ALAMEDA FAMILY SERVICES
This position plays a key role in AFS’s new Alternative to Police Response program that will be delivered in partnership with the Alameda Fire Department. Join AFS in transforming the way Alamedans (City of Alameda) experience help during and after a mental health crisis. People of color strongly encouraged to apply.
Alameda Family Services (AFS) is a progressive, non-profit agency that provides clinically sophisticated, comprehensive mental health and early childhood educational and family support services to individuals and families in the City and County of Alameda. Programs include: Early Head Start, Head Start, Family Support Services, School Based Services, and Behavioral Health Care Services (Counseling and an APA- accredited Narrative Therapy Training Program). One of Alameda Family Services’ core values is fostering wellbeing. This focus on wellbeing provides a philosophical orientation for our work and guides our daily practice. As an agency that is deeply rooted in Alameda, we are constantly striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients, families, and community. We cultivate self-care, professional growth, and a family-like work environment.
The On-Call Crisis Support Worker will provide clinical consultation to the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) team designated as first responders as part of the city’s new pilot program that will offer services to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis as an alternative to police response. AFD will access consultation services when considering a 5150 or 5855 hold. AFD and AFS licensed staff will be certified to write 5150 and 5855 holds by the county of Alameda. Our ideal candidate would have previous experience assessing and supporting individuals having a mental health crisis and know how to work as part of a cross-agency team. The successful candidate would be comfortable working independently in the field, but ready to jump into a team as needed.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Alameda Family Services offers a very generous benefits program. Based upon a 40 hour work week you will receive:
Equal Opportunity Employment
Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to: HR@alamedafs.org