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Website Community Research Foundation

Clinician  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program: Step Forward East (El Cajon)
Region: El Cajon
Services: CalWORKS
Career Type: Clinicians

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. and Tuesday, 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Pay Rate: $34.00 to $37.00 per hour

Education: Master’s degree in a mental health-related field, such as Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling required

Licensure:  Licensed, license-eligible, or registered in California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) required


  • 19 days of PTO and 12 paid holidays per year
  • Free clinical supervision and CEUs
  • Monthly contribution of $100 towards qualified student loan debt; access to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for eligible individuals
  • Choice of medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options; vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Free Employee Assistance Plan
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans


As a Clinician I, you will:

  • Conduct initial intake assessments for clients entering the Step Forward/CalWORKs treatment program and provide diagnosis, care coordination, and case management services
  • Conduct therapeutic interventions with clients and members of their family, through individual, group, and family modalities
  • Re-evaluate and update client’s diagnosis and treatment plan as needed
  • Coordinate services with other support systems such as schools, social service programs, Welfare-to-Work, and treatment providers
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning
  • Conduct effective screenings and timely crisis intervention services with clients and their families on-site, or off-site.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience conducting Behavioral Health Screenings/Psychosocial Assessments for adults experiencing mild-moderate mental health symptoms, including substance use disorders is preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish, Arabic, or Farsi preferred, but not required
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance 

CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

Step Forward East is one of our Step Forward Programs which provides a full range of behavioral health services for CalWORKs/Welfare-to-Work participants and their families. We work on reducing barriers toward employment, and we help parents and guardians to become self-sufficient and thrive. Services are provided for adults and their families in a caring and respectful atmosphere, encouraging independence, initiative, and recovery.

CRF staff members work together to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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