Join Our Team

The San Diego Center for Children is eager to bring on board top talent who are passionate about helping children and families reach a higher potential of health and well-being. If you’re looking for a career at an extraordinary organization with a higher purpose, then the Center may be just what you are seeking!

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Vision: Inspire a world where all children and families live joyful and healthy lives.
Mission: Protect the joy of childhood.  Prevent emotional suffering.  Incite change.

Founded in 1887, the Center is the oldest children’s nonprofit organization in the San Diego region. Today, the Center is a leader in providing behavioral health services to children and families within our community. We offer many programs through our Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare for children struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Learn more about the Center – past and present – here.

Our Team

The Center employs over 350 professionals and has grown into one of San Diego’s most trusted organizations in the behavioral and mental health care field.  As a trauma-informed organization, we strive to understand and meet the important needs of children and families we serve through excellence, collaboration and compassion.  We expect all future employees to be committed to our vision, mission and values. Fit Friendly Worksite - AHA

In addition to our focus of supporting the needs of people we serve, we are equally committed to the health and well-being of our employees.  We are proud to have been awarded by the American Heart Association as a Fit Friendly Worksite.

Our Benefits

To attract and retain highly qualified employees, the Center offers employees a comprehensive package of benefits.  Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment for employees working 30 hours or more a week.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts-Health and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403 (b) Plan
  • Live for Life Wellness Program-Weekly Fitness Classes
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Vacation