Author Archives: Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Voices of Recovery Seeks Project Coordinator

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Voices of Recovery is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator who will be in charge of assisting our Project Director in organizing our ongoing projects. This task involves monitoring project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner. Read more

North County Youth Teams Host 2nd Annual Holiday Party

 

The North County Youth and School Based Mental Health teams had their second annual holiday party at the Mike Nevin Health Center.

Approximately 40 children and their family members attended this fun filled event. Activities included a Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza table, as well as arts and crafts activities. Children and their families were treated to an array of food, goody bags, and raffle prizes.

StarVista Seeks Health Ambassadors for HAP-Y Program

StarVista’s Health Ambassador Program for Youth (HAP-Y) is seeking youth ages 16-24 to become Health Ambassadors. The training covers common challenges in mental wellness, signs and risks of suicide, suicide prevention and how to access mental health services. Trained Ambassadors will help raise awareness and increase access to behavioral health services.

Participants can receive community service hours or internship hours in collaboration with their academic institutions. Additionally, a completion bonus of $700 is distributed to those who participate in the program.

The next training starts in January 2019. For more information, contact Brenda Nunez, Program Coordinator, at hapy@star-vista.org.

Downlaod the HAP-Y flyer.

StarVista Crisis Center Looking for Volunteers

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If you’re looking to help others and give back to the community, StarVista has the perfect opportunity for you. The StarVista Crisis Center is looking for volunteers who will talk with individuals in need of counseling through their crisis line. As a volunteer, you will receive comprehensive training, 4 hours/week of hands-on experience, a flexible schedule, letters of recommendation and much more.

Volunteers for the Crisis Line must be at least 21 years old. For those who are under 21 years old and want to volunteer, there are positions as a Teen Chat Volunteer for youth ages 14-17, and a Teen Chat Supervisor Volunteer for adults ages 18-20.

The next training is Jan. 15th, 2019.

If interested, contact the Crisis Center Volunteer Coordinator at: (650) 579-0359 ext. 13 or karina.chapa@star-vista.org.

Check out the Crisis Center volunteer flyer.

San Mateo County Residents Can Now Text 911 in an Emergency

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San Mateo County has enabled 911 texting as an option for people in an emergency. Every law enforcement and fire agency dispatch center is now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone 911 text messages. While this Text-to-911 program brings greater accessibility to people in emergency situations, Police and fire officials emphasize calling 911 is still the preferred way to get help during an emergency. But if calling is not an option, then send a text to 911.

San Mateo police offered the following tips for texting 911.

  • Always provide the exact location of the emergency
  • Text messages should be brief and easy to understand
  • Do not use abbreviations, emojis or slang
  • Remember that the ability to send/receive images and videos is limited and often dependent on the cellular provider
  • Texts can only be received in English at this time  –  this service will be available in additional languages in the near future in San Mateo County

It’s also important to note that phones or devices must be on a text or data plan, be text capable, and have their location services enabled to send a text message to 911.

Read the full Mercury News article here.

Job Opportunities at the Felton Institute

Program Manager

This Program Manager opportunity at the Felton Institute is responsible for the overall program and clinical operations of the Felton Early Psychosis program (formerly Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis – PREP) site, monitoring client services, maintaining compliance with quality assurance standards and managing personnel. Local travel between agency sites as well as direct service provision to a small number of clients is expected. This position reports to the Associate Director.

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Clinical Team Leader

This Clinical Team Leader opportunity at the Felton Institute is a leadership position responsible for the implementation of coordinated specialty care model program and coordinates team activities, monitors quality assurance and supports fidelity monitoring of Felton’s early psychosis program model (formerly Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis – PREP). Local travel between agency sites as well as direct service provision to program participants is expected. This position reports to the Director of Programs.

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Send Resumes to Bruce Adams, Director of Programs, at badams@felton.org