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PARENT PARTNER

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Summary

This Parent Partner/IHBS Provider is responsible for providing in-home support services and related activities with parent/caregiver of client receiving field-based services.

Responsibilities

• Provides advocacy services to all consumers/families including obtaining consumer information, identifying needs/barriers and problem solving models. Assist in providing field contacts in a timely manner to access and provide services to meet consumer’s need and assists consumer and caretakers in linking up to those community services within the scope of field based services.
• Provides in-home and when applicable phone support services to client parents/caregivers and related activities as called for in the collaborative client treatment plan.
• Provides in-home and when possible on the phone crisis intervention support when client parents/caregivers are in crisis and need additional support 24/7 hours.
• Collaborates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to address the needs of the consumer/families and facilitate community services link-up. Documents all activities in accordance regulations and requirements of the specific field-based program the client is assigned to.
• Reports any concerns to the appropriate team member and supervisor as they relate to case management.
• Helps team to identify consumer/family needs and or triggers (within a strength-based model) to escalation and barriers and makes appropriate recommendations to caretakers and treatment team. The Parent Partner will collaborate with all levels of management, staff, care takers, parents and consumers (advisory groups) and act as a liaison between consumer, agency and community resources. Participates in team/staff conferences regarding solutions to consumers’ barriers.
• Provides individualized treatment planning and helps in a timely manner client parent/caregiver access resources and keep appointments, finding resources, etc.

Requirements

• High School Diploma/GED 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 experience providing direct service to the target population.
• Personal experience of having a child or children who have received services through Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Services or Probation, required.
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
• 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.

FACILITATOR

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Summary

This Facilitator/ICC Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of Wraparound services to assigned clients and their families. This position will collaborate with other entities within the SPA and county to ensure maximum level of effectiveness and fidelity to the model.

Responsibilities

• Assists with completion of all documentation and reports, including Child & Family Plans, to ensure 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/Wraparound Director/Assistant Director of Field Based Services, the Facilitator 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 and the advisory councils.
• Under general supervision, has responsibility for a caseload involving children and/or adolescents and their families; working closely with the resource pool of Child & Family Specialists, Parent Partners, Therapists and any representatives from the referring county department to convene the Child & Family Team Meetings for the purpose of establishing and evaluating the Safety Plans; 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, Facilitator/ICC Coordinator 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.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred (MSW or MA) in the behavioral sciences from an accredited and recognized college/university and two or more years of experience working with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families.
• Experience preferred in working with in-home and/or school-based programs and experience with effective models of child abuse prevention and intervention.
• Obtain Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Pro-ACT certification and maintain such certification throughout the term of employment with SGCC.
• Meet Title XXII personnel requirements with includes but is not limited to: obtaining and maintaining clearance on fingerprints, child abuse index, pre-employment physical, TB test, and drug test.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance.
• Bi-lingual 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.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR

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Summary:

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

Primary Substance Abuse Counseling 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
• 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.