WHO WE ARE:  Center for Human Service is one of the largest, local non-profits serving Stanislaus County youth and families.  Our mission is simple…to change lives and build futures through programs that strengthen and support youth and families.  CHS is a place that brings together smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds.  We’ve cultivated a truly unique workplace environment that is anchored by our values…integrity, responsiveness, respect, partnerships, innovation and results.

We are looking for an independent, self motivated and passionate Behavioral Health Clinician who wants to make a difference.

Position Summary:

Life Path Behavioral Health Clinician will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and are members of an integrated, multi-disciplinary service team.  Clinician will provide individual and family therapy, psycho-education and support.  Life Path is an evidence-based program whose mission is to reduce long term disability of people experiencing psychosis through prevention and early intervention. Evenings and Saturdays may be required.

Position: Behavioral Health Clinician
Hours: Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Department/ Program: Behavioral Health Department
Reports to: Clinical Coordinator
Salary/ Hourly Wage: We offer competitive benefits, wages and bilingual differential
Final filing date: Friday – October 18, 2019

To apply please click on the link below


  1. Completed Master’s degree in Counseling/ Psychology or Social Work or degree in progress and 2 years experience in crisis intervention, group, family and individual counseling or working in a psychiatric inpatient setting.
  2. Has Associate status with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or in progress.
  3. Bilingual English/Spanish required.  Ability to fluently speak, read and write in Spanish.
  4. Ability to:
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, client families and the professional community.
    • Organize and prioritize work to meet critical deadlines.
    • Balance meeting contract hours with paperwork requirements.
    • Assess and prioritize client issues and determine needs.
    • Establish clear boundaries in a diplomatic manner with clients and school personnel.
    • Be open to feedback from clinical and administrative supervisors.
  5. Knowledge of:
    • Theory, principles, techniques and trends in counseling and therapy.
    • Community resources.
    • DSM V Diagnostic Criteria.
    • Electronic Health Record Systems Software; including Microsoft Office Suite.
  6. Pass agency paid criminal justice screening including fingerprints.
  7. Pass agency paid health screening and/or drug testing, if required.
  8. Valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance coverage.
  9. Pass agency paid MVR clearance with no more than 2 points – if you are under the age of 25 our insurance company will not allow any points.


    1. Provide assessments/screenings and aftercare follow-up in a timely manner to clients referred to the program
    2. Consult with treatment team regarding client’s treatment issues and develop individual service plans for each client.
    3. Provide individual, group, and family therapy to program participants.
    4. Development and facilitation of psycho-education groups and classes as needed or required.
    5. Make appropriate referrals to community agencies/events.
    6. Attendance at individual and group supervision as assigned.
    7. Complete all necessary charting, program forms, reports and statistical information necessary for assigned client population, in a timely manner.
    8. Advocate for and assist clients and their families in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, etc. as indicated.
    9. Provide guidance to clients in reaching their goals and monitor progress toward goals.
    10. Meet regularly with clients in the field, at homes, schools, established Mental Health Department sites, established CHS/SV sites, in Juvenile Hall and other appropriate sites.
    11. Consult with or meet regularly with the client’s family, care provider or others with the client’s or family’s consent.
    12. Transports clients in Agency owned vehicles as needed and approved.
    13. Interact productively within a multi-disciplinary team.
    14. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Represent the agency in a professional and competent manner.
  2. Advocate for the best interests of the agency and clients we serve.
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, clients, supervisors and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ancestry, political affiliation, citizenship, disability, medical conditions, marital status, amnesty and military or veteran status.
  4. Will promote and support a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce and be responsive to the population within our service area.
  5. Maintain confidentiality and confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or agency regulations.
  6. Participate in assigned scheduled agency meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and other trainings as determined by the supervisor. This includes serving as an agency representative at assigned community meetings.
  7. Observance of assigned working hours and program appointments by demonstrating promptness and thorough preparation.
  8. Performance of assigned duties with a positive attitude and in the spirit of teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
  9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  10. Perform job duties in a safe manner to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and others.
  11. Participates in and/or supports agency fund development activities and events.
  12. Preparation of assigned reports, work records, statistical data, job performance evaluations, work plans, etc. in a timely manner.

Selection process:

  1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications.
  2. Ranking of qualified applicants.
  3. Top 3-5 candidates scheduled for oral interview.

Medical/ Fingerprint Requirements:

This position may require a medical screening and fingerprinting.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Center for Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and compensation are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Immigration Reform and Control Act:

Center for Human Services complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 by employing only United States citizens and non-citizens who are authorized to work in the United States. All employees are asked on their first day of employment to provide original documents verifying their right to work in the United States. In addition, this agency participates in E-Verify to electronically verify employment eligibility after an offer of employment has been accepted.


Center for Human Services reserves the right to revise this job announcement to better meet agency service needs. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in this flyer is information which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this position. Additional information can be found in the CHS Personnel Policies. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the CHS Administrative Office.