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

  • 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

  • Bilingual Program Educator – Community Services for Families

    The Program Educator I coordinates and maintains parent education classes and child care provision through the Community Services for Families program. Supervises childcare providers and may assist as required in the supervision of children while parents attend classes. Bilingual in English and Spanish required. See the complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Work, Child Development or related field
    • Experience using spreadsheets, database and word processing software
    • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
    • Have a driving record that complies with SAY Driving Policies

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Competency in maintaining accurate and detailed records
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
    • Capable of working independently and responsibly
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Community Organizer – Project REJUVENATE

    The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and ongoing support of the Youth-led Community Advocacy Coalition. The Coalition aims to address disparities in gang involvement, violence perpetration, violence victimization, and opportunities for healing among youth who live in the communities of the Opportunity Zones in San Diego. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Community Organizer will guide young people in advocating for social change in a systematic, deliberate, and collaborative way. This position is funded by the OJJDP Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth. See the complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Business or related field preferred
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in community organizing, community advocacy, community development, social services, public health, or related experience
    • Experience with gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development
    • Experience in working with policymakers and/or law enforcement
    • Experience in working with gang-impacted, justice-involved, and/or opportunity youth
    • Experience working with and respect for diverse cultures
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment
    • Experience in public speaking and leading presentations
    • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks, including transporting community members and youth

     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Proven ability to work with diverse communities, organizations, and constituencies
    • Ability to work with and empower youth with a diversity of lived experiences
    • Knowledge of community organizing and advocacy practices and techniques
    • Knowledge of criminal justice system, and related policies and practices
    • Knowledge of youth development and youth engagement practices and techniques
    • Full Time
    • From: $18.00 - $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • 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