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5 Sep 2023

Full-Time Youth Prevention and Intervention (YPI) Program Coordinator

SBCS – Posted by Jaime Rosales Chula Vista, California, United States

Job Description

Status: Regular, full-time, exempt

Annual salary: $70,000

Schedule:  Monday – Friday. (Schedule may include weekends and evenings hours)

SBCS has been committed to supporting the well-being and prosperity of San Diego children, youth, and families for over 50 years. SBCS’ services and support – based on the strengths of local communities – assist those throughout the region to reach their fullest potential. With a  staff of 400 dedicated professionals working in schools, police departments, family resource centers, and affordable housing locations, SBCS is truly transforming the community. Through comprehensive and coordinated initiatives focused on the areas of child well-being, youth development, family wellness, and community engagement, SBCS responds to the needs of the community with a strengths-based approach, serving more than 50,000 clients each year. For more information, please visitwww.sbcssandiego.org

SBCS’s Casa Nuestra is the emergency housing component of a continuum of existing prevention and intervention services. Casa Nuestra will be available to youth who have either been arrested and/or referred to San Diego County’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) or the Community Assessment Team or Juvenile Diversion (CAT/JD), as well as homeless youth referred by community entities (e.g., churches, schools) or youth on Probation (Ward).


The YPI Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director and is responsible for keeping with agency goals, objectives, and mission, as provided within a team framework. The YPI Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising and working with the Casa Nuestra staff and ATD team to ensure the goals and objectives of Casa Nuestra are implemented as designed. Casa Nuestra is an emergency shelter for youth with justice or child welfare contact, or at risk of homelessness who need temporary housing to avoid detention while waiting for more permanent housing, placement, or reunification with parent or guardian after a crisis event.


  • Supervision of staff (paid and volunteer) performing team & project services, including evaluations.
  • Completion of all Administration Certification training and passing examination
  • Training staff on Casa Nuestra rules, CCL regulations and requirements, case management, and all service delivery components
  • Hiring and recommending disciplinary actions when necessary.
  • Conduct housing meeting and/or groups for residents.
  • Ensure all required CCL reports are completed and sent to CCL per regulations
  • Develop staff scheduling, insure 100% coverage at Casa Nuestra.
  • Address youth and other complaints.
  • Development and implementation of program orientation, procedures, guidelines and policy.
  • Oversee staff files to ensure that they meet the requirements of SBCS, Community Care Licensing, and its funding sources.
  • Appropriate coordination of contacts with other public and private organizations and individuals, as necessary to effectively serve clients. (e.g. progress reports to referral sources, client referrals to other agencies).
  • Oversee the requests and distribution of funds to appropriately identified program clients.
  • Oversee the monthly statistical reports of services provided as required by SBCS.
  • Available to staff 24/7 during a crisis or emergency situation.
  • Outreach to target population and collaborative partners in order to effectively reach those in need of services.
  • Involvement with special projects and activities as related to agency’s goals and objectives.
  • Represent SBCS in agency special events, such as fundraisers, annual meetings, and open houses.
  • Available on weekends and weeknights to support, guide and assist staff.
  • Oversee, train and assist staff with case management, this includes individual, group, couple and family counseling and other services relative to program goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Director and/or Program Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, social work, or closely related field.  Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in management.
  • Experience working in child, youth and family services field. Experience should preferably have been in a community based or neighborhood service organization.
  • Experience in the behavioral health science areas including facilitating individual, group, and family counseling, school-based services, outreach, community education and development, advocacy and case management.
  • Ability to work with a diverse cultural population.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.
  • Candidate is required to have reliable transportation; therefore the candidate must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check. Candidate must also possess and maintain a current valid California driver’s license and valid auto insurance policy. (20% of the time.)

Condition of Employment

  • Employment may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of certain background clearances which may include a Department of Justice criminal background check requiring my fingerprints (Live Scan), screening through the National Sex Offender Public Website, drug test, tuberculosis (TB) test, and such additional clearances as may be required under the      program.
  • Candidates/employees who have received a conditional offer of employment will be required to undergo testing for controlled substances, (including THC and CBD), in accordance with the County of San Diego’s drug  and alcohol policy and the federal Controlled Substances Act.


  • Stand: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 25-50 lbs.
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force.
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Finger Movement: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.

At-Will Employment Status

Please note that all employment with South Bay Community Services (SBCS) is at-will, which means your employment may be terminated at any time by you or SBCS, without cause or advance notice. The terms and conditions of any employment may also be modified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program – Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply through our SBCS website below: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1837979/SBCS-Corporation/Youth-Prevention-and-Intervention-YPI-Program-Coordinator

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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