Child and Adolescent Therapist – Center for Children and Youth Dept.


From fires to the pandemic, adoption to end-of-life care, and everything in between, Jewish Family and Children’s Services is a community resource to meet the many challenges individuals and families face. With over 40 programs and services supporting home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.


JOB TITLE: Child and Adolescent Therapist – Center for Children and Youth Dept.
REPORTS TO:  Program Director
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-time or Full-time with benefits

The Child and Adolescent Therapist plays a vital role as a member of the clinical interdisciplinary team at JFCS. Within the scope of children’s clinical services, the therapist will provide therapeutic interventions working with children ages 4-18 and their families.


  • Opportunity to get hours toward licensure
  • Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
  • 16 holidays total (Includes 10 federal holidays & up to 6 Jewish holidays each year)
  • Employer 403(b) retirement Match and Additional Employer Contribution (Subject to eligibility requirements)
  • 3 weeks’ vacation & 2 weeks’ sick time per year
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Flexible hybrid position (Opportunities for both in-person and teletherapy work)
  • Monthly Continuing Education hours are provided complimentary with access to world-class expert trainers via the Child Training Institute
  • Salary Range $75,000 – $85,000


  • Conduct child/family intake assessments and formulate goals and treatment plans in keeping with JFCS standards.
  • Provide therapy and clinical consultation services to children, adolescents, and their families
  • Provide parent guidance and consultation to schools consistent with the treatment plan
  • Opportunities to devise, lead, and facilitate social skills and/or support groups for parents and children
  • Provide time-limited treatment to assigned children and families, in accordance with Agency standards for problem-focused therapy
  • Complete administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities
  • Participate in scheduled clinical supervision and staff meetings


  • License-eligible applicants &/or Licensed (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Psy.D or Ph.D.) as a mental health professional
  •  3+ years of direct clinical experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in child and adolescent mental health and experience working with children and adolescents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in working within an interdisciplinary team setting and commitment to working as a team player
  • Desire to work in a social service setting
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission, goals, and objectives of the Agency
  • Superior organizational/project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete projects with a minimum amount of direct supervision
  • Can work onsite at JFCS’s Palo Alto office
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire to be considered


To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.