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!

SUD Counselor (Registered or Certified)
Posted On: January 5, 2022
The SUD Counselor functions as a member of adult alcohol and drug treatment team and provides culturally and linguistically appropriate outpatient substance abuse treatment and recovery services to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults, Transitional Age Youth (TAY), refugees, immigrants, and other underserved populations in San Diego County.
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center (Oceanside)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: Registered ($17.00-$18.00 per hour) or Certified ($19.00-$21.00 per hour) ; Commensurate with experience
Peer Support Specialist
Posted On: January 5, 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: Adult/Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: $16-$18 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Program Therapist
Posted On: January 5, 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)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: $26.60 - $ 31.76 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Behavioral Health Counselor
Posted On: January 5, 2022
This position for Behavioral Health Counselor interacts with participants providing screenings, crisis intervention, brief individual counseling and linkage to community services. The Behavioral Health Counselor provides support to clients for up to three months following discharge from the hospital in order to connect them with resources needed to provide and maintain stabilization.
Program: Next Steps
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time ( 40 hours per week )
Salary: $32.00 - $34.00 per hour ; Commensurate with experience
Mental Health Clinician (Bilingual Spanish)
Posted On: January 5, 2022
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) – Supports Both San Marcos Office and Activity Road Office
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours)
Salary: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LPHA) – Adult
Posted On: January 5, 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.
Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LPHA) – Adolescent
Posted On: January 5, 2022
Under the supervision of Program Lead, Substance Use Disorder Counselor provides SUD services to target population.
Program: Teen Recovery Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Salary: $23.00 - $26.00 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.
Program Therapist – Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese)
Posted On: January 5, 2022
Under the supervision of the Program Manager 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
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $26.60-$32.69 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Peer Specialist
Posted On: January 5, 2022
The Peer Specialist will interact with clients and family members to provide screening, crisis intervention, brief individual and group drug and alcohol counseling, linkage to community services as well as provide program administrative support.
Program: Next Steps
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $16.50-$17.00 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Community-Based Services Director
Posted On: January 5, 2022
UPAC community-based services department operates various programs with the focus of promoting and enhancing safety and self-sufficiency of the community and the individual. This position will provide administrative oversight to all Community-Based Services programs that are funded by various sources.
Program: Community-Based Services
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $80,000-$95,000 per year; Commensurate with Experience
TAY Specialist
Posted On: December 21, 2021
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the TAY Specialist 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: $25-$27 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Rehab Specialist
Posted On: December 20, 2021
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Rehabilitation Specialist provides intensive outpatient rehabilitative 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.
Program: Children's Mental Health
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $21.63 - $25.08 per hour; Commensurate with Experience
Administrative / Data Assistant
Posted On: December 10, 2021
Under the direction of the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant supports the program with administrative duties.
Program: New Leaf Recovery Center
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $17.00-$20.00 per hour; Commensurate with experience
Mental Health Therapist
Posted On: December 8, 2021
Under the direction of the Program Lead Clinician, Mental Health Clinician 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 - Central
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours Per Week)
Salary: $21-$23 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 Therapist
Posted On: December 2, 2021
The Counseling and Treatment Center (CTC) provides outpatient mental health treatment for adults and older adults with serious mental illness and promotes psychosocial rehabilitation principles of wellness and recovery. CTC’s target population is Asian and Pacific Islander adults, ages 25 and older and Asian and Pacific Islander Transition Aged Youth (TAY), ages 18-24. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the MH therapist will promote psychosocial rehabilitation principles of wellness and recovery in all aspects of treatment.
Program: Counseling and Treatment Center (CTC)
Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Salary: $24.50-$26.00 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
Program Therapist
Posted On: November 12, 2021
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: $26.60 - $ 31.76 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