Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive work environment
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons based on position requirements.
  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions
  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sign-On bonus of $4,000 for Therapist and Social Workers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include: 

  • Carries out mission, vision and values established by the President/CEO and Board of Directors
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the project and supervision of daily activities
  • Create effective working relationships with participants, families, co-workers and collaborators
  • Teach evidence-based model select and provide direct services to youth and college students who participate in the program
  • Facilitates workshops and manage outreach activities to the community
  • Assist with HIV and HEP testing referrals and tracks participant's participation with clinical staff
  • Schedule and maintain a tracking log for HIV and HEP pre and post counseling
  • Handle all correspondence related to project
  • Maintain office files and prepare materials as assigned
  • Assist with project meetings and the distribution of minutes to all project team members
  • Handle telephone, FAX and written communication effectively
  • Attend agency meetings and project meetings
  • Maintain such records as required including but not limited to billing, participant’s surveys, tracking log of testing and counseling activities; and other records as required
  • Assist in preparation of monthly/quarterly project required reports
  • Attend training internally and externally to improve job duties and responsibilities
  • Maintain project supply inventory, order supplies, and promotional items
  • Assist Project Coordinator with outreach activities
  • Communicate ideas for improving project processes and provide monthly reports to the Project Coordinator on issues pertaining to participant’s ongoing participation in the project
  • Complete reports and conduct participant surveys
  • Required to drive when needed
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary for the fulfillment of project requirement as assigned by Project Coordinator/Community Services Division Director


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to meet weekly productivity expectations 

Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy 

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds 
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


  • High School diploma or GED and 4 or more years' experience as a Project Specialist or similar positions
  • Knowledge of the substance abuse prevention and HIV/ Hep testing; and familiarity with evidence-based programs
  • Ability to work with diverse communities (ethnic, immigrants, substance abuse)
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Valid California driver’s license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides ' insurance carrier


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer