SDYS Job Announcement:
Youth Support Partner (Bilingual Required)
Our Safe Place Program
Status : Full-time, $32,480 per year (plus $1,500 bilingual differential) and excellent benefits
Specific Responsibilities : Accountable to the Program Manager to provide comprehensive trauma-informed services. Responsible for providing outreach and education, mentoring, positive youth development activities, initial risk assessments, and linkages with area mental health support and services as well as other needed services for LGBTQ youth. Ensure that standards relating to safety and inclusivity are maintained.
The development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated treatment approach for youth and families with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders and quality trauma informed youth programs that adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of San Diego Youth Services as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
Primary role will include the provision of case management and supportive/rehabilitative services to enrolled youth/family, as applicable.
Assist with Community outreach and trainings on LGBTQ.
Provide assertive outreach services within the LGBTQ community. Screen youth/families as appropriate for the clinic. Provide outreach services to youth while waiting for counseling services
Must be flexible to provide services in-home, Drop-in Center, and in the community as needed.
Provide mentoring to youth.
Facilitate support groups centered around LBGTQ issues and awareness.
Welcome and support volunteers in the organization and assist them in accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
Participate in treatment meetings and service planning.
Attend all required agency trainings and meetings.
Maintain documentation and reporting on all youth/families in a timely manner.
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.
Maintain warm, welcoming office grounds and facilities.
Maintain a working knowledge of MIS equipment.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications : Must have lived experience identifying with LGBTQ and have received behavioral health services. Alumni’s of Our Safe Place will receive preference in hiring. Two years of supervised experience with children and adolescents including the documentation of services following a standard protocol. Experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults preferred. Must be able to pass clearance for working with Minors. Bilingual (Spanish/English) required. Committed to cultural awareness. Must have good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured vehicle for the job. 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. Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Job Opened: 4/11/2018
An Equal Opportunity Employer
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
All new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.