Job Opportunities

Job Openings

We currently have one to two permanent job openings. We also have internship positions available.

 


Violence Interrupter

We currently seek one or more Violence Interrupters (VIs). Interrupters leverage their individual reputation and street credibility to disrupt the cycle of violence in Oakland communities. Interrupters are connected to the streets of violence-impacted 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. We are especially seeking team members with expertise and roots in East Oakland.

Full Job Posting

To apply, visit the posting on Indeed.

 


Internships

Policy, Research, and Advocacy

We 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 Gabriel Garcia at ggarcia@youthalive.org.

Counseling

Youth ALIVE! offers both counseling placements for BBS eligible graduate students, and associate placements for AMFT, ASW (1500 hours max), and APCC track candidates. Supervision is 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). Those with relevant community experience may qualify for a stipend.

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.

For more information, contact Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC, Counseling Services Director at nmaccallum@youthalive.org.