SDYS Job Announcement:
HERE Now PEI Program
Status: Full-time, $45,760 per year plus excellent benefits
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Program Manager to provide comprehensive trauma-informed school based suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services countywide as part of the Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Educating (HERE) Now program. Shall work to ensure the delivery of quality services on schools, including middle school and high school, and in community locations to serve children, youth and transition aged youth (TAY), with suicide prevention and early intervention services. Shall participate in the three components that include: 1) a multi-level suicide prevention program implemented through the public health approach; 2) evidence-based practices that focuses on reducing risk and enhancing protective factors for 7th through 12th grade youth, and 3) a comprehensive and collaborative approach to suicide prevention for at-risk middle through high school youth that includes support services and necessary linkages. Specifically, shall work with District employees, youth, and parents in creating an overall school environment conducive to appropriate learning for the pupils in the District that promotes positive mental health, stigma reduction, and suicide prevention.
Perform other Duties as assigned or required.
Must have ability to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to assist students. Must have ability to hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations. Must have ability to lift and carry 20 pounds--lifting books, materials and equipment to execute lessons and presentations. Seeing to read, prepare and review a variety of activities and to monitor student activities. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Walking extended lengths to move around campuses. Potential exposure to physical injury from aggressive behavior.
Qualifications: License-eligible in Marital and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology by the state of California, and a minimum of two years of job-related experience, including direct service experience with at-risk, multiple families and children on a school campus and/or home-based settings. Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Science and must be in good standing. Experience with youth, family, and community development. Must possess excellent oral and written skills, and be able to provide services to small and large groups of youth and adults. Must work well autonomously with other agencies and program staff in varying disciplines. Must be highly organized with the ability to focus on multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and busy school-based environment. Creativity and sense of humor a must. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred. Must maintain CPR/First-Aid Certificate. Must have reliable vehicle and relevant auto insurance, plus a clean driving record (mileage reimbursed). Must be available to work weekends and evenings as assigned by supervisor and/or as needed. Employment subject to clearances, which may include fingerprinting, background checks, TB testing, and drug testing.
Job Opened: 1/3/2018
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/6e95abd2-cb28-4f9c-8501-e0ae96fe802d/
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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All new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.