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Community Wellness Counselor - Evenings

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Senior Director, Community Health and Wellness
Salary range: 
$41.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, 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

Under the supervision of the Community Health and Wellness Senior Director, the Community Wellness Counselor (Counselor) is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the African American Holistic Wellness (AAHW) programs. The Counselor provides 1:1 counseling support as well as develop, organize, and facilitate mental and emotional wellness groups, classes and workshops. The Counselor serves as a bridge between in-house and local service providers, provide short-term individual coaching, and provide appropriate intervention and prevention tools and information referrals to other service providers. The Counselor will develop close working relationships with local organizations, and maintain a database of local resources and participation data. The Counselor works as a team member with other AAHW staff to ensure a holistic approach to programming and family needs.

This position is concerned with the delivery of intervention and preventative services in the community.  To this end, the Counselor must have the interpersonal skills to interact effectively with families exposed to a variety of social trauma. Case Management skill, oral communication skills with families and youth, and the ability to clearly document outcome and data per program protocols are all necessary. The Counselor adheres to all confidentiality procedures. Candidate must be available during evenings.

This position requires experience working with the target population plus a master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, sociology or a MFT/MFTI/LCSW/ASW.  A bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology with 4 years experience in the direct field may be considered. The incumbent must possess a variety of skills to include written and oral communication, development of case and treatment plans, and the ability to effectively case manage clients through a variety of human service systems

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Minimum 27 years of age
  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, sociology or a MFT/MFTI/LCSW/ASW. Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology with 4 years experience in the direct field may be considered.
  • Demonstrated counseling experience. At least 4 years working in a clinical setting.
  • Familiarity and experience with target populations
  • Knowledge of the Bayview, Western Addition, and OMI communities
  • Familiarity running weekly support groups and sessions with adults, youth and families.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated follow through on tasks: multi project/multi task orientation.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Demonstrates appropriate decision-making abilities.
  • Professional demeanor, pleasant personality, and a sense of humor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid California Driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance (If possess).
  • Current YMCA approved first aid and CPR certification*

*Necessity and timing determined by branch

​To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to Gigi Hill-Hopkins:

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 and CA Fair Chance Act, 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