SPECIALIST (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)
Full-time (40 hours/week) position under the general direction of the
Program Supervisor. Responsible for
planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Mental Health services;
working with children, young adults and families to implement treatment
techniques to resolve issues identified in the treatment plan.
therapeutic skill building services to children, young adults, and families as
measured by supervision, direct observation and/or functional behavior
assessments using a team and community-based approach.
assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical
necessity), gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method(s)
of intervention (individual, family, group, supportive, outreach etc.).
timely documentation as related to the caseload for the program, maximizing
billing according to caseload notes.
assesses client progress and modifies treatment/services via completion and
submission of outcome measures.
documents all work with client and/or family and/or relevant persons as
measured by QA standards and audit results.
in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload,
documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction;
and puts feedback into clinical and or therapeutic practice with clients.
and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients,
psychiatrists, families; works effectively within the programmatic teams and the
community at large.
and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation,
medication, and with employers on program visits) with the goal to ensure satisfactory
placement of children and young adults in a safe, permanent, and stable home
knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres, COA,
Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies stakeholders; develops
personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and
operations of the Agency (including media).
degree plus four (4) years' experience, or Associates degree plus six (6) years'
experience, working in a mental behavior health setting.
experience with community based clinic/wraparound provider preferred.
have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet
the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use
for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety
standards when transporting children.
knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs,
traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
knowledge of the methods involved in organizing recreation activities.
to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
communication skills both oral and written.
to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft
Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.
to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends.
problem solving skills.
Location: Altadena, CA
Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does
not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants
because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices),
creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or
related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender
identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning
or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic
information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status,
age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other
basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or