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


Title Prevention Specialist – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
Categories Social Services
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 40 hours per week
Status Non-Exempt
Description

The Prevention Specialist is responsible for the development and ongoing support to the Safeguard project and the Central Region Prevention Coalition. The Prevention Specialist conducts community outreach efforts in the Southeast area and work to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use utilizing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. See the complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Bachelor Degree preferred or working towards one.
  • Experience in community and economic development working with collaborative efforts and/or similar initiatives relevant to alcohol, tobacco and other drug environmental prevention.
  • Experience in working with teens and parents on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention activities.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Proven ability to work with diverse community organizations and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with parents and community groups.
  • Understanding public health impacts for alcohol, tobacco and other drug products.
  • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks.
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Title Program Manager – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
Categories Social Services
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 40 hours per week
Status Non-Exempt
Description

The Project Manager provides ongoing support to and facilitation of Project Safeguard. The Program Manager will supervise the Community Organizer, Prevention Specialist and subcontractors and work to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use in the Southeast area of the city of San Diego utilizing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention framework. 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.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant leadership experience in an agency providing prevention services in a community setting.
  • Experience with alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, environmental prevention, Strategic Prevention Framework and community development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse community and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth.
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Title Communications & External Relations Manager
Categories Business Unit
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 25 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

The Communications & External Relations Manager plans and implements strategies to increase broad public understanding of and appreciation for the scope and impact of SAY San Diego, a major San Diego County nonprofit organization. The Communications & External Relations Manager has a track record of excellence in nonprofit communications and outreach, embraces the SAY San Diego mission, is excellent at developing strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, is highly skilled in social media and digital media, and is a strategic and solutions-oriented leader. This position reports to the VP of Organizational Planning and works closely with the CEO, Board of Directors and senior leadership team. See complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Social Work, or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience developing creative content to demonstrate impact, value, and innovative solutions in the social/human services sector.
  • Strong facility and fluency in e-communications, including social media, web content, e-newsletters, photos and video, and more.
  • Demonstrated experience developing communications content, relationships, and engagement to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to write persuasively and effectively for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to produce creative content in visual and social media.
  • Strong initiative, self-starter with ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to keep projects on time and budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills (including presentation skills).
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity and demonstrated ability using customer relationship management and/or donor database systems desired.
  • Event support, related planning and management skills preferred.
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Title Program Manager – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
Categories Social Services
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 40 hours per week
Status Non-Exempt
Description

The Program Manager provides broad programmatic direction and management and ongoing support and facilitation tobacco prevention efforts related to the implementation of the San Diego Smoke-Free Project. The Program Manager will supervise the Prevention Specialist, Community Organizer and Subcontractors and work for policy and social change around tobacco drug use in a systematic, deliberate and collaborative way. This position is under the supervision of the ATOD Prevention Senior Program Director. See the complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
  • Experience in community and economic development working with collaborative efforts and/or similar initiatives relevant to environmental prevention.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to use it for job-related tasks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Proven ability to work with diverse community and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth.
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Title Case Manager I (Drug & Alcohol Counselor) – ATOD
Categories Social Services
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 40 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

The Case Manager (Drug and Alcohol Counselor) will perform comprehensive alcohol and drug assessments for substance abuse prevention and treatment needs. See complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • High School Diploma, plus certification through a recognized alcohol and drug certification entity, preferably CADAAC (Must have or be working to obtain Alcohol and other Drug Certification)
  • Two years of experience working with adolescents and young adults, in an alcohol or other drug setting
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Experience working with justice-involved and housing insecure youth

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Familiar with the Juvenile Justice/Probation Systems
  • Good driving record and willing to use own, properly insured vehicle for the job
  • Capable of working independently and responsibly
  • Knowledge of Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required
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Title Clinician I – Schoolink
Categories Social Services
Salary D.O.E.
Hours 40 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

The Clinician I provides counseling, education, and prevention services to children, youth, and families referred to us through other agencies or within this agency. Bilingual English and Spanish preferred. 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 youth involved with the juvenile justice system, substance abuse, gang activity, and child abuse
  • 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 jobelated 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
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Title Psychiatrist – EPSDT (Independent Contractor)
Categories Social Services
Salary $150 per hour
Hours 6
Status Non-exempt
Description

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Consultant Psychiatrist diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in an outpatient setting in San Diego County. The focus of this program is to provide intensive outpatient behavioral health services, case management and medication management for youth who are Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) and experience co-occurring substance use disorders utilizing a comprehensive approach that is community based, client driven, trauma informed and culturally competent. See complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • MD
  • California license in good standing
  • Current D.E.A number
  • Board eligible in Child and Adolescent or Adolescent psychiatry

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Trained in Cerner Electronic Health Record (previously known as ANASAZI)
  • Bilingual

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to accurately assess and intervene effectively in crisis situations
  • Ability to establish and maintain diagnostic and psychotropic relationships and to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work with patients that are dually diagnosed in mental health and substance use disorders
  • Ability to prepare reports and records of services rendered
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to sensitive or proprietary information or materials
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Will not be debarred or excluded from participation in Federal programs by the General Services Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services of the Inspector General and any California Medi-Cal Programs
  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Live Scan)
  • Must have TB clearance

HOW TO APPLY:
If interested Psychiatrist position, email resume directly to Alicia Koppy* at

*Please do not email or contact Alicia regarding any other positions at SAY. All other applications need to go through the SAY Career Center.

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Title Teacher’s Aide
Categories Before and After School Services
Salary $13.00 – $13.50 per hour
Hours 15 – 25 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

Teacher’s Aide assists 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.

THE TEACHER’S AIDE POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES OR UNITS

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least age 18 at time of hire
  • Ability to relate well with children and adults
  • Must pass TB and health screening
  • Obtain Pediatric CPR and First aid certificate within 30 days of employment
  • DOJ fingerprinting clearance, and child abuse index processing
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
  • Have a driving record that complies with SAY Driving Policies
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Title Infant / Toddler Teacher
Salary DOE
Hours Part-Time
Status Non-Exempt
Location Viewridge
Description

The Infant / Toddler Teacher will implement an innovative preschool & infant program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching and implementing the educational school readiness experiences and developmental milestones for children. This is more than a “job” we are looking for staff that has the desire to provide a safe, fun, educational environment for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. See complete job description and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Minimum 1-year experience in the supervision and management of groups of infant/toddler aged children.
  • BA in Early Childhood Education/Development preferred.
  • Successfully completed core ECE units, including 3 units related to infant care.
  • Must be at least age 18 at time of hire.
  • Ability to relate well with children and adults.
  • Must pass TB, health screening and provide proof of immunizations.
  • Obtain Pediatric CPR and First aid certificate within 30 days of employment.
  • 16-hour health, safety and nutrition training- Preventative Health.
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language (fluency in another foreign language may be required for designated assignments).
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Title Youth Leaders
Categories Before and After School Services
Salary $13.00 – $14.50 per hour
Hours 15 – 25 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

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.
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Title Inclusion Aides
Categories Before and After School Services
Salary $12.00 – $13.00 per hour
Hours 17.5 – 19.5 hours per week
Status Non-exempt
Description

Inclusion Aides encourage child participation in after school activities. Special education background and experience with the process of including children with special needs in an after school program.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Minimum 6 months experience in the supervision/management of children.
  • Special education, child or youth development background.
  • Experience providing inclusive programs to children
  • 48 college units completed OR a passed CAPE test OR 12 units in Child Developement or related major.
  • Personality and character traits suited to the care of children with special needs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to recognize limitations of children.
  • 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.
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SAY San Diego, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.