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CHILD AND FAMILY SPECIALIST

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This Child and Family Specialist is responsible for providing in-home mental health services such as Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) to children/adolescents and their families.

Primary Duties:

  • Child & Family Specialist (CFS) participate in Child & Family Teams, provide direct services to children, adolescents and their families, as identified in the Child & Family Plan of Care; promotes child and family / professional partnerships and family decision making.
  • The Child & Family Specialists’ submit timely all required documentation and reports, including Child & Family Plans, to insure all documents meet current and acceptable standards, maintaining fidelity to the Wraparound model and meeting guidelines for all audit entities.
  • Participates in agency-related activities, including, as necessary, the review of charts, client assignments, assessment and programming, crisis response as needed, staff meetings, screening and intake, and internal/external quality assurance activities.
  • Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Child and Family Specialists collaborates with other entities within the SPA and county to ensure a maximum level of effectiveness and fidelity to the model.
  • Ensure maximum participation in the planning, implementing and evaluation of services by clients/consumers through their participation.
  • Under general supervision, has responsibility for the children and families they serve in establishing and evaluating the Plan of Care; promotes family decision making and consensus building; provides outreach and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations; performs related work as assigned.
  • In the Field Based Services, Child and Family Specialist must adhere to agency and regulatory body standards, policies and ethics for professional roles, conduct and behavior. Serves as a role model for children, adolescents and adults who may have emotional or behavioral problems. Demonstrates appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling.
  • Ensures to understand, follow and implement the Agency Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) process in performance of duties as determined by the scope of responsibility for this position, in accordance with the funders, county, state and federal requirements.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree and one to three years of experience working with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families; or some college with an emphasis on social work/psychology plus five years of experience providing direct service to the target population.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families.
  • Obtain Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Pro-ACT certification and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.

San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.

THERAPEUTIC BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST (TBS)

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Provide direct one-on-one behavioral interventions to assist a consumer in eliminating destructive activities, minimizing impulsivity, and to promote pro-social functioning.  This position provides a positive role model and assists in development of necessary daily living skills and competencies that are required to successfully live in the community.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides behavioral interventions for consumers under the direct supervision of the TBS Coordinator or his/her designee. Behavioral interventions may include but are not limited to: immediate behavioral reinforcements, positive reinforcement, time-out strategies, time structuring activities and cognitive behavioral approaches.
  • Provides TBS oriented interventions for consumer’s caregivers under the direct supervision of the TBS Coordinator or his/her designee. TBS intervention may include collaboration with other members of the mental health treatment team and assisting in establishment of effective family boundaries.
  • Participates in monthly child/family team meetings to review progress and goals.
  • Provides behavioral intervention for children/youth and demonstrates appropriate interventions for parents and caregivers.
  • Works closely with case managers and clinicians to facilitate implementation of the child/family treatment plan.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule to fit the needs of the clients. Responses to crisis situations if they develop during scheduled visits.
  • Charts progress notes, etc.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in a mental health related field and one-year experience with S.E.D. children in a hospital, group home, day treatment, classroom or other equivalent setting.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to fulfill program needs.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance.
  • Obtain Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Pro-ACT certification and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.

San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

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Shifts Available:

Full-time, Monday – Friday, 1:30pm – 10:00pm.

Summary:

This position will support group mental health treatment of residential boys between the ages of 12 – 18 in a mental health clinic and a residential setting. Provides substance abuse counseling, training and education.

Responsibilities in Mental Health:

  • Assists assigned Behavioral Specialist in co-leading groups and will be a relational/behavioral support to the group members/leader.
  • Meets with appropriate Mental Health staff prior to the start of group and following to plan and process the Mental Health day.
  • Provides behavioral interventions for clients in mental health groups.
  • Actively participates in group.

Responsibilities in Residential Program:

  • Working knowledge of basic health and safety issues as well as current knowledge of psychopathology and treatment needs of residents.
  • Maintain delivery of multidisciplinary treatment plan for assigned residents.
  • Assures standards of care are appropriately identified.
  • Assures daily documentation consistently reflects a resident assessment, the care provided, the resident’s response to and the outcomes of care provided.

Primary Substance Abuse Duties:

  • Provides group substance abuse counseling for youth ages 12 to18 years old who abuse substances or are at risk.
  • Provides substance abuse education to youth at risk for using substances.
  • Educates staff about substance abuse. Assists them in identifying signs and behaviors of a person abusing substance.
  • Counsels clients, individually and in group sessions to assist in overcoming or preventing dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  • Counsels caregivers to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients with substance abuse issues.
  • Provides clients or caregivers with information about addiction issues and available services and programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate required and have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for at least one year or have a Bachelor of Art or Sciences Degree. Other education/experience may qualify.
  • Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Associate (CADCA)
  • Obtain, within 30 days of employment, Pro-ACT, Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification and maintain such certification current through the term of employment with SGCC.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families. Must have held a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Live Scan clearance, pre-employment physical, TB test and drug test. San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.

San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization

SHORT TERM RESIDENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM (STRTP)- COUNSELORS 4-Day Workweek

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This Residential Counselor will provide primary daily care and supervision of STRTP (Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program) clients between the age of 12 and 18 in a STRTP setting. Morning and Evening Full-time (4 Day Work Week) and On-call shifts available.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains delivery of multidisciplinary treatment plan for assigned residents.
  • Contacts appropriate individuals during crisis.
  • Assures childcare interventions are always appropriate to resident goals.
  • Assures that daily documentation consistently reflects a resident assessment, the care provided, the resident’s response to and the outcomes of care provided.
  • Maintains professional boundaries with residents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Charting reflects resident’s progress toward meeting treatment plan, progress in meeting goals and effectiveness of intervention.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of medications, psychiatric and medical.
  • Perform resident care assignments and assists clinical department with appropriate treatment service delivery.
  • Assists staff in the successful implementation of treatment plans for residents.
  • Assists in medical and behavioral situations that necessitate intervention and takes appropriate steps to ensure resident safety and comfort and in all crisis situations.
  • Reports abnormal or unusual circumstances, changes in resident’s condition and acts appropriately in a timely manner to the Residential Manager.
  • Attends all training. Obtains 40 hours during the first year of employment and 40 hours every year thereafter.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate required and have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for at least one year or have a Bachelor of Art or Sciences Degree. Other education/experience may qualify.
  • Obtain, within 30 days of employment, Pro-ACT, Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification and maintain such certification current through the term of employment with SGCC.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families. Must have held a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Live Scan clearance, pre-employment physical, TB test and drug test.
  • Must be available weekends and holidays.
  • NOC shift requires one year experience.

San Gabriel Children’s Center reserves the right to close the application period, without notice, when a significant number of applications/resumes have been received or the position becomes filled.

San Gabriel Children’s Center has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.