Job Posting: Mental Health Therapist (Bay Area)

Job title Mental Health Therapist / Clinician
Reports to Clinical Director (Bay Area)
Application Date Open: Nov 27/2017
Closes: Until Filled

Job purpose

The contractor shall work in the capacity of a mental health therapist offering clinical and preventative intervention services to a predominantly Muslim population, designed to alleviate psychological distress and produce resiliency.

Duties and responsibilities

The contractor shall work in the capacity of a therapist and educator, the current duties and responsibilities of which are outlined below.  These duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary by KHALIL FOUNDATION or requested by Therapist subject to a formal notification/arrangement.  The contractor will:

  • Provide individual, family, couples, and/or group psychotherapy to a predominantly Muslim population
  • Provide psychological evaluations and counseling in K-12 school or university-based settings, wherein Khalil Foundation engages in a contract with such educational institutions to a minimum of 4 hours a week and a maximum of 20 hours, or as desired by the contractor.
  • Attend bi-monthly Islamic Psycho-therapy didactic trainings and staff meeting at Union City headquarters office, roughly every other Sunday from 8am – 11am. Meeting schedule will be provided in advance.
  • If applicable, attend weekly clinical supervision meetings provided by Khalil Foundation.
  • Present at occasional speaking engagements, trainings, seminars or workshops, at a maximum of once monthly.
  • If desired, offer and develop programming for the organization, for example support groups, seminars, and presentations
  • Provide a brief monthly report on work duties and current caseload, with any suggestions for the improvement of services both organizationally and for individual service providers
  • Complete all administrative forms and tasks related to the role of being a mental health therapist at Khalil Foundation, including participating in a brief, weekly individual meeting on billing and administrative updates with Office Manager
  • Have an interest and knowledge of the organizational happenings of KHALIL FOUNDATION, due to possible organizational situations that may cause a shift in routine business or organizational growth.
  • Adhere to the Islamic religious rules and laws that pertain to his/her profession as a Muslim professional. As a professional and member of the KHALIL FOUNDATION team of service providers, the contractor must conduct him or herself in a manner that is congruent with Islamic character etiquettes and expectations as a professional and outlined within the staff handbook.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate-level therapist or Master’s in Clinical Psychology or Counseling
  • Licensed in the State of California, or registered as an intern/associate with the appropriate State Board
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations with adolescents to young adults
  • Language capacities in: Arabic, Tigrinya, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bangla, and other languages of traditionally Islamic countries

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in a mental health field (MSW, MFT, LPCC, etc)
  • Licensed in the State of California, or registered as an intern/associate with the appropriate State Board
  • Familiarity with Islamic theology, customs, rituals and rules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Working conditions

  • Minimum 20 hours a week, spread over 3-4 days in the week
  • Therapist’s work location(s) will be determined based on agency need, with attention given to therapist preference if possible (potential locations: Union City, Santa Clara, Pleasanton)
  • Required bi-monthly didactic trainings held on Sundays will be at Union City headquarters office
  • Shared administrative office in designated work location
  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers & filing cabinets


  • Hourly rate $30-65/hr based upon degree, licensure and experience
  • No benefits offered currently, due to part-time contractual nature of the position
  • This business relationship is that of an independent contractor, there is no entitlement to benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, retirement, or unemployment insurance


Please send CV/Resume with a Cover letter to  Applications without a cover letter will NOT be accepted.

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