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Associate Clinician I

HOPE Program continues to grow. Our clinical team of licensed therapists and registered associates are dedicated to helping our clients build healthy, lasting relationships by developing communication and life skills, processing difficult experiences and emotions, and fostering personal growth. We offer both long-term and short-term solution-focused interventions to assist our clients’ individual needs.


We see clients who are struggling with relationships, families, parenting, mental illness, personality disorders, and who have problems with the legal system. We work in forensics, we work in trauma, and we work in substance abuse. As a member of our team, our clinicians work with both voluntary and mandated clients individually, in couples and families, and in groups.


If you have leadership experience and a passion for working in the forensic mental health field, you are encouraged to consider an outstanding career opportunity with HOPE Program.


HOPE Program provides individualized & specialized services for:

  • Adult Male & Female Offenders

  • Developmentally Delayed Offenders

  • Mentally Disordered Offenders

  • Sexually Abusive Adolescents

  • Chaperone Training Program


HOPE has recently opened several clinical offices throughout California to provide mandated services to clients who have been convicted engaging in illegal and harmful behavior, as well as significant behavioral health challenges. 

Agency Locations:


  • Central Region: Stockton and Modesto

  • Bay Area Region: San Francisco, San Mateo, and Hayward

  • North Coast Region: Capitola and Salinas

  • South Coast Region: San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria

  • South Region: San Diego and Vista


The program’s Associate Clinician will be working towards gaining hours toward licensure with some sex offender and/or forensic experience. Candidates must be passionate about working with the forensic population in a multidisciplinary team setting. The right candidate must have demonstrated competence in working directly with clients and possess working knowledge of individual and group experience.


  • You will be Clinical assessment and treatment of sex offenders

  • Clinical assessment and treatment of non-offending relatives

  • Case management

  • To maintain program documentation as required

  • To represent the agency as needed in the community (i.e. serving on committees, making presentations on our programs, etc)

  • To participate in agency clinical meetings, team meetings, and staff meetings as well as participate in in-service training.

  • Providing individualized and group supervision for unlicensed and licensed staff.

  • Maintain agency documentation as required

  • Ongoing communication with referral sources

  • Attend training, conferences, and workshops

As the program’s Associate Clinician and a valued employee of the HOPE Program, you can expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan. Moreover, you will join a team of nationally-recognized leaders in the Mental Health field.



Qualified applicants for this position must possess the following attributes:

  1. Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field

  2. Registered with Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California

  3. Minimum of 1-year experience in a clinical setting

  4. Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral treatment methods, sex offender treatment methods, and mental health theories, concepts and methods related to treatment in forensic settings. Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral treatment methods, sex offender treatment methods, and mental health theories, concepts and methods related to treatment in forensic settings.

  5. Proven track record of successfully leading complex mental services programs

  6. Ability to provide administrative & operational leadership

  7. Prior experience with program development and expansions

  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  9. Ability to perform travel to and support programs throughout California

 HOPE is undergoing significant expansion and is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, and driven clinical team members who want to become part of our leadership team. HOPE utilizes the latest research in providing services to individuals and families to reduce their risk of reoffending and promote public safety. We are certified with the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and provide a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. HOPE’s stated mission is to provide effective, confidential treatment in a non-judgmental and supportive environment that delivers change and prevents future victimization. 

Statement of non-inclusivity

This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee.  The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position.

HOPE Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and people who have disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

If you’re looking for a challenging career opportunity where you can make a real difference in the lives of others while enhancing community safety – the HOPE Program is looking for you!

For consideration for an opening, please contact our recruitment team at: and provide a Resume, Cover Letter, and Copy of the License.

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