Community Research Foundation has the following opportunity available to all qualified employees:



Bilingual Geriatric Specialist-Older Adult Lead


Maria Sardiñas Wellness and Recovery Center



Full-Time (32 hours)


1465 30th Street, Suite K

San Diego, CA  9154



Reports to

Program Director, Assistant PD


Program Summary

The Maria Sardiñas Wellness and Recovery Center (MSWRC) is an adult outpatient program located in the South Bay region of San Diego. MSWRC provides initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, ongoing medication support services, limited individual supportive counseling, group counseling, case management services, care coordination, information, referrals, and linkage, and crisis intervention. MSWRC provides these services under contract with the County of San Diego Mental Health Services and the Health and Human Services Agency. MSWRC provides these services to individuals 18 years of age and older with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The emphasis of our treatment is on the psycho-social rehabilitation of the individual. Respect for the client is a core value, and our staff work closely with all of our clients to develop individualized service plans that focus on their strengths, needs and abilities. We encourage our clients to take an active role in their recovery and our program uses these principles in all of its groups and activities. We work closely with our clients and frequently seek out their suggestions and comments to provide services that remain current with the ever changing needs of our community. We encourage the participation of family members in the recovery process. Our community holds a wealth of knowledge and experience, and including additional people in the support systems of our clients holds the benefits of improved health and stability. The MSWRC team is multi-disciplinary, and consists of marriage and family therapists, PSR Counselors, psychiatrists, nurses, and master's level psychology interns.


Position Summary

The Geriatric Specialist/Older Adult Lead provides screenings, assessments, group, case management, crisis intervention, individual counseling, and outreach activities within a psychosocial rehabilitation treatment perspective utilizing the IMPACT model to Older Adult consumers (ages 60 years and over). Linkage, outreach, and consultation to other service providers for the older adult population are also required.  This clinician will also be responsible for facilitating trainings on Older Adult mental health issues. 



Licensed eligible Ph.D./Psy.D or Master’s degree (MFT/IMF or LCSW/ASW) in psychology or related field. Experience working with older adults and the mental health field is necessary. Also, bilingual skills in Spanish are a requirement.  Basic computer skills are also required. A valid State of California driver’s license in good standing and auto insurance coverage within 10 days of employment is required and must be maintained during course of employment. Experience as a client in the mental health system or family member of a client of the mental health system highly valued.


To be considered as a candidate for the above position, please forward an updated resume and salary requirements to Juan Camarena, LMFT at Please see our website for further information at  EOE