Community Mental Health Worker



Graduates from the Community Mental Health Certificate Program at City College of San Francisco will possess the skills, knowledge, and competencies to effectively perform as behavioral health workers, care managers, community advocates, peer counselors, group facilitators, systems navigators, team coordinators, and other behavioral health related positions. The certificate may also enhance promotional opportunities at work.

Our Vision 

  • Empower a diverse group of individuals to use their experiences to advocate for others.
  • Cultivate a shift in the perception and delivery of mental health.
  • Transform communities through a collaborative approach to mental health.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information on wellness and recovery promotion, mental health management, evidence based approaches, and community defined practices.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in skills including care brokerage, advocacy, outreach, systems navigation and linkage, documentation, and counseling.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work with members in diverse communities including children/youth, adults/older adults, families, and consumers of mental health services using principles of wellness and recovery and cultural humility.
  4. Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment in the field