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Current Openings

 

Bilingual Clinical Fellow

Position Title: Bilingual Clinical Fellow

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: One Year Fellowship
Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Reports to: Senior Program Manager, Counseling

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Clinical Fellow is a one-year position designed to introduce and further develop an understanding of the effects of trauma on individuals, families, and communities. Our programs are aligned with the 5 Protective Factors comprising; 1) Parental Resilience, 2) Social Connections, 3) Concrete Support in Times of Need, 4) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and 5) Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Specific goals of the counseling department are to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors: Parental Resilience and Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. Clinical fellows will be taught and supported to use a 4 stage model of prevention and recovery: 1) client safety and stabilization, 2) strengthening skills, 3) processing and focus on change, and 4) relapse prevention.

Fellows learn the clinical expertise necessary to effectively diagnose and treat trauma symptoms, particularly complex post-traumatic responses, and addiction/compulsive behaviors. Clinical Fellows will work on a multi-disciplinary team and are responsible for doing intakes, providing therapy, conducting clinical consultations, crisis interventions, and group facilitation. Fellowships are full-time (40 hours/week). Fellows receive an hourly rate as well as medical, dental, and vision benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain a clinical caseload of 12-15 clients, including work with adults, children, couples, parent-child dyads, and families (includes on-sight and off-sight appointments, including working in a school-based setting and/or home visits).
  • Work with the transgenerational effects of trauma and addiction on the family system through the use of skill based and attachment based therapies.
  • Education and practice techniques may include Family Systems based interventions, Attachment theory techniques, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor and body focused treatment, Somatic therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Tapping, Mindfulness/Mentalization, Traumatic Memory Processing and use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate groups for parents, children, and staff which may include a Mentalization Workshop, Stress Management Group, Trauma Recovery group, and others as needed.
  • Attend the weekly clinical team meeting and provide feedback and ideas pertaining to the psychotherapy department and clinical trainings.
  • Attend weekly Service Delivery Team meeting(s) and provide updates on treatment practices and goals pertaining to specific family members.
  • Complete Avatar training to be able to support and document work with children with Medi-Cal/EPSDT Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Attend Student Success Team (SST) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings as needed to support clients when necessary.
  • Complete 26-hour TALK Line training. Cover one 4-hour shift per week, receive incoming calls and follow 4-6 clients weekly, cover 1 diverted overnight shift per month 11pm-8am.
  • Complete family and individual intakes, as well as conduct crisis management sessions as needed in Parent Drop-In.
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision (1-2 hours)
  • Attend outside trainings to further develop clinical practice
  • Attend and participate in monthly Friday Department meetings and All Center Staff Meetings.
  • May be required to assist with other projects or duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Postgraduate MSW, MFT, or Ph.D./PsyD Registered Intern
  • Minimum of 3 years offering direct clinical services (including practicums and internships) to adults, children, and families
  • Experience with assessments and clinical formulation
  • Previous trauma-informed education/training preferred
  • Group facilitation experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the effects of child abuse, child development, effective parenting practices, and family dynamics required
  • Proficient in Spanish strongly required
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and client populations
  • Ability to record and maintain time sensitive clinical records
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Exempt
  • Position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits (health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick, floating holidays)
  • Position will be fingerprinted and reference-checked

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions: Standard office
  • Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, copier
  • Essential Physical Tasks: Occasional travel within the Bay Area, including to 3450 3rd St
  • Light lifting

Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, a detailed cover letter and three professional references to Human Resources at employment[@]safeandsound.org.

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Position Title: Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Type: Full time
Location:  1757 Waller St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Reports to: 
Chief Executive Officer

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Chief Finance & Operations Officer (CFOO) provides the leadership and management necessary to establish infrastructure and people systems necessary to achieve organizational outcomes, to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency, and to grow the organization effectively. The CFOO oversees the organization’s Finance, Human Resources, & Centralized Operations teams, comprised of the finance, human resources, data & evaluation, and operations workstreams, and provides connection and integration across multiple sites and departments  The CFOO is motivated to foster a positive organizational culture grounded in Safe & Sound’s values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and trauma-informed practices.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFOO serves as a key leader within the organization and is the primary liaison to the Board of Directors on organizational infrastructure matters (i.e. Audit & Risk Committee, Finance Committee, Investments Subcommittee, Facilities Subcommittee, and ad hoc committees). The CFOO works closely and collaboratively with the CEO, Chief Program Officer (CPO), and Chief Development Officer (CDO) and directly supervises four managerial staff: Director of Finance, Talent & Human Resources Manager, Senior Program Manager of Data & Evaluation, and Senior Program Manager of Operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Senior Leadership
    • Participate on Leadership Team and responsible for joint development and implementation of organizational strategic plans, annual operating plans, performance measurements, and overall organizational management.
    • Foster positive organizational culture that aligns with mission and values including diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with our foundational commitment to trauma-informed principles and practices.
    • With a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens, serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO and other leadership staff to ensure proper integrated infrastructure support across teams and to position organization to grow effectively over the next several years.
    • In partnership with Board of Directors and Leadership Team, develop and implement short- and long-term infrastructure goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; ensure that operations are aligned accordingly; and evaluate potential partnerships, opportunities, and funding streams for impact on organizational infrastructure and sustainability.
    • Maintain knowledge and current status of departmental projects, providing support as needed and elevating topics most relevant for the Leadership Team to discuss.
    • Supervise four managerial staff members directly – Director of Finance, Talent & Human Resources Manager, Senior Program Manager of Data & Evaluation, and Senior Program Manager of Operations – and responsible overall for 15 team members across the employee life cycle, in addition to contractors and consultants. Lead and support team through organizational change.
    • Handle high level of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Risk Management
    • Serve as the Compliance Officer, ensuring that the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of all policies and procedures are in accordance with legal, contractual, and accreditation requirements applicable to nonprofit organizations, as well as sound and equitable organizational practices.
    • Lead risk identification, assessment, management, mitigation, and communication processes with the Leadership Team and presents findings to the Audit & Risk Committee. For risk mitigation, conducts annual review and renewal of insurance policies with the Audit & Risk Committee.
    • Ensure legal, regulatory, and budgetary compliance and risk mitigation through the timely review and approval of all organizational contracts and agreements and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer and Board on acceptance and sign-off in accordance with the Financial Approval Matrix. Support Leadership Team with negotiation of leases, vendor agreements, and contracts.
  • Finance
    • Ensure organizational financial health and lead strategic financial operations, including developing short- and long-term financial goals, objectives, budgets, policies, procedures, and metrics; advise on financial operations, budgeting, cash management and financing activities, and financial policy matters; and serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors on organizational infrastructure matters (i.e. Audit & Risk Committee, Finance Committee, Investments Subcommittee, Facilities Subcommittee, and ad hoc committees).
    • Oversee accounting, funding, and financial management, ensuring compliance with US GAAP, nonprofit regulatory requirements, and internal policies and guidelines; reviewing and monitoring financial performance; directing annual budgeting and ongoing forecasting processes; ensuring efficient and effective management of finance function; ensuring accuracy, reliability, and timely delivery of financial information to internal and external stakeholders; and ensuring that accounting and reporting of use of funds are consistently aligned with public and private funder restrictions and requirements.
    • Oversee timely compliance with regulatory and funder requirements and ensure proper communication and compliance of internal controls, including financial policies and procedures throughout the organization.
  • Talent & Human Resources Management
    • Provide short- and long-term strategic support and oversee talent management strategies and activities, including recruitment and onboarding; employee retention, engagement, development & performance, evaluation; and employee relations.
    • Oversee compliance with employment laws & regulations and internal HR policies, procedures, and processes. Working closely with the CEO and legal counsel, support investigation of all grievances and reported allegations of sexual harassment and/or discrimination claims.
    • Oversee payroll and benefits administration, including maintenance of HRIS system, benefits & wellness, safety & workers’ compensation.
  • Data & Evaluation
    • Provide leadership and strategic support to Data & Evaluation team responsible for managing statistical reporting and analysis of program data to fulfill grant obligations and to make program changes, as needed; developing and implementing evaluation tools to measure program efficacy; and developing and implementing performance systems to ensure organizational policies and practices are upheld.
    • In collaboration with CPO and Data & Evaluation team, mobilize necessary technical assistance, including external evaluators, to assess effectiveness of Safe & Sound programming and to report and make recommendation to CEO regarding programmatic changes to increase client accessibility and success at Safe & Sound.
  • Operations
    • Develop and implement short- and long-term organizational infrastructure plans, budget, and operational metrics for facilities, contracts management, office and administrative systems, security, and technology.
    • Provide strategic support and oversight necessary to implement and manage organizational infrastructure systems; to assess efficiency and effectiveness of systems; and to deploy resources to make necessary improvements.
    • Oversee the knowledge and document sharing strategy and system across Safe & Sound, ensuring that information is standardized and easily accessible and that departments and worksites can learn from one another and share best practices.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong alignment with Safe & Sound’s mission and values including diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with our foundational commitment to trauma-informed principles and practices.
  • Demonstrable senior leadership experience with an organization-wide perspective and proven ability to lead organizational change and capacity building efforts yet willing and able to be hands-on.
  • Demonstrable and progressive experience with short- and long-term strategic planning and implementation; nonprofit board of directors, financial management, and budgeting processes; government contracts and nonprofit funding streams; 501(c)(3) organizations with similar operating budgets; and organizations in growth phase.
  • At least ten years in Accounting/Finance with at least five in a managerial position.
  • Degree in accounting highly desirable; courses in finance and/or accounting a must. CPA, MBA or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Excellent judgment and emotional intelligence, including a track record of employing emotional fortitude, awareness, and skill to navigate, with calmness and confidence, complex and difficult relationships and interactions between staff.
  • Interpersonal ability to build trust and goodwill with staff across the organization
  • Experience in successfully managing/coaching and creating an inclusive environment for a diverse team of individuals.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with an ability to listen and observe, to convey expectations clearly, to maintain an accurate and constant flow of information, and to handle sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability and demonstrated success supervising and collaborating with staff in a manner that is flexible and supportive yet ensures accountability.
  • Ability to work in a partnership with strong leadership and a committed staff with high standards; and embody those values as well.
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels.
  • Excellent hands-on analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results under time constraints.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Word and financial accounting software.
  • Ability to develop and implement evaluation tools to monitor program efficacy preferred.
  • Knowledge of risk management, facilities and development of IT systems preferred.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-time.
  • Position will be reference-checked and fingerprinted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions:
    • Standard office environment with occasional travel within the Bay Area.
  • Equipment Used:
    • Computer, copier, fax, phone.
  • Essential Physical Tasks:
    • Extensive keyboarding.
    • Light lifting (lift, push, and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis).

Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

If you meet these requirements, resonate with our mission, and have a strong desire to work in an organization that fills a critical need in the community, we’d like to hear from you!

Please apply by contacting Gary Jong at srclgic@att.net  No phone calls, please.

Chief Program Officer

Position Title: Chief Program Officer

Department: Children & Family Services, Community Education & Partnerships
Type: Full time
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 OVERALL SUMMARY

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) provides the leadership and management necessary to ensure that individual and community services at Safe & Sound effectively achieve organizational outcomes.  The CPO oversees the organization’s Children & Family Services and Community Education & Partnerships Departments, and works closely with the Strategic Partnership & Policy Department.

The CPO is responsible for setting forth and implementing the overall programmatic vision of the organization. The CPO is a member of the Leadership Team and serves as a key leader within the organization working closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Finance & Operations Officer (CFOO), and Chief Development Officer (CDO).

The CPO reports directly to the CEO and oversees the day-to-day management of the programmatic areas of organization, including direct supervision of program managerial team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Leadership

  • Plays a key role in developing organizational strategic plans, annual program plans, and performance measurements to ensure programs are aligned with overall organizational goals.
  • Leads the development of setting forth the programmatic vision and strategic plan, building upon existing key and effective programming.
  • Embodies and champions Safe & Sound’s values around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Working with the CFOO and CDO, participates in the development of the annual planning process that includes annual organizational objectives, priorities, budgets as well as sets annual objectives for program departments, consistent with the organization’s operating goals and ensures that these objectives are met.
  • Creates and maintains a positive organizational culture that aligns with Safe & Sound’s values; propels our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) plan, promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement within an organization that values quality and continuous learning.
  • Serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and other leadership team members ensuring that Safe & Sound is appropriately aligned across teams, and positioned to grow effectively over the next several years.
  • Working with the CFOO and HR Manager, systematically enhances the organization’s leadership and managerial capacity through effective training, skill building workshops, retreats, team meetings, 1:1 coaching and support, while modeling the organizational culture, values, beliefs, and DEI plan.
  • Working with the CFOO and HR Manager, identifies the program teams’ overall staffing needs and develop appropriate solutions to ensure effective hiring, training, skill building, succession planning and professional development.Maintains knowledge and current status of all organization and team projects, providing support as needed, and elevating those topics that are most relevant for the entire leadership team to discuss.
  • Provides clinical consultation and input to the Leadership Team on organization-wide issues.
  • Partner with the SPP Department to inform and guide the creation of policies, procedures, and advocacy platforms.

 Clinical Responsibilities

  • Serves as the Head of Clinical Service for Safe & Sound, overseeing the management and provision of the entire continuum of services for all clients and ensuring that all clinical services meet the highest standards of practice.
  • Serves as the Compliance and Privacy Officer for Safe & Sound, ensuring the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of all policies and procedures for client services meet legal and contractual requirements.
  • Develops, implements, and stewards the clinical philosophy for all services at Safe & Sound.

Program Development and Management

  • Develop and oversee the implementation, alignment, and evolution of the organization’s individual- and community-focused programming, ensuring that client needs are met and intended outcomes are achieved in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan and theory of change.
  • Actively participate in the review, refinement and implementation of DEI plan in all programmatic aspects.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of relationships with external providers/stakeholders that support the organization’s mission and programs.
  • Monitors all programs to ensure that performance targets and contractual obligations are met.

 Evaluation

  • In partnership with Data & Evaluation team, responsible for developing and/or implementing evaluation tools to measure program efficacy.
  • Reports and makes recommendations to the CEO regarding programmatic changes to increase client accessibility and success at Safe & Sound.
  • Develops and implements performance management systems that ensure that organizational policies and practices are upheld.
  • Collaborates with Data & Evaluation team and/or external evaluators to assess the effectiveness of Safe & Sound programming.

Supervision

  • Directly supervises 2-3 managerial team members, including the Associate Director of Children & Family Services and Associate Director of Community Education & Partnerships. Creates leadership development plans for supervisees.
  • Ensures clinical supervision and consultation is provided to all team members as appropriate. Provides clinical supervision and/or consultation to specific team members on an ongoing basis or as needed.

 Community Relations

  • Promotes Safe & Sound in the community, when necessary, through program presentations and interactions with the community at large.
  • Partners with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer as requested.

Undertake other duties as assigned. 

 ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

Clinical licensure in Psychology, Social Work, or related field and progressive, hands-on direct service and management experience in a nonprofit social service setting.  Deep focus and proven commitment to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of work. Other relevant skills for this position include:

 Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Demonstrated knowledge and minimum 5 years of direct experience managing programs
  • Demonstrated ability to establish systems for confidential client information
  • Knowledge and experience in child welfare, family counseling, domestic violence and other relevant issues
  • Demonstrated ability to assess program needs and develop, plan, and implement supportive service programs accordingly
  • Ability to develop and implement evaluation tools to monitor program efficacy
  • Training experience

Management/Supervision

  • Demonstrated experience in management and supervision
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians
  • Excellent and dynamic leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Ability to facilitate collaborative projects
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and direct the work of others
  • Ability to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel
  • Uses a relational leadership style with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships among team members. Works to elicit team engagement in organizational decisions, culture, and values to ensure a supportive environment where teams feel they can communicate needs, give constructive feedback and engage in professional growth

Collaboration

  • Ability to build and work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate cross-sector, multidisciplinary meetings and conversations to achieve common goals.

 Computer Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of the Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Database knowledge preferred

 Other Skills/Abilities

  • Creative, entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to initiate, lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Good public speaking skills for program presentations to funders, providers, and community groups
  • Ability to maintain a high level of consciousness and sensitivity to the children and families that we serve
  • Ability to work in a crisis-oriented environment when needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full time
  • Exempt

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Typical Working Conditions:

  • This position works in a variety of locations, including standard office and occasionally at other locations within the San Francisco Bay Area and possibly nationally.
  • This position requires the ability to work flexible hours and to work under stress. Individual should be available via cell phone at all times. The work-place environment is fast-paced with multiple demands presented at all times.

Equipment Used:

  • Computer, copier, fax, phone

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Working at two locations in San Francisco: 1757 Waller Street & 3450 3rd Street
  • Keyboarding and use of office equipment
  • Occasional travel in the Bay Area and nationally
  • Light lifting required (up to 20 pounds)

If you meet these requirements, resonate with our mission, and have a strong desire to work in an organization that fills a critical need in the community, we’d like to hear from you!

Please apply by contacting Gary Jong at srclgic@att.net  No phone calls, please.

Bilingual Clinician

Position Title: Bilingual Clinician

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: Full time
Location:  1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Reports to: 
Senior Program Manager, Counseling

OVERALL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for providing mental health services for Safe & Sound. This position requires a flexible work schedule and may require working in the evening or on weekends. Our programs are aligned with the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s 5 Protective Factors, comprising 1) Parental Resilience, 2) Social Connections, 3) Concrete Support in Times of Need, 4) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and 5) Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

Specific goals of the counseling program are to reduce risk factors and strengthen the following protective factors: Parental Resilience, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain a psychotherapy caseload of 12-15 clients, including work with adults, children, couples, parent-child dyads, and families (includes on-site and off-site appointments, including working in a school-based setting and/or home visits). Clinical work will focus on the transgenerational effects of trauma and addiction, implemented within a child abuse prevention model that uses a team-based approach to support the Five Protective Factors in families.
  • Education and practice will include interventions based on a variety of theoretical frameworks, including Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor and body-focused treatment, Somatic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Tapping, Mindfulness/Mentalization, Traumatic Memory Processing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • An ongoing, organization-wide Trauma-Informed Systems (TIS) initiative, as well as a developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative will also influence the clinical practice. The Bilingual Clinician will have an opportunity to contribute to these initiatives if desired.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate workshops and groups for parents, children, and staff, which may include topics such as Mentalization, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, and others as needed.
  • Attend and participate in the weekly psychotherapy team meeting.
  • Attend weekly Service Delivery Team meeting(s). Provide updates on treatment practices and goals pertaining to psychotherapy clients, and participate in discussion on family goals and outcomes supporting the Five Protective Factors.
  • Complete Avatar training in order to support and document work with children with Medi-Cal/EPSDT (Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment).
  • Attend Student Success Team (SST) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings to support clients as needed.
  • Cover one 4-hour shift per week, receive incoming calls and follow 4-6 clients weekly, cover 1 diverted overnight shift per month 11pm-8am. Training will be provided by current staff.
  • Complete family and individual intakes, as well as conduct crisis management sessions as needed in Parent Drop-In.
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision (1-2 hours).
  • Attend outside trainings to further develop clinical practice.
  • Attend and participate in monthly Friday Department meetings and All Center Staff Meetings.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed or license-eligible MSW, MFT, or Psychologist.
  • Minimum of 3 years offering direct clinical services (including practicums and internships) to adults, children, and families
  • Experience with assessments and clinical formulation
  • Knowledge of the effects of child abuse, child development, effective parenting practices, and family dynamics required
  • Ability to conduct psychotherapy in Spanish required
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and client populations
  • Excellent judgment and emotional intelligence, including a track record of employing emotional fortitude, awareness, and skill to navigate, with calmness and confidence, complex and difficult relationships and interactions.
  • Ability to record and maintain time-sensitive clinical records
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous trauma-informed education/training preferred
  • Group facilitation experience preferred

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-Time
  • Exempt
  • Position will be reference-checked and fingerprinted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions:
    • Standard office conditions.
  • Equipment Used:
    • Computer, phone, fax, copier.
  • Essential Physical Tasks:
    • Occasional travel within the Bay Area for school-based appointments, and home visits.

Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

Therapeutic Caregiver

Position Title: Therapeutic Caregiver

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: Full time
Location:  1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Reports to: 
Playroom Coordinator

OVERALL SUMMARY

This non-exempt position is responsible through supervision and skill for providing a safe, playful and therapeutic environment for children at the Playroom. This position reports to the Playroom Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Care for children ranging from 0-12 years old utilizing non-directive play, art media, and dramatic play to support the children’s social, emotional and physical development.
  • Provide for children’s basic needs while in care including but not limited to changing diapers, preparing meals and feeding, as well as maintaining a clean and safe Playroom environment.
  • Facilitate developmental growth for children by identifying developmental concerns and helping children to improve peer relationships, regulate emotions, and express their needs appropriately.
  • Work with children individually and in groups.
  • Administer standardized assessment tools that measure children’s developmental growth.
  • Work with the Playroom team to organize and distribute in-kind donations of children’s clothes and toys.
  • Develop and implement service plans based on assessment data.
  • Participate in creating an environment where parents are assisted to create and experience shared positive emotions with each of their children.
  • Support the parent/child relationship by helping parents with any concerns they might have in dealing with their child or parenting.
  • Participate in planning and discussions around how best to support client families.
  • Build supportive relationships with parents.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings; contribute observations concerning children to scheduled debriefings.
  • Document children’s developmental progress and any concerns in the children’s behavior.
  • Aid in coordination of Playroom and organizational activities with volunteers, staff members, and consultants.
  • Required to work occasional weekend shifts over the year and assist at community events and with other outreach efforts.
  • Providing Front Door Reception coverage when needed.
  • Enter Efforts To Outcome (ETO) data for Playroom when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four (4) years of work experience with children required or degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social work.
  • Previous experience working with children establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment required.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment required.
  • Ability to work with and sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic and cultural staff and client population.
  • Ability to support parent/child relationships.
  • Ability to be flexible, punctual and reliable.
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin).

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-time (40 hours per week).
    • Core hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
    • Required to work up to 2 late shifts in a week to support program needs (eg: 10:30am-6:30pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm, etc).
    • Required to work 2 weekend events in a calendar year.
  • Non-Exempt
  • Position must pass fingerprinting requirement and will be reference checked.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions:
    • Combination of child care setting and standard office environment. Working with children includes activity indoors and outdoors, cooking, cleaning, diaper changes, contact with bodily fluids.
  • Equipment Used:
    • Computer, phone, fax, copier, kitchen appliances.
  • Essential Physical Tasks:
    • Position requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Extensive sitting, bending, running and playing with children is expected in this position.

Safe & Sound is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a detailed cover letter to Human

Resources at employment@safeandsound.org.

 

Safe & Sound is an equal opportunity employer, read our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.