Sunday, May 22, 2022

Mental Health Specialist II

District Attorney's Office

Recruitment #21-9999-19







The Alameda County Family Justice Center helps victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, human trafficking, elder abuse and sexual assault who historically often sought help from a fragmented, disjointed system of agencies offering related, but uncoordinated services. The Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) now serves as the heart of a comprehensive service delivery system made up of over 100 public and private agency partners throughout the Bay Area, providing a gateway to safety, healing, and empowerment for victims of abuse. We advocate for and construct a future where there is zero tolerance for intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation and elder abuse.



The ACFJC’s navigator staff conducts the critical client service needs assessment functions by helping clients connect with onsite and offsite resources. The navigator supports clients through a system of agency, non-profit and community based services within Alameda County. Navigators are entrusted with the initial client needs assessments through an in person or telephone intake. During the assessment the navigator determines the client’s needs and assesses the appropriate referrals. During this time the navigator also provides safety and emergency planning as necessary. After the initial assessment and referrals the navigator maintains contact with the client to ensure that the referrals were successful and to address additional needs that may develop. Navigators also provide community outreach and education about resources and available services. The ACFJC Navigator will be responsible for assessing and coordinating service needs of clients throughout Alameda County. 


Responsibilities Include:


·       Client intake, needs assessment, safety planning.

·       Helping victims identify and access appropriate services for themselves and their children if

·       Follow-up including client call backs, appointments and drop-ins.

·       Referrals to appropriate agencies, including onsite and offsite partners.

·       Client advocacy.

·       Providing service training to ACFJC partners and other community-based organizations.

·       Representing the ACFJC at community outreach events.

·       Maintaining data and information for progress reports and grants reports

·       Input collected data from intakes into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).

·       Monitoring ETO Database for accuracy


The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, problem-solving ability, effectively collaborate with FJC team, agencies, non-profits and community based organizations.   This candidate will be dependable, detail oriented, calm disposition, empathetic and have the ability to help guide clients.  This candidate will be expected to authentically relate with people from diverse socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; and be able to handle crisis situations in a professional manner.



Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social services or related fields; or 



Two (2) years’ experience in social services performing duties such as client intake, assessment,  eligibility determination, case management,



Possession of a valid California drivers’ license



Upon hire, successful candidate will be required to complete 40-hour advocate training by a certified domestic violence service provider agency.


Desirable qualifications

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office

·       Bilingual/Multilingual, Spanish, Hindi and/or Punjabi, American Sign Language


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

· Medical – HMO & PPO Plans

· Dental – HMO & PPO Plans

· Vision or Vision Reimbursement

· Share the Savings

· Basic Life Insurance

· Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)

· Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

· County Allowance Credit

· Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance

· Short-Term Disability Insurance

· Long-Term Disability Insurance

· Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services

· Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

· Retirement Plan

· Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

· 11 paid holidays

· Floating Holidays

· Vacation and sick leave accrual

· Vacation purchase program

· Catastrophic Sick Leave

· Group Auto/Home Insurance

· Pet Insurance

· Commuter Benefits Program

· Guaranteed Ride Home

· Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)

· Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)

· Child Care Resources

· 1st United Services Credit Union

*This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


TO APPLY: Access the application by clicking here: DA Application

All completed applications should be emailed to DA Jobs, at .

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The District Attorney Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.