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Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Health & Wellness Director - Position Summary

Youth UpRising is seeking a culturally-adept, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), authorized by the BBS to provide supervision for unlicensed clinicians. The Health & Wellness Director will be responsible for (1) hands-on internal leadership and management of YU’s health and wellness services and staff, (2) forging productive community relationships with internal and external partners, and (3) contributing to and articulating a comprehensive philosophy and strategy for health and wellness programming at YU, in alignment with our mission and core operating values. The Health & Wellness Director will implement tools and processes for effective supervision, development and evaluation of our health and wellness programs and program staff. The Health & Wellness Director will manage the departmental budget and oversee compliance as well as effective data-collection and reporting. With strong relational and organizational skills and culturally relevant clinical experience, the Health & Wellness Director will lead and manage the provision of comprehensive and culturally accessible mental health services to youth and young adults and their families.

The Health & Wellness Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer, supervises all Health and Wellness Staff and works as part of a passionate and strategic team. The Health & Wellness Director candidates will be self-motivated with a proven commitment to urban youth, and the ability to work effectively within a context that requires flexibility, a sense of humor and capacity to flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. This leadership position requires someone whose passion for Youth UpRising’s vision is matched with well-honed clinical skills and the capacities to equip others and to ensure successful achievement of measurable outcomes by YU members, the department and the organization as a whole.

Primary Responsibilities - Direct Services and Programming

 Provide direct clinical supervision to unlicensed Masters level therapists.

 Provide supervision to the 0-8 Wellness Assistant.

 Ensure excellent and appropriate mental health services through effective supervision of clinicians, interns and nonclinical case managers.

 Develop programs and protocols. Support the development and implementation of quality assurance standards and best practices for initial and on-going services.

 Provide general program oversight including fiscal reporting requirements and contract management with Alameda County; vet other possible funding sources.

 Ensure departmental compliance with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, infection control, and customer service standards.

 Assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical interventions and treatment plans for adolescents to help meet mutually agreed upon goals.

 Provide individual, group, family therapy and crisis intervention utilizing a variety of different theoretical orientations.

 Coordinate services among community-based service providers, school systems and other relevant systems by

consultation and collaboration.

 Maintain documentation standards adhering to professional licensing boards and as required by contract.

 Advocate for young people as they navigate educational, justice, health and other systems; and within the community.

Partnerships

 Identify and develop opportunities for collaboration and trainings with and for other YU departments. Participate in outreach activities in order to promote mental health services. Participate in center-wide programming, events,

activities and retreats.

 Participate in multidisciplinary case conferences and other forums, providing assistance and consultation on

adolescent mental health.

 Coordinate services with all YU Health and Wellness partners such as Children’s Hospital/Castlemont Clinic and YU Balance Holistic Health Clinic.

 Liaison to Castlemont 0-8 Early Childhood Hub.

 Support coordination of services among mental health providers through collaboration and consultation.

Strategy and Leadership Development

 Work with the Executive Leadership Team to develop, articulate, and oversee implementation of a strategic direction for YU’s Health and Wellness programming, ensuring outcomes are aligned with YU’s vision and mission.

 Expand and shape YU’s health and wellness philosophy and practices while incorporating (1) existing health

challenges faced by our Members, (2) best practices regarding partnerships with existing health care institutions and organizations, and (3) creative thinking about alternative health and wellness strategies. Assess and grow existing health and wellness programs to build capacity.

 Identify opportunities for YU to grow as a known leader in the field of youth leadership development and build

strategies to take advantage of these opportunities.

 Develop leadership capacity of Health and Wellness Department staff. Coordinate and provide in-service training as needed. Ensure attraction, retention and development of Health and Wellness staff.

 Serve as a leadership development resource for staff and members throughout YU.

 Support organizational best practices regarding meaningful engagement of young people in organizational

development.

 Other duties as needed and assigned.

Qualification Requirements

 CLINICAL LICENSE AND EXPERIENCE – Experience as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) able to

provide supervision for unlicensed staff. Strong clinical expertise with adolescents and young adults. Some familiarity with early childhood preferred.

 FIELD KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of Alameda County community agencies and resources for adolescents and

families.

 INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCE – Proven ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

 STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the

demonstrated ability to research, assimilate and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate audiences, including the ability to effectively present information to top

management, program staff and/or Board of Directors.

 AVAILABILITY for occasional evening and weekend work.

 BILINGUAL Spanish/English speaker is a plus.

Health & Wellness Director - Position Summary

Youth UpRising is seeking a culturally-adept, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), authorized by the BBS to provide supervision for unlicensed clinicians. The Health & Wellness…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Youth UpRising offers a competitive benefits package, which includes 100% Employer-Paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Premiums. PTO, 401(k) and Flex Plans also offered.

Youth UpRising offers a competitive benefits package, which includes 100% Employer-Paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Premiums. PTO, 401(k) and Flex Plans also offered.

Level of Language Proficiency

BILINGUAL Spanish/English speaker is a plus.

BILINGUAL Spanish/English speaker is a plus.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter with recent salaries and four professional references to talent@youthUpRising.org. Include “H&WD – [Your Name]” in the subject line.

Email resume and cover letter with recent salaries and four professional references to talent@youthUpRising.org. Include “H&WD – [Your Name]” in the subject line.

Location

8711 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605

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