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!
Supportive, friendly work environment
Commitment to diversity and acceptance
Opportunities for career development
Many programs are eligible for federal & state student loan forgiveness
About the Center
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 and educational 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.
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*.
The San Diego Center for Children is committed to:
Actively recruiting, retaining, and supporting diverse staff at all levels of the organization,
Ensuring that diverse perspectives are included in the development and implementation of policies, practices and services, and that individuals feel empowered to advance our mission within an atmosphere of trust, safety, and respect,
Encourage and provide access to professional development in order to deliver equitable and culturally informed services to the population we serve.
To attract and retain highly qualified employees, the Center offers eligible employees a comprehensive package of benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts-Health and Dependent Care
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
403 (b) Plan with Match
Paid Sick Leave
Various Wellness programs
Vacation & 12 Holidays