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Mental Health Therapist - Sacramento

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Sacramento, CA 95816
$70,000 - $75,000 a year - Full-time


Sacramento, CA 95816

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off

Full job description

About the Organization

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at:

Position Summary

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) in Sacramento is seeking an experienced Mental Health Therapist to provide direct clinical services to ARC Members, including individual therapy, group facilitation, and community mental health referrals, as needed. This position will work closely with the Clinical and Wellness team to assess the needs of the membership and collaborate with life coaches to provide a coordinated and supportive approach to members. The ideal candidate for this position has counseling experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals and demonstrated experience working with a multidisciplinary team in a criminal justice setting.

The Anti Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an energetic, driven, and knowledgeable clinician to provide services to its members. The ideal candidate will be someone who brings warmth, intelligence, creativity, initiative, and integrity to his or her work.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide professional mental health services to ARC members, including: individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy, using empirically supported interventions for mental health treatment and/or prevention.
  • Collaborate with life coaches and to provide case management services to members and troubleshoot any crisis that may arise.
  • Prepare intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintain ongoing confidential records. Document members’ treatment and progress for all individual and group sessions in our electronic records system and our secure client database.
  • Provide clinical services, as indicated by ARC grants and contracts, to youth in juvenile hall
  • Attend all case conferences, member support meetings, and clinical staff meetings, working collaboratively with the life coaches to provide support to members.
  • Facilitate therapeutic, social-emotional, recovery, and processing groups to ensure all groups are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and meet the members’ needs/expectations.
  • Work in collaboration with the Program Director and Associate Clinical Director to plan and facilitate monthly case conferences with direct service staff, professional development, and clinical training.
  • Support the Associate Clinical Director to maintain and build external mental health referral sources.
  • Support the Clinical & Wellness Department in ensuring all office meetings, groups, and approaches are trauma-informed and implements best practices in dealing with staff and/or member conflict.
  • Other clinical duties as directed by Associate Clinical Director and Program Director.


  • ASW or LCSW strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A demonstrated passion for helping a diverse, underserved population who have experienced trauma, including but not limited to incarceration.
  • Substantial clinical experience working with individuals who have experienced incarceration, and/or experience working within the criminal justice system, CDCR, and/or community partners focused on reentry
  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed behavioral mental health care.
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals experiencing addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Ability to manage difficult or challenging situations; respond promptly to participants’ needs; solicit participants’ feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments.
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; treats others with respect and consideration, regardless of status or position.
  • Responds well under pressure; follows through on commitments.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; accepts constructive criticism; ability to interact and work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse set of individuals and personalities and in various situations; contributes to a positive team spirit.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


  • Pay rate is $70,000 - $75,000k annually doe.
  • Multiple employer medical/dental/ vision plans with up to 100% employee coverage, 50% for dependents.
  • Employer funded life insurance.
  • 401(k) matching
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

This position requires a clearance from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Formerly Incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Statement

ARC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work setting:

  • In-person

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sacramento, CA 95816: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you a licensed social worker/clinical counselor (LCSW, LPCC, LMFT, etc)?
  • Do you have an ASW number?

Work Location: In person