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ARCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decision and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ARCC fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.

We invite you to consider the following full-time, part-time and intern positions.

Current Career Opportunities

  1. Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt
    Department: Finance
    Reports to: CEO

    Position Summary:

    Alum Rock Counseling Center seeks a full-time Chief Financial Officer to join our team.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) delivers a full complement of behavioral health services to youth and their families in the neighborhoods we serve throughout Santa Clara County. Alum Rock Counseling Center serves over 2,600 youth and their families a year, and currently has nearly 100 full-time employees and 40 volunteers, with close to 80% of direct services staff being culturally and linguistically reflective of the community it serves. For over 40 years, ARCC’s programs have helped to keep at-risk youth safe, in school, and drug- and violence-free.

    The Chief Financial Officer works collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to provide management of financial and business support services for Alum Rock Counseling Center and its related operations. Responsibilities include budget and financial forecasting, accounting supervision, operational and support services, monthly invoicing of Medi-Cal based contracts including productivity forecasting, Medi-Cal cost reports and reconciliations, and contractingand financial compliance. The CFO is responsible for overall management and implementation of the corporate financial operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures. The CFO’s role is integral to the achievement of the agency’s goals, and typical responsibilities and duties often involve job-related matters of unusual to extreme complexity. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at ARCC.

    Qualifications:

    • The Chief Financial Officer position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business or finance. An MBA or CPA preferred is preferred. Additionally qualifications include:
    • A minimum of 12 years’ experience at the Controller, Finance Director or CFO or equivalent level in a medium or large nonprofit organization with multiple contracts, and governmental funding;
    • Knowledge of Medi-Cal funding streams and requirements;
    • Principles of general accounting and budgeting for organizations with multiple cost centers and funding sources;
    • Demonstrated experience with the use of computerized information and financial systems in financial analyze and reporting;
    • Knowledge of integrated planning and development of fiscal resources;
    • Ability to analyze data and information from diverse sources to create comprehensive financial plans and to provide appropriate interpretation of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations;
    • Demonstrates collaborative management style skills working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals and meet deadlines;
    • Strong oral and written communications skills and effective interpersonal skills;
    • Proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and graphs, Word and MAS 90;
    • Ability to analyze data and information from diverse sources to create comprehensive financial plans and to provide appropriate interpretation of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations;
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff;
    • Fingerprinting and background check as required by the Department of Justice, as well as TB Clearance are required before the candidate can begin in this role.

    Job Setting and Working Conditions:

    • Work is primarily conducted at the ARCC North 1st Street office, but may also involve work at the ARCC counseling clinic, as well as meetings in the community;
    • Work will frequently take place in standard office conditions and climate. May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time;
    • The position will require some travel in the community and the bay area, therefore, a valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance is necessary;
    • Work environment may become stressful at times dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center offers a generous time off package, including 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 11 holidays per year. Our benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage; life insurance and long term disability; and a retirement savings plan with agency contribution.

    ARCC offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. ARCC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified, diverse candidates to apply.

  2. Director of Development and Communications

    Director of Development and Communications

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt
    Department: Development
    Reports to: CEO

    Position Summary:

    Alum Rock Counseling Center seeks a creative, experienced and energetic fundraising professional to join our team as a full time Director of Development and Communications.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) delivers a full complement of behavioral health services to youth and their families in the neighborhoods we serve throughout Santa Clara County. Alum Rock Counseling Center serves over 2,600 youth and their families a year, and currently has nearly 100 full-time employees and 40 volunteers, with close to 80% of direct services staff being culturally and linguistically reflective of the community it serves. For over 40 years, ARCC’s programs have helped to keep at-risk youth safe, in school, and drug- and violence-free.

    This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Leadership Team at ARCC.

    The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing annual fundraising goals and strategies, including: donor cultivation, major gift solicitation, grant writing, marketing initiatives, website planning and oversight, special events, and development and communication strategy.

    Qualifications:

    • The Director of Development and Communications position requires a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s Degree in Business, Communication or equivalent and/or CFRE certified preferred;
    • Minimum five years demonstrated success in grant writing, major donor cultivation, annual giving, marketing and communications development work in a community based organization or similar agency;
    • Experience or familiarity with behavioral health and/or children’s programs preferred;
    • Familiar with Silicon Valley foundations and businesses preferred;
    • Ability to work effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels;
    • Demonstrated outstanding communication skills, including copy writing and presentation abilities. Ability to effectively express and communicate the agency’s mission and vision to diverse audiences;
    • Dynamic and energetic presence, with a track record of innovation and effective problem solving;
    • Strong interpersonal/relational skills;
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff;
    • Fingerprinting and background check as required by the Department of Justice, as well as TB Clearance are required before the candidate can begin in this role.

    Job Setting and Working Conditions:

    • Work is in a variety of settings: administrative work in the ARCC North 1st Street office or at the ARCC counseling clinic, as well as meetings and networking in the community and through the bay area;
    • The position will require travel, primarily in the community and the bay area, therefore, a valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance is necessary;
    • Work will frequently take place in standard office conditions and climate. May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time;
    • Work may take place in varied outside weather conditions during special activities and fundraising events;
    • Work environment may become stressful at times dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts;
    • Periodic lifting up to 25 lbs. is required.

    Alum Rock Counseling Center offers a generous time off package, including 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 11 holidays per year. Our benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage; life insurance and long term disability; and a retirement savings plan with agency contribution.

    ARCC offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. ARCC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified, diverse candidates to apply.

  3. Therapist/Counselor II – Bilingual (Spanish/English) – FIRST 5

    Therapist/Counselor II- Bilingual (Spanish/English) – FIRST 5

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt
    Department: First 5 Program
    Reports to: Program Manager

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of First 5 Program Manager, the Bilingual Therapist will provide therapeutic interventions and home visitation services to children ages 0-5 in their home environment.

    Duties:

    • Conduct intakes, assessments, and treatment service plans;
    • Provide therapeutic services, including dyadic and triadic therapy, appropriate for high-risk childre;
    • Utilize theoretical approaches to treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Narrative Therapy;
    • Work one-on-one with children and their families;
    • Provide case management services to children and families when appropriate;
    • Maintain confidential client records and files, and complete required paperwork including intake, psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, case notes, outcome forms, etc. within expected timefram;
    • Maintain electronic medical records (EMT) for all clients;
    • Document all client contacts within 48 hours;
    • Collaborate with area service providers to support clients;
    • Understand and adhere to the laws governing child abuse reporting;
    • Administer evaluation surveys as required by contract;
    • Attend weekly meetings, weekly clinical case conferencing, and trainings necessary for professional development and as required for the agency or its funding sources;
    • Perform other duties as necessary for the good of the agency and as assigned by supervisor;
    • Evenings may be required.

    Qualifications:

    • MA in counseling or related field. MSW or MFT from an accredited college or university. BBS registration required;
    • 3-4 years of experience working in the mental health field, or a related area involving children and families;
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) necessary;
    • Knowledge and understanding about the use of dyadic frameworks and exposure to children 0-5 years of age;
    • Experience with Medi-Cal documentation;
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills with computer literacy;
    • Understanding of and sensitivity to economic and cultural issues in diverse communities.;
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs., sit, stand, bend, and stoop regularly in order to interact with young children.
    • Able to work independently and as a positive member of a team;
    • Fingerprinting and background clearance as required by the Department of Justice. Current TB test clearance;
    • Valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance.
  4. Counselor II – Bilingual Spanish/English – SEAS Program

    Counselor II – Bilingual Spanish/English – SEAS Program

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt – Some Evenings

    Department: School-Linked Services – Social Emotional Academic Services
    Reports to: Program Manager

    Position Summary:

    Alum Rock Counseling Services is seeking a full time, bilingual Counselor for its Social Emotional Academic Services (SEAS) Program. The Counselor II will provide Medi-Cal appropriate and approved individual therapy, rehabilitation, collateral, and case management services to youth exhibiting and/or engaging in high-risk or delinquent behavior in a school based setting. Employing evidence-based practices, SEAS services are targeting high school students who are behaviorally beyond control of their guardians, curfew violators, truants, and/or runaways. The Counselor will offer intervention and supportive services to a culturally and linguistically diverse client base of teens exhibiting and/or engaging in substance use, gang involvement, poor school attendance, depression, and other delinquent behavior. This position may require travel within the community, but services will generally be provided at a high school campus site.

    Duties:

    • Provide induvial therapy, rehabilitation, case management, and supportive counseling at a high school in East San Jose;
    • Conduct intakes, assessments, and treatment service plans;
    • Facilitate school based individual, family, and group supportive services, and educational sessions;
    • Conduct follow-up contact for each client in a timely manner;
    • Maintain Medi-Cal documentation and Medi-Cal appropriate client files and complete required paperwork including intake, psychosocial assessments, service plans, case notes, youth performance outcome forms, etc. within expected timeframe;
    • Document all client contact within 24 hours;
    • Serve on School Attendance Review Board and provide services to youths;
    • Maintain an active caseload of 15-18 clients per week;
    • Outreach services through community fairs and presentations to school personnel and community groups;
    • Attend Back to School Night and Staff Meetings on an ongoing basis;
    • Attend weekly meetings, weekly clinical case conferencing, and trainings necessary for professional development and as required for the agency or its funding sources;
    • Understand and adhere to the laws governing child abuse reporting;
    • Maintain confidential client records and files and complete required paperwork including treatment plans, psychosocial histories, and progress notes;
    • Administer evaluation surveys as required by contract;
    • Perform other duties as necessary for the good of the agency and as assigned by supervisor;
    • Evenings may be required.

    Qualifications:

          • MA in counseling or related field; MSW or MFT from an accredited college or university;
          • BBS registration required;
          • Bilingual/biliterate competence in Spanish/English required;
          • Medi-Cal documentation trained;
          • At least two years’ experience in a school based service agency as a counselor, caseworker or related position;
          • Experience working with diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds;
          • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
          • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs;
          • Able to work independently and as a positive member of a team;
          • Fingerprinting and background check as required by the Department of Justice;
          • Valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance;
          • TB clearance required.
  5. PEI Bilingual Clinician/Counselor II(Central) – Spanish/English

    PEI Bilingual Clinician/Counselor II(Central) – Spanish/English

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt
    Department: Prevention & Early Intervention (Central)
    Reports to: Program Manager

    Position Summary:

    Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) is working closely with local school districts to deliver the Prevention Early Intervention (PEI) Services Program in East and Central San Jose. Employing evidence-based practices, PEI services are targeting high-risk youth and their families with the goal of preventing, reducing, and eliminating mental health issues that may be inhibiting academic success and family wellness. The Clinician supports PEI by engaging families, primarily, in individual and group therapy to reduce and/or eliminate escalated behavioral challenges exhibited by students.

    Duties:

              • Provide outreach and recruitment strategies to engage families in PEI programming;
              • Facilitate presentations to teachers and school staff;
              • Host information tables in community events;
              • Engage families during school events;
              • Provide individual and group therapy (meets with families in the schools, community and/or family home);
              • Engaged students/family in counseling sessions using Brief Form Strategic Family Therapy to prevent, reduce and/or treat behavior problems and improve family functioning;
              • Engage students in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address severe emerging behaviors that are trauma induced;
              • Provides Clinical Case Management services (meets with families in the community or in the home);
              • Formulates, implements and monitors individual student/family assessment and treatment planning;
              • Conducts follow-ups and monitors service delivery and client progress;
              • Ensure that all required documentation, legal documentation, etc. are properly completed within the required timeframes;
              • Transfer family and service documentation to electronic data systems as necessary, including Medi-Cal based tracking;
              • Maintains a caseload of 12 to 15 families;
              • Lead parent workshops and sessions;
              • Facilitate family education workshops following identified curriculum (Triple P Level 5) in both individual and group settings;
              • Ensures all workshop preparation activities have been executed;
              • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

              • MA or MS in counseling, psychology, child development, social work or related field;
              • Board of Behavioral Sciences intern number required (at least within 3 months of hire);
              • Bilingual English/Spanish required;
              • Counseling experience in a community based setting;
              • Effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated computer literacy;
              • Understanding of Medi-Cal eligible service provisions and billing requirements;
              • Understanding of and sensitivity to economic and cultural issues in diverse communities;
              • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a positive member of a team;
              • Fingerprinting and background clearance as required by the Department of Justice. Current TB test clearance;
              • Valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance.
  6. Counselor II – Bilingual Spanish/English – SOS Program

    Counselor II – Bilingual Spanish/English – SOS Program

    Location: Alum Rock Counseling Center
    Position Type: Full-time – Exempt – Evenings / Weekends
    Department: SOS – Community Based
    Reports to: Program Manager

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of the SOS Program Manager, the Counselor II will provide Medi-Cal appropriate and approved individual therapy, rehabilitation, collateral, and case management services to youth exhibiting and/or engaging in high-risk or delinquent behavior in a school based setting. Employing evidence-based practices, MCRC services are targeting high-risk youth ages 6-17 who are behaviorally beyond control of their guardians, curfew violators, truants, and/or runaways. Offer intervention and supportive services to a culturally and linguistically diverse client base of children and youths exhibiting and/or engaging in substance use, gang involvement, poor school attendance, depression, and other delinquent behavior. This position requires travel to various school settings within the community. Services are provided at elementary, middle, and high school locations. The position will be based in the community.

    Duties:

              • Provide individual therapy, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, case management, and supportive counseling at school sites across Santa Clara County;
              • Conduct intakes, assessments, and treatment service plans;
              • Provide information and referral services to client families and monitor progress;
              • Facilitate school based individual, family, and group supportive services, and educational sessions.;
              • Conduct follow-up contact for each client in a timely manner;
              • Maintain Medi-Cal documentation and Medi-Cal appropriate client files and complete required paperwork including intake, psychosocial assessments, service plans, case notes, youth performance outcome forms, etc. within expected timeframe;
              • Document all client contact within 24 hours;
              • Serve on School Attendance Review Board and provide services to youths;
              • Travel to different locations within the community for sessions on a weekly basis, as needed.
              • Maintain an active caseload of clients (number of clients as required by program contract);
              • Outreach services through community fairs and presentations to school personnel and community groups;
              • Attend weekly meetings, weekly clinical case conferencing, and trainings necessary for professional development and as required for the agency or its funding sources.;
              • Understand and adhere to the laws governing child abuse reporting;
              • Maintain confidential client records and files and complete required paperwork including treatment plans, psychosocial histories, and progress notes;
              • Administer evaluation surveys as required by contract;
              • Perform other duties as necessary for the good of the agency and as assigned by supervisor;
              • Occasional evening, weekend and on-call crisis work will be required.

    Qualifications:

              • MSW or MFT from an accredited college or university; MA in counseling or related field will be considered;
              • BBS registration required.;
              • One – three years’ experience working with children and youth as a counselor, caseworker or related position, preferably in a school or community-based setting;
              • Bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish/English required;
              • Effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated computer literacy;
              • Understanding of Medi-Cal eligible service provisions and billing requirements;
              • Understanding of and sensitivity to economic and cultural issues in diverse communities;
              • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and as a positive member of a team;
              • Fingerprinting and background clearance as required by the Department of Justice. Current TB test clearance;
              • Valid CA driver’s license, an automobile for agency travel, and proof of current auto insurance.