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Therapist/Clinical Social Worker - Project READY

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Huckleberry Youth Programs
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 25 days ago

Project READY (Reconnecting, Educating, Achieving Dreams for Youth) provides a series of support services designed to ensure that 8th grade students with school-identified behavior problems are able to succeed throughout their 8th grade year and develop a positive transition into high school. Program services include case management, parent engagement and education, academic guidance, a social-emotional group and mental health support.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Psychotherapist will provide individual, family and group psychotherapy for youth at two school sites. The Psychotherapist is a mobile position that actively engages families in services through home-based therapy as well as family partnership/education & support meetings. The Psychotherapist will provide mental health consultation to Project READY staff and work as a collaborative member of an interdisciplinary team. Flexibility and creativity will be key to reducing barriers for families accessing services. The Psychotherapist is also a member of the counseling team for group supervision, team meetings, training and collaborative support.

OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Psychotherapist will receive:

  • Weekly individual clinical supervision
  • Group supervision (3x/month + team meeting)
  • BBS hours if needed
  • Ongoing training and support in a genuine learning environment
  • Agency commitment to addressing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • The opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical issues within a diverse client population

Psychotherapist responsibilities:

  • Provide family and individual therapy for Project READY participants, who are students at Martin Luther King Jr. and Willie Brown middle schools. 
  • Provide therapeutic & clinical case management services at our partner school sites, families’ homes, in the community and/ or telehealth. 
  • Develop rapport with youth and families in a manner that demonstrates awareness of the impact of sociocultural factors on experiences, values, learning and counseling needs.
  • Facilitate parent workshops and monthly family meetings.
  • Act as part of the Project READY team, offering support to staff in the form of consultation, crisis intervention, client screening, case management or other tasks as needed.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage and retain youth and families in services.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues and apply this vigilantly to clinical practice. Consistently maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff.
  • Consistently work to advance clinical skills and knowledge of self and the clinical team by actively engaging in group and individual supervision, pursuing training opportunities and sharing knowledge.
  • Perform accurate, thorough and timely record-keeping, documentation and data entry.
  • Participate in Project READY team meetings and school site meetings.
  • Participate in recruitment efforts to support family/student engagement in the therapeutic process.
  • Attend relevant school meetings and events to support and coordinate the therapy component of Project READY.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in events, field trips and summer programming.
  • Outpatient referrals may be assigned in order to meet client services goals.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to relate well to a diverse client population, as well as internal staff. 
  2. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency policy and standards, and conform to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
  3. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  4. Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  5. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families.
  6. Actively strive to upgrade personal skills through engaging in appropriate professional training experiences.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position operates out of the Huckleberry CARC/Project READY site and travels to local middle schools and participant’s homes. This role routinely includes driving their own vehicle and the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Huckleberry’s CARC/Project READY offices are located at 44 Gough St, Ste 104, San Francisco.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The employee must be able to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds unassisted on an occasional basis. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands to find, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to drive a vehicle.

Project READY (Reconnecting, Educating, Achieving Dreams for Youth) provides a series of support services designed to ensure that 8th grade students with school-identified behavior problems are able to succeed throughout their 8th…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 15, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Salary

At least USD 58,240Salary will increase to $62,400 on 01/01/2022, regular STEP/salary increases guaranteed, Bilingual stipend available

Benefits

Huckleberry Youth Programs offers a benefits package to all team members who work 50% FTE or more that includes:

  • 100% contribution toward medical, dental, vision, acupuncture & chiropractic for employees and 50% coverage for eligible dependents
  • 16 Vacation days in the first year of employment - accruals begin day 1
  • 12 Personal Necessity Days
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programs
  • Flexible spending for medical, dependent care and commute
  • 403(b) retirement plan (non-match)
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Position may meet qualifications for Perkins Student Loan cancellation
  • Union staff are eligible for wellness and education reimbursements


Huckleberry Youth Programs offers a benefits package to all team members who work 50% FTE or more that includes:

  • 100% contribution toward medical, dental, vision, acupuncture &…

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please provide cover letter and resume.

Please provide cover letter and resume.

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