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Street Focused Mental Health Outreach Provider
City of San Rafael, Northern Bay Area

Medical Services

For more info contact:
(415) 485-3063
Close Date: Jun 6, 2013
Salary: $5,200.00 - $6,321.46 Monthly

Street Focused Mental Health


Outreach Provider


Professional Temp


$5,200.00 – $6,321.46 /per month  

 Plus benefits




The City of San Rafael is recruiting for a Street Focused Mental Health Outreach Provider, who, under general supervision from police staff will perform field outreach contacts and will work specifically with uniformed officers and street population advocate groups.  The provider will develop a strategy with local law enforcement, local government, community groups and advocate groups focusing in the community’s downtown to find short and long term solutions to reduce the behavior and the perception of behavior that negatively impacts the downtown business district. The provider will be a valuable part of first responder group who can work with and effectively communicate with clinicians and mental health providers in a clinic or hospital setting with the goal of providing services for people in need and for improving the quality of life for the business, residential and visitor community.  This is a fixed term position of one year, with the possibility of extension to three years. 


This position performs the following essential job duties: 

  • Meet street population and assist them in transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing and self sufficiency

  • Serve as an advocate for the City, community and businesses

  • Respond to community complaints and general requests for information and services

  •  Provide follow-up services and outreach

  • Maintain documentation and records of contacts while respecting HIPAA and law enforcement confidentiality requirements

  • Provide general and one on one assistance and referrals to advocate and social service group and providers

  • Serve as a liaison between local and county and government

  • Coordinate with police supervisors and officers

  • Participate and engage local and county partners for reasonable attainable solutions

  • Collaborate with Marin County Mental Health professionals and Psychological Emergency Services.

  • Creative problem solving that engages our street population, business and community groups

  • Identify, plan, and coordinate training activities as needed

  • Communicate progress at least monthly with a supervisor

  • Appear at City Council and community meetings as needed

  • Be able to drive clients to services in provided vehicle

  • Other duties may be assigned 

To be eligible for this position you must have knowledge of: 

  • Mental Health Diagnostic Tools

  • Mental Health resources

  • Reporting and public speaking

  • Strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community

  • Assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities 

To be eligible for this position you must possess the ability to: 

  • Collect and analyze data and prepare related reports

  • Drive a motor vehicle

  • Develop and evaluate activities and associated projects to provide proper assistance to the street population, community and businesses

  • Collaborate with law enforcement

  • Identify, plan, and coordinate technical assistance and training

  • Pass a comprehensive background examination

  • Read and write in English

  • Type reports using a computer

  • Deal tactfully and respectfully with people from all walks of life, gender, faith, social status, race, sexual orientation 


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:  

Minimum Requirements:    

  • Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field and

  • Professional Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist in the State of California

  • Three (3) years of full-time paid or volunteer work experience involving considerable contact with the general public and street population

  • One (1) year of the required three (3) years of experience within a mental health advocate service group or community mental health setting with a focus on homelessness and street population outreach

  • Possess professional liability insurance

  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, bend, talk and hear.  The employee is required to stand and walk and to lift or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outdoor conditions.  The employee may be required to work early mornings and late into the evening with the adjustment of scheduling with adequate notice.  The employee will be required to meet clients in a variety of locations to include shelters, advocate provider facilities, street locations and open space locations during all of the seasons of the year.  The employee may work near video displays.  The employee will regularly work with armed, uniformed police officers.  The employee may be exposed to illness and disease associated with members of the street population.  The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the indoor work environment is usually quiet, while the outdoor environment is occasionally loud.  


City of San Rafael application is required.  Resumes do not substitute for the City application.  Candidates should detail related education and experience on the application.  The examination process may include the following: application appraisal and oral board interview examination. The passing point for the oral board examination final score will be 70%.  Note:  Prior to appointment, candidate must pass a background check, credit check, drug screen, polygraph, and fingerprinting.


Reasonable Accommodation: The City of San Rafael will make reasonable accommodations in the exam process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (415) 485-3063 no later than seven (7) calendar days before the test date.


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