Child/Adolescent Therapist


For nearly 175 years, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties has served the Bay Area’s children, families, and older adults. As the problem-solving center for our community, JFCS is the oldest and largest family services institution in the United States, serving more than 120,000 people annually who are facing life transitions and personal crises. JFCS has earned a national reputation as a leader in developing research-based social services and educational programs that strengthen individuals, families, and communities.


Under the supervision of the CCY Associate Clinical Director, the Child/Adolescent Therapist is responsible for providing assessment, therapeutic intervention, psychoeducation, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and their families. The Child/Adolescent Therapist works as part of an interdisciplinary team to support children, adolescents, and their families. Our team includes other therapists, psychologists, a pediatric psychiatrist, occupational therapists, and parenting coaches.

The Child/Adolescent Therapist understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.


  • Salary Range:  $75,000 – $95,000 DOE
  • Employment Type: full-time, exempt position with benefits
  • Employer 403(b) retirement match plus additional employer contribution (subject to eligibility)
  • Cafeteria plan with medical, dental, vision, FSA, Employer-paid life, and disability insurance
  • 16 holidays (10 federal and up to 6 Jewish holidays), annually
  • 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick leave, annually
  • Staff receives on-going training with experts in the field through CCY’s Child Training Institute and expert panel
  • Opportunity to work some hours from home


  • Provides clinical therapeutic intervention for low to moderate mental health issues for children, adolescents and their families utilizing required screening, assessment, and treatment planning
  • Attends weekly case consultation for CCY clinical staff and participates in agency wide quarterly Quality Assurance peer case review process
  • Psychologists may provide psychological testing for children and adolescents
  • Completes administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities in a timely fashion. Maintains timely and accurate assessment, treatment, and consultation records
  • Participates in JFCS and departmental meetings and staff trainings as appropriate and represents the department in a professional demeanor
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the CCY Associate Clinical Director


  • Requires a master’s degree or a Doctoral Degree (PsyD/PhD)
  • Must be licensed in California or a license-eligible associate actively working toward licensure in California (e.g. Licensed Psychologist, LMFT, MFT, LCSW, ASW, LPCC)
  • Demonstrated skills in providing assessment and problem-focused psychotherapy working with children and adolescents and their families
  • Expertise in diagnosis and treatment of symptoms and behaviors associated with ADHD, anxiety, disordered attachment, mood disorders, autism spectrum, and other conditions impacting childhood development
  • Expertise in working with families as a component of treating children and youth
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work later afternoons and some evenings
  • Excellent oral and  written communication skills
  • This position requires the employee to work and travel within JFCS regions, thus position requires the employee to posses a valid CA driver’s license and automobile liability insurance. Position requires daily access to a reliable car in order to perform their duties


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. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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.