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Company: Side by SIde
Location: Hayward
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

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 special education.

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 employees).
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 dependents
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
Client Support
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 domains.
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 goals.
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.

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 disabilities.
Ability to view families, both biological and chosen, as resources and support systems for youth, and commitment to involve families in services
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 follow-through.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, internet and email.

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 requirements.
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 accommodations.

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 essential functions.
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 training.


Keywords: Side by SIde, Hayward , Clinician, Other , Hayward, California

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