Job: Mental Health Rehab Specialist I

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive work environment
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons
  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions
  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs
  • Employee Assistance Program

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include: 

  • Provide direct rehabilitative mental health services to Hillsides’ Youth Moving On client’s and across programs including individual and group rehabilitative services, collateral services, crisis intervention, in-home community services, and/or services at other locations away from Youth Moving On
  • Coordination of services and case management, discharge planning, and case consultation with referral sources, school, allied agencies, and others
  • Maintain and complete all clinical and administrative record keeping associated with MHRS delivery of services
  • Interact with the community at large and with specific allied agencies, other programs, and funding sources in a manner that facilitates and enhances the operation of Youth Moving On
  • Is available for and participates in all appropriate Youth Moving On on-call rosters and crisis calls/walk ins
  • Is available for crisis support to clients 24/7 when therapist is unavailable
  • Knowledgeable of prevailing governmental laws and regulations regarding the provision of mental health services, including confidentiality and limits thereof, the reporting of child abuse and neglect, and related regulations
  • Knowledgeable of and acts in accordance with Ethical and Professional standards as established by organizations outside of Hillsides
  • Attend and participate in program and Youth Moving On-wide meetings, including staff in-service, clinical conferences, and training retreats
  • Is available to do a parenting group, or other assigned group, on a rotation one evening a week
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manual and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

WORK ENVIROMENT:  

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Bachelors Degree plus four years experience in a relevant mental health setting, OR an Associates of Arts degree plus six years experience in a relevant mental health setting or 8 years experience in a relevant mental health setting.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier
  • Chemical Dependency Certificate preferred

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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