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Community Mental Health Clinician - Youth Empowerment Services

Hayward, California
USD69,000 to USD78,500
Job Type
19 May 2023

East Bay Agency for Children's (EBAC) mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities. EBAC strives to reduce barriers that contribute to disparities in wellness for socio-economically disadvantaged and racially marginalized families and to create communities where all children and families have support systems to reach their full potential.

EBAC was established in 1952 when a group of parents of children with autism wanted to give their children the same educational and recreational opportunities that contribute to the physical well-being and social growth of all children. From this was born the first day-treatment program west of the Mississippi and was the foundation of growth in meeting the needs of children and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and especially in Alameda County.

Today, EBAC's programs serve over 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Alameda County each year with the goal of giving each child and family the specific resources, skills, and support they need to help them reach their full potential. The organization has strategically grown its program offerings to include a wide variety of supports and services to the community. For more information about our organization, please visit the website at .


The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Community Mental Health Clinician provides skilled individual/and or family counseling services that are aimed at reducing at-risk youth from Juvenile Justice System involvement. In working with the families, the Community Mental Health Clinician promotes healthy communication, strengthening parenting skills, and increasing support for families who are referred from various sources: Probation Department, Oakland Unified School District, Community-Based Organizations, Parents, and youth themselves.

Position Reports To: Program Director


LCSW, MFT, or Registered Associate.
Two years post-Master's experience in clinical work with children, group and family therapy preferred.
Culturally sensitive to the needs and life circumstances of low income, ethnically diverse, immigrant, and traumatized communities.
Experience in providing family therapy with elementary, middle and/or high school age students.
Ability to work as a team member and contribute to program development.
Ability and willingness to maintain clear and complete records, meet deadlines for written reports, and compile and report monthly statistics.
Language skills that include the ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, safety rules.
Ability to write routine reports and maintain clinical records.
Ability to provide home-based family therapy sessions while maintaining appropriate boundaries as well as respect of family's homes.
Ability to drive with valid driver's license, auto insurance, and access to use of an automobile as needed.
Work skills should include organizational abilities, dependability, and initiative, and ability to work independently, use good clinical judgment and seek supervision and guidance appropriately
Current legal and ethical knowledge of issues in the field.
Bicultural and/or bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.


Provides individual/and or family therapy, collateral service, and parental support to families.
Provides consultation to colleagues, Probation Department staff, OUSD school personnel, and other CBOs staff to strengthen the functioning of the youths.
Completes comprehensive youth/family assessment, formulates diagnoses, and communicates recommendations to family, Probation Department, and other CBOs providers as needed.
Complete comprehensive service plans for youth/family and communicate it to EBAC teammates and family to increase family engagement and treatment motivation.
Maintains case records, including charts, treatment plans, termination summaries, statistics reports, and other reports as required.
Record progress notes and other charting requirements within 24 hours of service provided.
Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings, service plan reviews, case conferences, trainings, and other meetings as assigned.
Provides case presentations at clinical team meetings.
Actively participates and utilizes individual and group supervision.
Collaborates with colleagues, Probation Department staff, OUSD school personnel, and other CBOs staff with flexibility, sensitivity and a professional level of independence and judgment.
Provides training for outside agencies on a variety of mental health topics.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Work setting is primarily in the community working with youth/and or families.
Provide on-call crisis intervention on assigned holidays.
Because work is directly with youth, full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
Providing community-based services to at-promised youth who are impacted by trauma and poverty.
Driving is required.

EBAC offers a uniquely generous PAID time off package including up to 15 paid Holidays a year, generous vacation accruals for eligible employees; and an outstandingly comprehensive benefits package that includes: 1. Medical, Dental and Vision insurance. Full time employee only coverage is free of charge for certain Medical and Dental coverages. 2. Multiple options of Mental Health Care supports and services; 3. Chiropractic and Acupuncture benefits included in Medical plans; 4. Employer paid Basic Term Life/AD&D insurance; employee paid voluntary life insurance and AD&D (for employee, spouse and children if choose to elect); 6. Accident, Critical illness and Hospital Indemnity coverage ( for employee, spouse and children if choose to elect ); 7. Tax deferred FSA (flexible spending account) for Health Care and/or Child Care; commuter benefits for Transit and/or Parking expenses; 8. 403b retirement program with an up to 4% Employer dollar to dollar Match after 1 year of employment; 9. Prepaid Legal Consultation and Identity Theft Protection insurance; 10. Pet Insurance to care for the four-legged family member(s); 11. ScholarShare 529 Savings Plan for higher education expenses for the beneficiary includes employee, child or another family member, etc
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  • Job Reference: 1010175893-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: East Bay Agency
  • Location: Hayward, California
  • Salary: USD69,000 to USD78,500
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent