Prevention & Early Intervention

Program Clinician

 

Family Health & Support Network (FHSN), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation in search of a qualified part-time pre-licensed Clinician to implement our cultural-specific evidence-based practice model and ensure fidelity.  

Potential candidates must have a master’s degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined in Section 94310 of the Education Code, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family, and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology. Must be licensed-eligible under the supervision of a licensed Clinician.  This position requires an individual who possesses a heightened consciousness of how African Americans experience their uniqueness and deal with their differences, adversities and fears within a larger social context.

The ideal candidate for this position is a clinician with internal motivation, innovative ideas for program development and possesses no professional arrogance. The goal of BRAAF (Building Resilience in African American Families) is to provide culturally sensitive community-based prevention services to the underserved African American population of the Desert Region of Riverside County.

Experience with implementing an evidence-based practice model and experience with CBT is essential. Under the supervision of a licensed clinician, the selected individual will provide clinical support to the afterschool and parent education components of the PEI program, with emphasis on the provision of individual, group and family therapy.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, compassionate interviewing, assessments, maintaining confidential charts; observing program delivery; giving feedback to the program staff; and assisting with data collection and outcome monitoring.

Detail-oriented clinicians with enthusiasm for serving female adolescents and their families, not clients are strongly encouraged to apply. Assist other concerned individuals in understanding the nature of psychological illnesses and their psychosocial effects. Establish and maintain effective contact with local area mental health resources, including community members, parents, schools, and other agencies/organizations.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check; child abuse index check and an FBI background check.  Experience in MS Office is essential.

A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as are effective listening skills and the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals. Teamwork is essential to the dream work done here at BRAAF. Consequently, the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the team, community and contractors is essential. Desirable personal qualities include self-direction, enthusiasm and a highly developed service orientation. Also, potential candidates must have a genuine passion for advocating for the needs of youth participants and their families. 

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

To apply for this position:

Electronically send resume with cover letter to saustin@fhsnet.org. Resumes are accepted in plain text or Microsoft Word format. Or fax your resume with a cover letter to (760) 773-6475 to the attention of Sandra Austin.

Please visit the Family Health & Support Network, Inc., website at: www.fhsnet.org before applying.

Prevention & Early Intervention

Youth Development Worker

 

Family Health & Support Network (FHSN), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a private non-profit 501(c) (3).  FHSN is in search of a qualified Youth Development Worker. 

Potential candidates must have knowledge of and expertise in African culture and Africentric perspectives. The Youth Development Worker shall co-facilitate the Africentric Youth & Family Rites of Passage program in accordance to the approved program design.  The YDW shall plan and coordinate all ROP activities including, speakers, transportation, workshops, presentations, community expert appearances, food preparation and service, elder participation, field trips and outings, retreats and monthly parent empowerment meetings.

The Youth Development Worker must possess and demonstrate a heightened consciousness of how African-American youth experience their uniqueness and deal with their differences, adversities and fears.  The YDW must have a genuine connection and be able to draw from his/her own life experiences with a unique understanding of the interworking of the African-American culture as well as the tribe/community where the program will be facilitated.  Interpersonal skills are absolutely critical in achieving desired outcomes.  The YDW must have the ability to lead negotiations in a competitive and sometimes adversarial environment. At all times the YDW must represent the character the program wishes to instill in our youth.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher with some background in child development or;

Three years of experience in community leadership/involvement and outreach, with an emphasis on serving children, youth and families within an African-American community using an afro-centric approach to programming. 

  • Self starter, organized, computer literate and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.

 

  • Posses a strong connectivity in the community with an ability to access resources and the cooperation of community leaders, experts and supporters.

 

  • Must possess and demonstrate a heightened consciousness of how African-Americans experience their uniqueness and deal with their differences, adversities and fears within the larger social context.

 

The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check; child abuse index check and a FBI background check.  Experience in MS Office products is essential and knowledge and experience in social media is desired.

A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as are effective listening skills and the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals. The capability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing is essential and the ability to work with groups of diverse personalities are important. The ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the community and contractors is essential.

Desirable personal qualities include “Get the job done” attitude, self-direction, enthusiasm and a highly developed service orientation. Also, potential candidates must have a genuine passion for advocating for the needs of children and families. 

To apply for this position:

Electronically send resume with cover letter to saustin@fhsnet.org. Resumes are accepted in plain text or Microsoft Word format. Or fax your resume with a cover letter to (760) 773-6475 to the attention of Sandra Austin. Only qualified individuals need to apply.

Please visit the Family Health & Support Network, Inc., website at: www.fhsnet.org before applying.

 

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Palm Desert, CA  92260

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Palm Desert, CA  92260

 

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