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Job Opportunities

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief positions, as well as internships.

It is our belief that staff diversity promotes appropriate responsiveness to community needs, provides representative role models for all clientele, and improves the quality of our services in a host of ways.

Employment decisions and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, citizenship status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. San Francisco Suicide Prevention fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.

Open Positions:

Hours:   Shifts between 10PM-8AM Non-exempt Part-Time positions
Compensation & Benefits:    $18.00-$20.00 per hour/ Benefits prorated after 20 hours/week

Founded in 1962, San Francisco Suicide Prevention (SFSP) is a dynamic organization that now manages six crisis 24-7 hotlines answering a total of 60,000 calls answered by a pool of 150 trained volunteers and staff. SFSP provides additional services such as professional peer support training, grief and survivor programs and the outreach programs. These positions reports to the Overnight Manager within the Hotline Crisis program.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide overnight shift coverage on our 24-hour hotlines and after hour contracts, on an as-needed basis, giving priority to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline generated calls.
  • Support volunteers on the hotlines as needed.
  • Provide emotional support to callers in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Empower callers to look at options and make their own decisions.
  • Provide information and referrals when appropriate.
  • Assess suicide risk.
  • Provide crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.
  • Record client contacts database and communicate concerns to Overnight Manager.
  • Online training of new volunteers and other duties as necessary.
  • Optional participation in outreach events as needed.
  • Optional participation in continuing education presentations as needed.
  • Attend staff and program meetings as needed.

Experience & Skills Required:

  • Must successfully complete SFSP Crisis Line Volunteer training program or equivalent.
  • Must have demonstrated successful performance and experience on the Crisis Lines.
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations required.


$18.00 – $20.00 per hour

Please send cover letter of interest describing two SFSP values that align to the position with resume to [email protected]

SFSP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


No phone calls please.