Mental Health Intern

Job Posted 3/14/2024
Axis Community Health
5925 W Las Positas Blvd STE 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States
Category Healthcare
Degree Required
Healthcare / Health Services
$68,640.00 to $68,640.00 Per Year
Job Description

Company Description:

Axis Community Health, a nonprofit established in 1972, provides comprehensive healthcare services to over 15,000 individuals across all age groups in the Tri-Valley area. The mission of Axis Community Health is to provide quality, affordable, accessible and compassionate health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.

Our mission is rooted in delivering high-quality patient care, encompassing primary healthcare, mental health support, and dental services. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to essential healthcare services for every member of our community, irrespective of financial status, language proficiency, sexual orientation, cultural background, living situation, or insurance coverage.



  • Must hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.

  • Must be a registered intern with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Psychology, or currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate degree program working as a trainee or practicum student.

  • Must Maintain a current registration or school enrollment in go good standing and must notify supervisor of any disciplinary action, including suspension or probation.

  • A Valid California driver's license and ability to travel between sites.

  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative treatment team.

  • Good communication skills, ability to multi-task, good documentation skills.

  • Experience working in a school or clinic setting is a plus.

  • Experience or training in cultural sensitivity and working with clients from a variety of different backgrounds.

  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health counseling in a school setting and/or in our Axis Mental Health Counseling Clinic. May provide various types of counseling services to potentially include individual, group, family, couples, etc.

  • Will counsel individual from various cultural, ethnic, financial backgrounds, and will have the opportunity to work with children/teen, adults, and older adults.

  • Collaborate and consult with Axis licensed clinicians, medical doctors, case managers and other staff as necessary.

  • Collaborate care with the contacts at the schools and with parents as necessary/directed.

  • Compete necessary documentation - using an electronic records system. Ensure charting and documentation is consistent with related laws and regulations, and Axis standards. Documentation includes appropriate Medi-Cal billing and is also overseen by supervisor.

  • Participates in peer review of clients' charts as directed.

  • This position takes place through the school year, with the potential to stay on during the summer, although as approved by supervisor, and likely at decreased hours.

  • Mandatory, weekly participation in one hour of individual supervision, two hours of group supervision, one hour of intern training seminar, and one-hour weekly team meeting with the IBH staff.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Employer paid health, dental, and vision benefits to the employee.

  • Option to participate in a 403(B) retirement plan with employer matching contribution.

  • Partial educational reimbursement.

  • 12 paid holidays.

  • Accrued paid time off with each pay period.

  • Employee discount programs.

  • License renewal fee reimbursement.

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) reimbursement program.

  • Colleague Referral Bonus Program.

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Physical, Cognitive, and Environmental Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical clinic office work environment (and, in some cases, telecommuting sites). The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position if the accommodation request does not cause an undue hardship.

Physical: Occasionally required to carry/lift/push/pull/move up to 20lbs. Frequently required to perform moderately difficult manipulative tasks such as typing, writing, reaching over the shoulder, reaching over the head, reaching outward, sitting, walking on various surfaces, standing, and bending. Occasional travel to other Axis health centers and other occasional travel will be required.

Equipment: Frequently required to use repetitive motion of hands and feet to operate a computer keyboard, telephone, copier, and other office equipment for extended periods.

Sensory: Frequently required to read documents, written reports, and signage. Must be able to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise, as in answering the phone, interacting with staff etc. Must be able to speak clearly, understand normal communication, and be understood. Must be able to see clearly and have the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to see objects where and as they actually are.

Cognitive: Must be able to analyze the information being received, count accurately, concentrate and focus on the given task, summarize the information being received, accurately interpret written data, synthesize information from multiple sources, write summaries as needed, interpret written or verbal instructions, and recognize social or professional behavioral cues.

Environmental Conditions: Frequent exposure to varied office (medical clinic/office) environments. Rare exposure to dust and loud noises.



Axis Community Health is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact for assistance.


Disclaimer: This job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, Axis Community Health reserves the right to modify or change the requirements of the job based on business necessity.


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5925 W Las Positas Blvd STE 100
Pleasanton CA 94588
United States
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