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Intake / Assessment Specialist (5263)  (Regular Part-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: IMPACT (Linda Vista)


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


Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program

Our Intensive Mobile Psychosocial Assertive Community Treatment programs (IMPACT, Downtown IMPACT and Senior IMPACT) provide intensive, community-based case management services for homeless adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver fully integrated services to clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness, as well as individuals with co-occurring, mental health, and substance disorders.

Our programs utilizes the evidence-based practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to support our clients in the higher level of community care and to assist them in reaching their goals and living a life not dominated by mental illness. Our team is a model of care, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and case management supports.

Job Title:  Intake / Assessment Specialist

Program/LocationIMPACT (Linda Vista/Mission Bay area)

Hours: 20 hours per week between Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (specific days can be flexible)


Position Overview:

As an Assessment Specialist, you will conduct initial intake assessments and screenings for new referrals, utilizing a psychosocial rehabilitation focus and dynamic team-based approached.

  • Assist with crisis intervention and performs triage duties
  • Develop individual treatment service plans for clients and assist with case management of shared caseload
  • Manage database records to track referrals
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning
  • Network with community providers to develop resources for our clients
  • Provide presentations about IMPACT to community providers to further knowledge of services provided by the program and qualifying referrals.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a mental health-related field such as Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling is required
  • Registration with the BBS strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with a mental health population, especially with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders is strongly preferred
  • A valid California driver's license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

Essential Skills

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed and highly organized


Your well-being matters at CRF! Regular full-time eligible employees have access to great benefits:

  • Up to 3 ½ weeks of paid time off per year
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, and other health and wellness benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Graduates: You may qualify for our student loan/repayment/forgiveness programs!




All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination before their first date of work, unless legally exempted


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer







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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.