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Culture

At OTTP-SF, we strive to create a culture that is warm, welcoming, and supportive. We value our teammates and pride ourselves on working collaboratively. Everyone in our organization has a voice.

OTTP-SF provides ongoing training and education on topics of diversity, cultural competency, trauma-informed care, and evidence-based practices. OTTP-SF clinicians have expertise in various areas, and we therefore utilize staff knowledge and skills internally to educate our colleagues. We also provide cross training to our partner agencies in the Bay Area on topics such as the Individual Placement and Support Model of Employment, The Double OT Assessment, motivational interviewing, sensory intervention strategies for youth experiencing trauma, and therapeutic yoga practice. OTTP-SF clinicians frequently present at state and national conferences.

OTTP-SF  is vehemently opposed to systemic racism and firmly believes that change begins with each of us.  We are committed to an ongoing focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity in our hiring practices, policies, and clinical interventions. Internally, OTTP-SF has incorporated anti-racism work and accountability in our clinical practice. All clinicians and advisory board members are actively involved in advocacy efforts to end racial and social injustice. OTTP-SF partners with local,  state, and national political advocacy groups and systems to advocate for social and occupational justice for all.

"I love working at OTTP because it gives me an opportunity to be creative and share my passion for OT. It feels rewarding to give back to the community that I grew up in. When I go to work, I feel like I'm actually engaging in meaningful real life occupations out in the community and not limited to a therapy room. I experience a sense of support, community, and friendship with my colleagues, which makes me want to come to work!" - Janelle Buccat

Passion and Fullfillment

Everyone at OTTP-SF is here for the same reason: we genuinely want to make a difference in our community and work alongside the youth we serve so that they may achieve their goals. Working for a 501(c)3 non-profit is incredibly rewarding because we are changing lives everyday.

The youth we serve face some of the most difficult challenges a young person can encounter. Many are hungry, homeless, and struggle with symptoms of anxiety and depression due to the trauma they have experienced. These amazing young people are so resilient, but everyone needs support to succeed. Each day we have the honor and privilege of assisting these youth. We teach coping skills to combat anxiety and depression, we connect youth with community resources to improve their day to day lives, we assist in job placement, and we provide educational advocacy. Learn more about the work being done in each of our programs here, and read about our impacts here.

"OTTP hired me shortly after I finished my Master’s program. I was nervous and excited to finally be doing clinical work, and I've felt so incredibly supported and mentored during my time at OTTP. They’ve always supported us in finding new and creative ways to meet the needs of our clients, and I always felt like I had folks to really collaborate with rather than trying to do challenging work in isolation. I worked for OTTP for 7 years before leaving, and I didn’t even make it a year before I came right back!" - Michelle Lessans

Benefits

Through our amazing umbrella organization, Special Service for Groups, we are able to offer our staff amazing benefits!

Health Insurance
We offer a competitive Group Medical Plan (Aetna HMO/PPO or Kaiser) to all eligible employees working 20 hrs per week or more and their eligible dependents for employees working 30 hrs per week or more. Eligible dependents include spouses, domestic partners, children, and stepchildren up to age 26.

Dental and Vision
We offer competitive Dental and Vision packages for all eligible employees working 30 hrs per week or more and their eligible dependents.

Time Off
We recognize 10 official paid holidays (for eligible employees) per year. Employees begin accruing vacation time after a six month introductory period and begin accruing SFPTO immediately. SFPTO is unique to San Francisco and does not require a doctor's note to be used. Employee accrual rates increase with seniority. The maximum number of Vacation hours that can be rolled over each fiscal year is 168 hrs. The maximum number of SFPTO hours that can be rolled over each fiscal year is 96 hrs.

403b
We provide a platinum retirement benefit and currently contribute up to 7.5% of salary (for eligible employees) to the Mutual of America 403(b) Thrift Plan. Employees may choose to add pre-tax earnings into the Mutual of America 403(b) Thrift Plan (employee contribution).

Other Benefits
We believe in taking care of our employees and their families. That is why we offer: