Details: commensurates with experience
2469 Lincoln Blvd.
Job Title: Family Intervention Counselor
Reports To: Director of Programs
Summary: Safe Place for Youth supports youth, ages 12-25, to transition off the streets and into safe and stable housing/shelter and employment. The trauma-informed, low-barrier programming offered at Safe Place for Youth is the first step to engage youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness into our continuum of supportive services. Safe Place for Youth seeks a dedicated, creative and youth-focused Family Intervention Counselor who can develop a thriving and therapeutic program that proactively assists youth transitioning off the streets and into stable housing with their loved ones.
Family Reconnection is an important element to the work we do, helping young people identify and rebuild relationships with safe, supportive persons from their past.
● Support the development of individualized case plans created by Reconnection and Housing Case Managers; ensure case plans are reflective of youth needs and are designed with a clinical lens in mind.
● Support youth preparing to reconnect with family or friends to enhance and promote housing retention. Provide and/or supervise home visits (virtual or in-person) as appropriate to help youth assimilate to their new communities.
● Provide written and verbal reports of how the program is functioning. Represent Safe Place for Youth and Reconnection Programs locally and nationally as needed.
● Provide ongoing guidance to case managers that supports successful housing outcomes, decrease social isolation, increase member’s sense of self-efficacy, reduce homelessness recidivism and deter relationship disruptions.
● Teach a harm- reduction, trauma- informed, culturally competent, housing first approach when working with youth; work closely with the Treatment Team to identify clinical needs.
● Provide mediation and crisis intervention to youth as needed.
● Provide therapeutic counseling to on-site youth as needed.
● Supervise Reconnection staff, MSW and member interns as needed.
● Transport youth as necessary.
● Participate in community and collaborative meetings as directed.
● Complete and submit all required forms, case records, statistical reports and documentation to Director of Programs within designated timeline.
● Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications and Experience
● Degree in Licensed Clinical Social Work or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
● 2+ years post-licensure experience providing clinical oversight preferred.
● 2+ years experience providing direct services to high-risk youth including counseling and advocacy.
● Knowledge of social service resources for youth experiencing and/or at-risk of homelessness.
● Working knowledge of trauma- informed and harm reduction service models.
● Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including organizational, detail and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities in a multicultural environment.
● Ability to manage and support case management staff; adopts a teaching approach to providing clinical guidance.
● Excellent rapport; works cooperatively with individuals, groups and organizations with diverse mission, composition, function, capacity and geographic location
Terms of Position:
● Full-time Position
● Availability to work nights and weekends as needed
● Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
● Must have reliable transportation, valid California driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
health, dental, vision, life insurance, 403B plan, vacation & sick PTO, paid holidays
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Director of Programs, Sophia Frontino, at email@example.com, with subject: “Application: Family Intervention Counselor”.
Safe Place for Youth, a project of Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.