The 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic is a community based agency providing youth in the Bayview Hunters Point with medical and behavioral health services that encourage them to make decisions that support their health, safety and development. The RRH Social Worker position will be an integral piece of providing direct service to youth while adhering to the best standard of care while providing behavioral health services to high-risk populations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The role of the social worker is to provide casework services to homeless youth
  • They are responsible for intake and assessment; trauma screening
  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Designing individual support & transition plan with youth
  • Resource brokerage and referral
  • Case coordination and advocacy
  • Follow up and after care and recordkeeping in assigned database
  • Meeting with rehoused clients twice a month or as needed
  • Support Rapid Rehousing Coordinator in communication and liaising with landlords and youth
  • Develop and implement orientation process for rapid rehousing program
  • Attend community, city, & regional housing meetings
  • Support for staff & youth in 3rd Street programming

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Upbeat attitude
  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality
  • Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision
  • An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with the capacity to learn quickly and integrate efficiently
  • Ability to connect with our youth

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the requirements of this job description Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth in which we serve
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multicultural environment

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage priority action items
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, MFT, or other related field (ASW accepted)
  • 2-3 years of experience working with high-risk and homeless youth
  • Ability to notice symptoms of use and abuse, recovery and treatment philosophies
  • Ability to provide substance abuse counseling
  • Working knowledge of issues facing youth
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent follow-through skills
  • Valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record required. Must also have daily access to a car
  • Must also have ability to work with homeless youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Experience with US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs

IMPORTANT POSITION DETAILS & COMPENSATION This is a 40 hrs FTE exempt position. The salary maximum is $66,000, DOE, with a competitive benefits package. The 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic is fiscally sponsored by Larkin Street Youth Services. As such, you will be an employee of Larkin Street Youth Services.

3rd Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer