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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Mental Health Specialist

  6/25/2020   San Diego Youth Services
 Job Description        

Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Program Manager to provide comprehensive trauma-informed school-based suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services countywide as part of the Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Educating (HERE) Now program. Shall work to ensure the delivery of quality services on schools, including middle school and high school, and in community locations to serve children, youth and transition aged youth (TAY), with suicide prevention and early intervention services. Shall participate in the three components that include: 1) a multi-level suicide prevention program implemented through the public health approach; 2) evidence-based practices that focuses on reducing risk and enhancing protective factors for 7th through 12th grade youth, and 3) a comprehensive and collaborative approach to suicide prevention for at-risk middle through high school youth that includes support services and necessary linkages.



Qualifications: License-eligible in Marital and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology by the state of California, and a minimum of two years of job-related experience, including direct service experience with at-risk, multiple families and children on a school campus and/or home-based settings. Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Science and must be in good standing. Experience with youth, family, and community development. Must possess excellent oral and written skills and be able to provide services to small and large groups of youth and adults. Must work well autonomously with other agencies and program staff in varying disciplines. Must be highly organized with the ability to focus on multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and busy school-based environment. Creativity and sense of humor a must.


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We Offer: Comprehensive health insurance coverage Dental/Vision/Life Insurance Employee wellness program Generous PTO plan Retirement Plan Status: Full time, $46,446/year An Equal Opportunity Employer Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended, all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States. Job Opened: 6/25/2020 To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to


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