Resilience Consultant
1-3 days per week

Applications accepted until filled

Background:
Acknowledge Alliance, formerly the Cleo Eulau Center, is a mental health non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California. Since 1994, Acknowledge Alliance has been focused on creating classrooms where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. As a mental health pioneer, we partner with educators and other caring adults in their school setting to support the social and emotional needs of youth as well as the adults, and the well-being of school communities.

Function: The Resilience Consultant’s role will provide support in service of the social-emotional wellbeing of teachers and school staff. Several positions are open from one half-day (minimum) up to three days (maximum) per week. Positions are 3-7 hours each day, depending on site, and an additional 2 hours in staff meetings and agency support every other week). Locations available are Sunnyvale (elementary schools) and Redwood City (K-8 school). Additional time outside of the school day or time at the office is required for electronic communication with school or agency staff.

Responsibilities: The Resilience Consultant will
• Provide school-based mental health consultation services primarily for the adults on campus, drawing on resilience theory, SEL, and practices in mindfulness, gratitude, positive psychology, restorative justice, and equity
• Support evaluation gathering process
• Contribute to Resilience Consultation Program (RCP) team meetings on every other Tuesday mornings
• Potentially develop and co-facilitate professional development sessions for teachers
• Attend all-agency staff meetings twice per year (October and February)

Required Education and Experience: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or license-eligible; may also be pursuing higher degree. Equivalent experience also accepted (e.g., PPS credentialing). Associate supervision hours will be available. Clinical experience working in a school setting is required.

Desired Skills and Expectations: The qualified Resilience Consultant will have
• Knowledge of counseling for both children/adolescents and adults
• Understanding of or exposure to social emotional learning, pro-social behaviors, positive psychology, and mindfulness
• Understanding of family systems theory
• Ability to manage a variety of personalities and complex relationships
• Awareness of cultural implications in counseling
• Adherence to confidentiality within complex systems
• Belief and practice of strengths-based work with clients
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, including responding to communications
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Experience with technology, including office/ cloud-based applications

Terms of Employment: This position is an hourly, part-time, fixed-term, non-benefited position that extends with a term end date of June 30, 2019. This position has the potential for continuous employment. Salary is competitive based on the non-profit salary survey.

How to Apply: Applications accepted until the position is filled. You may submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah Kremer, Director, Resilience Consultation Program, at sarah@acknowledgealliance.org


Resilience Consultant
(SEL facilitation focus)

1-3 days per week
(flexible)

Applications accepted until filled

Background:
Acknowledge Alliance, formerly the Cleo Eulau Center, is a mental health non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California. Since 1994, Acknowledge Alliance has been focused on creating classrooms where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. As a mental health pioneer, we partner with educators and other caring adults in their school setting to support the social and emotional needs of youth as well as the adults, and the well-being of school communities.

Function: The Resilience Consultant with a focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) facilitation will provide support in service of the wellbeing of students and teachers through delivery of our original curriculum in classrooms. Facilitation will be with an elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) and/or middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grades). Over the course of the school year, the Resilience Consultant at an elementary school leads 10 lessons in each contracted classroom; the Resilience Consultant at a middle school leads 7 lessons in each contracted classroom. This position also include meeting with the teachers for an initial session to orient them to and schedule the lessons; observing the classroom of each teacher; providing support to teachers as needed during the days onsite; and potentially providing an overview of the SEL program to parents with the support of Acknowledge Alliance program staff. Two half-days of mandatory training is provided prior to start and ongoing supervision is provided through individual and/or group supervision meetings twice a month. Additional half-day meetings over the course of the year are required. Additional time outside of the school day or time at the office is required for electronic communication with school or agency staff.

Responsibilities: The Resilience Consultant will
• Facilitate lessons from Acknowledge Alliance’s SEL curriculum (10 lessons for elementary, 7 for middle), drawing on resilience theory, SEL, and practices in mindfulness, gratitude, positive psychology, restorative justice, and equity
• Support evaluation gathering process
• Potentially co-facilitate an orientation presentation for parents
• Contribute to Resilience Consultation Program (RCP) team meetings on every other Tuesday mornings
• Attend all-agency staff meetings 2 times per year (optional)

Required Education and Experience: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or license-eligible; may also be pursuing higher degree. Equivalent experience also accepted (e.g., PPS credentialing). Associate supervision hours will be available. Clinical experience working in a school setting is required. Bilingual Spanish desired.

Desired Skills and Expectations: The qualified Resilience Consultant candidate will have
• Knowledge of counseling for both children/adolescents and adults
• Understanding of or exposure to social emotional learning, pro-social behaviors, positive psychology, and mindfulness
• Experience with delivering lessons or presenting to groups
• Knowledge of family or other systems theory
• Awareness of cultural implications in counseling
• Adherence to confidentiality within complex systems
• Belief and practice of strengths-based work with clients
• Ability to manage a variety of personalities and complex relationships
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, including responding to communications
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Experience with technology, including office/ cloud-based applications

Terms of Employment: This position is an hourly, part-time, fixed-term, non-benefited position that extends with a term end date of June 30, 2019. This position has the potential for continuous employment. Salary is competitive based on the non-profit salary survey.

How to Apply: Applications accepted until the position is filled. You may submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah Kremer, Director, Resilience Consultation Program, at sarah@acknowledgealliance.org