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School Based Clinician

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Salary range: 
$30.00 to $39.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Urban Services YMCA is the social services branch of the YMCA of San Francisco. Our mission is to provide holistic and comprehensive programs that support health, wellness and self-efficacy in youth, families, and communities by providing an anti-poverty approach. Urban Services YMCA's programs recognize and re-affirm individual’s strengths and encourage meaningful and collaborative participation in program creation and delivery.

The Youth Service Bureaus (YSB) are the community mental health arm of Urban Services YMCA, specializing in counseling for youth and families, crisis intervention, prevention programs for at-risk youth, parent education and support, truancy prevention, and community resources linkage services. Under the supervision of the YSB Clinical Director, this position is responsible for providing counseling services, including providing assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and case management with youth and their families throughout the San Francisco Unified School District and other San Francisco locations. The School Based Clinician will travel between school sites and community base settings to provide therapy services. This position is responsible for performing therapy in a manner that is consistent with the legal and ethical standards set by the professional field and the YMCA of San Francisco’s mission. 

Clinicians work side-by-side with school staff to provide mental health support to the students. Clinicians conduct mental health and safety assessments, provide referrals for services and intervention, and facilitate life skills groups. 

Salary range: $30.00 to $39.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate in Psychology, Social Work or related field
  • Willingness to travel throughout San Francisco County; in person 
  • 1+ years of experience providing counseling to ethnically/racially and socioeconomically diverse youth and families
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Valid CA Driver’s license, working car, and ability to pass Livescan and TB clearance is required. 
  • Registered MFT Associate or ASW / License as a MFT, LCSW or Psychologist required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in utilizing crisis intervention techniques; Familiarity with San Francisco County community resources. 
  • Fluency in Spanish







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees