Join Our Team
The San Diego Center for Children is eager to bring on board top talent individuals 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!
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 therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition services to over 1,000 children and families every day in San Diego County. We offer many programs through our Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare for children struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
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
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.
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 Silver recognition in the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index*.
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.
- 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
*The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 130 – 174 out of a maximum 217 points.