To provide overall clinical counseling support for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, as part of Oasis Center’s Outreach, Rapid Rehousing, and Shelter programs. This position provides individual and group counseling, supports crisis assessment and intervention efforts, and serves as an active member of a program team.
· Provide individual, family, and group counseling services for youth and young adults who are experiencing a housing crisis.
· Utilize creative approaches to provide therapeutic supports for youth beyond talk therapy or other traditional methods.
· Assist in a comprehensive assessment of youth’s needs to ensure youth are matched with appropriate interventions
· Operate from a family systems approach to support young people in family strengthening efforts, as appropriate.
· Engage in a case conferencing approach with youth, case managers, and other parties as relevant to understand youth’s needs, strengths, and goals and to create a plan for services.
· Support Oasis Center’s Point of Entry for youth accessing services, including responding to the crisis hotline, responding to referrals, and providing crisis intervention for walk-ins.
· Provide liaison, advocacy and referral services with appropriate mental health centers, courts, physicians, school systems, Department of Children’s Services and others as needed.
· Provide crisis response support in helping youth mediate conflict with families, friends, peers, and roommates.
· Document client interactions in a consistent and ethical manner.
· Strong capacity to form meaningful, caring, and affirming relationships with all young people, including LGBTQ+ youth.
· Knowledge and ability to apply behavior management techniques, basic counseling principals, crisis intervention theory, group work theory, and systems theory.
· Knowledge and ability to access community resources.
· Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent and family development.
· Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
· Understanding of and ability to deliver services through a low barrier approach.
· Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Chery Mendez …firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date Posted: August 2, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Clinician
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Salary Range: 36K-41K