Spring Valley & East Communities Center
Variable 24 hours to 40 hours per week at $24.53/hour plus benefits for License qualified
Variable 24 hours to 40 hours per week at $22/hour plus benefits for License-eligible
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to Spring Valley & East Communities Center
(SVECC) Program Managers to provide comprehensive trauma-informed support services on campus at Granite Hills High School. Responsible for coordinating and providing clinical services in collaboration with SDYS Program Manager and school personnel at Granite Hills High School. Mental Health Specialist is responsible for fielding therapy referrals, screening possible intakes, providing comprehensive intake assessments, crisis management, creating a service plan in partnership with the youth and their parent/legal guardian, facilitating appropriate referrals to outside services, as well as family, individual, and group psychotherapy. In addition to counseling services, Mental Health Specialist provides on-going coordination of mental health services, provides consultation, risk assessments, and evaluation of service delivery. Mental Health Specialist provides prevention and intervention facilitated groups on a variety of topics, including: trauma, alcohol and drug use, teen pregnancy, self-esteem, positive choices, anger management, expressive arts, family support, 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: License-eligible in Marital and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology by the state of California, and a minimum of one 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 MFT/LCSW license number in application. Experiencing serving East Region service population and knowledge of East Region community resources is preferred. 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.
Job Opened: 1/26/2018
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/d0b70a47-48e8-4b8e-a6f2-ec3b4564c629/
An Equal Opportunity Employer
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
All new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.