychology which provide Chinese medicine practitioners a basic knowledge in the mental health field in order to communicate effectively with other health professionals. This class presents the major philosophies of psychology, as well as the basic clinical conditions most likely to arise in acupuncture practice. Essential to this class is the development of an understanding of when, and to whom, it might be useful to refer patients. The class also emphasizes the mind-body connection, the psychology of stress, and psychological impacts of medical illness. Experiential exercises designed to enhance clinical interviewing skills to gain skillful communication methodologies and specific counseling techniques will also be included.
Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
•         Articulate the role of culture in the conceptualization of mental health and illness.
•         Articulate the dynamics of the practitioner-patient relationship.
•         Describe the major schools of psychology and treatment modalities.
•         Explain the psychology of stress and the psychological impact of medical illness.
•         Describe body-mind interactions.
•         Previous teaching experience.
•         Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field.
•         Ability to inspire adult learners.
•         At least two years of college level teaching experience.
•         Graduate degree in psychology or a related field
•         A basic understanding of and experience with Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
The course runs for 15 weeks from August 31, 2017 through December 18, 2017. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (CV) to Bingzeng Zou, ACTCM Academic Dean at 

Intake Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

The Well Clinic, founded in 2011, is an integrative mental health clinic located in San Francisco, offering a range of services including individual, couples, adolescent and family counseling, medical services including psychiatry, integrative and natural medicine.  The Intake Counselor and Administrative Assistant fulfills a variety of functions in support of the clinicians and our clients. 

Conducting new client intakes and preliminary assignment of clients to clinicians
Responding to client calls and emails
Liaison with insurance providers
Filing and clerical support
Routine maintenance of office facilities including processing mail, restocking of supplies, minimal cleaning.
Others duties as assigned

Must have graduated or be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program for psychology
Two or more years of previous administrative experience
Strong office administrative skills
Outstanding communication skills
Customer service experience, especially with phone communication
Database management experience
Writing ability

Personal Qualities
Flexibility around schedule & work hours
Collaborative team player
Extremely detail oriented and ability to multi-task
Grace under pressure

Commensurate with experience, starting minimum $19/hourly with PTO, non-exempt employee. 
Position requires availability for business hours on Fridays, minimum of 15 hours per week 

To apply send resume and cover letter to Lacey Noonan, Director of Operations

This job announcement may be viewed online at after the listed open date.  

Thank you,

Chendarany Heang
Clerk Senior Level
Contra Costa County Human Resources
925-335-1730 office
925-335-1797 fax

School Counselor at San Francisco Day School                            
Reports to:                 Head of School
Position Status:         80-100% of full time
About Us
San Francisco Day School is a K-8, nonprofit private school in the heart of the City with an enrollment of approximately 400 students. SFDS educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities. 
San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The School values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage people of color and LGBT applicants to apply. SFDS offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. 
Position Summary
Under the general supervision of the Head of School and reporting directly to the division heads, the School Counselor works collaboratively to provide educational, social, behavioral and personal counseling to students enrolled in grades K-8. The counselor will assist students, parents and faculty in solving problems and facilitating student learning. The Counselor will work to develop and implement school-wide, grade level, group and individual behavioral support programs and co-teach health education/life skills curriculum courses in grades k-8.
Essential Functions
Meet on a regular basis with the division heads and with the Head of School as needed.  Regularly attend grade level team meetings of their assigned, collaborate on the status of the classroom/grade and of individual students.  
Develop and co-teach the health education/life skills curriculum with other faculty members. 
Visit classrooms for onsite observation and be available as consultant to faculty for parent/teacher meetings and conferences. As mandated by law, counselors report to child protective services as appropriate and inform at least one administrator of the situation. 
Act as liaison to community resources in addressing the needs of students and their families. When indicated, schedule collaborative meetings with parents, teachers, educational resource staff and appropriate administrators and external clinicians to develop a social/emotional/educational plan for student.
Confer with teachers about individual student’s social and emotional needs.  Provide professional expertise on child development and counseling issues such as social skill development, parenting, separation/divorce transitions, crisis intervention, grief counseling, substance use/abuse and eating disorders.  
Meet with individual students on a one-on-one basis as needed and upon recommendation of the faculty/ division heads.  Organize small groups for students based on documented need such as friendship groups, students in transition, and groups organized for a specific issue. These groups may arise from teacher and/or parent request in conjunction with the counselor’s observations and input. 
Provide parent education on topics of interest and serve as a resource for grade-level parent coffees and other parent communication issues. 
Meet and confer with other school counselors and psychologists on a regular basis. Represent SFDS at appropriate conferences and workshops and share the information obtained from these sources with parents, faculty and administration as needed. Along with other faculty members, participate in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the School.
Masters in School Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field with emphasis in counseling and/or education.
Minimum 2 years supervised counseling experience and three years of direct work in the field. Experience working as a counselor in a K-8 school highly preferred.
Requires knowledge of current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of school counseling and guidance, educational philosophy and psychology; educational tests, measurements and statistics; research methods.
The counselor must be able to identify problems and review information, analyze options and apply solutions; analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses; identify what must be changed to reach goals.
Ability to relate well to people; relate to the problems and concerns of the students, parents, school administration and the community.  Must maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters which may be considered confidential in nature. Must be able to work collaboratively.
To Apply
Please apply online with a letter of intent, salary expectations and current resume to
 No phone calls please.
Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the counselor regularly stands, walks, uses hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, taste or smell. The counselor is also required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move equipment up to twenty pounds. People in this career should be able to use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.  The counselor must be constantly alert for student safety. 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  It is important for people in this career to speak clearly so listeners can understand, as well as to recognize and understand the speech of another person.  It is also necessary for the individual to be able to focus on one source of sound and ignore others
The counselor will occasionally work in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

MFT Clinician/Intern (Antioch)                             

La Cheim School is a small Non-Public School (NPS), that provides the educational and mental health programs for those children in need.  We have an immediate opening for an MFT Intern at our Antioch Site.  We need confident license eligible intern to assist students in addressing mental health symptoms so that they are able to benefit from their education.

Mental Health Classroom Team Intern for a year-round non-public school working with students with learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities.  Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, the Mental Health Specialist provides therapy and case management and consultation services to children and their families.  The Clinician works in collaboration with the classroom staff to provide mental health a variety of mental health services in a milieu setting.

Provide weekly individual therapy to students;
Conduct daily groups and community meetings as assigned;
Create and monitor individual treatment plans, and partnership plans;
Work collaboratively with classroom teams;
Schedule and provide bi-monthly family therapy;
Participate in transition plans and discharge planning;
Provide case management for assigned students;
Monitor and report effects of psychotropic medications under the direction of medical staff;
Complete and maintain all assigned charts in audit ready status;
Record all contracts and complete all necessary report promptly; and
Assist with crisis intervention guided by professional practice and Pro-ACT principles.
Provide consultation to classroom staff, assist in establishing behavior expectations;
Interact with and supervise students across the milieu daily;
Lead and attend team and staff meetings and trainings as scheduled;
Conducts conferences between students and staff to enhance student participation;
Meet regularly with supervisor to evaluate student progress;
Attend IEP meetings as scheduled;
Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team;
Maintain professional behavior in all interactions with students, parents, and staff; and
Other duties may be required as La Cheim continues its development.  Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of duties.

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling
Licensed or Registered Intern
Two years’ experience with youth, preferred
Fluent computer skills
Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, and obtain DOJ, FBI, and TB clearance.

• Current TB and Live Scan Clearance
• Experience working with adolescents
• Ability to write and implement Behavior Treatment Plan
• Ability to effectively document provided services
• Valid California Driver's License
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Must be a team player

La Cheim School is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a staff reflective of the populations of the San Francisco Bay Area.  We encourage and actively recruit applicants representing diversity of color, age, sex, race, religion, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Please submit resumes and cover letter to:


I am excited to announce a Paid Counseling Internship Position at Seven Tepees Youth Program in the Missions, SF for next school year!

Seven Tepees is a youth development program working with low-income Middle School and High School youth over a period of ten years to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and create their own opportunities for success. Seven Tepees provides youth with a variety of services over the course of their time in our program, such as academic support, enrichment activities, college & career guidance, outdoor trips, and mental health counseling all for free. 

I am looking for two counseling interns for next school year to provide individual and group counseling services for our Middle School and High School program. I am looking for either a trainee in school who is able to work 8-12 hours a week here to earn hours and experience with adolescents, or I'm looking for an intern who has graduated and is still looking to fulfill hours and gain experience. 

Sasha Levine, MS, LMFT
Counseling Program Director

Seven Tepees Youth Program
3177 Seventeenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-522-1550 x105 (phone)
415-522-1551 (fax)

Program Director on Genetic Justice
The Center for Genetics and Society (CGS), based in Berkeley, CA, seeks to hire a senior level Program Director on Genetic Justice with outstanding leadership skills, demonstrated ability to affect public debate and policy change, and a commitment to justice and equity. 

The position involves overseeing CGS’s work to bring a social justice framework to current debates and policy considerations on human biotechnology developments, with a focus on human gene editing for reproduction. 

The Program Director will foster collaboration among individuals in multiple academic and professional fields as well as a range of social justice and non-profit organizations; raise awareness among the public and the media; and influence state, national and international policy. For a full job description, see 

Two Positions: Operations Manager and Membership Engagement & Training Lead with the HEAL Food Alliance

The HEAL Food Alliance  is hiring for two positions!

1) Membership Engagement & Training Lead: <>  The Membership Engagement & Training Lead works with HEAL member organizations and potential members to ensure leadership in creating, driving, and implementing HEAL campaign work, and ensuring that HEAL’s work supports the needs of member organizations and grassroots community organizations.

To apply: By May 31st, please send cover letter, resume, and up to 2 samples of relevant work to with the subject line Membership Engagement Lead. This position is based in Oakland, but other locations will be considered for exceptional candidates.

2) Operations Manager: <>  The Operations Manager oversees the completion of projects and manages the day-to-day operations of HEAL, including scheduling and organizing meetings and events, processing financial reimbursements, and providing budget tracking support. The Operations Manager also assists in communications and outreach to partners, and provides support for special projects as needed. 

To apply: By May 24th, please send cover letter, resume, and, if desired, up to 2 samples of relevant work to, with the subject line Operations Manager.
This position is based in Oakland. 

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