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Hours: 40 hours per week; Sunday - Thursday, 4:00 pm to Midnight

Pay Rate: $32.19 per hour plus $3.00 per hour differential for weekend shifts.

Education: Master’s degree in a mental health-related field such as Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling required


As a Counselor II, you will:

  • Act as admission coordinator and/or team lead when designated.
  • Conduct initial behavioral health assessments of new clients.
  • Provide individual contacts, group, and milieu psychosocial behavior health services and activities for clients within scope of practice.
  • Assist clients with discharge planning and conducts care coordination. Works closely with various providers in the region or system to facilitate access to services.
  • Consult and coordinates with family and/or support system regarding client treatment and discharge planning.
  • Conduct crisis intervention and risk assessment. First responder to intervene in crises when needed and indicated at the program in order to ensure the safety of clients and staff.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • 2 years of experience working with a mental health population, especially with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders is strongly preferred
  • First Aid/CPR certification is required and must be kept current during employment; can be obtained prior to starting work
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed and highly organized
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • Monthly contribution of $100 towards qualified student loan debt
  • Choice of medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • Access to student loan forgiveness programs for graduates


CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

New Vistas Crisis Center is a Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) program that provides intensive, community-based crisis residential services for adults. We deliver a unique alternative to psychiatric hospitalization to clients who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude so as not to be manageable on an outpatient basis. Our services are provided in a home-like environment that specializes in the psychosocial rehabilitation of each individual.

CRF staff members work together to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer