Mental Health Clinician/Bilingual Spanish

CAPE Community Association for Preschool Education, Livermore, CA - Livermore, CA

Program/Position Overview: CAPE Mental Health Program offers mental health services utilizing EPSDT funding and mental health consultation services for children 0-8 and their families in various settings (home, office, school, and community).  The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing direct EPSDT mental health services to children age 0-8 and their families, and also providing Mental Health Consultation to CAPE Head Start preschool and partner sites. This position reports to clinical supervisor and Mental Health Program Director.

Essential Functions: 

  • Assessment and treatment services: assess appropriate referrals, conduct intake interviews, develop treatment plans and provide psychotherapy, collateral, and case management services.
  • Provide Mental Health Consultation services, including developing service plan goals.
  • Collaborate with childcare centers providing consultation and training as needed.
  • Establish and implement quality clinical treatment services.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner and by stated deadlines.
  • Maintain and update client chart in accordance with various funding requirements.
  • Attend clinical and quality chart review meetings as assigned.
  • Collaborate with other professionals.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community resources.
  • Report all suspected child abuse according to laws and regulations.
  • Attend regularly scheduled training, supervision, and community meetings as assigned.
  • Be able to integrate and practice cultural sensitivity and humility.
  • Other duties in the program assigned by the director.
  • Be able to provide mental health services in a non-traditional therapeutic setting.
  • Be able to travel in the community to provide services.




  • Registered as MFT or MFT Associate with Board of Behavioral Sciences or possess LCSW or clinical license (PsyD.) A candidate with ASW registration will be considered depending on their intern hours accrual.  (Supervision by LCSW is not available at this time.)
  • Experience, training, and/or interest in principles and practice of Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Bilingual Spanish



  • Master’s Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, social work or related field 
  • Licensed MFT, LCSW, Psychologist or license eligible (BBS registered associate)
  • 5+ years in the field of social services, preferred
  • 2+ years in the field of infant and early childhood mental health preferred
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience with young children 0-5 and their families
  • Familiar with principles of early childhood mental health assessment, treatment and diagnosis
  • Self-motivated; ability to work both semi-independently and in cooperation with others
  • Strong case management skills, intake & assessment skills
  • Strong and effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong work ethics, organization, and clinical documentation skills
  • Ability to exercise good clinical, legal, and ethical judgment 
  • Ability to make sound decisions and to multi-task
  • Ability to use technology for assigned job duties (Example: Phone, E fax, Computer, PDF, Word, and EHR system.) 
  • Flexibility; ability to see clients in clinical settings, in community settings, in clients home and available to work evenings
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • TB clearance and health screening
  • Fingerprint and child abuse index clearance

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Job Details

Category: Health Services

Type: FT

Location: Livermore, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: July 29th, 2020

Agency Details


CAPE, Inc. has a wonderful opportunity for a Mental Health Clinician in our dynamic and growing Early Childhood Mental Health program. We are a small, dedicated team of professional clinicians working in a flexible and supportive environment. CAPE   

  • Bi-lingual Spanish required
  • Position is full time (30-40hr/week) or part-time (24-29 hours per week)

*Eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision and retirement group plans, paid Holidays, sick and vacation days (part time position eligible for prorated benefits)

Agency Overview: CAPE, Inc. is located in Livermore and provides early childhood education services (Head Start and Early Head Start preschool programs) in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Hayward areas.  CAPE offers a cohesive  environment for passionate people who want to make a significant contribution to early childhood education, social/emotional development and early childhood mental health.