Job Opportunities

Job Openings

We currently have three job openings and as well as internship positions available.

 

Homicide Crisis Responder (Spanish speaking)

This full-time position is responsible for the provision of intensive family support services to English- and Spanish-speaking families of homicide victims provided by the Khadafy Washington Project.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to: jobs@youthalive.org.  Include your name and “Crisis Responder” in the subject line.

 

Intervention Coordinator

This position is responsible for the supervision and coordination of intensive case management and mentoring services provided by Pathways, a youth violence prevention/intervention program of Youth ALIVE! that provides intensive follow-up services to youth who have been involved with Alameda County’s Juvenile Justice Center and youth at risk for violence attending various Oakland schools. This position is also responsible for quality assurance, data management, program reporting and resource development for the Intervention Department and related services.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to: jobs@youthalive.org.  Include your name and “Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

Policy and Advocacy Manager

This position will be responsible for managing the agency’s external affairs to promote Youth ALIVE!’s policy goals and best practices. This position will also organize our community to develop and pursue those goals.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to: jobs@youthalive.org.  Include your name and “Policy and Advocacy” in the subject line.

 

Violence Interrupter

Violence Interrupters operate in areas where violence and poverty are the norm. Interrupters leverage their individual reputation and street credibility to disrupt the cycle of violence in Oakland communities.  Interrupters are connected to the streets of the toughest neighborhoods with the unique ability to identify and intervene in individual, group and gang-related conflicts before they intensify. If a shooting has occurred, they seek out the victim’s friends and relatives and try to prevent a retaliatory shooting. Violence Interrupters are expert conflict mediators utilizing problem-solving skills to address safety risks and to end conflict. This individual will be an integral part of reducing the shootings and homicides in the City of Oakland. Violence Interrupters will be assigned primarily to a geographic area (West, Central/East or Deep East Oakland) or Citywide. Violence Interrupters receive general supervision from the Lead Violence Interrupter, and support from the Intervention Manager. They are also responsible for staying in compliance with the approved scope of work for this strategy. Some work is performed in an office environment; most work is in the community, with frequent evenings and weekends.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to: jobs@youthalive.org.  Include your name and “VI” in the subject line.

 

 

Internships

Counseling

Youth ALIVE! is seeking a counseling intern (AMFT, MFT Trainee, or ASW) to provide therapy to clients in our direct service programs. Supervision will be provided by our Counseling Services Director, Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC.If you are interested, please email her at nmaccallum@youthalive.org with your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, availability (i.e. days and times) and expectations (e.g. hours needed). Experienced applicants will qualify for stipends.

Counseling intern responsibilities:
*Provide trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment of referred clients.
*Conduct home visits and generally provide services in the field which may include transportation of self and client to and from counseling activities in the community. (A car is necessary.)
*Complete and maintain all required documentation in a regular, timely manner and in accordance with policies.
*Meet all documentation and paperwork requirements as set by the agency.
*Participate in case conferencing meetings with non-clinical case management staff and agency staff meetings.
*Participate in BBS eligible clinical supervision.

We also have semester and year-long opportunities for graduate level counseling students or graduates to complete practicum or pre-license hours (AMFT, MFT Trainee, APCC or ASW). Some stipends available. For more information, contact Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC, Counseling Services Director at nmaccallum@youthalive.org.

Research, Training and Advocacy

We also offer summer, semester and year-long internships for Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Public Policy/Administration (MPP/MPA), medical (MD) students and residents, as well others in related disciplines. For more information, contact Linnea Ashley at lashley@youthalive.org.