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Mental Health Clinician (6087)  (Temporary, Full-Time, Hourly)
Program: Maria Sardinas (South San Diego)

Mental Health Clinician - Adult Outpatient Program

Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday - Friday); 9:00 am - 5:00 pm every day, except Wednesday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Pay Rate: $30.00 per hour

Duration: 3-4 months with benefits, depending on program needs



  • Clinical supervision for licensure—collect hours quickly!
  • Advanced clinical training at no cost
  • Student loan repayment assistance--$100 monthly
  • 19 paid vacation days and 12 paid holidays per year 
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses 
  • Employee Assistance Plan


Maria Sardiñas Wellness and Recovery Center is an adult outpatient program which serves individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. It is located in the south region of San Diego County and helps people change their lives for the better!

Job Duties:

  • Outpatient treatment including
    • Assessment, individual and group therapy, treatment planning, and coordination of other support services

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Master’s degree in a mental health-related field (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc.)
  • Licensed, licensed eligible, or registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster unless legally exempt
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with a mental health population, especially with individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred


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.