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 Neighborhood Navigator (Case Manager I) – Neighborhood Networks

    The Neighborhood Navigator (Case Manager) provides intensive case management to adults aged 18-64 with chronic health and behavioral health conditions. Main duties include conducting personal health assessments, guiding individuals in developing personal healthcare plans and goals, and connecting individuals to resources and support in the community, all with the goal of improving overall health outcomes. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
    • Minimum of one year of experience providing case management/case work services to underserved or special needs populations with varied and complex health, behavioral health, economic and educational circumstances.
    • Personal experience living or working in community to be served, including awareness of available resources, community conditions, barriers, and assets.
    • Experience working in a health care setting preferred.
    • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Knowledge and experience working with minority populations.
    • 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.
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.00 - $20.00 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. There are five (5) total openings. 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

  • Clerk (Data Manager) – Dads Corps

    Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Clerk (Data Manager) provides the administrative support and oversight of data collection via nFORM, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting. The Clerk will work with Dads Corps Case Management Team and Resource Associate to ensure that all data is input into the client tracking database in a timely manner. 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 work experience
    • Experience supporting data entry and/or research/evaluation of programs
    • Competency and experience in working with different cultures
    • Proficient in survey/data collection required for programmatic outcomes
    • 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 proficiency of Microsoft Office, SPSS, and other commonly utilized database software (Access, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), and ServicePoint)
    • Capability to manage multiple demands and prioritize when needed
    • Ability to work some nights and weekends, as needed
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required
    • Full Time
    • From: $15.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Resource Associate (Intake/Recruitment Specialist) – Dads Corps

    Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Resource Associate (Intake/Recruitment Specialist) oversees referrals to the SAY San Diego Dads Corps program. The Resource Associate will have experience in outreach, client services, and some case management experience. The Resource Associate will also be responsible for conducting needs assessments, case management support, providing program information, crisis management, intake completion, client follow-up, referral distribution, and client tracking. 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 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
    • Capability 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
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.10 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Case Manager (Employment Case Manager) – Dads Corps

    Under the Supervision of SAY San Diego’s Dads Corps Program Director and Program Manager, the Case Manager (Employment Case Manager) oversees the job development referrals made by Dads Corps Case Manager Team. The Case Manager will have experience with employment services, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, and/or equivalent experience. The Case Manager will serve as a community broker of employer relationships to create employment opportunities with varying industries and will also be called onto support clients as they prepare for employment by educating, assessing, and preparing participants for potential job applications, job interviews, and job retention. Two (2) 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
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.10 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

  • Part-Time Community Organizer – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

    The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and facilitation of youth prevention and education efforts for the Safeguard project in Southeast San Diego. The Community Organizer works 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’s 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.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Proven ability to work with diverse community organizations and constituencies.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth.
    • Understanding public health impacts for alcohol, tobacco and other drug products.
    • Part Time
    • From: $19.23 - $20.59 per hour
    • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Lead Mentor – Resilience Community Mentoring

    SAY San Diego and Youth Empowerment are each hiring for 20 hours towards a 40 hour position, for a unique collaborative opportunity. The Lead Mentor shall have lived experience in the Justice System and acts as a lead in supervising the mentors.  See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Be at least 18 years old and have current or prior criminal justice involvement.
    • Must have a record of success and be positively engaged in change.
    • Experience facilitating groups and working with Community networks.
    • Experience mentoring youth and development methods.
    • Experience with and respect for diverse cultures.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Knowledge of community mentees live in.
    • Computer literate with Microsoft Office and PC platforms.
    • Knowledge of local resources and services.
    • Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities.
    • Ability to prepare written and oral reports and communicate in a wide variety of public forums.
    • Part Time
    • From: D.O.E.
    • Hours: See Job Description
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Psychiatrist – EPSDT (Independent Contractor)

    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.

    • Contractor
    • From: $150 per hour
    • Hours: 6
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Teacher’s Aide

    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
    • Part Time
    • From: $13.00 - $13.50 per hour
    • Hours: 15 - 25 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Infant / Toddler Teacher

    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).
    • Part Time
    • From: D.O.E.
    • Hours: Part-Time
    • 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

  • Inclusion Aides

    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.
    • Part Time
    • From: $12.00 - $13.00 per hour
    • Hours: 17.5 - 19.5 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt