COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA
As our direct care staff work with youth that are 18-24 years
we require that applicants are at least 25 years old.
Become a part of an exciting and dynamic organization that makes
a difference in the lives youth experiencing homelessness and
trafficking. Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit agency
whose mission is to serve youth experiencing homelessness and
trafficking, ages 18-24, offering safety, housing, unconditional
love, absolute respect, and hope.
Covenant House Oakland is seeking to hire a Wellness Clinician
to be on our case management team in our Save Haven Program
(shelter) Rites of Passage Program (transitional living). We are
looking for applicants that have experience working with youth that
have experienced homelessness, with traumatic histories, identify
as LGBTQ, are gender non-conforming and/or whom often face multiple
system barriers and have complex needs. This person will have
knowledge and/or experience working with youth development
programs, within a harm reduction framework, using trauma informed
practices and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to
create a safe inclusive environment for all. Covenant House
California offers an excellent benefits package, (effective date of
hire), including: medical, vision, dental, an EAP program, pension,
tax deferred annuity and a generous vacation package.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Wellness Clinician is responsible for
on-going engagement, assessment and service planning with youth to
meet their housing, medical, mental health, employment and
educational goals as they move towards becoming housed and having
permanent connections. The Wellness Clinician works with an
interdisciplinary team to support youth safety, services and
programming. The Wellness Clinician works in partnership with the
Residential Services Director for continued program enhancement
while providing technical assistance and training for individuals
and teams around trauma informed service, harm reduction practice
and youth development programming in a housing first program. The
Wellness Clinician will work to enhance our interventions with
youth that are dealing with complex trauma including trafficking.
The Wellness Clinician will offer both individual and group
1) Biopsychosocial assessments and service planning that
addresses all areas of critical need, through a trauma-informed and
2) Youth engagement and partnership to create a clear plan of
addressing their needs, complete with due dates, calendars,
structure, guidance, and support.
3) Identifiers and facilitates linkages to needed community and
on-site programs and services.
4) Monitor client progress and aide youth in meeting their
identified goals, and coaching youth to plan, implement, and
5) Motivate clients to improve wellness along health, mental
health, substance use/abuse/dependence, and other areas that will
improve their overall functioning.
6) Coordinate between other departments (clinical services,
outreach, residential) and work as a team to meet client needs.
7) Work in partnership with Residential Services Director to
hold program model and leadership while developing specialized
individual and group training and technical assistance for staff
around trauma and human trafficking.
8) Develop and run groups for residents.
9) Provide unconditional positive regard to clients regardless
of behavior, race, class, culture, country of origin, disability,
gender, gay, lesbian, trans, bi, immigration status, language
capacity, and ability to complete case plan requirements.
10) Maintain paper and on-line files for complete tracking of
client work including HMIS, ETO and TCM systems.
11) Attend weekly supervision with supervisor and all weekly
meetings as assigned.
12) All other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree required and Masters Degree
preferred. 2-4 years of professional experience in youth services;
EXPERIENCE: 2-4 years of professional experience working with
youth. Clinical knowledge and experience working with homeless and
trafficked youth 18-24. Experience with Bay Area resources and
public benefits. Working within Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed and
Youth Development Frameworks.
SKILLS: Prior Case Management Experience and this is a nonexempt
position. Ability to build positive rapport with youth. Knowledge
of the full range of public and social services in Alameda County
and the Greater Bay Area for low-income, homeless, and foster
youth. Excellent Communication Skills, as demonstrated by on-point,
timely, and professional correspondence, both written and verbal
Inter-agency coordination skills (scheduling appointments, and
maintaining collaboration with multiple stakeholders and
TRANSPORTATION: Must have reliable transportation, a valid
California drivers license and good driving record.
WORKING CONDITIONS: General business/office environment. Must be
able to lift to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for
prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be
EQUIPMENT USED: Must be able to utilize basic word processing,
email, and internet programs. Be able to communicate effectively
orally and in written form. Computers, calculators, fax machines,
telephone and other equipment required.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
Covenant House California does not and shall not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender
expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its
activities or operations. These activities include, but are not
limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and
vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing
an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our
staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and
Covenant House California is an equal opportunity employer. We
will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to
ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment,
advertisements for employment, compensation, termination,
upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against
any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender,
national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender