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Intervention Specialist - Spanish Speaking, Stipend Provided

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Huckleberry Youth Programs
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San Francisco, CA

Huckleberry Youth Programs


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Published 17 days ago

March 15, 2021
$40,060 - $44,387Bilingual stipend available. On-call pay ($50/day) is also available.

TITLE: HART Intervention Specialist (Bilingual Spanish / English)

PROGRAM: Huckleberry Advocacy and Response Team (HART) 

SALARY: $19.26-$21.34 per hour with regular STEP increases per CBA

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week and on-call duties as scheduled 

SUPERVISOR: HART Program Coordinator and Director

 

Position Summary

The Intervention Specialist plays an important role at HART. We are looking for someone who is bold and approaches the work with humility. Equity and healing, for youth and within the team, are at the core of what we do. The Intervention Specialist will be responsible, under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Director, for providing core trauma-informed and healing-oriented direct services. This is a bilingual/bicultural position, and candidates must be able to speak, read and write fluently in both English and Spanish.  

Organizational Summary:

HART provides holistic advocacy and direct services to youth ages 11-24 who are vulnerable to or experiencing commercial sexual exploitation/involved in sex trafficking/engaging in survival sex. Services are designed to support youth in moving towards safer environments and stabilization, as they define them.  

Using a harm reduction, client-centered, empowerment, and relationship driven approach, HART provides case management, crisis response, and psychoeducation to young people. We value collaboration with community partners. 

HART is composed of a team of Intervention Specialists (Case Managers/Advocates), Program Coordinator, and Program Director. We are a close team that learn from and grow with each other. We are committed to the youth we work with and their healing.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide case management both in the community and on site at the office to youth ages 11-24 who are at risk of or are experiencing commercial sexual exploitation.
  2. Maintain ongoing caseload and consistently document services.
  3. Balance multiple tasks in response to ongoing and emergent youth needs, crisis response, and documentation.
  4. Provide 24-hour crisis response when scheduled on-call (typically one week a month), which includes both crisis intervention and follow up.
  5. Network with other community-based providers to establish relationships and resources, including providing consultation to other community providers.
  6. Co-facilitate groups.
  7. Engage in special projects co-created with members of the team.
  8. Participate in staff development activities including: individual supervision, group supervision, staff meetings, clinical trainings and interdisciplinary meetings.
  9. Provide support and integration with HYP programs and services to provide a seamless experience for youth.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Ability to speak, read and write fluently in both English and Spanish.
  2. Two years’ experience working with marginalized youth and families in a community based setting
  3. Proven ability to balance crisis and an empowerment approach when working with youth
  4. Experience working with public systems, particularly the foster care system.
  5. Experience utilizing and commitment to the harm reduction model.
  6. Experience advocating in a collaborative process and negotiating various systems

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  1. One year of experience working with youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation lts and/or youth and young adults in the sex trades preferred.
  2. Familiarity with the San Francisco Child Welfare system
  3. Knowledge of community based agencies serving adolescents in S.F strongly preferred

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Strong commitment to the well-being of youth, social justice, and a positive youth development approach.
  2. Strong advocacy and engagement skills.
  3. Commitment to the principles of harm reduction.
  4. Ability to authentically and meaningfully engage youth.
  5. Ability to respond thoughtfully and critically to crisis.
  6. Ability to balance crisis and an empowerment approach when working with youth.
  7. Ability to work and advocate in a collaborative process and negotiate various systems.
  8. Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team that prioritizes transparency and feedback.
  9. Able to address crisis as it emerges in an office setting as well as in the field.
  10. Commitment to managing vicarious trauma and collaborating to create a trauma-informed team environment
  11. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

This position is non-exempt and is eligible for on-call pay..

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position operates out of 44 Gough St., but will work from home pending clearance to return based on our COVID Health and Safety Plan. This role routinely includes driving and transporting youth to various appointments. This role meets clients in a variety of settings, including schools, medical providers’ offices, juvenile hall, youths’ residences (group home, foster home, parent’s house), and community-based organizations. The position also includes the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This office is located in San Francisco and is accessible by public transportation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This role must be able to sit comfortably in a car when driving for up to an hour at a time. This role requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend, sit or stand as necessary and climb stairs.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • TB clearance
  • Valid CA driver’s license & clear DMV record
  • 2 years driving experience

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

  • Must pass DOJ/FBI background check. Due to our requirements with licensing, candidates with backgrounds including items on the non-exemptible crime list will not be eligible for exemption at this time. 

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV-related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.

FAIR CHANCE:

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

TITLE: HART Intervention Specialist (Bilingual Spanish / English)

PROGRAM: Huckleberry Advocacy and Response Team (HART) 

SALARY: $19.26-$21.34 per hour with regular STEP increases per CBA

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week and on-call duties as…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee and 50% employer paid for dependents
  • Life Insurance—Employer paid
  • 16 Vacation days in the 1st year of employment
  • 12 Personal Necessity days
  • 10 Paid Holidays

We’re a great place to work! We offer excellent benefits and value work-life balance.

  • Medical coverage, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture and Chiropractic —100% employer paid for employee…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish - ability to read, write and speak at a professional level.

Spanish - ability to read, write and speak at a professional level.

Location

On-site
44 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

How to Apply

Please provide cover letter and resume.

Please provide cover letter and resume.

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