DREAMCATCHER YOUTH SERVICES
A Program of Covenant House California
Job Description for Clinical Therapist
As our direct care staff work with youth that are 13 - 18 years old,
we require that applicants are at least 25 years old.
Since 2000, DreamCatcher Youth Services has been the only safe landing for homeless and trafficked at-risk youth in Alameda County who are between the ages of 13-18. DreamCatcher’s comprehensive constellation of programs is designed to serve these youth by connecting them to stable housing, consistent resources, community and peer supports. Over 90% of youth have been through DreamCatcher have moved directly into stable housing, further education or employment.
We are seeking qualified applicants to become a part of an exciting and dynamic organization that makes a difference in the lives of homeless and trafficked youth. Applicants that have experience working with youth that have experienced homelessness, who have traumatic histories, identify as LGBTQ, are gender non-conforming and/or who often face multiple issues and have complex needs. Applicants with knowledge and/or experience working with youth development programs, utilizing a harm reduction framework, using trauma informed practices and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to create a safe inclusive environment would be highly preferred.
DreamCatcher offers an excellent benefits package including: medical, vision, dental, an EAP program, pension, tax deferred annuity and a generous vacation package.
•Provides direct therapeutic services to all residential and drop in youth.
•Participates in case review team meetings among multi-disciplinary program staff and inter-agency teams providing clinical insight into the youth.
•Provides direct clinical services of brief therapy, crisis intervention, family mediation, clinical assessments and psychotherapy (group and individual).
•Provides psychotherapy to homeless, at risk and
•Facilitates clinical groups for youth.
•Ensures that DreamCatcher Youth Services /Covenant House CA is adequately and consistently represented in community, service provider meetings related to direct services.
•Assists the Director in the training of program staff regarding mental health and related issues.
•Assures that in-house therapeutic services are efficiently and effectively coordinated with the entire service delivery team.
•Participates in agency-wide committees as needed or assigned
•Provides written documentation that is complete, timely and properly written.
•Maintains data input in a variety of funding and program databases ensuring all data is current and accurate.
•Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology.
EXPERIENCE: One year or more previous clinical experience with at risk 13-18 year old youth who have homelessness, sex and labor trafficking issues. Experience working with a diverse staff and client population.
Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS: General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required.
TRANSPORTATION: Must have valid CA driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving record.