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Mental Health Specialist Bilingual/Monolingual (School-Based Services)

San Leandro, CA, USA Req #675
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

(Bilingual in Spanish Required. Bilingual pay differential and Bilingual Bonus available -$500 referral bonus, and $250 signing bonus and $250 after staying on a year and in good standing.)  


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We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,500 people at 37 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 25,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.


Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.  Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.


(Bilingual Required. Bilingual pay differential and Bilingual Bonus available)

This position has primary responsibility for mental health services and case management services to School Success clients and their families. The Mental Health Specialist provides mental health services including engagement, assessment and evaluation, and other services to clients referred to the School Success Services Program. Acts as liaison with external agencies and functions on teams with other clinical and support staff, documents and bills for mental health and case management services and completes outcomes information. 


Master's degree in a Mental Health Field (psychology, social work, child care counseling or development preferred) from an accredited college or university is required.

BBS registration as an AMFT, ASW, LMFT, or LCSW 
Passion for using Evidence-Based practices to provide services 
Bilingual Spanish, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and/ or Korean



One (1) year direct service experience with emotionally disturbed youth in an inpatient or outpatient health care setting required (student internship and/or practicum time may be substituted).

License or Certification 

1. Registered AMFT, ASW or LMFT, LCSW in California 
2. Valid California Driver's License and automobile insurance


1. Interviews referred youngsters and significant others to assesses and evaluate their appropriateness and need for services. 

2. Works with referred clients and their families, school personnel, representatives of community agencies, and other relevant parties (in-house and external) to promote rehabilitation and amelioration of problems which interfere with productive social and emotional daily living. Acts as liaison with various external agencies (such as Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Behavioral Health Care Services, Probation Department, Dependency Court, and police) to facilitate youngsters’ adjustment in daily living routines. 

3. Assists in preparing youngsters for lasting and successful academic and personal functioning. Services include a “whatever it takes” approach and include counseling, shadowing, training, modeling and other interventions deemed necessary to offer appropriate housing, vocational, educational, and treatment experiences. 

4. Availability by phone to assist in crisis intervention and provide support and assistance in problem resolution. 

5. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Community Services Supervisor or his/her designee as needed.


About our program: 


Stars’ School Success Program partners with local schools to provide therapeutic services in the school setting.  We partner with schools in Hayward, San Lorenzo and Oakland Unified School Districts with the express purpose of helping struggling students succeed in their school, home and personal lives.  To achieve this goal, we offer a variety of services to children and families including individual, family and group interventions.   The position will require the therapist to work both in a school setting as well in the community to provide needed support in order to foster long-term self-sufficiency. Stars is committed to the ongoing training needs of our clinicians; thus, we provide both individual and group supervision as well as ongoing trainings to support the use of best practices for our clients and families.


We offer: 

  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • San Leandro, CA, USA