Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA)

Location: 268 Grand Avenue
Oakland CA 94610
Age Group Served: Children (5-21 years) and Adults (18-65)
Program Description: CHAA is a community-driven provider of behavioral health, youth development, and family support services to the historically underserved Asian/Pacific Islander community of the Bay Area. Strengthened by a diverse professional staff with roots in the API community, CHAA understands families from various API cultures. The agency offers its services on a personal level, focusing on treatment in and beyond the clinical environment. CHAA provides services to local schools, youth, and families. CHAA is also uniquely positioned to provide leadership and a voice for API communities through community organizing, advocacy, and social systems transformation in the Bay Area. Together with key partner organizations, CHAA is able to listen to the needs of the greater Bay Area API community, and respond quickly and effectively with appropriate services. CHAA provides a variety of services in Alameda and Contra Costa County.

The CHAA Oakland site offers children’s mental health services (individual, group and family therapy, case management), co-occurring mental health/alcohol and other drugs treatment for youth. Services are provided at our Oakland office site, in the community and at the following school sites: Oakland High School, Garfield Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary School, Edna Brewer Middle School and the SPOT (Chinatown Youth Center).
Placement Period: 7/1/16 – 6/30/17, varies
Program/Placement Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 – 6:00 pm
Didactic Seminar: Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Group Supervision: Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Preferred Discipline / Experience: Prefer experience with children, youths, families, community mental health, and the Asian/Pacific Islanders community. Any Asian language (especially Cantonese, Mandarin, Lao, Mien, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Burmese) or multicultural experience is preferred but not required.
English-speaking applicants with interests in multicultural populations and community-based mental health services are encouraged to apply.
First or Second Year Students: Prior work experience is preferred due to the demands of documentation and work in the community.
Supervision & Training: Trainees at CHAA will receive weekly individual supervision (one hour/week) and group supervision (1.5-2.0 hours/week) provided by a licensed psychologist or licensed MFT. In addition, trainees will attend a weekly didactic seminar (1.5 hours/week). The didactic seminar includes presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics with an emphasis on community mental health and professional development. Topics include clinical interventions, youth development, and immigration issues to name a few.
Send Resume to: Renee Lindquist
Application Due Date: March 31, 2016
Stipends Available: N/A