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2935 Senior Marriage, Family & Child Counselor

Recruitment #PBT-2935-PH1119


CLASS 2935



This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.



TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Current Permanent Civil Service employees in Class 2935 Senior Marriage, Family and Child Counselor are encouraged to apply.




Community Behavioral Health Services at the Comprehensive Crisis Services Program is accepting applications for one (1) part time position in class 2935 Senior Marriage Family Child Counselor.




Under the supervision of the Director of the CBHS, the Senior Marriage Family Child Counselor performs the following essential functions:

  • Provides clinical oversight and supervision to three programs: Comprehensive Child Crisis, Mobile Crisis Treatment Team, and the Crisis Response Services;
  • Provides direct oversight of quality assurance/utilization review functions;
  • Oversees the coordination of the clinical training for staff and interns;
  • Provides mental health services and case management at the Comprehensive Crisis Services to adults, children and their families;
  • Provides outreach to and consultation to schools and community agencies;
  • Develops care plans to assist in the most appropriate levels of care for adults and for children, the least restrictive placement for the project’s youth in a coordinated system of care;
  • Provides therapy, case management and coordination services to adults, children and families in need of psychiatric services;
  • Provides psychiatric assessment and evaluation of adults, children and families;
  • Assists clients to form linkages to community services and ensures that community linkages are in place;
  • Implements treatment plans by engaging the individual in appropriate treatment modalities such as clinical case management for adults and children, family therapy or group therapy;
  • Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork in a timely manner to keep cases in compliance with all administrative regulations;
  • Provides mental health consultation to other outside agencies, school personnel and other community members;
  • Oversees the supervision of the intern training program; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

·       Possession of a valid Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) AND

·       Two (2) years of verifiable experience performing post-Master’s psychiatric Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) or Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) experience in a psychiatric or medical setting.


Special Condition:  The position at Comprehensive Crisis requires experience with children.


The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 




  • Culturally competent experience working with African Americans, Asians and Latino and Latino-American families preferred.
  • Possession of a valid California’s Driver’s License.


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications are only accepted online.

·         Click the “Apply” button to begin the application process.

·         Choose “I am a New User” to register a new account or “I have previously applied” if you already have an account established.

·         Follow the instructions on the screen.


Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources t 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement, and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses. (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com)


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.


All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification may lead to lower scores.


If you have questions regarding this exam process, please contact:


Lillian Louie, Sr. Personnel Analyst


 via email at  Lillian.Louie@sfdph.org           or via phone at 415-554-2912





Verification of the required license (MFT) needed to qualify is required at the time of filing. Failure to submit the required verification may result in rejection of application.




Verification of all experience needed to qualify must be on the employer’s letterhead, indicating the name of the applicant, job title, duties, hours per week worked with dates of service, and must be signed by the Employer or appropriate representative.


City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the Class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.


City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience.


Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.


NOTE:  Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.


Selection Procedures

Oral Performance Examination: Weight = (100%):


Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered an Oral Performance Examination designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations; decision making ability; knowledge of principles of psychiatric case management; knowledge of clinical methods; knowledge of appropriate resources; self-protection skills; written communication skills; oral communication skills; knowledge of interviewing techniques; supervision ability.



The Certification Rule for this selection procedure will be Rule of Three Scores. 

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.




Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#reasonableaccommodation


Veteran Preference:

Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1595


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1709 or via paper copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Terms of Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions


Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement including, requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: www.jobaps.com/sf.


Position Based Tests are administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. General information concerning City and County of San Francisco employment policies and procedures may be found in the pamphlet entitled “Important Employment Information for Position Based Testing”. This information is part of the terms of this announcement. The pamphlet is available at the Department of Human Resources Information Center, One, South Van Ness Ave. 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or online at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting


The job description and minimum qualifications specified on this announcement are appealable to the Civil Service Commission. Appeals of these provisions must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. Refer to Civil Service Commission Rule 111A, Article VIII. All other provisions of this announcement except for the Certification Rule are appealable to the Human Resources Director. Appeals of these provisions must be filed with the examination analyst listed on this announcement.


Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693   Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.


Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies


Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


Right to Work:



All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Medical Examination:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.


Valid licensure must be kept current throughout the length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.


Information regarding MFT licensure may be obtained from the Board of Behavioral Sciences at http://www.bbs.ca.gov/


Certain positions may have additional requirements regarding qualifications and/or experience. Such requirements can be, but are not limited to: part time schedules; rotating shifts; evening/night, weekends, and/or holiday work; designated male or female only; African American or Gay/Lesbian Health Specialist Certification or eligibility; valid California Driver’s License; or additional verifiable experience in a specialty area.




The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply



ISSUED: February 14, 2014


DPH/LL  415-554-2912 (DHR Pos. No. 01115593)




All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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