Clinician, Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Santa Rosa, California, United States | Sonoma/Napa Region | Full-time | COVID-19 remote



Therapeutic Behavioral Services provides short-term (6 month), support to severely emotionally disturbed youths in multiple settings (home, group home, school, day treatment, and other areas in the community) through an intensive and strengths-based behavioral intervention program.  Clinicians provide one-to-one support focused on the resolution of behavioral difficulties which place the youth’s home placement at risk for a higher level of care (including acute care), or which hinder transition to a lower level of residential care.  Clinicians work on-site with the youth to create positive changes in behavior, not only by reducing identified target behaviors but by increasing use of appropriate coping skills and/or replacement behaviors more conductive to maintaining placement.  Clinicians also work with caregiver(s) and other significant adults to ensure that the progress made during services can be maintained after services have ended.


  • Direct one-to-one services.
  • Implementation of behavioral plan using strengths-based behavioral interventions.
  • Developing and teaching youths/caregivers effective tools/skills for coping with challenging behaviors.
  • Effective interaction with caregivers and other significant people in youth’s familial network and treatment to support follow-through of behavioral plan.
  • Completing a thorough assessment and functional analysis of target behaviors.
  • Developing a transition plan that achieves independence in meeting needs of youth.
  • Developing a treatment plan, identifying measurable outcomes and timelines for measuring progress.
  • Attending weekly supervision.
  • Timely completion of documentation of all services rendered in accordance with Medi-Cal recording standards as set out in program policy. 


  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required
  • Master’s Degree in mental health related field
  • Excellent understanding of the treatment, staffing, documentation and regulatory requirements for Drug-Medi-Cal SUD services
  • Experience providing behavioral intervention, clinical assessment, and ability to write behavioral analysis forms and treatment plans are essential.
  • Knowledge and specific experience with therapeutic modalities suitable for youth and their families, including: harm reductions theories, seeking safety and motivational interviewing.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with trauma-informed care
  • Broad general knowledge of the child welfare system and youth mental/behavioral health fields
  • Experience working with SED (severely emotionally disturbed) youths and experience providing behavioral re-directive services with this population.
  • California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • Must have a dependable car, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
  • Insurable by SBS’s automobile policy


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