We have an exciting Full Time opportunity for a well-qualified Clinician working in the
Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Care Team. This program provides prevention and early intervention
services to the unaccompanied immigrant youth (UIY) in Alameda County-including the cities of
Oakland and Hayward. La Familia proposes linguistically appropriate (Spanish) and culturally
sensitive mental health services, specializing in trauma focused and family oriented treatment.
• Increase access to culturally relevant, strength-based Outreach, Education and Early Intervention
services for UIY in Alameda County in order to build the resiliency, knowledge and practical skills
that can contribute to the prevention of mental and behavioral health disorders due to severe
violence in their countries of origin. Although the majority of UIY
come from Central America, this program can serve UIY from any country.
• Build the capacity of organizations which can provide culturally-responsive services, to the
UIY population and integrate culturally relevant wellness strategies into their services and/or
identify mental and behavioral health disorders amongst those they serve and provide linkages to
• Provide access to county-based mental health services for UIY, when treatment is warranted and
desired. These services will demonstrate a concentration on trauma-focused and family- oriented
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Clinician will provide therapeutic services which shall increase youth access and engagement;
services will be provided primarily at schools and sometimes in the community and in the home.
• Clinician will work closely with the UIY Senior Clinical Case Manager (SCCM) who leads and
coordinates the work of the UIY Care Team.
• Clinician will be a part of the Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Care Team (UIYCT) which will
consist of the UIY Care Team Coordinator, and other Clinicians who will serve schools (identified
by greatest need by County and/or School District) and La Familia offices to meet the mental health
needs of their students. In collaboration with designated school staff referrals, the UIY Care
Team will conduct screening and psychosocial assessments to recommend treatment for mental health
and social services as needed.
• Clinician will participate in regular clinical supervision provided by the UIY Supervisor.
Clinician will also participate in regular group supervision and training as scheduled by the UIY
Care Team Coordinator and UIY Supervisor.
• Clinician will be using the Child and Adolescent Needs Scale (CANS) to determine the broad
range of needs and identification of strengths.
• The team will offer training, consultations, and conduct school-wide assessments to cater
their interventions to the needs of each participating school. If needed, treatment for students
would be provided at the team’s community locations (e.g.., schools, and various offices of La
Familia, or health clinics).
• Clinicians, as part of the Care Team, will spend time both in schools and office sites based
on program needs as identified by the County and/or School District. The UIY Care Team will,
however, be immediately available to travel to any of the schools to assist with crises, regardless
of the particular school placement on that date.
• Referrals are made through various sources such as the district UIY coordinators, the UIY Care
Team Coordinator, or other UIY Care Team members. All referrals should go through COST in order to
keep a uniform way of tracking UIY student services. Clinician shall provide mental health and
crisis intervention services to alleviate the psychological symptoms exhibited by unaccompanied
• The Clinician will provide group interventions on topics relevant to UIY such as:
Acculturation, Family reunification, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem, and Healthy Relationships.
• The Clinician will provide short-term trauma-focused and family-oriented treatment for each
UIY for up to 8 sessions, but the length of services may be extended for up to one year if deemed
• The Clinician will receive appropriate training and supervision to ensure the highest quality
of services, and use of evidence-based practices.
• Collect and provide to La Familia, on a weekly basis, client level and service level data that
is required by ACBHCS and/or La Familia for tracking and evaluation purposes.
• Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field, and registration with the
California BBS plus 2 years of experience providing mental health services, consultation, and
psycho-education training to the Latino community;
• Knowledge of schools and experience working with a variety of systems located in the learning
• Bilingual Spanish/English required, bicultural preferred;
• Must be committed to addressing issues of stigma and discrimination related to unaccompanied
children and their social, environmental, immigration status, and caregiver issues;
• Strong consultation, presentation, and organizational skills required;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and computer skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and the capacity to be flexible, as needs and special events
• Able to take initiative, work independently, and able to think critically when problem
solving; Knowledge of, and respect for, a variety of distinct Latino communities in Alameda County;
• Knowledge of integrating cultural wellness practices into direct service delivery;
• Valid California Driver’s License and proof of insurance;
• Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test.
• Full-time, Exempt, Union Position.
• Excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision benefits, vacation, sick, and
• External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest
and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
La Familia is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, welcoming, and
inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex
(including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status,
disability, veteran status, or any other
La Familia has a 40 year history of providing high-quality mental health and community support services in the San Francisco Bay Area. The agency started as part of a grassroots movement and our ties to the community remain deep and passionate. La Familia is committed to building a vibrant and multicultural agency to provide services that meet the needs of the individuals and families in our community. Our current work includes:
- Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
- Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Community Outreach Services
- Education and Employment Services
- Substance Use Wellness and Recovery
- Leadership to Community Coalitions to Advance Equity Initiatives
- Reentry Services
Company address: Hayward, CA
Posted date: 29 days ago