Lincoln Child Center - HOPE Program

Location Trainees are integrated into existing teams at school sites in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Central Office: 205 Mason Circle, Ste. A, Concord, CA 94520
Our Services The HOPE (Helping Open Pathways to Education) Program provides a range of mental health services to selected public elementary, junior high and high school in Alameda and Contra Costa County. This is made possible by funding through Medi-Cal, grants, or foundation support. We work collaboratively with each school to determine what type of services would be the most desirable and productive use of limited resources to fit that school community’s needs. Trainees are integrated into existing teams at each school site.
Each trainee will provide a combination of the following clinical services:
  1. In-class & playground support for at-risk students
  2. Individual therapy
  3. Group therapy
  4. Family/collateral therapy and advocacy
  5. Child assessment and diagnosis
  6. Consultation and collaboration with the education staff
  7. Support for students in the general school milieu
  8. Wrap-around services
Supervision Each trainee will receive:
  1. One hour per week of individual supervision
  2. Two hours per week of group supervision (case conference)
Training HOPE will provide a comprehensive training program that addresses the treatment needs of children in an inner-city school-based environment including:
  1. Two hours each week didactic presentation by speakers on relevant topics
  2. Participation in an one hour weekly team meeting at the trainee’s assigned school site
  3. Access to Lincoln Child Center’s periodic training opportunities
  4. Attendance at selected trainings in the community
Start Date: August 27, 2012
End Date: June 14, 2013
Required Schedule: At least 16 hours per week during 2 school days. Attending group supervision and training times is mandatory.
  1. Completion of at least one year coursework towards a Master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or Social Work
  2. Experience working with children and/or families
  3. Ability to provide culturally-competent services
  4. Ability to work independently
  5. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  1. Placement will fulfill the majority of the child and family hours of experience requirement for MFT licensing.
  2. Exposure to managed care paperwork.
  3. Work experience within a growing non-profit mental health agency that may have future paid positions available.
  4. Educational reimbursements are available.
To Apply Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the training program to:
Ellen Kinoy, MFT
Clinical Director
1266 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

For more information you can contact Ellen Kinoy at 510 867-0898.
  Lincoln Child Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
People of color are encouraged to apply.
Stipends Available: Eligible to apply for the ACBHCS Graduate Intern Stipend Program, up to $6,000 for a minimum of 720 internship hours, awarded through a competitive process