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Safe & Sound has a team of passionate people working to create a community that’s safe for every child. If you are interested in working with the best people we know to do the most important work we know of, consider applying for a position with us.

Current Openings


Chief Development Officer

Position Title: Chief Development Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco


Safe & Sound seeks a smart, results-oriented professional fundraiser to oversee its development and communications programs. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead and have primary responsibility for all Safe & Sound’s fundraising and communications efforts. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will be a strategic and thought-partner to the Chief Executive Officer, serving on the senior management team. The CDO will implement a fully integrated fundraising and communications program in support of Safe & Sound’s strategic plan. The CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors, volunteers and key staff, including supervising 4-5 experienced staff and consultants, to achieve this scope of responsibility.


  • Develop multi-year revenue strategies to support organization’s growth and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop motivating metrics and dashboards for the development department.
  • Assess and implement major development initiatives, including: campaigns, large-scale government grants, and earned income strategies, collaborating with Chief Operating Officer where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Chief Operating Officer and programs teams on development of organizational goals, outcomes and dashboards.


Lead the Development Team in the solicitation and stewardship of $5M in private funds, through:

  • Special Events: Lead the planning and execution of the annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon, a fundraising event for 600+ guests, raising over $750K; as well as 2-4 smaller events.
  • Major Gifts: Collaborate with CEO and Individual Giving Officer on solicitation and cultivation of major gifts ($5K+), leveraging CEO time as appropriate.
  • Corporate and Foundation Program:  Oversee a strategy to meet annual and multi-year corporate and foundation fundraising goals.
  • Grant Program:  Supervise private and government grant proposals, including reporting and compliance.
  • Board Fundraising: Work with Board of Directors, in particular its Development Committee, to leverage Directors’ fundraising efforts.
  • Volunteer Management: In consultation with programming departments, supervise volunteer outreach to create continuity of opportunities for volunteering and philanthropic giving.
  • Planned Giving: Oversee the development and implementation of a robust legacy giving program.


  • Fundraising Communications:  Oversee fundraising communications, including all print, electronic, and social media, newsletter, annual report, website, promotional activities, and recognition opportunities.
  • Public Relations:  Develop and implement strategies to promote Safe & Sound’s mission both internally and to the community at large, and represent Safe & Sound publicly to community leaders, civic organizations, current and potential funders, and local businesses.
  • Community Relations:  Attend meetings of various foundations, corporations, business groups and nonprofit organizations; participate in collaborative efforts related to outreach activities.
  • Awareness & Advocacy: In collaboration with Associate Director of Community Education & Strategic Partnerships and Communications Officer, implement strategies to promote awareness around issues of child abuse, its effects, and ways to prevent it.
  • Branding & Marketing: Work with the Communications Officer to strengthen and promote Safe & Sound’s brand.


  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in formulating and achieving short and long term objectives, long range or strategic planning.
  • Play an active role in major projects, assuming responsibility for key areas.
  • Responsible for shared-oversight of organization consistent with and reflecting organizational vision and values, with focus on particular programs of supervision.
  • Responsible for joint-implementation of strategic plan and implementation of policies and practice that reinforce long-term best practices.
  • Develop and implement annual and future department plans, budgets, metrics, assessments and evaluations.
  • Participate in organizational-wide fund development and reporting for public and private resources, with focus on program of supervision.
  • Support, mentor and manage staff, subcontractors, and consultants.
  • Responsible for developing and training staff within department.
  • Responsible for identifying short and long-term areas of concern within entire organization as well as tactics for resolution.
  • Handle high level of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Develop systems and protocols to ensure that the Development Team runs effectively and efficiently.
  • Work with other team members to ensure coordination of and communication between all organizational services and departments.


  • Strong interest in social service and child abuse prevention issues as well as a commitment to the goals and values of Safe & Sound.
  • 8-10 years of progressively successful fundraising experience; working knowledge of all aspects of the development function including direct mail, major gifts and endowment campaigns, grant funding, corporate giving, event planning, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in soliciting major gifts.
  • Demonstrated experience motivating and leading development campaigns, volunteers, committees, and development staff to reach fundraising goals.
  • Excellent manager and team leader to foster growth, innovation, and development of departmental staff and each of its individual members.
  • Knowledge of current legal, tax and other standards relevant to fundraising.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and sustain trusted relationships, maintain confidentiality, and operate with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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 Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]

Bilingual Clinician

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: Full-Time
Location: 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 & school sites (TBD)
Reports to: EPSDT Manager & Clinician


This position is responsible for providing mental health services within our partnership with Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and is funded by Safe & Sound’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal contract. This position requires a flexible work schedule and may require working in the evening or on weekends. Target population will be children in newcomer families and unaccompanied minors recently emigrated to the US.


Client Services (Estimated 25 hours/week.)

Provide school-based mental health and family support services, including assessment, psychotherapy, and/or facilitation of groups or workshops, with reimbursable Medi-Cal/EPSDT services as the priority. These school-based services are located primarily at Mission Education Center, as well as other schools and community locations as needed. In addition to individual psychotherapy with children, providing services to this target population necessarily includes family work and frequent collateral contacts with parents, educators, and other caregivers in multiple settings. In addition to meeting with children during the school day, home visiting and meetings with clients in other community settings will also be expected. Outreach to potential clients and their families will be necessary in order to build and maintain caseload. Caseload is expected range from 10-12 child clients. Respond to client crises as needed.

Administrative (Estimated 15 hours/week.)

  • Comply with all clinical documentation requirements of Medi-Cal/EPSDT contract.
  • Attend monthly Departmental and All Center Staff meetings.
  • Attend weekly clinical team meetings.
  • Attend separate weekly supervision meetings with manager and clinical supervisor.
  • Attend other meetings as requested by EPSDT Manager.

Community Collaborations:

  • Consult and collaborate effectively with CBO staff, educators, school leadership and other educational/community partners.
  • Provide up to four hours per month of clinical consultation to other providers including Good Samaritan partnership as needed.
  • Co-Facilitate monthly consultation group for support group facilitators and Family Advocates from Good Samaritan Family Resource Center.
  • Participate in team meetings with staff within community partnerships.
  • Work alongside partners in community outreach and family engagement.
  • Develop and sustain strong, lasting partnerships with community agencies.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in clinical social work, counseling or psychology required
  • License to practice psychotherapy (LCSW, MFT or Psychologist) in California, or be license-eligible required
  • Fluency in Spanish, with a demonstrated ability to provide clinical services to monolingual Spanish speakers is required
  • Demonstrated experience providing direct client service to target population (including individual psychotherapy and group-based support for children and adolescents; crisis intervention; home visiting; and school-based services) preferred or required.
  • Experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Cultural sensitivity and humility in working with children in newcomer families and unaccompanied minors recently emigrated to the US is required
  • Demonstrated proficiency with providing mental health services under a San Francisco Medi-Cal contract, including proficiency with the AVATAR billing and record-keeping system (or similar electronic health record systems).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) (or similar assessment instruments).
  • Familiarity with San Francisco EPSDT policies and procedures including certification, charting, and billing.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with service providers from other disciplines, especially teachers and other education professionals.
  • Knowledge of child development and family dynamics.
  • Familiarity with services available in the community.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Prior experience with populations served by Safe & Sound.
  • Should have access to transportation to quickly attend offsite meetings.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.


  • Experience working in an outcome-focused, comprehensive service delivery model.
  • Warm, positive stance as foundation of clinical work.
  • Thoughtful, flexible, capable of addressing immediate needs and building rapport with clients while concurrently assessing the acuity of a situation for potential crisis intervention.


  • Full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Exempt position.
  • Most work will be during the school day, with some weekend & holiday hours expected as well.


Typical Working Conditions:
Standard office conditions.

Equipment Used:
Phone, computer, copier, fax.

Essential Physical Tasks:
Weekly travel within San Francisco with occasional travel in the Bay Area.
Should be able to do periodic lifting/pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds unassisted.

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 Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]

Bilingual Clinical Fellow

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


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 posttraumatic 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.


  • 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.


  • Post graduate MSW, MFT, or PhD/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


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


  • 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 Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]

Kids' Turn Workshop Leader (contract)

Department: Children & Family Services
Schedule: 6-week sessions, 2-hours per session
Location: Various
Reports to: Kids’ Turn Program Manager

Every year more than a million children suffer the breakdown of their families when their parents separate or divorce. The Kids’ Turn Workshops help children understand and cope with the loss, anger, and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. And, helps parents to support their children during this crisis in their lives, to minimize any harm experienced by the children. The Kids’ Turn Workshops are dedicated to enhancing the lives of these children through improved communication and the knowledge they are not alone.



  • Teaching credential and/or counseling credential and/or MA degree in related
    field (education, social work, psychology etc.).
  • Experience working with parents/families.
  • Experience working with diverse communities preferred.
  • Federal and California fingerprint clearance required.


  • Undergraduate degree in related field preferred (education, social work, psychology etc.).
  • Experience working with children/families.
  • Experience working with diverse communities preferred.
  • Federal and California fingerprint clearance required.


  1. Teach educational curriculum developed by Kids’ Turn to a group of either parents or children in a workshop consisting of six 1.5 hour classes.
  2. Attend a half-hour debriefing following each of the six workshop sessions.
  3. Notify the Workshop Coordinator as soon as possible of the need to make mandatory reports of suspected child abuse. Follow through on reports as directed by the Coordinator.


Workshops are held on weekday evenings and Saturdays. You would be able to pick up six-week workshop contracts as fits your schedule. Workshops are held in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Marin counties.


We offer $500 per 6-week workshop session.

This is a contract position. The ability to operate standard office equipment and lift up to 50 pounds, as well as mobility within a community facility, is necessary. Kids’ Turn is an equal opportunity employer providing reasonable accommodation to otherwise-qualified candidates.

Please email your resume and cover letter to christine.juang[@]
Call (415) 668-0494 if you have questions.

Senior Program Manager, Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Position Title: Senior Program Manager, Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Department: Community Education & Strategic Partnerships

Reports to: Associate Director of Community Education & Strategic Partnerships

Location: 3450 Third Street, Building 2

Overall Summary

The Senior Program Manager: Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) is a member of the leadership team of the Community Education and Strategic Partnerships (CESP) Department of Safe & Sound and a significant and critical position in the creation of this Department’s strategic direction, staff development, and work integration. In conjunction with the Associate Director of  CESP and other managers in the Department, the Senior Program Manager will provide leadership and vision to the Department, inform the strategic direction of Safe & Sound, and help guide Safe & Sound’s work to activate public partners to prevent re-victimization and end child abuse. This position directly reports to the Associate Director of CESP and supervises the Manager: Multi-Disciplinary Teams.


Implementing strategically those aspects of the organizational Theory of Change and Strategic Agenda that relate to in-risk populations and the response to child abuse.

Creating, facilitating, and advancing partnerships within San Francisco and outside the county to improve the child abuse response system as well as the approach to family violence in San Francisco.

Coordinating and helping to develop, guide, and execute Safe & Sound’s role in the multi-disciplinary teams related to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), the city’s response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, and Child Death Review.

Identifying and implementing necessary approaches to and best practices for the functioning of successful multi-disciplinary teams and other public, private, and nonprofit partnerships dedicated to enhancing a system-wide response to child maltreatment.

Helping to lead the existing MDTs and future, aligned program development, which could include systems improvement and policy work, related to the child abuse response system and activation of government partnerships.

Leadership Responsibilities

Collaboratively responsible for the direction and implementation of Safe & Sound’s work related to the child abuse response system and existing MDTs.

Collaboratively responsible for the health, growth, and direction of Safe & Sound’s public partnerships with a focus on those partners participating in the MDTs.

Collaboratively responsible for Safe & Sound’s work with public and private partners on responding to and preventing family violence in San Francisco.


Facilitates or co-facilitates, depending on the meeting structure and needs of the MDT, key multi-disciplinary meetings, such as the Oversight Committee of the CAC, M.O.V.E. (Monthly Oversight for Victims of Exploitation), and Child Death Review.

Ensures and oversees appropriate preparation for and follow-up on MDT meetings, including dissemination of relevant information and materials, agenda development, presentation creation when needed, and meeting logistics.


Helps to ensure engagement, collaboration, and alignment of key stakeholders from multi-disciplinary teams through relationship development, collaboration on key priorities, and partner support.

Works to identify and reduce barriers to collaboration among and coordination of full MDTs and individual partners.

Participates actively in the city-wide Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force, its Youth Subcommittee, and the CSEC Steering Committee and supports Safe & Sound’s work with the CAC Leadership Committee and Family Violence Council.

Policy and Protocol Development

Leads, with input from the MDT partners, the research and development of policies, protocols, agreements, and procedures necessary to support collaboration and coordination among the partners (i.e., information-sharing agreements) and to enhance the multi-disciplinary response to child abuse and exploitation.

Assists in the development of policies and protocols that support collaboration and coordination between two (or more) MDT partners in order to improve the overall city-wide response to child maltreatment.

Oversees the CAC’s compliance with the accreditation standards of the National Children’s Alliance as well as the re-accreditation process.

Works with members of Safe & Sound’s leadership team on potential policy initiatives related to the child abuse response system and family violence.


Leads, in collaboration with other members of the Safe & Sound leadership team, the development of projects and programs concerning the MDTs and the response to child maltreatment in San Francisco.

Facilitates or co-facilitates and helps develop and implement case review and coordination processes for CSEC cases.

Collaborates with the CESP community education team to deliver education relevant to identification of and response to CSEC as well as the CAC.

Data and Evaluation

Oversees, in collaboration with the Data and Evaluation Manager and other Safe & Sound staff, the collection, tracking, and reporting of data relating to MDT outcomes and outputs.

Assists the Associate Director of CESP and other Safe & Sound staff in developing and driving toward outputs and outcomes for the MDTs.

Responsible for reporting of data, related to the MDTs, for various internal and external reports.

Development and Budgeting

Works with the Development Department and other staff on development and maintenance of funding efforts related to the MDTs and public partnerships.

Manages and helps develop the Strategic Partnerships budget and the Children’s Advocacy Center Shared budget.

This position is responsible for maintaining cutting-edge knowledge of fields of child abuse response and prevention and must keep abreast of policy changes impacting exploited youth and system response to child abuse. The Senior Program Manager of MDTs must handle a high level of confidential and sensitive information and is expected to maintain confidentiality and discern who and when to consult on various matters.

Undertake other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public policy, law, public social welfare or similar strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience working in a relevant field required.
  • Experience in child abuse, its prevention and/or the commercial sexual exploitation of children or violence prevention arenas strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with San Francisco Child Welfare and community-based agencies working to support vulnerable children and youth strongly preferred.
  • Project management experience, including demonstrated experience (minimum 2 years) with program planning, policy development and coordination of collaborative projects with various agencies required.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse work environment, independently and as part of team.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office, familiarity with databases, other presentation and project management platforms a plus
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with representatives of city agencies, community-based organizations and the community at large.


  • Creative Problem Solving, Level Headed, Organized, Efficient
  • Takes Initiative, Growth-Oriented, Flexible, Comfortable with Ambiguity, Fast Learner
  • Dependable, Proactive, Collaborative, Team Player


  • Full-time.
  • Exempt eligible for agency’s benefits (healthcare, vacation, 403b, etc.)
  • Requires passing a criminal background check, providing legal evidence of authorization to work in the U.S. as well as references
  • Must have available access to an automobile


  • Typical Working Conditions: This position works in a variety of settings including standard office and community settings.
  • Equipment Used: Computer, copier and fax.
  • Essential Physical Tasks: Daily travel throughout San Francisco. Occasional travel throughout Northern California or nationally
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 20 pounds unassisted on a regular basis required.
  • 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 Frank Landin, Manager of Human Resources at employment[@]