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Clinician - Child, Youth, and Family (5073)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Crossroads (El Cajon)

 We are excited to announce our CYF programs have expanded to meet the mental health needs of the children and families in San Diego! 


Offering new pay rates and bilingual differentials for many positions!


Hours: 40 hours per week.  Clinic hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; and Wednesday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

Pay Rate:  $27.25 - $31.25/hour plus FULL BENEFITS (see below)

In order to create a workplace that meets maximum health and safety standards, CRF follows all mandated COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by the State of California, San Diego County, and the CDC.  All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination before their first date of work, unless legally exempted.

Need clinical supervision?  We can help you get your hours.  Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better! We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.


Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

At CRF, our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services. We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  You will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients.  You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training.

Program Overview:

Located in El Cajon, CA, Crossroads Family Center is a children/youth outpatient program which provides services to the East Region of San Diego County. We provide a range of services including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, medication support, rehabilitation, case management and drug and alcohol services while incorporating the family systems and wrap-around approach. We provide mental health services to children and youth with Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Funding as well as those who are uninsured and underinsured.

Typical Duties for a Clinician - Child, Youth and Family

  • Provides therapeutic interventions to clients and/or members of clients’ families in a collaborative and professional manner in individual, group and family modalities
  • Conducts collateral interviews as indicated with all identified partners, i.e., school, social services, probation and other treatment providers to support service plan objectives
  • Provides crisis intervention for clients and their families, and maintains all required documentation
  • Provides community-based services as needed by the families (schools, homes, community centers, churches, or where the family/clients feel most comfortable)
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and develops and updates client service plans

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Master’s degree in a mental health related field required
  • Registered or licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) required
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance in a public mental setting
  • Understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and recovery principles, wrap-around models, and evidence-based practices
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple concurrent assignments and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word and Excel; knowledge and experience in County Health and Human Services documentation requirements strongly preferred
  • Experience with the County Electronic Health Record (EHR) system writing assessments preferred
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing, proof of insurance, and personal vehicle are required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. (updated 11/5/21)
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance

Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life.  These benefits include:

  • Generous paid time off
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision and other health and wellness benefits
  • Free training and education
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Graduates: You may qualify for student loan repayment/forgiveness programs!


Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!


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CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.