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Strengthening Families Program Specialist

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Director of Youth & Family Programs
Salary range: 
Start date: 
Oct 18, 2023

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the James Denman Director of Youth & Family Programs, the Strengthening Families Program Specialist is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) at James Denman Middle School and Charles Drew Elementary. The SFP Specialist will facilitate with a minimum of 12 Families for a 14-week cycle in 2-3 times a year. The SFP Specialist will be responsible for attending all DPH Team meetings. The SFP Specialist works as a team member with the other Beacon staff to ensure a holistic approach to the family and student needs. Much time and energy are spent in coordinating the logistics of the program. The SFP Specialist will also be well versed and accountable to ECCO database and SUD hours as well as keeping track of attendance and other data requirements. The SFP specialist is responsible for managing and facilitating the SFP program funded by the SF Department of Public Health. They must also follow the curriculum provided, manage incentives, follow up with families and outreach for this program.

This position is concerned with the delivery of services in the James Denman community. To this end the SFP Specialist must have the interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students and families identified: Facilitation Skills, Case Management skills, oral communication skills with families and youth, and the ability to clearly document outcome and data per program protocols that are all necessary. The SFP Specialist adheres to all confidentiality procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Available Monday-Friday, some weekends
  • Case management experience
  • Must have experience working with youth (Elementary or Middle School)
  • TB Test clearance
  • Fingerprint background check clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English






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

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