School-based Psychotherapist and Supervisor (part-time position, 24-32 hours per week)
Access Institute for Psychological Services is a community-based mental health care non-profit based in San Francisco that delivers comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable mental health care to those with the greatest need and the least access. For over 20 years the organization has made high-quality psychological services available to individuals and families who lack adequate insurance and the financial means to afford care. Every year over 13,000 hours of services are provided to more than 700 people of all ages. Access Institute’s clinical programs (Psychology Internship and Post-graduate Fellowship) train the next generation of mental health professionals in contemporary psychodynamic treatment approaches that integrate socio-cultural perspectives and instill ethics of community service.
Access Institute provides mental health care at its Hayes Valley clinic and at community locations, including seven public elementary schools and an adult day health center in Bayview Hunter’s Point. For more information, please visit the website www.accessinst.org
Position Overview: Access Institute seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to join its clinical team as a School-Based Therapist and Supervisor (STS). The STS splits their time between John Muir Elementary School and Access Institute outpatient clinic in Hayes Valley; The work at John Muir Elementary consists of providing individual play therapy on-site to children at the school and related mental health interventions (e.g., group therapy, crisis intervention) along with consultation to parents, teachers, and school staff. The STS also serves as an integral member of the Fellowship Training Program at Access Institute Hayes Valley clinic and provides individual supervision to post graduate fellows working in other school sites in San Francisco Unified School District. As a member of the clinical staff, the STS will also attend weekly staff and clinical staff meetings and take part in large group training sessions for clinical consultation and socio-cultural training.
The right candidate is a mental health clinician with proven experience in psychodynamic child therapy, school-based work, and passion for training and supervision. This person will be able to manage a fast-paced environment and prioritize collaboration and teamwork. We are looking for an individual with solid clinical, leadership, and communication skills who enjoys building relationships with individuals and groups. The ideal applicant has the right combination of knowledge and experience needed to work with the ethnically and socioeconomically diverse community that John Muir Elementary serves. The STS collaborates and reports to the Director of Post Graduate Training, and at times will work with members of the administrative and development staff as needed.
Essential job functions: Provide direct mental health services (individual and/or group therapy) to children on site at the school. Provide education, consultation, and support to caregivers. Provide consultation to school staff as needed. Consultation may include but is not limited to: Consulting with and maintaining productive working relationships with team of educators and service providers at the school. Participation in school-based Clinical Care Team meetings. Provide trainings to teachers and staff as needed. Collect, analyze, and report individual and school-side outcome data. Participate in supervision and collaborative meetings at Access Institute. Provide weekly supervision to 2-3 post-graduate fellows. Attend weekly staff, clinical staff, and clinic meetings.
Requirements: Commitment to Access Institute’s mission and to the cause of affordable, accessible, and equitable mental health care Licensed MFT, MSW, Ph.D. or Psy.D clinician Experience providing mental health care to children Experience with school-based mental health care Experience with community mental health systems Experience providing parents and educators with consultation and support Excellent administrative and organizational skills Strong communication, relationship-building and leadership skills Spanish Language fluency and experience serving the Latinx community strongly preferred.
Equal Opportunity Access Institute is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Access Institute are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, or disability status. We are committed to and celebrate diversity in our workplace and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply and to reference diversity in their cover letter.
Salary/Benefits: Paid health benefits. Commuter benefits, 401K matching, Development time off, Maternity leave, Paid Time off and Federal holidays. Salary will be determined based on level of experience and expertise
Application procedure: Email a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume to: Paulina Gavilanez, Operations Director, Access Institute for Psychological Services, 110 Gough Street, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94102. email@example.com No phone calls please.