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Employment Opportunities at MHAAC


MHAAC needs dedicated professionals committed to advocating on behalf of our clients and family members and helping people transition to self-sufficiency while working in a great environment!


The Executive Directive, under the authority of the Board of Directors, is responsible for oversight of all facets of the organization, including but not limited to operations, finance, human resources, business development, community relations, and fundraising.

The Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Alameda County (MHAAC) is looking for an exceptional candidate to serve as their Executive Director.  MHAAC is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation organized 61 years ago to assist and advocate for people with mental illness, to support family/caregivers, to advocate for better services and improved public policy and for increased funding for mental health services and support.

Job Announcement:  Click here


Serving Persons in San Mateo County


The occupant of this position will be based out of our San Mateo County office and carry out the duties of a County Patients' Rights Advocate in SAN MATEO COUNTY. The position also includes the possibility of being asked to occasionally provide temporary coverage in Alameda County.  Patients' Rights Advocacy includes: hearing representation,  investigating and attempting to resolve complaints; monitoring facilities for compliance with codes and regulations related to patients' rights; training mental health clinicians and treatment staff and informing mental health consumers about their rights while receiving treatment.  Patient  representation involves 1) meeting with patients who have been certified for up to 14 days of intensive involuntary treatment or who are alleged to be incapable of giving informed consent for antipsychotic medication, 2) providing appropriate assistance, 3)providing representation at Certification Review Hearings and Capacity Hearings.

For further information and application, please link below:

Job Announcement:  Click here

Application:  Click here

Supplement to Application:  Click here

Affirmative Action Data Request Form:  Click here


FAMILY EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER (FERC) has the following position open:

Family Advocate: If you are, or have been, a family member/primary caregiver responsible for, or closely involved in the life of a loved one with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance (adult or child) whether biologically related or not, The Mental Health Association of Alameda County encourages you to apply for a full time, benefitted position currently available with its program. Seeking persons with ‘PERSONAL LIVED EXPERIENCE’ that now drives their passion for serving other family members/caregivers needing hope and support.  No ‘on the job’ experience in the mental health field is required.

For further information and application, please click here.


FAMILY PARTNER (FP) in Alameda County has the following position open:


The Family Partnership Program works with a multidisciplinary team to help support the families and caregivers of children and young adults receiving services. Family Partners help families with obtaining community services and support; participate in trainings and education on mental health and special education needs. The Family Partnership Program provides direct services within Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services serving children and young adults. Candidates must have “lived experience” as the primary caregiver of a child or immediate family member who is now or has in the past received services from a public child serving agency, i.e. special education, mental health, social services, and/or juvenile justice.  

For further information and application, please click here

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