Company: Side by SIde
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Since our founding in 1895 in Marin County as an orphanage - and
through subsequent years as Sunny Hills Services - Side by Side has
been at the forefront of best practices in child welfare, working
with the most vulnerable youth in our community. Today, Side by
Side operates in four counties - Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa -
across the Bay Area, reaching nearly 2,000 children, young adults,
and family members per year with much-needed services related to
behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools,
LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and
Clinicians provide clinical care and case management to transition
age youth served through Community Counseling, Real Alternatives
(RA), MH TAY and Our Space programs.
This position has a salary range of $67,700 to $94,200 depending on
years of clinical experience and bilingual language skills.
Over 7 weeks off per year to start including:
3 weeks paid vacation for F/T employees increasing to 4 weeks
vacation after 2 years of service (for all non-school based
2 weeks sick leave for F/T employees with 2 additional sick days
for direct service staff and 4 additional for school staff
9 paid holidays per year
100% employer-paid Medical for F/T employees including platinum
level Kaiser Permanente insurance or Anthem options
Dental and Vision Insurance
Long Term Disability insurance up to $9,000 per month, plus $50,000
Life and AD&D insurance
403b Retirement Plan
Professional development and other learning opportunities including
unlimited access to over 1,000 behavioral health courses online
FREE Employee Assistance Program including up to 10 complimentary
personal counseling sessions per problem, per year for staff and
Employee recognition program with $1,000 bonus awards
Employee referral bonus of up to $1,000
The Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides
intensive community-based mental health services and collaborates
with the youth, housing, and other service providers in order to
assist in their transition to adulthood. The Clinician will serve
transition-age youth exiting foster care and juvenile justice
systems, at-risk LGBTQ youth and survivors of Commercial Sexual
Exploitation. The Clinician will carry a caseload that averages
15-25 youth. This exempt position may require work weeks in excess
of 40 hours as well as evening and weekend work. This position is a
hybrid position: the clinician works in the office and in the
community to meet in-person with clients approximately two days a
week, depending on circumstances .
Service Delivery and Client Outcome
Obtain and complete necessary clinical records and documents,
including progress notes, clinical assessments, treatment plans,
and discharge summaries, within assigned time frames, and perform
Medi-Cal administrative activities.
Provide at least 1080 hours of service delivery per year
Utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to provide weekly
community-based individual therapy and clinical case management
services to a caseload of 13-16 youth.
Effectively build therapeutic rapport with youth and partner with
youth in identifying and working on short and long-term mental
health and independent living skills goals.
Utilize a strengths-based approach to complete clinical assessments
and CANS/ANSA-T needs assessments related to various life
Partner with youth in acquiring access to community settings and
resources including, but not limited to, health care, employment,
school, housing, benefits, etc.
Monitor the progress of clients through weekly meetings in which
the CCM partners with the youth in identifying and working on short
and long term clinical goals.
Use a strengths-based approach to partner with youth in creating a
Treatment Plan and developing and monitoring progress of monthly
Safeguard the dignity and protect the rights and individuality of
each youth in care so as to enhance their self- respect .
On-call responsibilities as needed
Transport youth in vehicle on a daily basis.
Other duties as assigned.
POSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Enthusiastic and strengths-based approach to partnering with youth
and collaborating with peers.
Knowledge and self-awareness regarding issues of race, class and
ethnicity and the ability to supervise an educationally and
ethnically diverse staff.
Commitment to working in a diverse workplace, and self-awareness
regarding issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion/spirituality and disability.
Passion for working with a diverse group of Transition Age Youth
(TAY) including youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and youth with
Ability to view families, both biological and chosen, as resources
and support systems for youth, and commitment to involve families
Commitment to self-reflection and personal awareness as a means of
being able to remain emotionally available and connected with
youth, and function as an engaged team-member
Knowledge and specific experience with therapeutic modalities
suitable for youth and their families, including: harm reductions
theories, seeking safety and motivational interviewing.
In depth knowledge and experience with trauma-informed care
Broad general knowledge of the child welfare system and youth
mental/behavioral health fields
Commitment to effectiveness, prioritizing efficiency and
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, internet
Masters in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy from an
accredited university or college.
Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
At least two years of experience working with adolescents,
preferably current and/or former foster youth
Fulfillment of TB clearance and any other mandatory state/federal
California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance
A valid California driver's license, dependable personal automobile
for use on the job, insurable by SHS' insurance
Please note that Covid-19 vaccination is mandated for all Side by
Side staff, except in cases of approved medical or religious
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Sitting, walking, standing for extended periods of time
Twisting and bending for brief periods of time.
Occasional reaching and/or grasping using hands and/or arms.
Regular use of hands requiring dexterity in using the telephone,
computer keyboard, mouse or calculator.
Regularly required to talk and hear in person or by telephone.
Visual ability to read documents and computer monitor.
May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
May be required to ascend/descend stairs.
Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working
in an office or client environments.
Ability to drive to various sites.
Note : The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued
new requirements for health care and congregant care facilities to
decrease the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks. Based on the CDPH public
health mandate, all candidates for positions at Side by Side must
provide proof of vaccination. Side by Side will consider applicants
with ADA and Title VII exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
Side by Side provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
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