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Mental Health Care Coordinator

Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 functions include:
  • 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 funding source(s).
  • 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 members.
  • Maintain a minimum of 20 hours of clinical-related training per year (as per your start date), 8 of which must be in Cultural Competency.
  • 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 Services preferred.
    • License-eligible (MFT, MSW, MHC) by the State of California required.
    • 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 development methods.
    • Must have an understanding and value the Promotora and Family Partnership models.
    • Skilled in building and maintaining collaborative relationships, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
    • Must possess excellent oral and written skills and be computer literate.
    • 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 preferred.
    • 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 quality.
      • 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 and experiences.
      • Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships.
      • Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.
      • 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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