Children's Mental Health Clinician I
Job Type

Since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) has provided high-quality, community-based youth development services to youth in San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We impact the lives of Club members, primarily ages 6 to 18, by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character, community engagement, and job readiness with earning potential. We are nationally recognized for the high quality of our programs and comprehensive approach to serving youth. Whether you’re joining our administrative team, a Clubhouse team, a school-based team, or our Camp Mendocino team, you’ll be surrounded by enthusiastic, talented, and passionate colleagues who wake up every day ready to inspire young people to reach their full potential.

Position Purpose

The Children’s Community Mental Health Clinician I will provide direct service, paraprofessional staff consultation, training, and support for the afterschool youth development program. We seek a license-eligible clinician to serve as our Community Mental Health Clinician in a non-traditional, mental health setting, using an anti-racist, trauma-informed, child-centered, community social work model. Our setting requires formal mental health skills (case management, assessment, individual & family therapy, referrals, etc.) and informal behavioral coaching, social-emotional support, youth development, and skill development. We are designed to bring mental health services to communities that wouldn't normally access support and are seeking a professional who will commit to the community.

This is a full-time exempt position located at our Clubhouse either in the Mission District or Tenderloin.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Care (25%) 

  • Provide individual, family and/or group therapy. 
  • Provide clinical case management for youth. 
  • Develop, monitor, and implement treatment goals and interventions for all modalities of direct service.
  • Perform accurate and timely record-keeping and documentation of all client related activities (e.g., assessments, progress notes and treatment plans). 
  • Collaborate with mental health providers to identify treatment options for members. 
  • Work in consultation with your team mentor to develop effective critical thinking, decision-making, and risk reduction skills. 
  • Consult with clinical team (off-site) proactively and preventatively.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled client review meetings, clinical meetings, and staff meetings. 
  •  Orient afterschool staff regularly on referral process. 

Socioemotional Cultural Support (60%) 

  • Facilitate living skills and social-emotional programming for youth and families.
  • Facilitate milieu-based interventions.
  • Develop systems that integrate supports into traditional youth development programming. 
  • Develop and increase accessibility to socioemotional resources available to youth and families. 
  • Facilitate restorative practices.

Staff Capacity Building (15%) 

  • Lead case conferencing for the paraprofessional staff team to coordinate services for youth members. 
  • Provide consultation to afterschool staff about mental health challenges impacting youth. 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of agency-wide mental health policies and procedures.

Required Skills

  • Masters (MSW/MA) from an accredited school of Social Work, MFT or Psychology.
  • Registered with BOP or BBS within 90 days of employment. 
  • Genuine intrinsic motivation to consistently visit and collaborate with all BGCSF locations.  
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification (or within 90 days of employment). 
  • Able to work afternoon and evening hours.
  • Pass a criminal background clearance. 
  • Proficiency with Google Workplace and Zoom.  

Preferred Skills

  • Language Skills: Spanish, Arabic, or Cantonese
  • Experience proactively collaborating with community resources and systems.
  • Experience working with youth, adolescents, and diverse communities.  
  • Licensed with BOP or BBS.
  • Basic understanding of youth development in an after-school program.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. 
  • Must be able to stand for at least 2 hours consecutively. 
  • Must be able to sit at a computer workstation for long periods.


  • Comprehensive Health Benefits + Employer Contributions
  • 401K + 7% Employer Contribution After One Year of Service
  • Employee Assistance Program: In-Person Counseling + 24/7 Confidential Mental Health Support
  • Education Assistance
  • Pre-tax Transportation Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off + Paid Holidays
  • Life + Disability Insurance
  • Mandatory summer + winter Weeklong Organization-wide Closures
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Clinical supervision


The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and BGCSF needs. At BGCSF, our decisions are based on other factors and depend on each position's circumstances.  Depending on the need and requirement of the position,  an individual could be hired at or near the entry-level, mid-level or top of the range for their role and compensation.  As such, a reasonable estimate of the current range is $70,000 - $80,000 annually. 


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. The organization has the discretion to relocate/reassign a person, as needed.

Salary Description
$70,000.00-$80,000.00 annually.