San Mateo County

Spanish Speaking Required

$5,002 – $7,013/Month

The Human Services Agency (HSA), Children and Family Services Division is seeking qualified Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage and Family Therapists I/II (PSW) – Spanish Speaking Required. PSWs will provide direct client services including individual, family and group counseling, community support, and educational services to referred children and families. Direct client services include: court-ordered therapeutic visitation services for child welfare families; in-home counseling services for child welfare families; prevention & early intervention mental health services; psycho-social group services for children and adults in areas such as anger control techniques, depression and parenting; and community-based crisis response for suicides and major disasters. The incumbents will determine and develop appropriate treatment plans for all clients in the caseload; consistently collaborate with providers of other treatment disciplines; conduct individual, group and family counseling/therapy sessions for clients toward the goal of achieving more adequate, satisfying and productive adjustments in the community and provide case management services as appropriate; participate in developing individual and group treatment plans utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic, psychosocial and psycho educational modalities; and conduct home visits as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A current license as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist, or collecting hours to take the licensing exam
  • Solid clinical assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management and various treatment modalities
  • Excellent documentation skills: progress notes, assessments, client care plans, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise, skill and interest with a broad range of clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and an ability to provide culturally appropriate and proficient services
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with adolescents, families, co-workers, other professionals, collaborative partners and the public
  • Fluency in Spanish is required


  • PSW I – current California registration as a Clinical Social Worker Associate (ASW). MFT I – current California Registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern (IMF). Individuals hired in these classifications must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California.
  • PSW-II – current California license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). MFT II – current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

A typical way to qualify is a Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Welfare or a closely related field. The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in both English and Spanish is required.

Final Filing Date: September 4, 2014

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE

Redwood City, California
The Human Services Agency (HSA), Children and Family Services Division