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Embarcadero YMCA
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Director of Youth Chance Community School and Clinical Supervisor (if registered intern)
Salary range: 
$27.00 per hour

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You can make a lasting impact every day by working with the YMCA of San Francisco. In communities across the Bay Area, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

Youth Chance Community School is a program of Embarcadero YMCA run in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Youth Chance serves students who are foster, homeless, expelled, and/or referred by probation or social services. Our program is centered around students who are between the ages of 16-19 years old. We are committed to providing academic support, workforce development/life skills, physical education, social emotional intervention and enrichment activities to youth. Students can graduate from the program with a SFUSD high school diploma.

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Chance Community School and if unlicensed, a clinical supervisor, the Clinician is responsible for proactively supporting youth and their families in increasing success and access to educational attainment, navigating the Juvenile Justice system, and addressing complex trauma through assessment, collaboration and treatment. Services will include mental health (individual and family therapy), case management, and outreach to youth struggling with chronic school truancy or probation involvement. Services will be primarily conducted at Youth Chance Community School and will involve collaboration with multiple systems of care. Services will be provided in a manner that is consistent with the legal and ethical standards set by the professional field and the YMCA of San Francisco’s mission. The Clinician will demonstrate empathic and solution-oriented strategies, linkages, and knowledge with the expectation that the incumbent will attend all agreed upon meetings and trainings and provide client services as delineated below.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse youth and families in clinical and school settings.
  • Willingness to provide community-based care.
  • Possess a clinical education background (MA/MS/MSW in counseling, social work, or psychology).
  • Possess a current professional registration or license: MFTI, ACSW, MFT, LCSW, PsyD, or PhD.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards of practice, including child abuse reporting laws.
  • Possess sufficient clinical skills and insight necessary for affecting positive work with clients and their families.
  • Ability to drive highly preferred.
  • Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

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All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees