Resilience Consultant
1-3 days per week

Applications accepted
until filled

Anticipated hire date: 08/15/18, applications accepted until filled

Background: Acknowledge Alliance, formerly the Cleo Eulau Center, is a 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 and the well-being of school communities.

Function: The Resilience Consultant’s role will provide agency and school support in service of the social-emotional wellbeing of teachers and school staff. One day per week (about 7 hours for the day and an additional 1-2 hours in staff meetings and agency support every other week) is direct support at either a Sunnyvale elementary school or Redwood City K-8 school.

Responsibilities: The Resilience Consultant will
• Provide school-based mental health consultation services primarily for the adults on campus one day per week at a Sunnyvale elementary school
• Track interactions with school staff each week for grant reporting purposes
• Contribute to Resilience Consultation Program (RCP) team meetings on every other Tuesdays
• Potentially develop and co-facilitate professional development sessions for teachers
• Additional time outside of school day or time at office required for electronic communication with school or agency staff
• Attend all-agency staff meetings twice per year (October and January/ February)

Required Education and Experience: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or license-eligible; may also be pursuing higher degree. 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
• 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
• Understanding of or exposure to social emotional learning, prosocial behaviors, positive psychology, and mindfulness
• 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

Applications accepted
until filled

Anticipated hire date: 08/15/18, applications accepted until filed

Background: Acknowledge Alliance, formerly the Cleo Eulau Center, is a 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 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 either be with an elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) or middle school (6th and 7th 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. Both positions also include meeting with the teachers for an initial session to orient them to and schedule the lessons; observing the classroom of each teacher, preferably at the time of the scheduled lessons at the beginning; providing support to the teachers as needed during the
days onsite; and potentially providing an overview of the SEL program to parents during an open house night with the support of Acknowledge Alliance program staff. Two half-days of mandatory training is provided in September and ongoing supervision is provided through individual and/or group supervision meetings every week. There will be two additional half-day meetings over the course of the year (January/ February and June) are required for all staff in these positions.

Responsibilities: The Resilience Consultant will
• Facilitate lessons from Acknowledge Alliance’s SEL curriculum (10 lessons for elementary, 7 for middle)
• Support evaluation gathering process
• Potentially co-facilitate an orientation presentation for parents
• Additional time outside of school day is required for electronic communication with school or agency staff
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, including responding to communications
• Contribute to SEL facilitation meetings on a predetermined schedule
• 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. Associate supervision hours will be available. Experience working in a school setting or working with children/ adolescents 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
• 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
• 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


Join a compassionate and wise team of culturally sustaining clinicians and educators serving our highest risk adolescents, providing them opportunities to thrive and grow.

Background: Acknowledge Alliance, formerly the Cleo Eulau Center, is a non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California. For 20 years, 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 and the well-being of school communities.

Function: The psychotherapist position will provide primarily individual and possibly some family and group therapy to multi-cultural Middle School students at Peninsula Bridge Program. Additionally, this therapist will collaborate and consult with school and agency staff, provide a couple of brief staff trainings a year, and make referrals to outside resources as appropriate. This position is hired and supervised by the Clinical Supervisor at Acknowledge Alliance.

Responsibilities:
• Provides weekly individual psychotherapy to students on campus
• Engages in adjunct family work as needed
• Able to run therapy groups as needed
• Collaborates with Acknowledge Alliance High School therapist and Peninsula Bridge Middle School Program Director
• Collaborates with program staff and may provide some professional development, consultation to staff
• Meets with clinical supervisor from Acknowledge Alliance on a regular basis

Desired Skills and Expectations:
• Clinical expertise, working with cultural sensitivity, compassionately and effectively, with adolescents and adults
• Psychodynamic and strengths- based approach
• Knowledge and use of attachment theory in practice
• Understanding of and experience working with complex trauma
• Awareness of and honors cultural implications in counseling
• Knowledge of family or other systems theory
• Experience doing family therapy
• Ability to manage a variety of personalities and complex relationships
• Adherence to confidentiality within complex systems
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Required Education and Experience:
• Bi-Lingual (English-Spanish) preferred
• LCSW, Psy.D., LMFT, or License-Eligible
• Significant experience providing psychotherapy to multi-cultural adolescents with complex trauma and some experience working in a school setting.

Terms of Employment: This position is a part-time position that begins September 1st, 2018. It runs from September 1st through the second week in July every year. Salary is competitive based on the non-profit salary survey.

Please contact Judith Gable, LCSW, Director, Collaborative Counseling Program, at judith@acknowledgealliance.org / 650-961-4120.

Psychotherapist
12 hours per week
(Part time during
academic year)