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Pete Rincon

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.

Requirements:

  • A valid Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) issued by the State of California.
  • 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.

House Manager

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Summary:

The House Manager will oversee the daily operations of a six (6) bed, STRTP home for boys with severe mental health issues between the ages of 12 to 18.

 Primary Duties:

  • Directly supervises Residential Counselors and residents assigned to designated home.
  • Routinely evaluates home for compliance with Title XXII requirements, CCL regulations and SGCC policies and procedures.
  • Regularly monitors medication, cabinet and all internal documentation for compliance with CCL regulations.
  • Assesses and supervises the interactions of Residential Counselors and residents; ensures Counselors are maintaining resident treatment plans, providing appropriate supervision of residents and adhering to agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensures residential facility is clean and safe by inspecting the site. This includes assuring residents have basic residential needs met such as: toiletries, linen, staffing, and other basic necessities.
  • Oversees monthly house team meetings and documents participation and content of the meetings.
  • Ensures home is staffed appropriately with staff to client ratio of 1:3 is maintained during am and pm shifts.
  • Oversees appointments such as medical and court appearances for the clients.
  • Coordinates outings, home pass/visits and transportation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is the social services/behavioral science field and a couple of years of experience in a group home setting or a combination of education/certification and several years of experience working directly with youth in a group home setting.
  • Experience with Severe Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children and adolescents preferred.
  • 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.

Substance Abuse Counselor

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Summary:

The Substance Abuse Counselor will provide substance abuse counseling for clients referred for substance abuse counseling across all mental health programs. Provides substance abuse counseling, training and education.

 Primary Substance Abuse Duties:

  • Provides group substance abuse counseling for youth ages 12 to 18 years old who abuse substances or are at risk.
  • Provides substance abuse education to youth at risk for using substances.
  • Provides individual substance abuse counseling to children and youth ages 5-18 across all mental health programs.
  • 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.
  • Documents in an accurate and timely fashion all services that are reimbursable through MHSA funding.
  • Proactively ensuring that any type of intervention utilized is in accordance with the agency’s policies and treatment philosophy that seeks to create a supportive, nurturing, and appropriately challenging interpersonal environment.
  • Maintains frequent, regular contact with clients’ therapists, family members, community agency representatives, and educational and client service providers.

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

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

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Summary:

This position will support group mental health treatment of residential clients between the ages of 12 – 18 in a STRTP residential setting. 

Shifts Available:

Full time, Wednesday-Saturday, 12-10pm

Responsibilities during Mental Health Programming:

  • 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 the STRTP 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.
  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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.

Summary:

The SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM (STRTP) QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) Coordinator plans, develops, and administers the internal quality assurance program and supports the STRTP leadership team with development of any needed program improvements that are identified during regular reviews of program requirements. This position will plan, organize and direct auditing activities for the STRTP program. The primary quality assurance goal is to track, monitor, analyze and provide data to the STRTP program regarding their compliance with contracts as well as county, state and federal regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with the QA Manager to establish internal ongoing electronic audit tools.
  • Works with QA Manager to establish quality assurance guidelines and collects data for the quality improvement goals for the STRTP program.
  • Ensures that Department of Mental Health (DMH), Community Care Licensing (CCL) and all STRTP contract guidelines are being followed. Provides updated contract materials and/or information to STRTP leadership as it becomes available.
  • Attends all required Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QI) Meetings and represents San Gabriel Children’s Center (SGCC) in a positive and professional manner. Takes notes and reports meeting findings to appropriate SGCC personnel.
  • Participates, coordinates, and documents STRTP agenda items within the agency’s Internal Quality Improvement Meetings.
  • Reviews STRTP client records as required by all contracts for compliance.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work or other related mental health field education and as applicable, and several years of experience working in a mental health setting.
  • Obtain and sustain a valid California driver’s license, provide current proof of auto insurance and maintain a safe vehicle. 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.

BEHAVORIAL SPECIALIST

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Open Position:

Full time, Wednesday- Sunday, 11am-7:30pm.

Responsibilities:

• Provides services in accordance with the child’s weekly schedule of therapeutic, skill-development, and adjunctive activities set forth in the Child’s treatment plan and operationalized by the treatment team and responsible clinician.
• Assists in the development and refinement implementation of individualized treatment and service plans.
• Documents in an accurate and timely fashion all services that are reimbursable through MHSA funding.
• Proactively ensuring that any type of intervention utilized is in accordance with the agency’s policies and treatment philosophy that seeks to create a supportive, nurturing, and appropriately challenging interpersonal environment.
• Works directly with children, engaging in such activities as coaching, modeling, limit-setting, and reinforcing constructive interactions.
• Performs appropriate routines and presents and oversees the clients’ performance of a wide variety of developmentally appropriate tasks and activities of daily living.
• Operates vehicles to transport children for activities, complies with all safety standards, laws, and agency policies when operating a vehicle.
• Maintains frequent, regular contact with clients’ therapists, House Managers as well as others who are providing individual services to the client.
• Assumes other tasks as assigned by the STRTP Director.
• Responds to crisis situations as outlined in the Agency’s Emergency Intervention Protocol.

Requirements:

• BA/BS in a behavioral science field and four years of experience in a mental health treatment setting or in a school setting working with SED children or adolescents or the educational equivalent of an AA degree and at least six years of work experience in a mental health treatment setting or in a school setting working with SED children or adolescents.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.