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The Alliance Health Project is a program of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of California, San Francisco and one of the six divisions of the Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital. AHP’s principal work sites are the UCSF Mission Center Building at 1855 Folsom Street and the AHP Services Center at 1930 Market Street, both in San Francisco.

To apply for positions listed below, please visit the UCSF Careers website at http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers and search by the requisition number.

Positions in Recruitment

Job Title Mental Health Clinician
Req Number 46033BR
Job Code and Payroll Title 9383 PSYCHOLOGIST II
Location 1930 Market Street
Department Psychiatry/Alliance Health Project
Work Days Monday – Friday 8:30 am–5:00 pm—may work one night a week
Shift Length 8 Hours

Job Overview

The Alliance Health Project (AHP) provides a wide range of mental health services to persons at risk for acquiring and for persons living with HIV, and to members of the LGBTQ community living with serious mental health challenges. Working closely with the California Department of Public Health / State Office of AIDS, AHP also provides subject matter experts who work to prevent HIV transmission, and improve the health of people living with HIV in California. AHP also provides publications and trainings for health care professionals and volunteers throughout the state. Since its founding in 1984, AHP has served thousands of clients, counselors and clinicians, justifying its reputation as one of the leading HIV and LGBTQ mental health agencies in San Francisco — a reputation achieved by anticipating and addressing the challenges of the communities AHP serves.

The Mental Health Clinician position is part of the Behavioral Health Services team at 1930 Market Street Service Center and is responsible for providing neuropsychological assessment and mental health services to individuals who have persistent mental health challenges and/or are living with HIV. The purpose of this position is to provide the neuropsychological assessment to HIV-affected clients as well as provide direct service to all agency clients which includes intake assessments, mental health evaluations for gender-confirming surgery, individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, triage, and consultation services as needed.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is among the nation’s foremost resources in the field of child, adolescent and adult mental health. Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited program and one year of post-doctoral experience in clinical psychology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position
  • Current valid license as a Psychologist by the California Board of Psychology
  • Within six months of employment successful completion of an Involuntary Hold/5150 certification (This assumes the City and County of San Francisco conducts this training within this time frame. If they do not, the candidate will need to complete the training at the first opportunity the course is given)
  • One year of direct clinical experience in the treatment of multiply diagnosed clients (mental health conditions, substance abuse, medical issues, etc.)
  • One year of experience working within a multidisciplinary team
  • One year of experience coordinating care with service providers
  • Demonstrated experience providing neuropsychological assessments
  • Experience working with LGBTQ clients and/or persons with HIV/AIDS
  • A preliminary job offer and assignment may be extended pending successful background clearance

Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish with written and verbal proficiency, and past professional experience utilizing Spanish in clinical work
  • Understanding of the psychosocial issues facing the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
  • Experience with documenting according to Medi-Cal standards
  • Experience with Avatar electronic health record
  • Understanding of the psychosocial issues facing the LGBTQ and HIV-affected clients
  • Experience with relational therapy, harm reduction models, and trauma-informed treatments
    Sensitivity to working with cultural, ethnic, and racial issues
  • Understanding and experience working with persistent mental health challenges
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

License/Certification

  • Current valid license as a Psychologist by the California Board of Psychology
  • Within six months of employment successful completion of an Involuntary Hold/5150 certification (This assumes the City and County of San Francisco conducts this training within this time frame. If they do not, the candidate will need to complete the training at the first opportunity the course is given)

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.