South Bay Community Services transforms communities to support the well-being and prosperity of children, youth, and families.
Our Core Values
Our core values guide all aspects of our community-driven work, from programs and partnerships to resource management, and include a focus on:
The health and wealth of our community depend on the well-being and prosperity of all San Diegans; however, 16% of residents - and 1 in 5 children - live in poverty, struggling to provide basic food, shelter, and health services for their families. Through comprehensive and coordinated services and supports for children, youth, and families, such as housing assistance, independent living skills, employment readiness and financial literacy services, mental health counseling, domestic violence and child abuse intervention, juvenile crime prevention, and therapeutic educational programming, we assist all individuals and all communities to reach their fullest potential.
Status Regular Full Time
$22 per hour/Non-Exempt for Master’s Degree Level Candidates
$47,500 annual salary/Exempt for License-Eligible Therapists
$60,000 annual salary/Exempt for Licensed Therapists
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator the Connections Coach will provide guidance and life planning support to youth identifying as LGBTQ. Manage participant motivation, removal of barriers, assessments, skill building, including facilitation of relationship wellness groups, and permanency and life mapping. Assist in program development, operation and team decision making while supporting program outcomes.
• The development, implementation, and evaluation, as part of a team, of an integrated approach for youth with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders and in accordance with quality trauma informed youth programs that adhere to and uphold the standards of South Bay Community Services.
• Provide quality trauma informed services to youth.
• Develop Service Plan that’s supports resource navigation in areas relating to independent living skills development, educational and vocational services, health and wellness, crisis intervention and leadership development.
• Provide assessment, guidance and life planning support to clients during weekly/daily communication.
• Creating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure safety of staff, youth, and environment.
• Refer and link participants to appropriate community resources and provide “wraparound” support services.
• Serve as advocate when navigating resources outside of the agency.
• Modify support, motivate and provide crisis intervention when necessary. Assist in youth development of self-regulation skills and impulse control.
• Conduct outreach presentations to increase program utilization and reduce community stigma for LGBTQ and those with mental health needs.
• Build relationships with community partners through community outreach, participant recruitment and training to referring agencies.
• Monitor participant progress and maintain accurate records including data entry into approved database.
• Develop and maintain component services in compliance with funding requirements and ensure quality control of data collection and services.
• Work independently and as a team member to create innovative ways to meet goals and provide a high level of service that is engaging and meets the needs of the participants.
• Attend all staff meetings, agency staff development events and appropriate agency-wide committees.
• Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service partner protected health information material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.
• Establish and maintain linkage relationships with agencies, organizations, civic and community groups.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Stand: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
• Walking: Moving about on foot.
• Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 25-50 lbs
• Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder
• Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force.
• Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)
• Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
• Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching.
• Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
• Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
• Finger Movement: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
• Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation or any other protected class
Required Master's degree in social work or related field. Preferred licensed MFT, LCSW registered with the BBS or close to licensure. Two years’ experience working with youth and familiarity with LGBTQ population. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred. Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation. Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities, training skills, creativity, and public speaking. Ability to provide quality trauma-informed services in a fast-paced environment, specializing in crisis intervention and de-escalation, motivational interviewing, and Seeking Safety. Ability to (re) prioritize and multi-task is a must. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Able to be cleared to drive and have valid driver’s license with own transportation.
South Bay Community Services requires all applicants to submit a resume. The resume will be reviewed if they are faxed to 619.420.8722 (Attention: HR department) or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org