Residential Clinical Social Worker

Hayward, California, United States Full-time

Side by Side is a Joint Commission accredited mental and behavioral health community based organization serving youth and family members in four counties – Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa with and a staff of over 120 clinicians and professionals. We believe in investing in our team with training, continuing education and clinical supervision and provide a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

The Residential Clinical Social Worker at is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides residential based therapeutic services to 6 youth at the Esser House. The goal of the Esser House program is to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth to begin to heal from trauma, practice daily living skills, and prepare for independent living. (See below to learn more about Esser House)


  • Provide intensive, individual, clinical case management for a caseload of 6 youth in a residential setting
  • Partner with youth in: Completing strength-based needs assessments, creating a treatment plan and developing short and long term goals, as well as identifying and working on mental health goals
  • Work with youth to identify obstacles to living independently, obtaining employment, obtaining post-secondary education, and in developing supportive social and recreational activities
  • Plan and facilitate daily therapeutic groups and activities
  • Ensure culturally sensitive and relevant treatment and residential care
  • Oversee and direct treatment interventions, including group therapy and rehabilitation
  • Transport youth in vehicle as needed


  • A Master’s of Social Work (MSW)  or Professional Clinical Counseling (MPCC) degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Possession of current California registration with BBS; ACSW or APCC required, LCSW or LPCC preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of experiencing working with youth who have experienced various trauma, criminal-justice involved youth, and/or youth served by the mental health system, and their families, preferably including experience in residential and foster care programs.
  • Experience working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEY) strongly preferred. Individuals with lived experience encouraged to apply.
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Clearance of TB test, physical exam, fingerprints and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements.
  • A valid California driver's license, personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SHS’ insurance policy based on DMV record and personal vehicle insurance.

The Esser House provides a highly supportive, safe place to call home for especially vulnerable populations including commercially sexually exploited youth and LGBTQ identified youth, who are involved in the foster care and/or probation systems.  Esser House is a co-ed, six-bed group home that serves youth ages 15-19. Esser House clients are supported with mental health services, stabilization, and case management. 

About Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services/BAYC

Join us at Side by Side, to walk with young people impacted by adversity on their individual journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace their own potential. From therapeutic housing to substance abuse treatment, we provide comprehensive services that honor the young person’s unique needs and strengths to prevent the escalation of dangerous conditions and behaviors and set them on a positive path.

Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.


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