PROGRAM: San Mateo County Pride Center
HOURS/WAGE: $24/hr +$1 for bilingual differential (if applicable), 30 hours available, Non-Exempt + Comprehensive Health Insurance & Benefits
REPORTS TO: Clinical Program Coordinator
CONSIDERATIONS: Position will be remote at this time but will be expected to be in the office when it is deemed safe to do so.
Organization: The San Mateo County Pride Center works to provide support services to individuals and families in the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Center is a program of StarVista in partnership with Peninsula Family Service, Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services, and San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The Pride Center provides a range of services with three main components: 1) Clinical (individual, relationship, and family counseling, case management); 2) Social/Community (peer support groups, events, gathering space, education, trainings); and 3) Resource Center (library, referrals, free store, computers). Check out our website on www.sanmateopride.org.
Our Mission: The mission of the San Mateo County Pride Center is to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters personal growth, health, and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.
Mental Health Clinician: This position will provide therapeutic services to a caseload of around 15 clients, which may include therapy, assessment, advocacy, treatment planning, and coordination with other Pride Center staff, in a community setting. The Pride Center is seeking a therapist who is trauma-aware or trauma informed, uses a strengths-based approach, and practices cultural humility to work with a broad variety of folks in the LGBTQ+ community, including individuals, youth, couples, and families. This position also offers the opportunity to collaborate with the team on offering psychoeducation and development trainings for both community members and LGBTQ-serving professionals. Learn more about our Mental Health Services at www.sanmateopride.org/mental-health-services. Clinical supervision and opportunities for trainings provided.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Men Chun Wong (he/they), Clinical Program Coordinator. In your cover letter, please tell us a little about yourself, and your interest and experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. You may also discuss your understanding of social justice and cultural humility as it applies to your work in mental health. LGBTQ+ folks of color strongly encouraged to apply.
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StarVista is a private non-profit agency in San Mateo County that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens, and adults who are dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, relationship, and communication issues. More information about the agency and its programs can be found at www.star-vista.org.