Fred Finch works with youth, young adults, and their families, who often face multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and intellectual disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as self-sufficient, strong young adults. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.
Fred Finch Youth and Family Services (FF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FF does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
Fred Finch offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
- Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
- Employer paid life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
- 8 paid holidays
- 21 days of Paid Time Off (initially)
- Supervision toward licensure for most interns
Community Mental Health
Our community- and school-based mental health programs offer a variety of culturally responsive, trauma-informed services that are tailored to young people's individual strengths while being responsive to their ongoing needs. In multiple counties our staff provide stability of support for youth who may move from one home to another or have school disruptions; encourage parents and other caregivers to become active partners in their children's care; and provide therapeutic interventions aimed at reducing high-risk behaviors.
Young Adult Housing & Services
Our mental health and supportive services programs for young adults help them to overcome homelessness, find employment, and transition successfully into adulthood. These programs operate in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. Fred Finch has supportive housing programs in Alameda County specifically for young adults.
Our Specialized Residential programs offer therapy, behavioral, educational, and other support services to teens who are dually diagnosed with mental health and intellectual disabilities and/or autism. We have a short-term crisis home and a longer-term treatment program on the Oakland campus. Youth in these unique programs have the support of on site staff 24-7
School Based Services
Fred Finch Youth & Family Services staff work closely with teachers, school staff, caregivers, parents, and participants to improve participants’ functioning at school and home.
Fred Finch CARES provides a comprehensive array of services for children and their families confronting an Autism Spectrum disorder diagnosis in San Diego County and Southern California. From in-home counseling to school and clinic based programs, our team of caring practitioners are here to help you and your family as you adjust to the diagnosis.
"I cannot even begin to express how appreciative I am to have had this opportunity to work in this position as my very first post-graduate placement. Given the nature of this job, I felt supported during both successes and challenges. I feel more confident as a mental health clinician considering the experiences that I have encountered during my time here. I will strive to stay mindful of the feedback and teachings I have been given from my supervisors, fellow colleagues, treatment team members, current and previous participants, and their families as contribution to my continuing personal and professional development.
I also want to acknowledge the many friendly interactions I have had with supervisors, fellow mental health clinicians, and other Fred Finch staff. I want to name that I am walking away with more than only clinical experience as I have formed invaluable friendships within this program.”