Fields: social work, youth, public health, immigrants, counseling
Location: San Francisco, California
About the Organization: Based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education support and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families. The Center’s programs help to divert youth by providing constructive activities that impact their world increase their individual and cultural pride as well as build community spirit. Founded over 40 years ago, VYDC serves over 500 young people of all background each year.
About the Position: Health & Wellness department at VYDC is hiring a Case Manager. The person is responsible for providing individual case management to at-risk, high risk and in-risk systems involved youth in the justice system between the ages of and their families. The goal is to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency among Tenderloin youth and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander youth citywide by providing highly structured and well-supervised culturally competent services that focus on mental health issues, racial and social justice issues, family needs, educational and vocational skills deficiencies, substance abuse issues, gender and sexuality identity issues, and other concerns.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field OR two years or more of work experience.
• Knowledge of interviewing and assessing clients.
• Demonstrated experience working with at-risk and high-risk youth.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both one-on-one and in groups.
• Strong knowledge of services and programs for children, youth and families in San Francisco.
• Bilingual in Southeast Asian language preferred.
Estimated Salary: $20 – $23/hour, 37.5 hours per week with employer paid health and dental benefits, vacation and sick hours
Deadline: Not given/Until filled
Vietnamese Youth Development Center