BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

By March 15, 2022Careers

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.