Licensed or
Unlicensed Therapist

Position:  Licensed or Unlicensed Therapist
Supervisor:  Division Director
Hours/Week:  40 hours per week
Starting Rate:  $30-35/ hour
Classification:  Non-Exempt
Alameda Family Services 
Alameda Family Services (AFS) is a progressive, non-profit agency that provides clinically sophisticated, comprehensive mental health and early childhood educational services to individuals and families in the City and County of Alameda. Divisions include: Early Childhood & Family Support, School Based Services, Crisis Services and Clinic and Community Based Behavioral Health Care (Counseling and a Clinical Training Program). One of Alameda Family Services’ core values is fostering wellbeing. This focus on wellbeing provides a philosophical orientation for our work and guides our daily practice. As an agency that is deeply rooted in Alameda, we are constantly striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients, families, and community. We cultivate self-care, professional growth, and a family-like work environment.  
Crisis Services Division 
This division encompasses clinical consultation and follow up clinical case management services for the Alameda CARE Team mobile crisis response, Enhanced Care Managers for youth and families, and therapists placed in transitional housing programs supporting the mental health and well being of residents.
Dignity Village
Dignity Village is a 47-unit interim supportive housing community in Alameda, CA that can serve up to 61 unhoused individuals, including five units for transitional-age youth. Five Keys handles the onsite operation of Dignity Village as well as case management and resident services. Those in need of housing will be referred through the Homeless Management Information System, which is managed by the Coordinated Entry Program of Alameda County’s Office of Homeless Care and Coordination (OHCC). This AFS Therapist will be co-located on the Dignity Village campus and serve the residents housed there.
Overall Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Alameda Family Services Division Director, this position is responsible for providing on-site, strength-based, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive individual and group therapy, as well as crisis de-escalation and milieu support to Dignity Village residents.
Job Duties
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide Intake assessments and develop treatment goals
  • Provide individual and group therapy, utilizing best practices including motivational interviewing, harm reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based interventions
  • Provide crisis de-escalation support as needed
  • Provide workshops and trainings to Dignity Village staff and/or residents on a variety of topics
  • Maintain client records and data as required by Alameda Family Services and funding sources by deadlines
  • Collaborate with Dignity Village case managers to support client’s housing goals
  • Navigate and develop strong working relationships with Dignity Village staff
  • Provide consultation on site to Dignity Village staff regarding clinical needs of residents
  • Provide meditation between residents and between residents and staff as needed
  • Attend and participate in Alameda Family Service’s individual and group supervision with clinical supervisor, Division Director, case conference and other AFS meetings/events as designated by Division Director
  • Attend outside (non-AFS facilitated) meetings and trainings as assigned and scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned by the Division Director


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling or Social Work
  • At least one year prior experience/training in providing therapy to high acuity clients
  • One year prior experience/training with previously homeless populations preferred
  • Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders preferred
  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations
  • Embraces a strength-based approach to clients
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Multi-lingual capacity a plus
Physical Job Description
  1. Ability to sit for at least 75% of the time and stand for 25%.
  2. Ability to travel between multiple locations to provide services as needed.
  3. Ability to use a desktop computer is required.
  4. Lifting of books, manuals, and other documents weighing up to 30 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  5. Ability to transport self between site and agency locations
Condition of Employment 
  1. A background check and clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) background prior to employment is required.
  2. A Health Screening Report completed by a physician and current TB Test Results are required prior to employment.
Compensation and Benefits
Alameda Family Services offers a very generous benefits program.
  • 5 weeks (24 days) of vacation based on a 40 hour work week
  • 100% of Kaiser Medical paid for employee
  • Employer contribution to dependent medical coverage for dependents enrolled in agency plan
  • Generous Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Group Term Life coverage
  • 401k match of up to 1%
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Extensive training and support
  • Multiple staff appreciation events throughout the year
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday-Friday
Work Setting
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday-Friday
  • Clinic
  • In-Person
  • Master's (Required)
Ability to Relocate
  • Alameda, CA 94501: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Equal Opportunity Employment Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to: