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Clinician - San Diego Programs (JR 2123)

San Diego, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR# 2123
Clinician – Interim
San Diego, CA 92108
Salary: $24.04/hr. - $28.85/hr. DOE
Full Time
PATH is a non-profit organization that provides services to people experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities. We believe our mission can be achieved by providing permanent housing and highly individualized supportive services. We are committed to improving the quality of services by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for the community at large. We seek the input from clients, employees, and stakeholders to ensure service delivery and accessibility is equitable to all persons served.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

The Clinician will work in an interim housing setting to provide behavioral health support for high barrier clients with a variety of complex health, functional, and social needs who are entering our shelter system from homelessness. The interim housing experience for clients will focus on building skills, reducing mental health and functional barriers, and strengthening community social service linkages necessary for the client to fully integrate into the community once they leave interim housing. Interim housing clients are referred to as “clients” and provided with a comfortable temporary living environment coupled with support and case management services to develop a plan to transition back into the community.

The Clinician works as part of the Interim program’s multidisciplinary team to provide clinical support to individuals in the program. The Clinician will be responsible for completing intakes for clients entering the program, completing biopsychosocial assessments, solution focused treatment including individual therapy directly and de-escalation or crisis intervention when needed. The Clinician will collaborate with staff in Interim and other PATH programs and community mental health providers. As part of the team the Clinician may be required to meet with clients in the field for crisis intervention, and/or assist clients in attending appointments for medical or behavioral health care or to complete case management tasks.

The Clinician will also assist in developing weekly case conferencing to go over the clinical needs of the program participants and will work directly with the program staff to develop triage and acuity tools to ensure the appropriate level of care for each individual. Responsibilities of the Clinician include:
  • Conducting comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments and coordinating with the SIT to develop a plan of intervention that addresses housing stability including necessary case management support, substance use treatment, mental health services and coordination of needed community services
  • Collaborating with clients to develop individualized care plans that address short- and long-term goals
  • Providing on-going, intentional case management supports and individual therapy to assess progress and ensure treatment plan outcomes are met or adjusted as necessary
  • Conducting crisis and suicide risk assessments followed by the provision of appropriate intervention services that work to enhance residents’ ability to independently problem solve, utilize effective coping skills and manage and self-coordinate own care
  • Maintaining documentation, reporting, and program data in accordance with PATH policies and program contract
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
  • Have experience in homeless services or related social services field, demonstrating strong skills in case conferencing and housing retention services with a holistic approach
  • Are familiar and comfortable working with issues related to homelessness, substance use, mental health diagnosis and history of trauma
  • Have experience with psychosocial assessment, working with clients with co-occurring or tri-morbid conditions, field-based case management interventions, Housing First and Critical Time intervention practices, Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing strategies and Crisis Intervention
  • Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Clinician must:
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) OR equivalent degree approved by the California BBS
  • Be registered or licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Science (ASW/LCSW/AMFT/LMFT or equivalent)
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in homeless services, veteran services, mental health, substance use, co-occurring disorders or with vulnerable populations
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Auto Insurance
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process. 

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2123 to submit your application. A resume is required.
 PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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