Open Position:

Juvenile Justice Clinician

(Part-time; In-Person, On-Site)

About Us

We are an organization that serves adolescents, adults, and their families who struggle with mental health challenges including but not limited to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and substance use disorder (SUD). We offer telehealth, in-person, and hybrid services. We also provide niche-specific services for probation-involved youth. We are team-oriented and value a positive, supportive, and creative workplace environment to complement the meaningful and challenging work we do. If you are an innovative mental health professional looking to both serve a diverse population and contribute to the growth of a mental health practice, Family Spring is the place for you!

About You

We are seeking applications from motivated clinicians who will provide direct substance use disorder treatment (primarily individual counseling but also group) to probation-involved teens and transition aged youth (TAY). Family Spring uses an adapted version of the Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (MBSAT) 12-session curriculum for group and individual counseling sessions. The ideal clinician will bring their unique history, skills, and approach to the work and be committed to ongoing learning and improvement. We welcome applicants with personal histories of struggle (SUD and/or mental health symptoms) that have influenced their transformation and work as a professional.

Alongside having relevant expertise and a curiosity to grow as a clinician, the preferred candidate will be technology friendly, be detail-oriented, be timely with documentation, and have several opportunities for growth within the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Weekly duties include:

  • Provide approximately 8-16 hours per week of SUD counseling onsite at one of our partner facilities (juvenile detention center or probation field office).
  • Maintain all clinical documentation using our HIPAA compliant electronic health record (EHR; see below) in a timely manager (i.e., within 48 hours of services completed).
  • Attend and participate in individual and group case consultation with the clinical director.

Other duties:

  • Get full certified in the Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (MBSAT) 12-session curriculum (3-day training provided by Family Spring)
  • Attend work reliably and arrive on time consistently.
  • Be properly licensed and/or certified (if applicable).
  • Abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Family Spring.
  • Communicate with a patient’s treatment team (i.e., pediatrician, primary care physician, psychiatrist, school, probation officer etc.) as necessary.
  • Use online EHR to complete written records for each patient including, but not limited to intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Family Spring or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient in a timely fashion (by Friday of each week).
  • Keep patient files accurate and up to date.
  • Conduct and organize therapy services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Family Spring.
  • Be respectful and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Tend to other important duties which may be assigned by Family Spring.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited school.
  • Have an active registration with the California BBS or BOP (i.e., ACSW, APCC, ACSW, or Registered Psychologist) or be within 6 weeks of obtaining such registration.
  • Have documented expertise and training doing clinical work with adults with mild to moderate mental health conditions.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of direct services with these populations. (This can include practicum and internship experience).
  • Be available for 8-16 of direct clinical services hours per week plus additional administrative tasks.
  • Maintain consistent self-care practices.
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive workplace culture.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have an active, unrestricted California license (MFT, LCSW, LPCC, PhD, or PsyD) in good standing with the appropriate governing body (BBS or BOP)
  • Have specialized training and/or certification in treatments with probation-involved youth and young adults (e.g., SUD training, trauma-specific training, mindfulness training, etc.)
  • Have specialized training and/or certification in treatments adjacent to our patient population (e.g., family therapy).
  • Have experience conducting therapy in a language other than English (e.g., Spanish, etc.).
  • Have an affinity for technology.


  • The schedule is dependent on programming, however generally sessions would take place Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am – 7pm.


This is a part-time, hourly position not eligible for healthcare benefits. Compensation is based on experience and licensure status, as determined by the interview process. An offer will be made to candidates we feel are a good fit after the interview and reference checking process is complete.

  • Range per individual, 55-minute session: $65 – $90 
  • Range per group, 75-minute session: $110 – $180
  • We offer a 401k + employer contribution to all clinicians, including part-time clinicians that do not get full-time healthcare benefits

To Apply

  • Upload your CV in the appropriate area of the link above (PDF uploads only, please).
  • Upload a 4-paragraph cover letter in the appropriate area of the link above (PDF uploads only, please). In your cover letter please address the four areas in the following order:

(1) Describe your experience working with probation-involved youth or a similar population. Please also add in experience with SUD-impacted population if separate from working with probation-involved youth (one paragraphs maximum).

(2) List any specific training in in SUD treatment, trauma training, group training/experience or related training specific to this population that you’ve completed (one paragraph maximum).

(3) Describe the characteristics of your preferred work environment/culture. Please be specific (one paragraph maximum).

(4) Add anything else you think might be important for us to know about you, personally or professionally, regarding your application for this job (one paragraph maximum).

Please note: We serve teens and families from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We endeavor to have a provider team that reflects our patient population, so we encourage people with lived experience, people of color, and LGBTQ+ professionals to apply.


  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.

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