SDYS Job Announcement:
Alternative to Detention (ATD) Program
Spring Valley & East Communities Campus
Status: Full-time, $53,000/year (plus bilingual differential $1,500) and excellent benefits
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to Spring Valley & East Communities Campus
(SVECC) Program Managers to provide comprehensive trauma-informed support services as part of the Alternative to Dentation (ATD) program. The goal of the ATD program is to provide a continuum of detention alternatives to low-risk juvenile offenders’ youth ages 11-18 in East County Region. This includes youth who have committed an offense and/or are currently on Juvenile Probation who would not typically need to be detained in Juvenile Hall, however cannot stay in their home due to other reasons, such as safety. It also includes youth who could possibly go to Juvenile Hall because of committing an offense. The ATD Program provides services in the home, on school campuses and in the community. The ATD Clinical Coordinator is responsible for coordinating clinical services for the ATD Program and coordinating of case managers, in collaboration with Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager. Clinical Coordinator is responsible for screening possible intakes, providing intake assessments, crisis management, creating a service plan in partnership with the youth and their parent/legal guardian, facilitating appropriate referrals, as well as family, individual, and group psychotherapy. Clinical Coordinator provides on-going coordination of ATD services, provides consultation, risk assessments, and evaluation of service delivery. In addition to counseling services, Clinical Coordinator provides prevention and intervention facilitated groups on a variety of topics, including: alcohol and drug use, teen pregnancy, self-esteem, positive choices, anger management, expressive arts, family support, ILS, delinquency prevention, gender-specific groups and parenting. Responsible for the development and maintenance of an integrated treatment approach for youth with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders and quality trauma informed youth services.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Perform other Duties as assigned or required.
Must have ability to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to assist youth. 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 youth 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: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Licensed or License-eligible in Marital and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology by the state of California, and a minimum of three year of job-related experience, including working with adolescent females and their families. Must be registered with the California Board of Behavioral Science and must be in good standing, please indicate IMF intern number, ASW registration number or MFT/LCSW license number in application. Must have familiarity with Brief Strategic Therapy and TARGET model. 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 as well as with other agencies and program staff in varying disciplines. Must be highly organized with the ability to focus on multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Job Opened: 1/29/2019
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to: https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/7dc29fb7-bc17-42cf-91ad-ecc9c3a639af/