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Youth Chance High School Clinician

Embarcadero YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Director of Youth Chance High School
Salary range: 
$27.00 per hour

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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

Youth Chance High School is a county community school that is operated through a partnership between the Embarcadero YMCA, San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Department of Education. Our school specializes in working with young people ages 16-19 years old, who are foster, homeless, expelled, and/or referred by probation or social services. Most of the students have severely fractured relationships to education, academic institutions, and how they see and experience themselves as learners. 

The school recognizes the need to support ‘the whole student’; considering not only a student’s academic needs, but also the bio/psycho/social needs of high school youth. In the classroom, teachers utilize a trauma informed lens and prioritize the students’ social emotional wellbeing in addition to their academic progress as part of a holistic classroom experience. 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 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 21 years of age required.
  • Possess a clinical education background (MA/MS/MSW in counseling, social work, or psychology).
  • Possess current registration with the BBS and/or are licensed: MFTI, ACSW, MFT, LCSW, PsyD, or PhD.
  • Experience working with diverse youth and families in clinical and school settings.
  • Willingness to provide community-based care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards of practice, including child abuse reporting laws.
  • Possess clinical skills and insight necessary for affecting positive work with clients and their families.
  • 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 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