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Current Openings

Senior Program Manager of Parent & Child Education

Position Title: Senior Program Manager of Parent & Child Education

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: Full time
Reports to: Associate Director of Children & Family Services

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Senior Program Manager – Parent & Child Education is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Children & Family Services Department’s Parent and Child education services, which includes the oversight of all groups, workshops, and parent education classes, the Children’s Playroom program, and Kids’ Turn program. This position reports to the Associate Director of Children & Family Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Program Leadership & Supervision

  • Provide direct and indirect supervise of up to five (5) team members
  • Work with departmental and organizational leadership to develop and deliver relevant, culturally appropriate, and effective parent and child education services that meet the needs of the families served by Safe & Sound.
  • Supervise Parent & Child Education staff to ensure consistent and high quality programming and client services. Responsible for joint development and implementation of Safe & Sound’s strategic plan with a focus on parent education and the social and emotional competence of children.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Children & Family Services to prepare and implement annual and future program budgets.
  • Responsible for the Parent & Child Education budget.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Children & Family Services, other Senior Program Managers, and the Data & Evaluation team to develop and implement an evaluation plan for parent and child education programming.
  • Represent the Parent & Child Education team at staff meetings and advocate for the development of any new or expanded services needed by the families that Safe & Sound serves.
  • Collaborate closely with other team leaders and managers at Safe & Sound to ensure integration of all services. Facilitate or co-facilitate cross-program and cross-departmental meetings as appropriate.
  • Represent the CFS Department and Safe & Sound at meetings in the community as assigned.
  • Facilitate team meetings within the program area.
  • Stay informed about current issues regarding parenting, child development and how best to support children’s social and emotional competence.
  • Present ideas and develop programs for new or expanded services needed by families to support their knowledge of parenting, child development, and the social and emotional competence of children.
  • Directly support department wide programming (i.e., Holiday Toy Store)

Parent Education Administration

  • Coordinate and facilitate (as needed) parent education classes/workshops to help parents understand their child(ren)’s developmental needs as well as best practices on parenting.
  • Coordinate and facilitate (as needed) groups/workshops for children to help strengthen their social and emotional competency.
  • Participate in CFS Service Delivery Teams to ensure coordinated services to families enrolled in outcome-producing services.
  • Supervise and guide trainers to ensure that the curricula/material is being taught in an understandable and appropriate manner.
  • Assist in broadening the program through creating new training modules, 1-on-1 support, and/or new curricula as appropriate/necessary.
  • Manage program evaluation and data collection to ensure positive client outcomes.

Kids’ Turn Administration

  • Provides operational oversight of services in collaboration with Kids’ Turn manager.
  • Collaborate with PCEd Manager to provide support and direction with the program and ensure high quality services.
  • Support PCEd Manager with affiliate Kids’ Turn partners and potential partnership relationships.

Children’s Playroom Administration

  • Provide overall supervision of the Children’s Playroom program. Work with the Playroom Coordinator to ensure smooth Playroom operations (e.g. floor coverage, appropriate policies/procedures, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Playroom Coordinator to manage program evaluation and data collection to ensure positive client outcomes.
  • Work with Playroom staff to develop new service offerings to build children’s social and emotional competence.
  • Support Playroom team with floor coverage as needed.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 4 years’ experience in the field of education, child development or psychology.
  • Familiarity with curriculum development and educational resources.
  • Experience recruiting, training and supervising staff.
  • Requires ability to network within the community to raise awareness about programs.
  • Requires ability to communicate with teachers, parents, school administrators and children of various ages.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, staff and client populations.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop/implement short-, medium-, and long- range plans.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and address ground-level challenges while maintaining alignment with overall organizational goals.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and supervise high-performing staff teams.
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with representatives of city agencies, community-based organizations, and the community at large.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to utilize both quantitative and qualitative data to manage staff performance and improve services.
  • Basic computer skills required: word processing and internet search capabilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese)

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Typical Working Conditions:

  • This position works in a variety of settings including standard office and schools. Some outreach and other events occasionally may be outdoors.

Equipment Used:

  • Computer, copier, fax, phone.

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 20 pounds unassisted.

The base salary for this position is $79,800.08 annually and is eligible for a language premium. The language premium is $2,080 annually. This position is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The PCED strives to cultivate a team that reflects the diverse population we serve and thus strongly encourages diverse candidates from underrepresented communities to apply, including but not limited to individuals who identify as QT/BIPOC, those impacted by the child welfare/foster care systems, and public benefits recipients.

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

**Beginning March 24, 2022: Safe & Sound implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all staff either to be fully vaccinated and boosted (as the appropriate time after full vaccination) or, request a Medical or Religious Exemption. This policy accompanies current CDC recommendations for Safe & Sound worksites including wearing masks indoors and maintaining social distancing practices regardless of vaccination status.

Should you be offered, and subsequently accept this position, it is expected that you will abide by this policy, in addition to other organizational policies.

Senior Policy Advisor

Position Title: Senior Policy Advisor

Department: Strategic Partnerships & Policy
Type: Full time
Location:  3450 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Reports to: 
Associate Director—Strategic Partnerships & Policy

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Senior Policy Advisor plays a key role in shaping, supporting and implementing the strategic direction of the organization’s advocacy and policy work. This position is responsible for creating an expanded advocacy program, program research, development, strategy, and implementation; community and policymaker engagement; and communication strategy for engagement. The Senior Policy Advisor will be primarily responsible for creating greater engagement within the Family Resource Center Alliance, a network of approximately 40 family support organizations, as well as building on the advocacy work of the Alliance to create a powerful movement of families, community partners, and policymakers to help ensure San Francisco families and the community organizations serving them are fully supported and have essential resources allowing all families to thrive. The ideal candidate will be familiar with San Francisco’s and California’s policy and advocacy landscape, particularly in the areas of family support, early care and education, and child welfare and will have experience and comfort in developing people as leaders in their communities and running local advocacy efforts. This position requires flexibility, excellent strategic thinking, project development and project management skills, the ability to communicate (written/verbal) effectively, advocacy or community engagement experience, and knowledge of the needs of vulnerable children and families.

The position reports to the AD of Strategic Partnerships & Policy, receives strategic direction from the FRC Alliance Steering Committee, and works frequently with FRC Alliance members, executive directors of family support organizations, local policymakers and elected officials, political experts, and a variety of community members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies and activities that will build a shared vision and create public/political will for support of children and families, including the goal of increasing resources for improved outcomes for children and their families; identify multiple, creative ways to further the advocacy goals of Safe & Sound and the FRC Alliance, and represent these goals when engaging in advocacy;
  • Develop and implement a plan to create a diversified and powerful voice for San Francisco families with children living in vulnerable circumstances; mobilize community members, including families, through ongoing and progressive activities, including training and support to participate in meetings, press events, public awareness activities, and hearings;
  • Support state advocacy efforts, particularly with respect to transformation of the child welfare system and increased support for families living in vulnerable circumstances;
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key community-based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic, community, and public sector leaders, and parent/caregiver leaders that will help create positive activation of communities at the local and state level;
  • Identify and work with other coalitions that work to strengthen all San Francisco and California families;
  • Manage and maintain a timely and comprehensive database of current and potential members called on for advocacy;
  • Provide oversight for and work with consultants, related to advocacy and policy activities, when necessary; and
  • Follow, participate in, and advocate for local, state and federal policy that relates to the prevention of child abuse and the well-being of children and families living in vulnerable circumstances.

Communications

  • Develop and implement external communications and public awareness strategy to support advocacy efforts; and
  • Create a system to track analytics on outreach and communications efforts.

Project Management

  • Pursue creative solutions to project management of advocacy and communication efforts;
  • Create comprehensive project plans, outlining deliverables and timelines to meet advocacy goals and those of coalitions and partnerships;
  • Oversee development and implementation of systems to ensure data and documentation of advocacy efforts and partnership collaborations is properly recorded and maintained; and
  • Work in collaboration with the department members and other Safe & Sound departments to develop and implement new projects, based on ongoing and emerging needs.

Data and Evaluation

  • Oversee the collection, tracking, analysis, and reporting of data relating to relevant advocacy and policy outcomes and outputs; and
  • Assist the Associate Director of SPP and other staff in developing metrics that track the effectiveness of local, state, and federal advocacy and policy efforts and drive toward outputs and outcomes.

Development and Budgeting

  • Provide support to the Associate Director of SPP and the Development department for development and maintenance of funding efforts related to designated advocacy and policy efforts; this includes support in drafting and revising public and private grant proposals and reports; and
  • Develop and manage budgets for advocacy and coalition-building efforts.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Continually broaden expertise; pursue cutting-edge knowledge relevant to the work; and serve as a resource for colleagues, partners and community-members;
  • Attend meetings in the community, other meetings, webinars, and conferences specific to duties mentioned above as well as all internal staff meetings as required;
  • Work with the SPP department to develop effective and efficient internal communication tools so that team members are apprised of relevant information; and
  • Maintain files and documents in compliance with legal, organizational, and funding requirements.

Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public policy, public administration, law, public relations, communications, early childhood, social science, education, or related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of professional work experience in public policy, advocacy, law, nonprofit/social service management, community engagement, and/or in the ECE/Family Support sector;
  • Experience in campaigning, lobbying, organizing, advocacy, public policy, or law; and
  • Strong commitment to racial and economic justice.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with policy advocacy in San Francisco;
  • Knowledgeable about San Francisco and California government processes and the needs of vulnerable families;
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous work efforts and a strong ability to plan strategically and marshal resources toward implementing that plan while staying on top of specific tasks and consistently meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative and assume high levels of ownership for outcomes while exercising sound judgment in day-to-day decision-making;
  • Outstanding project management skills and an ability to handle a complex environment with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous, fast-paced environments and handle uncertain situations; ability to maintain flexibility to respond to changing circumstances or priorities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver reports, recommendations, and presentations;
  • Ability to engage with and build authentic relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to embrace obstacles that will arise and be creative in coming up with solutions; capable of remaining steadfast and resilient in the face of opposition;
  • Ability to work well as a team member and independently while collaborating with others to achieve desired goals/results; and
  • Action-oriented: Greatly enjoys getting people together to take action and willing to step outside of their comfort zone and awareness of how to motivate others to get out of theirs.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Working Conditions
    • Standard office; heavy keyboard work; phone and video meetings;
  • Equipment Used
    • Computer, phone, fax, and copier;
  • Essential Physical Tasks:
    • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 20 pounds unassisted;
    • Ability to travel around San Francisco, the Bay Area, and to Sacramento when necessary.

The base salary for this position is $94,300.00 annually and is eligible for agency-sponsored benefits.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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

**Beginning September 15, 2021: Safe & Sound implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Policy for all staff either to be fully vaccinated or, if they are unable to provide proof of full vaccination for any reason, they must provide weekly documentation on a negative COVID-19 test. This policy accompanies current CDC recommendations for Safe & Sound worksites including wearing masks indoors and maintaining social distancing practices regardless of vaccination status.

Should you be offered, and subsequently accept this position, it is expected that you will abide by this policy, in addition to other organizational policies.

Mental Health Clinician

Position Title: Mental Health Clinician

Department: Children & Family Services
Type: Full time
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing psychotherapy and behavioral health services for Safe & Sound clients. Our programs are aligned with the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s 5 Protective Factors: 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. The specific goal of the counseling program is to support and strengthen these protective factors using counseling services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide psychotherapy to 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, attending Individualized Education Plan and Student Success Team meetings), up to 25 hours per week. Clinical work will be implemented within child abuse prevention and recovery map models.
  • Complete session notes, treatment plans, outcome measures, incidents reports and other documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Utilize interventions based on a variety of theoretical frameworks, including Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor and Somatic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness/Mentalization, Traumatic Memory Processing, and EMDR.
  • Will facilitate and co-facilitate workshops and groups for parents, children, and staff, which include topics such as Mentalization, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, and others. Minimum of one group per year, as caseload allows.
  • Attend weekly service provider 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).
  • Support Talk Line services by assisting in training sessions and/or providing support workshops for Talk Line volunteers and staff. Minimum 1-2 times a year
  • May provide supervision to 1-2 associates or practicum students depending on eligibility
  • Provide backup coverage for family and individual intakes, as well as conduct crisis management sessions in Parent Drop-In, as needed.
  • Assist in providing clinical support and guidance on an as-needed basis to all areas of Safe & Sound programming.
  • Participate in weekly individual & group supervision (1-2 hours).
  • Attend and participate in monthly Friday Department meetings and All Center Staff Meetings.
  • Attend outside training sessions to further develop clinical practice.
  • An ongoing, organization-wide Trauma-Informed Systems (TIS) initiative, as well as a developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative will influence the clinical practice. The Mental Health Clinician will have an opportunity to contribute to these initiatives if desired.

 Undertake other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • CA Licensed or Licensed Eligible MFT, MSW LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology or closely related field.
  • Familiarity with offering direct clinical services (including practicums and internships) to adults, children, and families
  • Experience with assessments, clinical formulation, and treatment plan development
  • Knowledge of the effects of child abuse, child development, effective parenting practice, and family dynamics required
  • Competence to provide services with cultural humility and respect
  • Ability to record and maintain time-sensitive clinical records
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to conduct psychotherapy in Spanish or Mandarin preferred
  • Previous trauma-informed education/training preferred
  • Group facilitation experience preferred
  • Experience with Medi-Cal billing procedures

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-Time (40 hours per week)
  • Exempt
  • This position requires a flexible work schedule and may require working in the evening or occasionally on weekends.
  • 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.

The base salary for this position is $75,000 annually (unlicensed) or $85,000 annually (licensed). This position is eligible for agency sponsored benefits and a language premium of $2,080 annually.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Safe & Sound provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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

**Beginning March 24, 2022: Safe & Sound implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all staff either to be fully vaccinated and boosted (as the appropriate time after full vaccination) or, request a Medical or Religious Exemption. This policy accompanies current CDC recommendations for Safe & Sound worksites including wearing masks indoors and maintaining social distancing practices regardless of vaccination status.

Should you be offered, and subsequently accept this position, it is expected that you will abide by this policy, in addition to other organizational policies.

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