This is a bilingual English/Cantonese Chinese position.  Proficiency in speaking Cantonese, and reading and writing Chinese is required.

General Description

Under general supervision, the clinical psychologist conducts professional-level work in clinical psychology; carries out psycho-diagnostic examinations with mentally ill, chemically dependent and developmentally delayed children and adults; prepares psychological reports; provides psychological consultation services; participates in psychological research.

Human Services Agency (HSA)

This position is with the Human Services Agency (HSA) Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit (DECU). This unit provides assessment of clients enrolled in the County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) and CalWORKs. The clinical psychologist conducts screening and assessment of clients to identify and document disabling mental health conditions and associated functional limitations. The clinical psychologist is a senior member of a multidisciplinary team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Conduct work readiness screening and assessing of clients who have mental health related complaints.

2.    Conduct collateral interviews with behavioral health and primary care staff, and medical records review.

3.    Perform psychological evaluations including psychological and neuropsychological testing to provide medical evidence in support of the client's application for Social Security benefits as necessary.

4.    Provide consultation and assists in the ongoing training programs for staff in the CAAP Case Management Program as well as other HSA staff and community partners.

Nature of Work

May involve occasional exposure to clients with special needs such as language limitations and various disabilities. Must accept client’s differences and interact with them in a trauma informed, wellness and recovery oriented, harm reduction oriented and non-judgmental manner.


Possession of a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology as defined in Chapter 6.6 of the Business and Professions Code; Psychology Licensing Law, Sections 2900-2903, 2914; AND

Special Condition

Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Cantonese

Verification of Education, Licensure and/or Certificate:

All applicants must submit a photocopy of license. Failure to submit verification of license/education/training at the time of filing may result in rejection of application.


1. 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.

2. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, qualifications, including any required license and/or certificate, must remain current throughout the duration of employment. If required for the position, failure to demonstrate/show proof of a current license and/or certificate may result in the rejection of the application.

Verification may be submitted by:

Uploading the documents through the online process; OR

Emailing the documents as attachment; OR

Faxing the documents to 415.355.2414, Attn: John Kraus

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualification requirements at the time of filing


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