JobTitle: Youth SOS Mental Health Clinician
Program: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center (Crisis Center)
Status: Part time, non-exempt; benefits include health, dental, vision, pro-rated sick leave, vacation, personal days, holiday pay.
ReportsTo: Youth SOS Program Coordinator
The Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Center (Crisis Center) operates the San Mateo County’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline and is both a critical first point of contact for people in need of referrals to social services and a last resort for people in crisis to reach out for help. The Crisis Center team also provides follow up services to clients and operates a peer-to-peer teen chat and text service via sanmateocrisis.org. Additionally, the crisis center staff also provides education and training across San Mateo County to youth, school faculty, community groups and associations, law enforcement agencies, health systems and other interested parties about the myths and facts of suicide, suicide risk factors, warning signs, and what to do if someone is contemplating suicide. This crisis center is also home to the Health Ambassador Program for Youth (HAP-Y) is program that seeks to train youth ages 16-24 to become mental health ambassadors. The program trains youth for 14 weeks in different topics, such as: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Suicide Prevention, LGBTQ+ 101 and more.
The Crisis Center is currently in the process of launching a new program that provides in-person crisis response within San Mateo County. The Youth Stabilization Opportunity and Support (Youth SOS) which is composed of Triage Therapists, Family Partners, provides 24/7 in person crisis response to minors and transitional age youth (ages 0-25) who are in crisis and are requesting support. This team also works in partnership with the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) which is another in-person crisis response for current and previous foster youth within San Mateo County.
POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE:
A successful candidate for this position will have proven history working with children and families and will be able to communicate a sense of passion and commitment to crisis intervention work. Additionally, a warm, relational, and strength-based approach to working with families, as well as flexibility and adaptability, are key success factors. We will provide high-quality training and reflective supervision to support professional development and growth.
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