WestCoast study highlights who is most vulnerable to trafficking.

“Making exploitation visible is a first step toward taking action. As a result of universal screening, professionals identified 635 trafficked children. That means 635 opportunities to intervene.”

-Danna Basson, PhD, MPP
Director of Research and Evaluation

Child sex trafficking is hard to see. As a result, most youth are exploited for more than two years before anyone notices. To address this, we developed a screening tool: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation – Identification Tool (CSE-IT, pronounced “see it”).
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CSEC Outreach and Engagement Specialist

Position Overview

The CSEC Outreach and Engagement Specialist provides first responder advocacy, psycho-education and assesses the needs of youth who are identified as CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) or are at risk for exploitation.  Utilizing a strengths-based approach, the CSEC-O&E establishes positive client engagement and communication, engendering trust and building necessary linkages for the youth to specialized services.  The position requires strong advocacy skills, demonstrated flexibility, ability to provide community based targeted case management in a safe, supportive environment for youth to explore and process their life goals for the future.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic’s C-Change Program: Transforming the Lives of Sexually Exploited Minors is a specialized approach that provides mental health screening, advocacy, clinical case management and psychotherapy to youth at risk of, currently engaged in, or who have exited sexual exploitation, and their families. Continue reading

TAY Services Case Manager/Facilitator (ICC)

Position Overview

The Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) is responsible for engaging and assisting foster youth and other clients, family members, foster parents, and other support persons in forming a Child-Family Team (CFT). The Child-Family Team works with identified support persons from natural (friends, extended family, neighbors, community members) and formal system partners (child welfare, education, juvenile probation, etc.) to comprehensively address the child and family’s identified goals and objectives, and that the activities of all parties involved with service to the child/youth and/or family are coordinated to support and ensure successful and enduring change consistent with the Child-and-Family Plan.

We are seeking an applicant who Values humility, compassion, and ongoing personal growth, and has experience working with CSEC (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children) as the position is in Westcoast Children’s Clinic’s C-Change Program: Transforming the Lives of Sexually Exploited Minors. C-Change is a specialized program that provides mental health screening, advocacy, clinical case management and psychotherapy to youth at risk of, currently engaged in, or who have exited sexual exploitation and their families. C-Change provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to explore and process their life and goals for the future. Continue reading

Clinical Supervisor – Transition Aged Youth Services (TAYS) and Outpatient (OTP) Programs

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is seeking a Clinical Supervisor in the Transition Aged Youth Services (TAYS) and Outpatient (OTP) programs to provide clinical oversight and quality assurance to unlicensed and licensed staff clinicians who provide community-based mental health care services with a focus on trauma-informed services to children, youth and families. The supervisor is legally responsible for adherence to all applicable licensing, supervision, billing, documentation requirements and overseeing the timeliness and quality of a staff member’s clinical work. This position works with TAYS and Outpatient Program Directors to identify policies, procedures, and training needs.

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Family Support Coordinator/Facilitator (ICC)

WestCoast Children’s Clinic (WCC) is seeking a skilled, Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) to engage and assist foster care clients, family members, foster parents, and other support persons in forming a Child-Family Team (CFT). The Child-Family Team works with identified support persons from natural (friends, extended family, neighbors, community members) and formal system partners (child welfare, education, juvenile probation, etc.) to comprehensively address the child and family’s identified goals and objectives, and that the activities of all parties involved with service to the child/youth and/or family are coordinated to support and ensure successful and enduring change consistent with the Katie A. Services Core Practice Model (CPM).  Continue reading

Office & Administrative Assistant (UC Berkeley work-study only)

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is committed to providing psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families regardless of their ability to pay and to expanding the reach of psychological services through practice and research. To ensure the ongoing availability of these services, WestCoast is dedicated to training the next generation of mental health professionals.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is seeking for an Office & Administrative Assistant who will have the chance to gain valuable skills and deeper insight into a non-profit agency that serves approximately 1,500 children and families annually in the community and in our clinic. In this role, the Office & Administrative Assistant will focus on Clinical Services and Facilities departments, completing projects and other assignments. If you have always wanted to learn more about the way a non-profit agency operates, particularly one focused on mental health care services or public health, here is a great opportunity.

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Intake Coordinator

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is committed to providing psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families regardless of their ability to pay and to expanding the reach of psychological services through practice and research. To ensure the ongoing availability of these services, WestCoast is dedicated to training the next generation of mental health professionals.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is seeking for an Intake Coordinator who is responsible for conducting or reviewing clinical intake screenings for children, youth, and families interested in receiving psychological services including psychotherapy and psychological testing; coordinating and monitoring Intake clinicians; and managing the intake process. As part of the Clinical Services Department, the Intake Coordinator also supports the department’s overall work in documentation quality assurance and auditing. The organization serves approximately 1,500 children and families annually across several specialized programs with services provided in the community and in our clinic.

The ideal candidate is licensed or license-eligible in psychotherapy or social work with experience or interest in helping multiply-stressed and traumatized children and families, many of whom are involved in the foster care system, access psychotherapy and clinical case management services.

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