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Child & Family Specialist

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Summary:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

NURSE SPECIALIST

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Summary:

This position is responsible for providing medication support services and specialty mental health services under the Rehabilitation Options and Targeted Case Management Services to children, adolescents, transition age youth and adults under the supervision of the agency Psychiatrists.

Responsibilities

  • Provides mental health medication support services and specialty mental health services within the scope of practice.
  • Assists Psychiatrists during psychiatric consultations/treatment and responds to all requests, as appropriate.
  • Responsible in scheduling all psychiatry clients.
  • Authorizes prescription refill requests as directed by the agency Psychiatrist.
  • Educates clients on the potential benefits, risks and side effects of the prescribed medications.
  • Works with clients to develop their awareness and understanding of their psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses.
  • Facilitates medication education groups for clients, families and staff (e.g. medications, drug interactions) on an as needed basis.
  • Completes nursing assessments such as taking and recording vital signs, taking medical history, and related information.
  • Maintain a client medication history log and notifies appropriate staff of any medication changes.
  • Monitors medication storage, distribution and destruction in office and/or in STRTP facilities, working with STRTP management to ensure compliance with agency policies and contractual requirements.
  • Monitors medication records in accordance with agency policies, FDA requirements, and contractual obligations.
  • Coordinates medication check-in from pharmacy and delivery of medications to STRTP facilities working collaboratively with House Manager and/or Site Administrators.
  • Regularly monitors STRTP client medication to ensure client will not run out of medication supply especially during holidays and weekends.

Requirements:

  • A valid Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) issued by the State of California.
  • Knowledge of medical, nursing, and mental health terminology, especially relating to psychiatric medication.
  • Strong medical ethics.
  • Experience in mental health and substance abuse.
  • Knowledge of medical records maintenance.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if transporting clients/families.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English 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.

MAINTENANCE TECH I

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Open Positions:

 Part-time, Monday – Friday, 6:00am-9:00am, on-call/occasional weekends and nights as needed

Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for the custodial duties at the Mental Health location which include but not limited to:
  • Clean and sanitize facilities accordingly; including lobbies, lounges, restroom and corridors;
  • Sweep, scrub, wax and polish floors;
  • Clean and sanitize rugs, carpets, upholstery furniture and draperies;
  • Cleans windows, window sills, and blinds;
  • Wash/clean walls, ceilings, door panels, handles and woodwork;
  • Empty wastebaskets;
  • Transport trash and waste to disposal area; and
  • Dust furniture.
  • May assist with the custodial maintenance duties at other SGCC locations.
  • Assist with basic/minor building repairs and alterations as needed.
  • Assist with routine maintenance and safety facility inspections
  • Repair vandalism.
  • Assist with plumbing, electrical and carpentry work as assigned.
  • Installation/repair of light fixtures, ballasts, switches and outlets.
  • Perform maintenance painting.
  • Maintain outside property and landscape including; irrigation systems, bushes/trees, fences and driveways/lots.
  • Ensure tools, chemical agents and maintenance equipment is safely stored, labeled and secured.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance. Must have held a valid driver’s license for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Prior knowledge of fire code preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience with general maintenance.

 

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

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS

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San Gabriel Children’s Center (SGCC) Inc., has opening for Residential Counselors. SGCC is a Non-Profit Mental Health Organization which provides an array of mental health services to community, residential, and wraparound clients in Eastern San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. Our mental health services include: Community Mental Health Outpatient, FCCS, Medication Support, Therapeutic Behavioral, and Wraparound and IFCCS Services.  Our services are provided using both traditional and Evidenced Based Practices (EBP’s). 

Summary: This position will provide primary daily care of residential boys between the age of 7 and 18 in a residential setting.

Shifts Available:

Full-time and on-call

(Must be available weekends and holidays)

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Contacts appropriate individuals during crisis.
  • Assures daily documentation consistently reflects a resident assessment, the care provided, the resident’s response to and the outcomes of care provided.
  • Assures that IDN chart notes reflect an assessment of the resident’s progress in meeting goals, the outcome of the care provided and updates the status of multidisciplinary treatment plan.

Requirements:

  • High School graduate. Prefer two years mental health experience and/or 60 units from an accredited college
  • 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 available weekends and holidays.

SGCC offers competitive salary and benefits package, EEO. Interested qualified candidates send resume with salary history to: jobs@sangabrielchild.com; fax (626) 331-3027; or 2200 E. Route 66, Suite 100, Glendora, CA 91740

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.