Child and Family Outpatient Therapist

Oakland, California
58,500 +, including benefits
Apr 06, 2021
May 06, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Our Outpatient Mental Health Services are uniquely suited to meet the needs of vulnerable and high-risk children, adolescents and families — particularly those involved in the Alameda County foster care system. Our mental health clinicians see clients at our Fruitvale clinic as well as in community settings, meeting families at their greatest point of need, equipping them with the tools and linkages to help overcome what often are multiple traumatic events. 

As a Child and Family Outpatient Clinician, you are often the one constant in a sea of chaos for some of the most vulnerable children in the Bay Area. You will work with a skilled team of licensed (and license-eligible) clinicians on evidence-based treatment plans, psychosocial assessments, individual and family therapy, parent training and support as well as case management. The impact of our work is evident in the lives we help to change on a daily basis. We offer extensive in-service training and support for our staff clinicians in this challenging and rewarding work.

As a Child and Family Outpatient Clinician, you will:

  • Manage a clinical caseload of clients by providing individual and family therapy in a nurturing and safe environment.
  • Collaborate with professionals at the clinic, within Alameda County and/or with other partnering agencies to ensure client is connected to critical social and support services.
  • Engage with the outpatient program leadership to foster a continuum of quality improvement and strength building strategies for enhanced client services.
  • Maintain highest standards in documentation and billing of client services.
  • Actively participate in agency wide trainings, program staff meetings, clinical supervision and case conferencing as required.
  • Contribute to conversations and actions that address and diminish dynamics of power and privilege related to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The ideal candidates have…

  • A Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work with current CA license in good standing (or be license eligible at time of hire.)
  • Current and valid registration with the CA BBS or BOP.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience (with at least 1 year being post graduate) working directly with children and/or families
  • Demonstrated clinical skill in assessment/evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention while working with complex, multiple diagnosis histories.
  • Sensitivity and awareness in dealing with issues of cultural competency; efficiency and time management – ability to be well-organized and complete timely documentation – able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Trauma-informed and relational oriented approach to working with youth
  • Motivation to work collaboratively and build community within Westcoast Children’s Clinic
  • Values humility, compassion, and ongoing personal growth
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billing.
  • Clean CA DMV record and current car insurance and car; travel is required.
  • Prior knowledge and experience with EHR, such as Welligent, preferred
  • Bilingual clinicians and clinicians of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Why work here?

-Be part of a compassionate, driven team that is social justice-focused: We have Staff Affinity Groups such as Staff of Color, LGBTQ+, Equity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, and more!

-Make a difference for the Bay Area’s most vulnerable populations: We serve hundreds of vulnerable kids and their families each year to create positive changes in their lives!

-Access a growth-oriented learning community: As a Joint Commission Accredited agency, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, and offer extensive clinical trainings and seminars led by field experts. Some of our trainings include:

  • CSEC and CSE-IT
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Complex Trauma/Trauma-Informed Care
  • Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
  • Supervisor in Training program, and much, much more!

-Receive clinical supervision (individual and group) by a dedicated supervisor to assist toward licensure

Position details and compensation:

Salary range for all clinician positions is $58,500-$64k+ annually depending on experience and current licensure status, plus a 5% language differential, if applicable.


  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience (base salary starting at $58,500 post-masters)
  • Bilingual pay differential for qualified candidates (5% of yearly salary)
  • Quarterly and yearly incentive compensation and retirement plan contribution
  • 100% Employer paid medical (base plan, Kaiser HMO), dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability coverage for full-time employees
  • Variety of medical plan options including a variety of carriers and types of plans
  • 403b retirement plan with ROTH and 403b contribution options
  • Flex-spending options - Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Plans
  • 20 days paid time off per year (equivalent to 4 weeks), 11 Paid Holidays, plus Self-Care Leave (additional PTO accrual with increased years of service)

WCC is passionate about leading and encouraging open conversations around race, gender, power, and privilege, and how these impact community mental health. Our staff affinity groups include Staff of Color Council, LGBTQ Staff Group, White Accountability Group, and Equity and Inclusion Council.

We are  an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.


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