SAY San Diego: A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

SAY San Diego has been selected as a Top Workplace Award winner for 5 years in a row, qualifying SAY as one of the best places to work in San Diego, based on employee surveys.

SAY San Diego partnerships and services address the comprehensive needs of the entire individual or family rather than focusing on one symptom or problem. SAY engages the community to work collaboratively and works with systems such as law enforcement, schools, and local government to create positive change. SAY San Diego’s holistic approach enriches youth, empowers individuals and families, and engages communities.

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Check out our SAY Benefits Sheet for a list of our comprehensive and competitive benefits.

In our list of current job openings below, links to full job descriptions are available for each position if applicable.

SAY’s Open Positions

  • Clinician I – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    The Clinician I provides individual counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention services to adults in reentry or probation in the community. The Clinician I will be part of a team recognized as treatment leaders in evidence based practice utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Referrals come directly from probation. See complete job description and requirements. The contract for this role ends 12/31/21 with the potential of renewal.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field. MSW/LCSW preferred. License eligible. LCSW/MFT licensing supervisions provided
    • Direct experience/expertise in working with clients involved in the justice system, substance abuse, gang activity, and criminality
    • Experience in providing casework/case management services
    • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Available some (three) weeknights for programming
    • Knowledge and experience working with minority populations
    • Strong clinical skills in individual and group therapy
    • Skilled in providing clinical supervision to interns and student trainees
    • Have and maintain positive and supportive relationships with coworkers
    • Maintain accurate knowledge about the agency, its programs and service
    • Accurately represent the agency to and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc.
    • Communicate positive and negative feedback from the community through your supervisor to management
    • Utilize appropriate opportunities to purse positive public relations for the agency
    • Full Time
    • From: $25.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Bilingual Case Manager I – Alternatives to Detention

    The Alternatives to Detention Case Manager assesses low-medium risk juvenile offenders and their families to help provide a continuum of alternatives for youth determined not to require detention. Program services will include family assessment, referral, case advocacy, home detention, reporting centers, non-secure shelter (cool bed), intensive case management and wraparound family support services. Program goals include preventing youth from being unnecessarily detained and reducing juvenile delinquency. Staff will provide comprehensive assessment, advocacy, linkage and referral, coordinated case planning, and other supportive services, including ensuring that youth attend all court hearings as required. See the complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.
    • Two years of related experience in case management and direct client service, particularly experience with at-risk youth and families preferred.
    • Experience in providing casework/case management services/maintaining accurate updated case files and compile statistical data monthly.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to use it for job-related tasks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of trauma-informed care interventions and practices.
    • Skilled in providing family, group, and multi-family group services, and parent education.
    • Knowledge and experience working with diverse cultures.
    • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritize when needed.
    • Ability to respond to a referral and assess a minor within 15 minutes.
    • Strong communication and relationship-building skills.
    • Knowledge of relevant resources within the community.
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Temporary Part-Time Case Manager – Price Jobs Project

    City Heights resident experienced in advocating within their own community. Will serve as a part-time Case Manager for Crawford Cluster schools, providing support to parent and student living. As the families to be served are mostly refugee and immigrants, the Case Manager will have experience in a cross-cultural environment as well as experience working with other residents in the City Heights community. The Case Manager will liaison between parents and students and the educational and community systems that serve them. This is a temporary position set to end on June 30, 2021. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • City Heights resident
    • Bilingual in common immigrant/refugee language of City Heights preferred (could include but not be limited to Somali, Kizigua, Swahili, Arabic, Karen, Burmese, Spanish, Vietnamese)
    • Experience working with immigrant and/or refugee families
    • Experience working with school systems is highly desirable

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Strong community leadership skills, understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues in City Heights
    • Knowledge of issues in City Heights Schools, particularly Crawford Cluster schools
    • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and work independently
    • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook desirable
    • Part Time
    • From: $16.00 per hour
    • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Part-Time Bilingual Case Manager – Schoolink

    The Case Manager I provides services to a caseload of culturally diverse individuals and/or families including comprehensive assessment, information, referral, case planning, supportive services and evaluation of job skills and areas of job development. Bilingual in English and Spanish is required. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
    • Minimum of one year experience providing job-related activities
    • Competency and experience in working with diverse cultures
    • Valid CA Driver license
    • Access to reliable transportation and able to use it for job related tasks

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge and experience of San Diego, its resources and services
    • Knowledge of employment resources
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Highly organized
    • Knowledge of relevant resources within the community
    • Part Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Clinician I – Schoolink

    The Clinician I provides counseling, education, and prevention services to children, youth, and families referred to us through other agencies or within this agency. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy
    • Registered Intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences
    • MSW/LCSW preferred
    • License eligible; LCSW/LMFT licensing supervision provided
    • Direct experience/expertise in working with children, adolescents and families
    • Experience in providing casework/case management services

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge and experience working with minority populations
    • Strong clinical skills in family therapy, group, and multi-family group therapy, and parent education
    • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
    • Have and maintain positive and supportive relationships with coworkers
    • Maintain accurate knowledge about the agency, its programs and service
    • Accurately represent the agency to and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc.
    • Communicate positive and negative feedback from the community through your supervisor to management
    • Utilize appropriate opportunities to purse positive public relations for the agency
    • Knowledge of CCBH database, County-required paperwork, and Brief Strategic Therapy is a plus
    • Full Time
    • From: $24.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Bilingual Clinician I – Community Assessment Team

    The Clinician I provides counseling, education, and prevention services to children, youth, and families referred to us through other agencies or within this agency. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field. MSW/MFT preferred. License eligible. LCSW/LMFT licensing supervisions provided.
    • Bilingual English and Spanish is required.
    • Direct experience/expertise in working with youth involved with the juvenile justice system, substance abuse, gang activity, and child abuse.
    • Experience in providing casework/case management services.
    • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge and understanding working with minority populations.
    • Strong clinical skills in family therapy, group, and multi-family group therapy, and parent education.
    • Possess and maintain positive and supportive relationships with coworkers.
    • Be able to maintain accurate knowledge about the agency, its programs and service.
    • Accurately represent the agency to and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc.
    • Communicate positive and negative feedback from the community through your supervisor to management.
    • Utilize appropriate opportunities to purse positive public relations for the agency.
    • Knowledge of ETO software a plus.
    • Full Time
    • From: $25.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Case Manager – Dads Corps

    Under the Supervision of SAY San Diego’s Dads Corps Program Director and Program Manager, the Case Manager is responsible for the support and coordination of SAY San Diego’s Dads Corps. The Case Manager will be experienced in direct client services, family support services, multi-disciplinary case management, community development, and supervision. This position requires independent judgment, creativity, and adaptability. Five (5) total openings. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or related Social Science, Associate’s Degree in a related field, or 2 years equivalent case management work experience
    • Experience working with diverse populations with varying backgrounds
    • Prior Military Service or prior experience working with military is preferred, but not required

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Access to reliable transportation with current car insurance
    • Computer literate & proficiency of Microsoft Office package
    • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritize when needed
    • Knowledge and experience of San Diego, its resources and services
    • Strong customer service skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work some nights and weekends, as needed
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred, but not required
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
    • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively.
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.10 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Youth Leaders

    Youth Leaders assist with the implementation of the Extended Day, before and after school programs (Elementary or Middle School), on a public school site within the San Diego Unified School District. Actively participate with children in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including any or all of the following: physical fitness, organized sports, academic projects, fine arts, and practical arts.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • A minimum of 6 months experience in the supervision and management of groups of children ages 5-14 years old.
    • 48 college units completed OR a passed CAPE test OR 12 units in Child Development or related major.
    • Favorable pre-employment TB test and health screening required.
    • Favorable pre-employment DOJ/FBI fingerprinting clearance and child abuse index processing required.
    • Current CPR and First aid certificate must be provided within 30 days of employment.
    • Immunization Records (influenza, pertussis and measles).
    • Access to reliable transportation required.
    • Part Time
    • From: $13.00 - $14.50 per hour
    • Hours: 15 - 25 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt