Our Safe Place Program
Status: Full-Time, $51,012 per year + excellent benefits
Specific Responsibilities: Provide trauma-informed assessment, treatment planning, service coordination for LGBTQ youth and their caregivers. Report to Program Manager.
Duties: The development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated treatment approach for youth with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders and quality trauma informed youth programs that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of San Diego Youth Services as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality. Provide direct services such as: outreach and education to community gatekeepers, teachers, health care providers and families. Conduct in-depth assessment for potential mental health and/or substance abuse issues, domestic/community violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, and physical health needs.
Provide individual/group/family therapy; co-occurring disorders treatment; crisis intervention, service/discharge planning; and case-management services. Facilitate family psycho educational groups. Consult and care coordination with integrated primary care, mental health and substance abuse treatment. Maintain Uniform Medical Record documentation and reporting and billing logs on all youth. Provide services in-home, at Drop-in Centers, and in the community as needed. Position requires travel to throughout the County and be willing to be available during evening hours, weekends and holidays. Coordinate and conduct PAGs to find strategies to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health care and improve program service delivery for LGBTQ youth and young adults. Work with community and collaborative partners to determine the needs of families and provide culturally competent services and referrals. Assist with Community trainings around LGBTQ.
Qualifications: Licensed in marriage and family therapy or social work and currently registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. In addition, this person shall have a minimum of two years’ experience working with youth under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician and two years’ experience working with cross disciplinary teams. Experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults. Knowledge of co-occurring disorders treatment is also required. Must be able to pass clearance for working with Minors including drug test, TB test, and background check. Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured vehicle for the job. Knowledge of the LGBTQ youth population in San Diego and committed to cultural awareness. 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.
Job Opened: 1/26/2018
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/bd1f6bb1-fd5f-4f4f-984d-d7785cbbc641/
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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All new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.