Children's Mental Health Clinician
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 Mental Health Clinician will provide direct service, paraprofessional staff consultation, training and support for the afterschool youth development program. We seek a licensed or license-eligible clinician to serve as our Behavioral Health Specialist in a non-traditional, mental health setting, using an anti-racist, trauma-informed, 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 either our Columbia Park, Tenderloin, or Mission Clubhouse. 

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Care (40%) 

  • 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 independently by demonstrating effective critical thinking, decision-making, and risk reduction. 
  • 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 Support (40%) 

  • Facilitate living skills or social emotional programming for youth and families.
  • Integrate supports into traditional youth development programming. 
  • Develop and increase accessibility to socioemotional resources available to youth and families. 
  • Comfortable facilitating restorative practices. 

Staff Capacity Building (20%) 

  • Lead case conferencing for paraprofessional staff team to coordinate services for youth members. 
  • Provide consultation to afterschool staff about mental health challenges impacting youth. 
  • Support all our locations by educating staff about program structure, mental health challenges impacting members, facilitating youth consultation, plan development for individual participants, and provide referrals for youth.
  • Provide mentorship/supervision to MSW students in compliance with graduate school and/or BBS requirements.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of agency-wide mental health policies and procedures.

Required Skills

  • Masters (MSW/MA) from accredited school of Social Work, MFT or Psychology.
  • Must be licensed or registered with BOP or BBS. 
  • Minimum 1 year post-graduate experience providing individual & family therapy and case management with emphasis in youth services.  
  • Basic understanding of youth development settings in an after school program.
  • Experience working with high-risk adolescents and diverse communities.  
  • Genuine intrinsic motivation to consistently visit and collaborate with all BFCSF locations.  
  • Experience proactively collaborating with community resources and systems. 
  • 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

Physical Requirements

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon employment. 
  • 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 of time.


  • 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


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 dependant on circumstances for each position.  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 $70,000.00-$75,000.00 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-$75,000.00 annually.