Mental Health Care Coordinator
Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023
San Diego Youth ServicesJOB ANNOUNCEMENTMental Health Care
CoordinatorSan Diego Youth Services seeks 8 Clinical Coordinators
in our FRC program to be based at Grossmont Union High School
Campuses in East region. This is a full-time, hybrid & non-exempt
position reporting to the Program Manager. San Diego Youth
Services: Who we areSan Diego Youth Services has helped improve the
lives of more than 780,000 homeless, runaway and vulnerable youth
since its beginning in 1970. We provide safe places to live and
long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community
centers and housing to more than 28,000 youth every year at 100+
community and school locations. Through prevention, early
intervention and treatment, we also help youth before they need
higher levels of care or become homeless.We aim to:
- Meet the basic needs of youth. Hunger, poverty and youth
homelessness are on the rise for many youth and their families
today. We help meet these basic needs for youth. What could be more
vital than food and shelter? We provide safe places to live and
long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community
centers and housing.
- Create positive connection. We help youth focus on positive
life changes and healthy relationships as part of providing needed
resources and services. San Diego Youth Services has long provided
foster homes and adoption support services for families considering
adopting a youth in the foster care system.
- Help youth develop life skills. In addition to a range of safe
and stable housing options, we offer support tohelp youth develop
the independent living skills necessaryto become self-sufficient
and keep off the streets.
- Promote overall health and well-being. Early intervention and
care for the whole child are critical. We provide a broad continuum
of services to help youth overcome trauma and challenges that put
them at risk, includingcase management, counseling, mental health
treatment and educational support and resources.SDYS has a staff of
approximately 215 employees and 80 volunteers working across San
Diego County and an annual budget of approximately $22 million.You
can learn more about us at CONTEXT OF THE POSITION Responsible for
providing direct services to students (ages 14-18) and their
families, which may include: screening and assessment, case
management, facilitating support groups, crisis response and
intervention and monthly parent educational meetings. Responsible
for overall daily functioning and quality control of services to
include, but not be limited to, monitoring intake assessment and
service plans, coordinating direct case management staff, site
coordination, support coordination of MFT/MSW Trainees, and general
service provision review. Work within a team model, establishing
leadership and networking with community and school partners to
support all levels of program services. Responsible for maintaining
an awareness and sensitivity to the linguistic and cultural
characteristics of Grossmont Union High School Campuses. Essential
- Participate in appropriate collaborative, community, school
district and school site systems to create new ways of integrating
services and advocate for institutional and systematic changes
- Establish and maintain linkage relationships with agencies,
organizations, schools, community collaboratives and civic &
community groups to enhance community relationships and leverage
resources to benefit students and their families.
- Coordinate Parent Outreach efforts when needed, as guided by
Grossmont Union High Schools Administrative Teams.
- Facilitate a weekly Case Management meeting with the site team.
Manage and assign referrals. Review assessments, identified goals &
family service plans and discharge planning, as well as maintaining
a partial case load directly.
- Coordinate and maintain statistical systems for funding source,
contract compliance and agency goals accountability. Provide
necessary, timely monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and
statistics to Director of Services, agency fiscal department, and
- Establish and maintain current, accurate, timely confidential
record keeping and outcomes monitoring systems.
- Participate in appropriate agency-wide committees, i.e.
advocacy, work groups, marketing, planning and management team
meetings, including resource development and grant development
plans, and SDYS staff development events.
- Assist with coordination, training and support of core staff,
interns/trainees and volunteers.
- Coordinate in-service trainings and staff meetings for the
purpose of training staff and facilitating communication among team
- Maintain a minimum of 20 hours of clinical-related training per
year (as per your start date), 8 of which must be in Cultural
- Follow all legal and ethical guidelines pertaining to the
treatment of youth and families as per the state and county
requirements (e.g. Child Abuse Reporting, Duty to Warn,
Confidentiality, Grievance Procedures, Informed Consent, and
Serious Incident Reporting) and ensure staff do the same.PREFERRED
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Licensed MFT, LCSW, LPCC or Licensed Psychologist and in good
standing with the State of California's Board of Behavioral
- License-eligible (MFT, MSW, MHC) by the State of California
- Requires a minimum of two years of job-related experience,
including case management services, mental health assessment and
direct mental health service experience with at-risk youth and
families in public school settings. Knowledge of East County and
SDYS resources and experience in alcohol and drug service systems
highly desirable. Experience in youth, family, and community
- Must have an understanding and value the Promotora and Family
- Skilled in building and maintaining collaborative
relationships, with excellent organizational skills and the ability
- Must possess excellent oral and written skills and be computer
- Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving abilities,
coordinating skills, creativity, and public speaking preferred.
Bilingual (Spanish or Arabic language) preferred.
- Must show a willingness to work flexible hours, including some
evenings and weekends.
- Experience with training, and scheduling of program activities
and staff coverage.
- Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of
trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience
working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs
- Maintain CPR and First Aid Certificate. SDYS EXPECTATIONS
- Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated
by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service
partner protected health information and other applicable
information and material in accordance to agency and center
policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.
- Welcome and support SDYS volunteers and assist them in
accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
- Effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
- Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and
inclusion in working relationships.
- Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in
- Maintain warm, welcoming and safe work environments.
- Possess flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in
several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or
in an office.Salary: $67,808-$70,000To apply, please send resume
and cover letter through job posting on SDYS website.SDYS offers a
comprehensive benefits package to full time employees that includes
generous PTO, personal holidays, health, vision, dental, life
insurance, parental leave and a 403(b)-retirement plan with
matching contribution. Candidates must be able to follow all the
guidelines provided by the agency, government, and health
authorities to maintain safety and health when the job requires
physical presence and/or contact with others during the COVID-19
pandemic, including the submission of proof of vaccination as
mandated by the California Public Health Order. The successful
candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a
valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. SDYS is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or
veteran status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the
Immigration and Nationality Act as amended, all new employees must
verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
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