Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker-Project Ready

Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker-Project Ready

TITLE:   Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker-Project Ready

DIVISION:   Counseling

SALARY:  $45,856 – $50,223 DOE

STATUS/SCHEDULE:   40 Hrs/week (occasional evenings & weekends required)

SUPERVISOR:  Clinical Director (LCSW), Project READY Coordinator


The Psychotherapist will provide mental health consultation to Project READY staff, receive warm hand-off referrals, be assigned outpatient clients, as well as serve as a member of the counseling team for participation in supervision, team meetings, training and collaborative support.

Project READY (Reconnecting, Educating, Achieving Dreams for Youth) provides a series of support services designed to ensure that 8th grade students with significant behavior problems are able to succeed throughout their 8th grade year and develop a positive transition into high school. Services provided include case management, parent engagement and education, academic guidance, a social-emotional group and mental health support.


  1. Supervision and Support Provided:
    1. Weekly individual clinical supervision
    2. Bi-monthly group supervision
    3. BBS hours if needed
    4. Ongoing training and support in genuine learning environment
    5. Agency commitment to addressing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
    6. The opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical issues within a diverse client population
  2. Psychotherapist responsibilities:
    1. Provide family and individual therapy for Project READY participants and students at Martin Luther King Jr. and Willie Brown middle schools. Outpatient referrals may be assigned in order to meet client services goals.
    2. Act as part of the Project READY team, offering support to staff and clients in the form of consultation, crisis intervention, client screening or other tasks as needed.
    3. Develop rapport with youth and families in a manner that demonstrates awareness of the impact of sociocultural factors on experiences, values, learning and counseling needs.
    4. Demonstrate ability to engage and retain youth and families in services.
    5. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues and apply this vigilantly to clinical practice. Consistently maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff.
    6. Perform accurate, thorough and timely record-keeping and documentation.
    7. Consistently work to advance clinical skills and knowledge of self and the clinical team by actively engaging in group and individual supervision, pursuing training opportunities and sharing knowledge.
    8. Participate in Project READY team meetings.
    9. Facilitate parent workshops and family meetings.
    10. Participate in recruitment efforts when possible and needed to support family/student engagement in the therapeutic process.
    11. Attend relevant school meetings and events when possible and needed to support and coordinate the therapy component of Project READY.
    12. Coordinate and/or participate in parent nights, field trips and summer program when possible and clinically appropriate.


  1. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times.
  2. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency
    policy and standards, and conform to scheduling requirements of this job description and
  3. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a
    constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  4. Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and
    social change goals it embodies.
  5. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility
    carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families.
  6. Actively strive to upgrade personal skills through engaging in appropriate professional training


This position operates out of the Huckleberry CARC offices and travels to local middle schools. This role routinely includes driving and the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Huckleberry CARC is located in San Francisco.


The employee must be able to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds unassisted on an occasional basis. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands to find, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to drive a vehicle.


  1. A master’s degree in social work or counseling
  2. A clinical license or registered with BBS in pursuit of license
  3. Ability to provide services in Spanish


  1. Experience with high risk adolescents
  2. Experience with family therapy
  3. Experience with Medi-Cal documentation, especially use of AVATAR
  4. Experience, awareness and knowledge of cultures of San Francisco youth and families
  5. Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team


  1. TB clearance
  2. Valid CA driver’s license, clear DMV record, and reliable transportation.


  1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



If interested, please email resume and cover letter to or fax to 415-751-6480.


Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV- related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Huckleberry Youth Programs | 3310 Geary Blvd. | San Francisco, CA 94118 | (415) 668-2622