Sign-On Bonus $3000!
Salay Range $62,400- $73,500 per year
It's great to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing. At First Place for Youth we're committed to bringing passion and Client (Youth) focus to the business of making a meaningful impact. We work hard, and we're serious about what we do. But we like to value our employees, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is investment in others. We value in creating an environment so that each one of us can succeed in our personal and professional goals. This is an excellent opportnity to get trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and take your career to the next level!
About First Place for Youth
First Place for Youth is the largest agency in California dedicated exclusively to providing access to affordable housing and resources for transition-age foster youth and has grown to become a nationally recognized model. Founded in 1998, First Place seeks to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-suﬃciency and responsible adulthood. Through its ﬂagship program, My First Place , and other supporting programs, First Place supports at-risk foster youth at a critical time in their lives when they are learning to support themselves. We currently serve youth in six California counties (Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Solano and Los Angeles).
First Place for Youth envisions a future where the disparities between foster youth and their non-foster care peers are eliminated. In addition to results-driven direct service delivery, First Place advocates for policies that improve the lives of foster kids. The lessons we learn through our direct service work drive our advocacy eﬀorts, and our advocacy creates a context in which our direct services can succeed.
JOB SUMMARY: YTP serves Alameda County youth at three engagement points: 1) adolescents who entered foster care at ages 14-17; 2) young adults aging out of foster care; and 3) homeless youth/young adults with foster care histories up to age 21. The YTP Coach assess youth needs, provide skills coaching and intensive case management services, and coordinate services in the community that are intended to address outcomes in the four areas education/employment, housing, social/emotional wellbeing, and permanent connections.
The YTP Coach will be intensively trained in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model and facilitate weekly skills groups and coaching for YTP participants. The YTP Coach builds relationships and facilitates a team-based approach among all the organizations and staff who are engaged in the youth s support team. Successful YTP Coach s understand how to motivate, influence, and mentor youth and young adults to achieve goals while launching adult lives from foster care.
Some of the great Benefits of working at First Place for Youth:
Increased Compensation Package, with an additional $ 5000 salary increase for licensure.
Comprehensive benefits package, including 90% paid premium for medical and well as 70 % paid premiums for dependents.
15 vacation days ,12 sick days 14 holidays and 2 floating days per year
401k retirement plan with 4% employer match after 1 year of service
Employer-paid Employee Assistance programs and Life Insurance
Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance towards licensure.
Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a salary increase each year
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Facilitates weekly DBT skills groups and provides DBT coaching and DBT Therapy.
• Provides direct support, coaching, mentoring and intervention to increase youth self-sufficiency and goal attainment through weekly case management meetings with youth.
• Coordinates youth support team of service providers, family, and other natural supports to ensure youth have necessary resource and supports to address needs.
• Develops partnership strategy with each youth to develop creative ways for youth to practice and strengthen their independent living skills.
• Provides clinical leadership to multi-disciplinary teams consisting of youth, family and other natural supporters, county case managers, and external partners to ensure seamless and effective service delivery.
• Organizes, schedules, and facilitates youth and team meetings.
• Provides on-going assessment of youth well-being and develops plans to ensure safety and deescalate crisis as needed.
• Participates on a rotating basis to provide on-call coverage including DBT on-call coaching.
• Provides crisis counseling as needed.
• Perform related work as required.
• Completes documentation including but not limited to Care and Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.
• Ensures all needed paperwork and consents are completed for each client at time of entry.
• Participates in agency committee as assigned.
• Provides on-going orientation and training to staff as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION COMPETENCIES:
• Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, or equivalent required.
• Must be eligible to register with BBS as an ASW, MFTi, or LPCi and working toward professional licensure. License is a plus.
• Experience working with transition age youth with complex presentations including chronic trauma preferred. Experience does not substitute for professional degree and certification.
• Must be comfortable working in community settings.
• Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently
• Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background check
• Must have a car, a valid CA DL and Insurance.