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Clinician

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Summary:

The Clinician provides mental health services and case management to assigned clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Mental Health services are provided and documented in a manner consistent with contractual requirements.
  • Completes and submits all billing sheets along with proper clinical documentation in a timely manner.
  • Provides clinical leadership for the treatment team of representatives from the residential, educational, and mental health service components to coordinate the delivery of effective mental health services.
  • Develops, updates and completes Pre-Authorization Requests, Service Plans and Coordination Plans for all clients in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains a caseload.
  • Working within scope of practice.
  • Develops and maintains a professional relationship with monitoring agencies.
  • Works with the Mental Health Program Manager to ensure program activities conform to program parameters as portrayed to the Department of Mental Health and are consistent with the Service Plan and the individual needs of each client
  • Ensures all interventions utilized are in accordance with agency policies and treatment philosophy.
  • Participates in all scheduled staff and treatment team meetings as necessary.
  • Participates in monthly and ongoing training and demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning.
  • Participates in staff meetings and demonstrating a commitment to the monitoring of outcomes and to continuous quality improvement throughout the program.
  • Collaborates on an on-going basis with clinical management team.
  • Assuming other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Must possess a Doctoral or Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work and maintain an active license in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or have received a waiver of licensure/intern granted by the State Department of Mental Health, or be license-eligible and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Must demonstrate an effective knowledge of DSM IV, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health documentation requirements, and an understanding of DMH criteria for determining whether individual clients manifest “medical necessity” for treatment.
  • 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 Spanish highly 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.

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.

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

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.

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.