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


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: 

  • Provide administrative supervision (individual and group) Interns, Peer Partners and Youth Advocates
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate staff coverage at the Peer Resource Center (PRC), overseeing day-to-day operations and facilitation of scheduled activities.
  • Responsible for hiring, termination, orientation, training and regular on-going supervision of staff
  • Communicate and coordinate services with other agencies and providers of TAY services
  • Develop and maintain written PRC operational procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining PRC data and using that data to inform decisions
  • Participate in annual program budget planning and implementation
  • Respond to program development needs and requests regarding TAY services
  • Assist staff with managing client crisis
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community agencies to increase linkages of PRC young adults
  • Oversee and ensure success of staff meeting agency productivity expectations
  • Attend and participate in TAY Division meetings, including staff, in-service, supervisory training seminars and COA related committees, task force groups and community meetings
  • Responsible for developing outreach strategies to recruit new young adults
  • LPS (Lanterman-Petris-Short Act) designee duties as part of the management/leadership team
  • Meet agency productivity standard for supervisors
  • Assist PRC leadership in the coordination and planning of community events for clients, family members, and community members.
  • Other duties as required



Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 manual and office documents


     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 use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds 

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

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


  • Doctorate or Master’s Degree in a mental health related field plus three years of experience in an appropriate and relevant setting
  • Licensed or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Knowledge of DMH paperwork, coordinated services and rehabilitative MHS in California highly desirable
  • Experience working with the TAY population preferred
  • Experience working with TAY who have experienced homelessness, DCFS involvement and/or incarceration and who have significant mental health needs preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of both clients and staff from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Valid California drivers 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