Facilitator/Clinician - Project LEARN/Reentry

Job Overview

 Are you an empathetic person who loves helping others through challenges? Are you passionate about providing underserved populations with behavioral healthcare that is dignified, empathetic, and nonjudgmental? Are you a confident leader as well as an excellent listener?

Then come join our team of innovative behavioral healthcare workers who are dedicated to giving hope, building health, and changing lives for those in need. As a Facilitator/Clinician for Project LEARN, your primary task will be leading behavioral health classes onsite at two Santa Clara County jails (Elmwood Correctional Complex, Milpitas, and Santa Clara County Main Jail, Downtown San Jose). As well as for participants from the Reentry community, who have been recently released from jail. These participants are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. By engaging participants in these classes, you will help them develop emotional tools that are universally useful at any point in their lives. These skills can help participants cope with stressors of incarceration, handle emotional issues that arise as they transition back to their communities after incarceration, and prevent a return to criminal behavior in the future. Your work within Project LEARN will help prevent recidivism (i.e., return to incarceration) and improve the health and wellbeing of the participants and our communities.

You will also have the benefit of working with a team of enthusiastic, experienced professionals who will provide clinical supervision to help you grow and will work with you to create a flexible schedule that works for your life.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and engage participants in behavioral health classes utilizing evidence-based curricula (such as Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Interactive Journaling Life Skills, Thinking for a Change, and others).
  • Provide these services in person at Santa Clara County Elmwood Correctional Facility, Main Jail, Office of Reentry, as well as virtually.
  • Create lesson plans using the curriculum. This includes providing handouts, creating power point presentations, modifying the curriculum to best serve the students/clients, and to ensure adherence to specific topic schedules.
  • Comply with State, County, and Santa Clara Co. Office of the Sheriff-Custody Bureau mandates.
  • Consistently uphold program standards when working with clients.
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation of services.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Successful candidates should fall within one of the following categories:

  • Recent undergraduates with bachelors’ degrees in social work, criminal justice, psychology, public health, or related fields, with at least one (1) year of experience working in a clinical setting and/or facilitating behavioral health–related groups (i.e., teaching DUI classes)

OR

  • Individuals who are registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

OR

  • Individuals who are certified and/or registered with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be First Aid and CPR certified within sixty (60) days of employment (training provided).

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to think on your feet and adapt to changing or arising needs during group sessions.
  • Careful, conscientious, and responsive listener.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the complex relationship between behavioral health and criminal justice involvement.
  • A drive for self-improvement, enabling you to engage with the supervision that will help you build on skills important to the functions of the job and to your career.
  • Knowledge of theoretical orientations (e.g., trauma-informed service delivery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
  • Knowledge of cultural stigmas surrounding counseling and treatment services.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of social work, crisis intervention, client-centered counseling, and group facilitation.
  • Knowledge and experience with your own personal meditation practice.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule; some evenings and weekends required.
  • Ability to utilize supervision and build on skills critical to the job functions.
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and efficiently use time to complete all duties and responsibilities assigned.  

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, by September 30, 2021, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Milpitas, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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