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Job Opportunity: Human Services Supervisor

San Mateo

FINAL DATE FOR FILING: August 11, 2016.

$6,188 – $7,734 /Month

The San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Human Services Supervisor, specifically in the Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) Division.

In general, Human Services Supervisors:

  • Supervise professional, technical, and support staff.
  • Monitor programs and staff performance.
  • Train staff in work policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and conduct in-service program and procedural training.
  • Support, assist and guide workers in difficult situations, including contacts with clients.
  • Ensure compliance with program regulations  and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Utilize innovative and creative methods to supervise and motivate staff.
  • Promote the Human Services Agency values.
  • Collaborate with other County departments and community partners in meeting the needs of the clients.

Currently, there are currently three (3) vacancies in the Economic Self Sufficiency (ESS) branch.

The full job description can be found here:

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County – 
Project Coordinator
Legal Aid
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County is a non-profit law firm that has been providing free legal services to low-income and vulnerable populations in
San Mateo County since 1959. Our staff assists clients with legal issues and engages in impactful advocacy related to government benefits, housing, domestic violence, health care, elder law, special education access, and disability rights.
Project Coordinator

Location: San Mateo County, California (San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula)
1. Client services: Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, the Project Coordinator assists with client intake interviews and preparation of basic pleadings at weekly tenant clinics at various locations around San Mateo County.
2. Volunteer Coordination: In collaboration with the Director or Pro Bono, the Project Coordinator provides training materials and assistance scheduling volunteer shifts for volunteer pro bono attorneys.
3. Client telephone screening, scheduling, and follow up: The Project Coordinator screens individuals who call Legal Aid with legal problems; schedules appointments or provides appropriate referrals; enters data on case-related activities; and follows up with clients by telephone, mail, and email.
4. Database entry and reports: Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, the Project Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a confidential client database, collecting, entering and coding case information in the database, and generating client follow-up data reports.
5. Administrative Support: The Project Coordinator prepares client files and assists staff attorneys with administrative tasks, including file and document management, correspondence, and interpretation/translations for Spanish-speaking clients.
Required Qualifications: We are looking for a motivated individual who is dedicated to advocating for a diverse, low-income client population. The right candidate is someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities, work efficiently and compassionately, use systems to organize large amounts of data, and who has a passion for working with people. S/he will be comfortable taking a leadership role on projects and ensure their timely completion, but will also enjoy supporting the staff attorneys’ work. Other requirements include:
– A.A. degree
– Spanish proficiency (oral and written)
– Excellent writing and communication skills
– Data entry experience
– Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
– Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
– Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work autonomously

– B.A. degree
– Experience in legal services or law office environment
– Direct service experience with individuals
Salary: $31,000 to $46,000 per year (DOE) + excellent benefits
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To Apply: Submit: 1) a cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the required job qualifications, 2) your resume, and 3) a writing sample to Shirley Gibson, Directing Attorney. Email: or Fax: (650) 517-8973
The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Opportunity: San Mateo County’s Child Care Coordinating Council


The Development and Marketing Specialist is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the agency’s fund development and marketing efforts. The Development and Marketing Specialist will elevate the profile and visibility of the Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) within the community and to current and prospective donors. The primary objective of the position is to increase and diversify 4Cs donor and constituent base in order to provide expanded services and to ensure institutional sustainability.

Here is a full job description:4Cs of San Mateo County- Development and Marketing Specialist

Image courtesy; thanks also to Diana Enriquez for passing along this opportunity!

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator, San Mateo Legal Aid

Legal AidLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Project Coordinator: Health Consumer Center

Organization: The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County ( is a non-profit law firm that has been providing free legal services to people who cannot afford an attorney. We have been in existence since 1959. Our attorneys represent people in the areas of elder law; housing; family law and domestic violence; government benefits; health and mental health; and special education access and disability rights.

Project Description: The Health Consumer Center of San Mateo County helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. The HCC is affiliated with the Health Consumer Alliance (HCA), a statewide partnership of consumer assistance programs. For background information, please go to

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic, self-starter who cares about health care access and wants to work with a diverse, low-income client population. The right candidate is someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities, work quickly and efficiently, and set up systems to organize large amounts of data. He or she will be comfortable taking a leadership role on projects and ensuring their timely completion, but will also enjoy supporting the staff attorneys’ work.

Job description: HCC_Coordinator_Feb2015.pdf

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, California Clubhouse

San Mateo County, California
The Opportunity
An estimated 44,000 people in San Mateo County struggle with serious mental illness – with roughly 19,000 participating in San Mateo’s Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) programs. Because of their illness, many live challenging lives as they struggle to stay out of hospitals, jails, homeless shelters, and morgues. Some move from job to job as their illness flares up and leads to one crisis after another. Far too many become outcasts – unable to sustain education, employment and relationships. Patients suffering from an acute psychiatric emergency can be admitted to a hospital—even against their will. But once they are stabilized and released, what next?  San Mateo County has a wide range of excellent mental health support services, which serve as a model for other counties across the state, however there are no current programs in San Mateo County that help individuals rebuild their lives by providing consistent pathways to opportunity and progress. California Clubhouse will fill this critical gap.
Based on a belief that everyone can sufficiently recover and lead better lives, California Clubhouse is a community-based organization, currently located in San Mateo, where people with mental illness can go every day during business hours to work on overcoming the obstacles they face. We offer support, training, education, healthy social interaction and positive reinforcement through collegial relationships and work. Membership in the Clubhouse is free for life. Participants – who are called members, not patients or consumers – share ownership and responsibility for the success of the organization. They work and socialize in a unique partnership with a small staff, building on strengths instead of focusing on illness. This community–based approach complements the available psychiatric treatment. California Clubhouse provides a variety of structured vocational rehabilitation opportunities for members. While helping to run the clubhouse, members learn, practice, and polish new and existing job skills that will help them become successful employees. The skills they acquire or enhance while working at the Clubhouse can be readily applied to a variety of outside work environments. The vocational program also provides members with the support, training, and access they need to secure independent paid employment. Clubhouses model the work environment of the local business community and keep similar hours.  In our case the Clubhouse will be open eight hours a day, five days a week. In keeping with the balanced-life model, Clubhouses also offer an evening, weekend, and holiday social program.
Joining a Network of Entrepreneurial Leaders
The Executive Director of California Clubhouse will join a thriving network of clubhouse leaders and members who are creating hope and opportunity globally for those recovering from severe mental illness. There are currently 330 Clubhouses in 33 countries serving over 100,000 people. The network provides access to best practices, standards, and an ongoing culture of innovation. The Clubhouse model is widely supported for its unique and effective model with endorsements by major institutions such as SAMSHA, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and most recently, the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Award Foundation. There are already two accredited Clubhouses in California: The Meeting Place in San Diego and Putnam Clubhouse in Concord. Both will be strong allies in building a model Clubhouse for San Mateo County and for others in the state who want to bring Clubhouse to their communities.
The Position
The Executive Director works in close partnership with the Program Director, other staff, the Board of Directors, community partners, and Clubhouse members to achieve the mission and goals of the organization. The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the agency and the operations of California Clubhouse, including administration, finances, HR, public relations, fundraising, program development, marketing, and evaluation.
Core Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders, partners, and the community at large.
  • Oversee business operations of the Clubhouse.
  • Prepare for and attend Executive Committee meetings, Board meetings, and other Board-related meetings.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise Clubhouse staff (as needed)
  • Manage the annual budget development, track financial progress, and oversee fiscal activities of the Clubhouse including contracts.
  • Assist in developing Transitional Employment positions and employer relations.
  • Provide all required reports and information to government and funding organizations.
  • Oversee related data collection and evaluation.
  • Stay informed about issues in the general community relevant to the mission and operations of the Clubhouse.
  • Learn, implement, and uphold Clubhouse International Standards and culture.
  • Participate with members and staff in a collaborative, consensus driven decision-making process.
  • Available to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors.
Desired Qualities
  • A positive, outgoing, and dynamic personality.
  • Understand and be committed to the Clubhouse International Model and the underlying values and principles.
  • Flexible, considerate, patient, and tactful; kind heart and a ready sense of humor.
  • Results-oriented self-starter; organized and able to thrive in a dynamic, multi-task environment. 
  • Available to attend off-site conferences, Clubhouse International seminars and conferences; and Clubhouse International Director’s Training and other relevant trainings.
  • Non-profit leadership experience including experience in fundraising, board engagement, operations, financial management, public relations and public advocacy.
  • Entrepreneurial leader with the ability to foster positive culture and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • A Bachelors degree in human services, psychology, social work, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • At least three years of experience working with adults with mental illness or demonstrated passion for helping people with mental illness succeed.
  • Education and/or work experience in vocational rehabilitation.
  • A strong work ethic and able to work flexible hours.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skill including the ability to effectively communicate in a variety of formats and venues, such as one-on-one and groups, both casual and formal; in-person and digitally.  
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, including the ability to communicate with people who may be experiencing a thought disorder.  
  • Proficiency in PC and Mac office software applications and Information System infrastructure; high level of computer competency.
  • An in-depth understanding and interest in the field of mental illness.
  • Bilingual ability and previous Clubhouse International experience is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off and medical benefits.
For Consideration: Please send your résumé and a cover letter that articulates your interest, qualifications and salary requirements for this position to: Susannah Sallin, Search Consultant,
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Job Opportunities: Government

Former Human Services students and current NDNU staff members Jeff Day and Michele Yoskovich recommend the CalOpps website for great opportunities to apply for a variety of jobs in the public sector. CalOpps calls themselves, “the ultimate resource for public employment opportunities” and indeed, many of the jobs listed pay very well.

As it says on the web site, “CalOpps is a public employment job board owned and operated by public agencies.  Here, you can learn about CalOpps and the unique benefits of working for a public agency.  You can also search current public agency career opportunities based on your specific search criteria.  You can also create a CalOpps personal profile so that we can inform you of upcoming jobs that fit your requirements. ”

Thanks, Michele and Jeff!



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