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Are you passionate about helping foster children and families?

Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.

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Unity Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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Assistant Director

Job Title
Assistant Director
Position ID
San Francisco,  CA
Other Location

About Unity Care

Our mission is to provide quality youth and family programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships.  Headquartered in San Jose, with incredible weather, culture and sports, and the SF Bay and ocean just minutes away.  Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, established in 1993, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization provides more than two dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, transforming the lives of over 6,000 youth and families annually.  We are proud to have one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse workforce in the Bay Area.  We have a friendly, servant-leader culture with significant growth opportunities.


Under the supervision of the Residential Director, the Assistant Director assists with the overall functioning of the Residential Program. The Assistant Director develops and maintains program components with Residential Director and is responsible for the supervision of social work and direct care activities.



  • Facility Managers




  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology



  1. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
  2. Experience in Residential Treatment or work with adolescents


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

  1. Participate in interviewing, hiring, and training of Residential Treatment Program staff
  2. Create and facilitate staff development activities
  3. Develop and maintain program policies and procedures in accordance with licensing and contract guidelines
  4. Create and facilitate implementation plans to manage transitions within the program
  5. Oversee program operations and facility management issues
  6. Assist in the formulation of the program budget
  7. Manage the program revenue and budget
  8. Provide counseling aimed at preparing the resident to analyze and better understand his/her situation
  9. Develop needs and services plans and discharge plans
  10. Provide counseling in an effort to resolve the difficulties with residents that led to the need for placement
  11. Provide counseling to help the resident understand the reason for placement and to handle associated emotional problems
  12. Administer disciple and setting of limits for behavior
  13. Assess residents and family context to identify changing needs
  14. Other duties as assigned