Mental Health Clinician – RST

We are looking for dynamic, committed individuals to join our team. If you want to be part of the solution to solving homelessness in our community, we are looking for your talent and expertise as we transform and empower the lives of people with mental illness by supporting independence and preventing homelessness. We are a highly respected, award-winning provider of a full array of mental health and supportive housing services in Sacramento County, and we need you to bring your compassion and support to the most vulnerable in our community.

At Hope Cooperative we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position and generally works Monday – Friday regular business hours. 

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) offers a competitive benefit package consisting of, but not limited to, the following, and may be subject to change:


  • 21 PTO days (4 weeks/1 day)
  • 25 PTO days after 5th year (5 weeks / 1 day)
  • 6 days paid sick time
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Personal Days (Floating Holidays)
  • Employer paid health insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular hourly wage step scale increases
  • Flexible hours
  • iPhone with unlimited data for personal/profession use and laptop for some positions
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Annual BBQ and staff appreciation awards
  • Annual Gift Card Program
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Transfer Sick Time Hours to PTO Hours
  • PTO Cash Out
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance and more.



The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for clinical assessment, creation and or oversight of a service plan and implementation of that plan through therapeutic interventions.  This position provides the support necessary to assist the client in attaining a maximum functional level. The Mental Health Clinician may participate in the internal and county utilization review process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support individuals with active listening, demonstrate empathy and carry a message of hope and recovery.
  • Provide client assessments and formulate service plans regarding intensive long or short-term treatment.
  • Observe, assess, intervene and refer (within one’s scope of practice) in situations with clients regarding mental health symptoms, physical health symptoms and substance use issues.
  • Assists clients and family/caregivers in understanding treatment and the use of therapy and medication. Deliver therapeutic services to clients and family/caregivers, including but not limited to, individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy.
  • Works with a multi-disciplinary team to provide integrated psychosocial rehabilitative services and attend meetings to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • Reviews client assessments, client plans and progress notes to assist PSCs with training and accuracy to meet MediCal billing standards.
  • Participates in the internal and county utilization review process.
  • Accurately complete all necessary forms, reports and paperwork required by the program on a timely basis (e.g., progress notes, special incident reports, discharge summaries, Medi-Cal billing, Avatar forms, HMIS).
  • Acts as a designated Mandated Reporter for the observed or suspected abuse and/or neglect of children, disabled individuals, dependent adults and elder/senior citizens. Mandated Reporter also includes “Duty to Warn” which includes the responsibility to notify authorities and the intended victim(s) of physical harm.
  • Coordinates, or assist in, special research or projects when needed or assigned, including creating, preparing and distributing special reports.
  • Ensure the protection and confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI) by following all policies and procedures in the Agency HIPAA Manual.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in the field of psychology, counseling or social work.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in a mental health related setting providing direct services.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of family, group and individual therapy, as well as the planning, development and implementation of comprehensive service plans.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of diagnostic assessment and interviewing, and the social psychological and physical aspects of mental disorders.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal requirements is desirable.
  • Work experience with persons who have substance abuse problems, preferably individuals who are dually diagnosed (mental health & substance abuse) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of 12-Step Programs and/or personal experience with substance abuse recovery is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of group work principles and the ability to work effectively with groups.
  • Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable.


Computer Skills:

  • Must be computer literate with experience in word-processing, email and the internet. Microsoft Office experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience working with, Sacramento County’s Avatar forms and system is highly desirable.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Must meet the qualifications of a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts (LPHA) and be in the beginning process of obtaining hours for licensure  in one of the following professional categories:
    1. Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)
    2. Registered Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
    3. Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor  (APCC) OR
    4. Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    5. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    6. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),
    7. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) OR
    8. Be in the final phase of obtaining licensure for any of the above stated professions and be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences


Other Skills, Abilities, and Job Requirements: 


  • Provide own vehicle, possess a valid California Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance is desired.
  • Ability to pass clearance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) background screenings



HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer,   and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.   


To apply visit Hope Cooperative – Online Career Center


Final Filing Date:  Until Filled

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