Tri-City Mental Health Authority

Mental Health Specialist/ Senior Mental Health Specialist (20118095)

V2021-70
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Behavioral Health
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Los Angeles Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 100 applicants
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$22.55-$32.25 Hourly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

1900 Royalty Drive, Suite 180 Pomona, 91767

Description

Are you looking for an unlicensed behavioral health position that allows you to make a difference and be a part of an active and engaged community?

Do you love working with children, adolescents and youth?

Tri-City has a position for you!

We are actively recruiting to fill future vacancies for Mental Health Specialists/Senior Mental Health Specialists (“MHS”) with our Child and Family Services Department on our Outpatient, FSP-TAY or School Partnership Teams.

Our Mental Health Specialist/Sr.  MHS position will appeal to individuals who are passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families in the field, in the office, and/or in the school setting.  In addition, we offer flexible scheduling options including telecommuting and bilingual and on-call pay (for the positions assigned to the FSP-TAY team)!

The positions are responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Provide individual, family, group rehabilitative services for children, adolescents, and youth with behavioral health issues and their families that does not require licensure;  Operate as the primary case manager and facilitate the child and family team meetings;

Provide crisis support, field visits coordinate services with the team and completed all necessary Department of Mental Health document; Document and maintain records as required and as credentialed, include attendance records, daily visit logs, daily and/or weekly interdisciplinary notes;

Collaborate with families, schools, DCFS and probation as needed;

Validate and process service requests for entry into mental health programs.

 

Ensure records are in compliance with Federal, State, Local and Agency regulations for records including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Public Law 111-005 (“HITECH Act”);

 

Transport participants as necessary or assigned;

Provide advocacy for participants as needed to ensure inclusion in all aspects of the community including education, socialization, employment and housing;

 

Develop and determine appropriate referrals for the continuation of care; and other duties as assigned.

 

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

Mental Health Specialist:  

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, or similar human service oriented degree

OR

an Associate’s degree with two years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment

OR

four years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in the fields of behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment. 

Senior Mental Health Specialist:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or similar human service oriented degree plus 2 years working in the mental health field as a specialist in behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment.


OR


Associates degree with 4 years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment.


OR


6 years of experience working in the mental health field as a specialist in the fields of behavioral modification, physical restoration, social adjustment, or vocational adjustment.

Candidates must have experience working with Department of Mental Health documentation and Electronic Health Records.  Must also be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.   Preferred candidates will have experience working with children.  Bilingual and non-bilingual candidates welcome to apply!

LICENSE:         Must have & maintain a valid Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency’s vehicle insurance standards.  

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).

Benefits

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.

CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic and 6.75% for PEPRA. No Social Security. 

Vacation:  80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.

Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.

Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **

Health Insurance:  Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Authority (TCMHA).

Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHA with additional optional coverage available.

Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.

Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Loan Forgiveness, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.

**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.

Special Instructions

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:  Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants.  If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at hr-team@tricitymhs.org.

Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone.  Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.

Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.

Recruitment Contact

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