HOPE Clinician’s Training Program 2017-2018

Our Services
The HOPE Program provides a range of mental health services to selected public elementary, junior high and high schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  This is made possible by funding through Medi-Cal, grants, or foundation support.  We work collaboratively with each school to determine what type of services would be the most desirable and productive use of limited resources to fit that school community’s needs.  Trainees are integrated into existing teams at each school site.

Trainee Responsibilities
Each trainee will provide a combination of the following clinical services:

  •  Individual therapy
  •  Group therapy
  •  In-class & playground support for at-risk students
  •  Family/collateral therapy and advocacy
  •  Child/adolescent assessment and diagnosis
  •  Consultation and collaboration with the education staff
  •  Support for students in the general school milieu
  •  Wrap-around services

Each trainee will receive:

  • One hour per week of individual supervision
  • Two hours per week of group supervision (case conference)

HOPE will provide a comprehensive training program that addresses the treatment needs of children in an inner-city school-based environment including:

  •  Two hours each week didactic presentation by speakers on relevant topics
  •  Access to Lincoln Child Center’s regular training opportunities
  •  Attendance at selected trainings in the community

Trainee’s Commitment

  • August 2017 - June 2018
  • Required Schedule: At least 16 hours per week during 2 school days.  Attending group supervision and training times is mandatory.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of at least one year coursework towards a Master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or Social Work
  • Experience working with children and/or families
  • Ability to provide culturally responsive services
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be at the school at least 16 hours over two full school days and weekly didactic trainings.

Special Considerations

  • Placement will fulfill the majority of the child and family hours of experience requirement for MFT licensing.
  • Exposure to managed care paperwork.
  • Work experience within a growing non-profit mental health agency that may have future paid positions available.
  • Educational reimbursements of $3000-$5000 are available.
  • Hours for social work.

To Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the training program beginning January 1st, 2017 to:

Brooke Giordano, MFT
Trainee Manager & Clinical Supervisor
Lincoln Families
51 Marina Blvd.
Pittsburg, Ca 94565

For more information please contact Brooke Giordano at brookegiordano@lincolnfamilies.org or 510-421-6864

Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.