Some staff members at UPAC

Thank you for your interest in joining the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) team! Become part of our UPAC Family and feel great knowing you’re making a true difference in our community. We offer competitive benefits that include health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and a compassionate work environment. UPAC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with Federal and State Law. Browse our current job openings below and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

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Peer Support Specialist
Posted On: October 28, 2022
Under the direction of the Lead Counselor, the Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support, treatment, and related services to the target population.
Program: Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: $16-$20 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Clinical Supervisor
Posted On: October 26, 2022
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Clinical Supervisor provides clinical supervision of license-eligible staff and paraprofessionals and consultation meetings with licensed staff and the Nurse. Clinical Supervisors also provide trainings and documentation review of program staff.
Program: Promise Wellness Center
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Salary: $81,120 - $87,360 per year Commensurate with Experience
Bilingual Program Therapist
Posted On: October 19, 2022
The Therapist provides intensive outpatient behavioral health services and case management for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children and families utilizing a comprehensive approach that is community based, client and family driven, trauma informed, and culturally competent. The focus of this program is to provide services to underserved Asian Pacific Islander (API) and Latino SED clients with emphasis on API clients.
Program: Multicultural Community Counseling - MCC
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $27.00-$28.22 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Program Therapist
Posted On: October 17, 2022
Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Program Therapist performs brief, goal-oriented psychotherapy with individuals, families and groups. Services are provided in the home, schools, and communities of Central Region and North County San Diego, in addition to UPAC offices.
Program: Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CMH) North - Vista Office
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $27.50 - $ 31.76 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Fundraising & Event Manager
Posted On: October 17, 2022
Under supervision of the President and CEO, the Public Relations/Fundraising Manager (Fundraising & Events Manager) works with the Board of Directors, committees, and consultants in fundraising endeavors.
Program: UPAC - Administration
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Salary: $80,000 - $87,500 per year; Commensurate with Experience
Lead Clinician
Posted On: October 10, 2022
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Lead Clinician will promote psychosocial rehabilitation principles of wellness and recovery in all aspects of treatment. These services target primarily Asian and Pacific Islander adults ages 25 and older as well as Asian and Pacific Islander Transition Aged Youth (TAY) ages 18-24.
Program: Counseling and Treatment Center (CTC)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $29-$34 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Employment Specialist – Promise Wellness Center
Posted On: September 8, 2022
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Employment Specialist provides support to clients in obtaining employment.
Program: Promise Wellness Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $20-$22 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
SUD Counselor (Certified or Registered) – Adolescent
Posted On: September 2, 2022
Under the supervision of the Lead Counselor, the Adolescent SUD Counselor functions as a member of adolescent alcohol and drug treatment team and provides age appropriate outpatient substance abuse treatment and recovery services to targeted adolescent clients. Services sites include assigned schools within San Diego Unified School District.
Program: Teen Recovery Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Salary: $19 - $25 per hour; Commensurate with experience.
Assistant Chef
Posted On: September 2, 2022
Under the supervision of the Kitchen Manager, the Assistant Kitchen Manager/Chef will provide management of the Neighborhood Café kitchen and catering operations, develop café and cultural menu, prepare and execute café and catering orders and assist with culinary instruction and training for NEC kitchen staff and youth program participants. *Monday - Friday *Full-Time *PTO *Holidays
Program: Neighborhood Enterprise Center (NEC)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Salary: $25 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Program Therapist
Posted On: May 25, 2022
Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Program Therapist performs brief, goal-oriented psychotherapy with individuals, families and groups. Services are provided in the home, schools, and communities of Central Region, in addition to UPAC offices.
Program: Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CMH)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: $27.00 - $ 31.76 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LPHA) – Adult
Posted On: May 25, 2022
Under the supervision of Program Lead, Substance Use Disorder Counselor provides SUD services to target population.
Program: Adult Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Salary: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour; Commensurate with experience.
SUD Counselor LPHA – Bilingual Spanish
Posted On: May 25, 2022
Under the supervision of Lead Counselor, Substance Use Disorder Counselor LPHA provides treatment and relevant services to program clients.
Program: Adult/Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $24 - $27 p/h Commensurate with Experience
Pre-Licensed/Waivered Therapist
Posted On: May 25, 2022
Be a part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team working with an exciting population. Utilize culturally focused, and in-depth learning of diagnosing, psychopharmacology, and other foundational skills. Gain marketable experience for any future employment. Great opportunity to complete your hours as we provide 1 hour of individual PLUS 2 hours of group supervision from an experienced and responsive supervisor who is both LMFT and LCSW licensed. Gain experience working with a diverse population, and training in a variety of modalities and interventions to help grow your clinical skills. 3 positions available.
Program: Counseling and Treatment Center (CTC)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $27.50-$28.50, per hour; Commensurate with experience
Mental Health Therapist
Posted On: May 25, 2022
Under the direction of the MH Site Supervisor, Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing psychotherapeutic treatment including but not limited to individual, family, and group therapy, and linkage and support to the program clients. UPAC New Leaf Recovery Center (NLRC) is to provide evidence-based and integrated outpatient treatment services for adults who suffer from serious mental health and co-occurring substance abuse conditions.
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center – South (Chula Vista)
Classification: Non-exempt, Part-Time (10-24 hours)
Salary: $21-$25 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Quality Management Coordinator
Posted On: March 25, 2022
Under the direction of Assistant Program Manager, the Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Program quality assurance and compliance with DMC ODS and SUDPOH with the special focuses on documentation, data and billing integrity.
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $25-28 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician
Posted On: January 5, 2022
Under the direction of psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner and Program Manager, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Psychiatric Technician provides treatment services to clients with all ranges of psychiatric symptom acuity and substance abuse. New Leaf Recovery Center (NLRC) provides evidence-based and integrated outpatient treatment services for adults who suffer from serious mental health and co-occurring substance abuse conditions.
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center – Central/North
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part Time (8-16 hours per week)
Salary: $26.00 - $29.00 per hour; Commensurate with experience.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Posted On: December 2, 2021
The Counseling and Treatment Center is based on a holistic approach to service delivery with an understanding that adults and older adults with mental health and substance abuse challenges benefit from linkages to primary care physicians, access to non-traditional and culturally accepted healing communities, family and peer support, culturally appropriate education about mental illness and skill development. Under the direction of the Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist and Program Manager provides treatment to clients with all ranges of psychiatric symptom acuity and substance abuse.
Program: Counseling and Treatment Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time or Part Time
Salary: $26.00 - $29.00 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Mental Health Clinician (Bilingual Spanish)
Posted On: November 12, 2021
The Positive Solutions Program is funded by the County of San Diego, Mental Health Services Act - Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI). The program focus is to provide outreach, mental health prevention, and early intervention to homebound isolated seniors residing in North County and Downtown San Diego. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Mental Health Clinician will provide short-term evidence-based treatment to homebound seniors and socially isolated older adults who are at risk for depression or other mental health related issues.
Program: Positive Solutions (Adult/Older Adult Mental Health Services)- San Marcos Office
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part Time (18 hours per week)
Salary: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour; Commensurate with Experience

Contact Information:

HR Administration
Union of Pan Asian Communities
1031 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Email: upacjobs@upacsd.com
Fax: (619) 232-4113