Assessment Clinician – Mental Health Community Clinic | Sacramento, CA

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Job Overview

Our organization provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. We are seeking ASSESMENT CLINICIANS to join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.


Under the administrative supervision of the Team Leader or Program Director, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial, rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services for adults.


This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for ensuring that clients are introduced into the Program in a comfortable, thorough and timely manner.  Completes the initial assessment of clients to confirm eligibility under target population; keeps clients and families engaged in services until assignment to primary therapist is successful.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Responsible for completing the intake Core Assessment, including collateral assessments (CANS, CHQ, MSE) in the field or in the office.
  • Responsible for supporting the development of the Individual Client Plan in collaboration with the member and the treatment team through linkage and handoff at CFT.
  • Identifies strengths and challenges of child and family system.
  • Screens for barriers to treatment.
  • Identifies child and family’s natural supports.
  • Interacts productively with the treatment team in order to provide holistic assessment and engagement services that are member driven and recovery oriented.
  • Completes all required paperwork as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify, when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis situation.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the clients and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Initiate contact with previous provider, Primary Care Physician, Psychiatric Hospital and/or collateral resources, to obtain assessment information and provide case management during transition as necessary.
  • Ensure client’s discharging from psychiatric hospital are linked to agency Psychiatrist within 30 days. Ensure client’s transferring to services with medication already in place are linked to agency psychiatrist.
  • Develop initial safety plan and monitor’s safety planning in high risk cases during assessment period.
  • Completes Service Requests and links clients and families to community resources as appropriate.
  • Facilitate groups and provide individual and family therapy.
  • Supports Family Advocate with engagement of new referrals to program.


Schedule: Sunday – Thursday, 12:00 am – 8:30 am

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30pm

Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:30pm

Sunday – Thursday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Compensation: $34.00 – $36.08 per hour with additional night shift differential.


Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Social Work or related field; a minimum of 4 years’ experience as a provider of mental health services, and valid registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

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