Fred Finch Youth Center Social Worker DD San Diego in San Diego, California
Social Worker DD San Diego
The Social Worker is responsible for providing high quality, trauma-informed therapeutic services and/or case management to a diverse population of at risk youth, young adults, and families who may be experiencing barriers to receiving office-based behavioral health services. These developmentally appropriate, individualized services may occur in the community, school, office, or residential setting.
M.A. Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Some programs may consider candidates who are able to obtain registered status within first 6 months after hire. Registered PCC intern (PCCI)* with relevant experience with target population eligible in San Diego/Alameda/San Mateo Counties (If working in a program licensed by Community Care Licensing must meet minimum training and experience requirements). For more information please see http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf
Licensed (LCSW or MFT; or, in San Diego/ Alameda/San Mateo County Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC).A license may be preferred based upon program need.
Certified to conduct a CANS/ANSA assessment within 90 days of employment if the work assignment is in a County program that requires CANS/ANSA certification.
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.
Supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, individual/family/group behavioral treatment methods for target population of program.
Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions for staff delivering behavioral services (e.g., TBS).
Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
Must have access to dependable transportation; personal car insurance meeting minimum liability coverage required if position requires driving for work or transporting participants.
Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
One year post-graduate school experience with program target population (Example: intellectually disabled, homeless, teens or young adults, seriously emotionally disturbed).
One year experience with program modality (example: school-based, residential, mobile/community-based, assertive community treatment, wraparound, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.
Applies a strength-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach to supervision, participant and community service.
Experience with relevant evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, DBT, trauma-informed interventions).
Exhibits strong behavioral, crisis management and family/individual/group therapy skills.
Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community.
(*)For LPCC/PCCI’s, the county-specific eligibility must be verified by the hiring manager including certification by the BBS to work with families, as required.
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Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
8 Paid holidays
Qualifying Empoloyer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
21 days of Paid Time Off
LocationSan Diego - Spring Valley
About the OrganizationFor over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. Our clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster care or homelessness, recovering from abuse, or underserved by traditional service providers. We provide over 3,000 youth each year with residential care, special education, vocational training, transitional housing, homeless youth programs, school-based counseling, and in-home support on residential campuses in Oakland and San Diego and in homes, schools, and communities in over several counties throughout California. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others.
This position is currently accepting applications.