Mental Health Clinician

Antioch, California, United States | SAMHWORKS | Full-time


Title: Mental Health Clinician

Location: Antioch 

Salary: License eligible: $29 - $32/hour or  Licensed: $33 - $37/hour.

About Rubicon

A $16M non-profit Rubicon transforms East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. Recognized as a national leader in workforce development, Rubicon provides individualized one-on-one career advising, job search support, financial education, wellness and legal services, to very low-income people who face significant barriers to achieving economic mobility.

Rubicon is a 2022 Great Place to Work, on a journey towards becoming a high-road employer and an anti-racist organization. We are committed to systems change and advocacy through efforts like expanding and deepening Employee Resource Groups; the launch of an internal Racial Justice Task Force; and implementation of talent and culture supports that acknowledge and facilitate healing from the direct and indirect effects of racial trauma.

Rubicon actively recruits staff members with a diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences who are not only highly skilled, but who consistently demonstrate a commitment to our vision of an East Bay without poverty and are passionate about this work.

Through the Rubicon SAMHWORKS Counseling Program (Substance Abuse Mental Health Work Opportunities and Responsibility for Kids Program), Rubicon offers mental health services to SAMHWORKS participants. Participants’ life experiences and circumstances can stand in the way of their accomplishing their life goals. As part of their SAMHWORKS program, participants can work together with a therapist to improve the quality of their professional and personal lives.

The Mental Health Clinician will work with a culturally diverse population of low-income parenting adults, primarily women, whose mental health challenges interfere with their ability to obtain and sustain employment. A good number of these clients have severe trauma as an aspect of their clinical presentation as well as other co-morbid conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.

Under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, or own licenses, the Mental Health Clinician will provide individual and group therapy, case management, and crisis intervention services for adults enrolled in the SAMHWORKS Program. Clinician may also provide staff consultation and brief support around participants enrolled in other Rubicon programs. 

This position is primarily funded by Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services (BHCS) SAMHWORKS counseling program.


  • Licensed or license eligible clinician in good standing with California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Eligible to deliver therapeutic services under a licensed practitioner, or under one’s own licenses.
  • Masters degree in counselling, psychology, or related field.
  • Strongly preferred: Clinical experience in community mental health settings. Familiarity with Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Co-occurring disorders, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Care. 


  • Provide short-term (6 months to 1 year) outpatient psychotherapy to individuals. When indicated, provide collateral counseling to clients’ partner, family member and/or children (teens and older).
  • Facilitate psycho-educational group based upon the Seeking Safety model as needed.
  • Prepare intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
  • Maintain timely clinical documentation. Chart participants treatment and progress in accord with state and HIPPA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards.
  • Use resources of public agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the participant’s treatment.
  • Maintain a work week of 50-55% of time dedicated to direct clinical services (an approximate caseload of 18 – 20 participants).

* Indicates essential duties.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties. 


  • Success in this position requires the incumbent to demonstrate Interpersonal flexibility, cultural responsivity, teamwork, solid problem-solving abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Cultural Responsiveness and an alignment with our values and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • If you don’t currently possess our organizational core competencies of Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Coaching, you are expected to participate in the necessary training Rubicon provides.
  • Group facilitation skills, and computer proficiency.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • License eligible: $29 - $32/hour.
  • Licensed: $33 - $37/hour.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision health plans. Kaiser and Sutter Health options.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays.
  • 4 days paid restorative holiday between Christmas and New Years.
  • Employer sponsored and matched retirement plan.
  • Pre-tax transportation and flexible spending accounts.

 Rubicon requires proof of vaccination for employment.

NOTICE:  This description is to be used as a guide only.  It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind.  Rubicon reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at any time with or without notice. 

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

Rubicon uses E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.