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Full Time Wellness Clinician

Company: Covenant House California
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description

Wellness Clinician

As our direct care staff work with youth that are 18-24 years old,

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 interventions.


1) Biopsychosocial assessments and service planning that addresses all areas of critical need, through a trauma-informed and positive-youth-development model

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 follow-through.

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; residential preferred.

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 providers

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 required.

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.


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 clients.

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 expression.

Keywords: Covenant House California, Oakland , Full Time Wellness Clinician, Other , oakland, California

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