The Mental Health Clinician will provide comprehensive and culturally-accessible mental health services to youth ages 13-24. This position requires a commitment and dedication to the community at large and a passion for working with inner city youth. The therapist serves a diverse population of youth, supporting the fulfillment of the mission and vision of Youth UpRising within our core operating values.
Direct Services and Programming
• Provide individual, family, and group therapy utilizing a variety of theoretical orientations.
• Provide community member wellness checks and drop-in clinical support.
• Deliver services according to TAY WELLNESS program contract program contract with Alameda County.
• Provide crisis intervention and milieu therapy.
• Assess mental health needs; develop and implement treatment plans containing goals that are mutually agreed upon.
• Update and evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment plans.
• Advocate for young people as they navigate the educational, justice, and other systems.
• Participate in multidisciplinary case conferences and other forums where consultation on adolescent and young adult mental health issues are provided.
• Participate in outreach activities in order to promote mental health services.
• Support in-service trainings for non-clinical staff.
• Participate in center-wide programming, events, activities, and retreats.
• Maintain documentation requirements and data tracking standards (CANS/ANSA-T, progress notes etc.).
• Coordinate services with case management.
• Support opportunities for collaborations with other YU departments.
• Partner with Children’s Hospital of Oakland/Castlemont Clinic Wellness, to support the overall wellness of YU members.
• Support coordination of services among mental health and other providers through collaboration and consultation.
• Act as liaison to Castlemont Community, OUSD and Alameda County as needed.
• MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE- 3-5 years' experience working as a mental health therapist, including experience working with inner city youth. Masters' degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related field.
• FIELD KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of Alameda County community agencies and resources for adolescents and families is a plus.
• MOBILITY including reliable transportation, a valid California Driver's License and current automobile insurance.
• AVAILABILITY for some evening and weekend work.
• BILINGUAL Spanish/English speaker is a plus.