Christie’s Place is hiring a FT Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

Christie's Place
January 4, 2022
2440 Third Ave, San Diego, United States of America
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Betty Uribe
Contact Email




Position:                                Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Filing Deadline:                 Until the position is filled. Please submit a résumé and cover letter to


Christie’s Place was founded in 1996 with a mission to empower women, children, families, and individuals whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and wellness.



The Mental Health Therapist will perform a full range of mental health counseling services for women, children and families living with HIV. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting biopsychosocial assessments, formulating care plans, and mental health counseling for community members living with HIV.
  • Providing individual, couples, and family therapy sessions and therapeutic group sessions with community members both in-person and via tele-therapy.
  • Engaging in client care conferences with team members and clinical consultation, and coordinating implementation of interdisciplinary plans.
  • Implementing administrative and clinical processes such as managing caseload, generating monthly program reports, and ensuring compliance of clinical documentation with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participating in other professional activities, to include community planning, developing or coordinating special projects, and assisting with CP events.

The above declarations and below requirements are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described.   Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.



Required: Current clinical license granted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an MFT, CSW, or PC in the State of California. Minimum of two years’ experience working in mental health field, preferably, the HIV/AIDS or related field. A combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the duties assigned to the position. Knowledge of and demonstrated adherence to federal, state and local laws related to health and social welfare. Computer proficiency with Microsoft suite, email, and electronic documentation.


Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.


Preferred: Demonstrated skill in mental health assessments and interventions with individuals and families impacted by chronic disease and loss.  Knowledge of the physical, emotional, mental health, psychosocial and financial impact of HIV/AIDS on infected and affected individuals, couples and families.  Demonstrated experience with mental health counseling interventions specific to the HIV population.  Working knowledge of medical terminology particularly as it relates to HIV disease.  Demonstrated experience in preparing and providing educational HIV presentations to consumers, professionals, and lay audiences.  Experience in the provision of drug and alcohol counseling preferred.


Candidate must be comfortable and experienced in discussing sexual orientation, sexual behaviors, needle use, and other risk behaviors with individuals and small groups; will be familiar with the characteristics of the target population, including knowledge of and access to places where staff is likely to encounter members of the target population in settings conducive to dialogue and intervention; and will maintain the established relationship with the target population in order to maintain our agency’s established trust and credibility in the community.


Must be willing and able to travel to client homes, satellite locations, and community meetings.  As this position requires driving duties, employees must possess a valid Driver’s License with access to reliable personal transportation, as well as proof of current vehicle insurance in good standing.  Employees must agree they will be included on a regular DMV Pull Notice system for routine review of driving records.  Additionally, as a requirement of funding, employees must pass an initial background check and remain eligible to provide services according to contract requirements.


Hours:                         Non-exempt, 40 hours per week – must be available to work at least one evening a week.

Compensation:         Competitive, dependent upon experience and education

Benefits:                      Generous benefits including vacation, sick leave, and paid holiday days. Health/vision/dental insurance. 401 (k) retirement with employer match.

 Contact person:        Betty Uribe

Coordinated Services Manager

619-702-4186 ext. 214


Any provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.


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