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Ma'at Mental Health Therapist

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Homeless Children's Network
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San Francisco, CA

Homeless Children's Network


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AGENCY: Homeless Children’s Network

TITLE: Ma’at Child and Family Therapist

SCHEDULE: Full-time position, 40 hours per week

SALARY: $72,000 

BENEFITS: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; commuter stipend


Description

Therapists work individually with children to help prevent or resolve psycho-social difficulties experienced by a child as a result of their homelessness. Through talk and play therapy, and other support mechanisms, we help youth explore their emotions freely, express them safely and develop their ability to communicate them in the most appropriate way. We believe that giving children the opportunity to communicate enables them to gain more control over their own behavior. 


We also support the mental health needs of parents by providing strength-based therapies and counseling services. We help parents achieve mental and emotional stability so that they can increase their connection to the child(ren) and cultivate a healthy environment in which them.


About the Ma’at Program

The Ma'at Program is a supportive holistic therapeutic community, in which we center and work with African American/Black Families in San Francisco.


Ma’at is focused on seven cardinal virtues: balance, order, righteousness, harmony, justice, truth, and reciprocity. Through these values, we provide individual and family therapy, mobile community outreach, culturally-based referrals, and community organizing and advocacy. Ma'at is a healing community based on Afri-Centric and culturally opulent principles.


About Homeless Children’s Network

HCN works to decrease the impact of trauma and to empower families. Our comprehensive clinical services enable us to work closely with each family to understand their needs and to connect them to HCN's internal resources and our external partners. We form a trusted relationship and follow our clients over time, providing security and stability that allows them to become more stable and confident, raise healthy and emotionally independent children, and develop skills and training that will help lift them out of the cycle of homelessness.


For more information about HCN, please visit our website at https://www.hcnkids.org 


About you!

  • Obtained at least a Master’s degree, especially in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work/Social Welfare, Marriage and Family Therapy, or similarly related field
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in child development, especially in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, POC) families and communities
  • Preferably experienced in provision of therapy through EPSDT (MediCal)
  • Familiar with resources and communities in San Francisco, especially those dedicated to Black/African American youth
  • Working knowledge/experience related to issues of homelessness and domestic violence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and team player with proven ability to work with people of different intersecting identities
  • Open to working remotely based on COVID-19 safety guidelines, but willing to travel throughout San Francisco to meet with youth and families once safely able to do so


HCN’s Community Culture

Of all the above important qualifications, bring the heartfelt quality of compassion, with exquisite cultural responsiveness as a primary guiding quality, not only of your professional life, but of what you hold dear.


Please bring a strong analysis of how race, ethnicity, culture, language, region, poverty, sexual and gender identity, age, education, opportunities and resources generationally made available or not, and systemic oppressions impact a person’s mental health.


Please have stories of your own life and how you have been a mover and shaker to transform these systems.


Please accept that HCN is a vibrant community that has a legacy that is of interest to you, and is also prompted to grow steadily, and with the respect of what has been done well central in the conversation.

AGENCY: Homeless Children’s Network

TITLE: Ma’at Child and Family Therapist

SCHEDULE: Full-time position, 40 hours per week

SALARY: $72,000 

BENEFITS: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; commuter stipend


Description

Therapists work…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

  • Up to 6 weeks paid time off (PTO) per year
  • Heath, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Commuter stipend
  • Open to working remotely based on COVID-19 safety guidelines
  • Up to 6 weeks paid time off (PTO) per year
  • Heath, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Commuter stipend
  • Open to working remotely based on COVID-19 safety guidelines

Location

3450 3rd Street, Unit 1C, San Francisco, CA 94124

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and thoughtful cover letter to Dr. Hazel Benigno, Program Director [hazelb@hcnkids.org] and Bonnie Harrison, LCSW, Clinical Director [bonnie@hcnkids.org]

To apply, please submit a current resume and thoughtful cover letter to Dr. Hazel Benigno, Program Director [hazelb@hcnkids.org] and Bonnie Harrison, LCSW, Clinical Director [bonnie…

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