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Teacher Non Public School (CA, Gilroy)
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Teacher Non Public School (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: May 24, 2017

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER NEEDED!!!

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the NPS Principal, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, is responsible for the total operation of one classroom in the nonpublic school program. Job performance contributes to the achievement of the goals of the program. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform the job duties,explain to/instruct others,and persuade others involving job-related matters generally of moderate complexity.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES(*: The non-essential functions)

  • Supervises and trains teaching assistants in all facets of classroom activities.
  • Implements token economy and positive behavior management system in the classroom.
  • Works one-to-one with students on their assignments.
  • Grades student’s assignments, logs grades and files student’s work as they are completed.
  • Develops and writes goals and objectives and lesson plans commensurate with District/State curriculum guidelines.
  • Instructs small groups of students in a variety of subjects.
  • Meets weekly with other school personnel and clinical staff members to discuss educational and behavioral progress of students.
  • Develops and writes the following documents: Behavior point cards, I.E.P.’s, Incident Reports, Quarterly Summaries, Report Cards, Special Contracts, etc.
  • Assists the NPS Principal in planning field trips, coordinating school schedule, developing school curriculum, etc.
  • Maintains a District register of daily attendance on a daily basis as well as keeping attendance daily in a record-keeping book.
  • Develops, writes and updates behavior support plans, as needed.
  • Provides communication and consultation with parents/guardians concerning student issues and progress.
  • Trains, understands and supports the ongoing development of a competency oriented, systems philosophy based on Wraparound and Links to Permanency principles within RCS and the direct components of the NPS.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures.
  • Complete job performance evaluations for teaching assistants.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality educational service to students as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Maintains positive and effective relationships with all members of each student’s IEP team and support staff from Rebekah Children's Services.
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competency throughout the curriculum.
  • Administers and supervises state standardized testing and student assessments, as needed.
  • Attends and completes any trainings and classes required for employment at Rebekah Children's Services and for continuing education requirements required by the California State Department of Education.
  • Contributes to the NPS staff team active participation, professional role-model behavior, leadership and support.
  • Assists the Principal in development of school schedules, class schedules, curriculum and school activities.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (PQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the NPS Principal.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience

  • BA/BS degree.
  • Must have and maintain a clear Special Education California Teacher Credential or meet the requirements of a fully qualified teacher as defined by the California State Department of Education. (i.e. Internship Credential)
  • Experience with emotionally disturbed students/children.
  • Proficiency in Windows XP, Windows 7, MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and Internet Browers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) including experience using them in a professional capacity.

License(s)

  • Valid California Driver’s License and good DMV report (ability to be insured by our insurance carrier when driving students/clients is required).

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by state and local guidelines.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary with Paid Recess and Holidays, and PTO
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance 100% paid by employer for employee
  • 401K (dollar for dollar match)

DISCLAIMER

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Chief Clinical Officer Campus Services & Monterey County (CA, Gilroy)
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Chief Clinical Officer Campus Services & Monterey County (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: May 22, 2017

Under the general direction of the CEO, requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, develops, consults with, and provides clinical direction to the mental health and social services delivery system for children and families who receive treatment and case management support through RCS’ array of services. Job performance maintains and promotes a positive and evidence-based therapeutic environment within the Agency towards the achievement of its core vision and goals, including Residential, Hospital Diversion, Campus Services and Monterey County Programs. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to set strategy, manage fiduciary goals, provide clinical direction, supervise administratively, educative, and supportively, as well as represent RCS clinically to outside contractors and consumers, at large.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Develops, monitors, maintains, and implements the Campus Services and Monterey County Mental Health Programs.
  • Evaluates and monitors the structure and organization of both programs to maintain and/or assure:
  • Overall effectiveness of the daily therapeutic environment,
  • Appropriate crisis management, safety, and security,
  • Quality of treatment,
  • Adherence with all applicable County & State regulations
  • Completion of prompt, effective performance management to include proper staffing, corrective action, skill development and training
  • Insures effective & timely written/verbal reporting by staff
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence within programs and the Agency.
  • Operates within program budgets while adhering to quality standards of care.
  • Leads the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on Wraparound principles within all of the service and support components of the Agency.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of child and family advocacy and support programming that integrates within service planning, program development, service implementation and quality improvement efforts.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of existing and new PQI documentation and data collection systems. Documents charts according to the State and County Medi-Cal requirements. Attends trainings by Santa Clara County in Medi-Cal documentation. Assists the Department of Information and Quality Management in maintaining appropriate measures of contract compliance and supports a Total Quality Improvement environment.
  • Promotes fiscal practices which ensure the development and implementation of service and support plans that are aligned with the vision and values of the Agency and the Wraparound approach and maintain accountability, fairness, and efficiency within fiscal resources.
  • Collaborates with Information Technology Department in the development of a comprehensive Information Management System to meet Agency clinical needs.
  • Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in program design implementation and evaluation and in the development of a participative, multidisciplinary team methodology.
  • Defines and enforces professional standards regarding client rights.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures. Utilizes clinical supervision in any case where these issues are in question.
  • Maintains an effective relationship with placement agencies to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains excellent and consistent referrals and occupancy within the programs.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements e.g. Title XXII, CSC, MH. and maintains and executes all appropriate documentation required by Community Care Licensing.
  • Leads and/or supervises necessary data sources including quality indicators, outcome information and productivity goals.
  • Demonstrates and models positive, effective relationships between all service programs within the Agency and community.
  • Supports the ongoing development of a competency oriented, systems philosophy within the direct service components of the program.

  • Represents the programs and individual cases within the county mental health/social service system of care, by addressing clinical issues effectively.

  • Provides consultation to staff to assure effective treatment of client/families. When appropriate, will assume direct responsibility for the provision of quality treatment.

Demonstrates leadership and competence in direct service modalities including:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Milieu/group treatment
  • Case management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Admissions
  • Client care

Initiates, conducts, or supervises effective corrective action with program staff, including:

  • Completing written documentation,
  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and
  • Reporting to appropriate external agencies; e.g., Community Care Licensing,
  • Social Services, Mental Health Department, Police Department, CPS, and Parents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LCSW or equivalent.
  • Eight (8) years experience in a setting working with children and families.
  • Experience working in a children’s mental health setting emphasizing a family systems perspective preferred.
  • BBS Certification for Clinical Supervision with minimum of five (5) year supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity and experience with Residential, Hospital Diversion and other mental health services. Familiar with Wraparound and Permanency principles, application to service delivery, and best practices.
  • Eight (8) years experience in clinical supervision and management in a non-profit setting.
  • Eight (8) years experience with clinical program development and knowledge of community services.
  • Demonstrated administrative, supervisory and training experience with at least eight (8) years progressive management experience.

LICENSE(S)

  • A valid CA driver’s license, current auto insurance and a good driving record as documented by DMV.
  • Valid California license (LCSW, LMFT, or PhD) required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Advanced skills in the delivery of mental health services in out-of-home and in-home settings, as well as inpatient and residential care facilities to include:
  • Advanced skills in brief, cognitive, behavioral and family therapy systems.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, clinical supervision and team management.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth and their families.
  • Knowledge of principles of developmental psychology, including physical, mental, emotional maturation pattern, and special needs and problems of adolescents and younger children, basic learning, communication, interviewing, and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Title XXII general licensing requirements, Title IX Mental Health regulations, American with Disabilities Act, LPS criteria, Chapter 26.5 criteria, mental health parity law and SED classifications.
  • Computer literacy to include client database software, Microsoft Outlook Suites.

Physical and Mental Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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Director of Community Services (CA, Campbell)
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Director of Community Services (CA, Campbell)

Posted: May 22, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the RCS Chief Clinical Officer, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, develops and manages the Service System for children and families who receive Community Based Service. Job performance contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of the Agency, the RCS Continuum of Care, including the development, implementation, and maintaining of a community-based mental health programs for children and their families. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to promote the use of Wraparound Values, Permanency and Best Practices, the ability to provide direction concerning service delivery, the ability to explain to / instruct others and to negotiate with or influence others, involving job-related matters generally of unusual or extreme complexity.??

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TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES(*: The non-essential functions)

  • Under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer, works to develop, expand, and maintain all Community Services Programs and other related initiatives.
  • Evaluates and monitors the structure and organization of the programs to maintain and/or assure:
  • Overall effectiveness of service delivery,
  • Appropriate crisis management, safety, and security,
  • Quality of service,
  • Completion of prompt, effective performance appraisals,
  • Effective, timely written reports by staff, and
  • Compliance with the highest standards of care, including best practices guidelines and credentialing guidelines for Wraparound services.
  • Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on Wraparound principles and permanency within all of the service and support components of the agency.
  • Leads a process for the development and implementation of policies and procedures within all Community Service programs.?
  • Assumes responsibility for the recruitment, training, and management of all program staff.
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence within the program and the Agency.
  • ??Supports and provides active, assertive leadership in the ongoing development of a participatory, multi-disciplinary team methodology within the programs.
  • Maintains positive and effective relationships with Agency service departments and community agencies to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains excellent and consistent referrals.? Attends or delegates attendance at referral meetings.
  • Works collaboratively with agencies and individuals in the community to ensure reliance, accessibility, and quality of Community based services for children and their families.? Participates in the development and implementation of such collaborative programming.
  • Maintains professional standards regarding clients? rights.? Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations, ethics and policies which apply to program activities. Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Wraparound services, eg., Title XXII, CSC, MH.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of existing and new PQI documentation and data collection systems. Documents charts according to the State and County Medi-Cal requirements. Attends trainings by Counties in Medi-Cal documentation.? Assists the Quality Assurance / Utilization Review Department in maintaining appropriate measures of contract compliance and supports a Total Quality Improvement environment.
  • Promotes fiscal practices which ensure the development and implementation of service and support plans that are aligned with the vision and values of RCS and maintain accountability, fairness, and efficiency of the use of scarce fiscal resources.
  • Maintains and/or supervises necessary data sources related to the programs services including quality indicators and outcome information.? Participates in the development and implementation of research and outcome evaluation activities and the application of established data collection procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining the established budget for program services.
  • Supports and initiates effective process to assure organizational wellness within the programs and overall agency.
  • Demonstrates leadership and competence in direct service modalities including:
  • Wraparound Facilitation,
  • Family conferencing,
  • Crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Permanency
  • Transition Age Youth Services
  • Foster Care
  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services
  • Supports the ongoing development of a competency oriented, systems philosophy within the direct service components of the programs.
  • Represents the programs and individual cases within the county mental health / social service / juvenile system of care, by addressing issues effectively.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Provides consultation to clinical and family worker staff to assure effective Wraparound and permanency-based services for program client/families.? When appropriate, will assume direct responsibility for the provision of quality services and/or treatment.
  • Initiates, conducts, or supervises effective corrective action with program staff, including:
  • Completing written documentation,
  • Reporting to Chief Operations Officer, and
  • Reporting to appropriate external agencies; e.g., Social Services,?????
  • Police Department, CPS, parents, and schools
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and selected conferences, as assigned by the Chief Clinical Officer.
  • Works collaboratively with others to develop, manage, and supervise Intern Programs, including pre- and post-graduate internships.
  • Assists in additional duties as assigned by the Chief Clinical Officer.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:?Education, Training, and Experience

  • MSW or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated administrative, supervisory and clinical skills with five (5) years progressing management experience in children?s services.
  • Grant writing experience very helpful.

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License(s)

  • California professional license highly preferred.

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Knowledge and Skills

  • Wraparound processes and values
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Staff Management
  • Medi-Cal (Rehab. Option - Coordinated Care).
  • Program Development
  • Problem Solving - Conflict Resolution
  • Team Building
  • Individual, family, child therapy
  • Milieu/Group therapy
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis
  • Administrator and social work personnel participating in the assessment and evaluation of an applicant or Resource Family will meet core competency requirements, including having the necessary knowledge and skills as outlined in 88364 (d) ILS version 2 (see attached) and subsequent versions.

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Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

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Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory
  • acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and????????
  • pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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Disclaimer

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Clinical Program Manager (CPM) (CA, Campbell)

Clinical Program Manager (CPM) (CA, Campbell)

Posted: May 19, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the general direction of the Director of Community Services, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, develops and manages the treatment of Katie A Subclass members and their families. Job performance contributes to the achievement of the goals of the Katie A. program. Typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to explain to/instruct others, supervise the collection of outcome data, persuade and negotiate with others, involving job-related matters generally of unusual complexity.

 

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 

  • Works directly with the Community Services Programs staff providing supervision and support for the on going care of the clientele served.
  • Provides accurate and timely record keeping, data collection, and writes reports.
  • Provides guidance in the development of an individualized treatment plans, utilization of Wraparound principles as well as the management of all direct service personnel reporting to them.
  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical competence with children and families.
  • Provides quality, culturally proficient and relevant therapeutic, educational, preventative and crisis services to children and their families in community-based and in-home settings.
  • Provides active assistance to the Family Support Team process as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with other agency staff and with individuals and agencies in the community to ensure relevance, accessibility, and quality of service provided to children and their families. Participates in the development and implementation of such collaborative partnering.
  • Provides staff training and supervision on an on-going basis.
  • Documents necessary information as required within the Community Services Programs. This includes client documentation, report writing and accurate data collection as necessary to access progress and outcome.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of existing documentation and data collection systems. Documents charts according to the State and County Medi-Cal requirements. Attends trainings by Santa Clara County in Medi-Cal documentation.
  • Maintains professional standards regarding client rights.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures. Utilizes clinical supervision in any case where these issues are in question.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think creatively and intervene/respond in crisis situations.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Provides clinical supervision to interns/trainees and clinicians as per the guidelines of BBS licensing and accrediting bodies, when eligible.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training, and Experience

  • MSW or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years experience in a setting working with children and families. Experience working in a children’s mental health setting emphasizing a family systems perspective preferred.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity and experience with principles, application to service delivery, and best practices.
  • Bilingual/ Bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Training experience preferred.

 

License(s)

  • California license (LCSW, LMFT, or PhD) required, plus 2 years post licensure highly preferred.
  • California driver’s license (and good DMV report)

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced skills in brief, cognitive, behavioral therapy, permanency, and trauma-informed service.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, clinical supervision and team management.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth and their families.
  • Knowledge of principles of developmental psychology, including physical, mental, emotional maturation pattern, and special needs and problems of adolescents and younger children, basic learning, communication, interviewing, and counseling techniques. Ability to develop and maintain a creative and optimistic spirit.

 

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements
The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.


Disclaimer
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Facilitator (CA, Campbell)

Facilitator (CA, Campbell)

Posted: May 18, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of a Compadres Clinical Program Manager, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, works with the Clinical Program Manager to develop and then implement Treatment Plans and Family Support Plans for children and families who are engaged in Wraparound services.? Job performance contributes to the achievement of the goals of the department unit. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform the job duties,explain to/instruct others,persuade others, involving job-related matters generally of moderate complexity.

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TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES(*: The non-essential functions)

  • Provides a high level of Wraparound services to approximately 4 children and families.
  • Develops and utilizes Wraparound service and best practices
  • Provides quality, culturally relevant services to children and their families in community-based settings, and in-home services.
  • Coordinates Compadres Family Support Teams? work with the youth and their supports to identify their strengths, needs and resources to meet those needs.
  • Demonstrates Team leadership and advocacy in empowering family and support people in attaining permanency, safety, well-being and their self-determined quality of life.
  • Assists the child and family in planning for graduation from Wraparound service and referral for aftercare services.
  • Works collaboratively with other agency staff and with individuals and agencies in the community to ensure relevance, accessibility, and quality of service provided to children and their families. Participates in the development and implementation of such collaborative programming.
  • Documents necessary information as required within the Compadres Program in a timely manner. This includes youth documentation, report writing and accurate data collection as necessary to assess progress and outcome.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of existing documentation and data collection systems. Documents charts according to the State and County requirements.
  • Maintains professional standards regarding client rights.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures. Utilizes clinical supervision in any case where these issues are in question.
  • Prepares presentations for JPD, DSS, and DHM regarding the families with whom they work.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Adheres to Wraparound principles with regards to financial support and the use of program Flex Funds.
  • Utilizes community linkage resources to best meet the needs of the children and families served.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS?Education, Training, and Experience

  • Current MSW, MA, or PhD student or equivalent.
  • One year experience working with high-needs children and families. Experience working in children?s mental health setting emphasizing a family systems perspective is preferred.
  • Skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication are preferred.
  • Bilingual/ Bicultural (Spanish/English) is preferred.
  • Experience working with schools, Juvenile Probation, Department of Social Services, Mental Health, and other larger county systems.

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License(s)

  • California driver?s license (and good DMV report), ability to be insured by agency insurance carrier.

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Knowledge and Skills

  • Leadership and organizational skills.
  • Program development skills and Wraparound knowledge.
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to complete Assessments and develop and implement individualized Family Support Plans and Treatment Plans.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Option knowledge.
  • Foster care system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of and ability to access other community resources.
  • Knowledge of documentation procedures for both Wraparound and MHRO.
  • Ability to work with a balance of independence and creative use of supervision from the Clinical Program Manager.
  • Ability to think creatively and intervene/respond in crisis situations.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage volunteers, services and staff.

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Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

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Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Must be able to restrain clients based upon TCI training.
  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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DISCLAIMER

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Therapist-Outpatient Community Counseling Center (CA, Gilroy)

Therapist-Outpatient Community Counseling Center (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: February 15, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the general direction of the Clinical Program Manager, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, develops and implements the treatment plan for each client assigned, including maintaining authority for the clinical aspects of the treatment, case management, and adjunctive services. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to explain to/instruct others, persuade and negotiate with others, involving job-related matters generally of moderate to unusual complexity.


TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
General Responsibilities

  • Maintains a critical function in supporting Agency program staff, providing clinical leadership to assure compliance with the individual treatment plan, and monitoring the child's progress in their treatment.
  • Provides formal consultation to Agency program staff on the implementation of each child’s treatment plan.
  • Completes all clinical documentation, develops and submits written reports in a timely manner per policy and procedures.
  • Maintains client charts in compliance with requirements of Phase II Medical Consolidation (Title 9, Chapter 11, Section 1810.440).
  • Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the agency treatment philosophy, including Wraparound Values and Best Practices; supports the integration of services and approaches each child’s functioning from an individualized strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on their treatment goals.
  • Assists the Clinical Program Manager in the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and development of clinical programs.
  • Provides on-going education and training to staff through feedback in team and individual client care meetings, on site observation, modeling and more formal in-service training.
  • Participates in agency meetings and Ad Hoc Committees as appropriate.

 

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assists Clinical Program Manager, Admissions Manager, and individual program management staff with the intake process, including performing assessments and communicating with managers regarding the intake process.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates the formal treatment plan for each client.
  • Conducts and maintains authority for all therapy; individual, group, child, family and day treatment.
  • Maintains on-going written and verbal communication with county workers and other referral sources, advocates, interns, and consumers.
  • Coordinates treatment direction and discharge plans with county placement workers and the Program Director or Clinical Program Manager.
  • Develops/maintains positive interaction with referral sources and internal consumers.
  • Reviews agency program turnover logs for pertinent clinical data.
  • Maintains positive relationship with parents or caretakers as a valuable part of the treatment team.
  • Facilitates Support Team meetings, including quarterly review meetings and ongoing Child and Family Team meetings.
  • Develops and submits written reports, including:
  • Quarterly reports
  • Assessment and admission documents
  • Discharge summaries
  • Treatment documentation
  • Coordination and service plans
  • Services rendered documents (SRD’s)
  • Maintains professional standards regarding clients’ rights.
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence within the program and the Agency.
  • Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations, ethics and policies that apply to program activities.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Agency services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in the implementation of strength-based services reflecting Best Practices. Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on Wraparound principles within all of the service and support components of the agency. Supports and provides active, assertive leadership in the ongoing development of a participatory, multi-disciplinary team methodology within the Agency.
  • Conducts and collaborates with others concerning modalities of treatment based on the clients needs; individual, group, family, etc.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training, and Experience

  • MSW or equivalent.
  • MFTI or ASW required
  • One year of full time job experience in a setting working with children and families. Experience in a children's mental health setting, emphasizing systems perspective is highly desirable.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.


License(s)

  • Valid California license (ASW, MFTI, or equivalent) strongly preferred/required.
  • Valid California driver’s license and good DMV report (ability to be insured by our insurance carrier).

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Individual, family, child therapy.
  • The ability to demonstrate maturity, leadership, flexibility and creativity, and problem solving skills in the management of clinical residential programs.
  • The ability to conceptually and pragmatically organize complex circumstances presented in residential care.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth.

 

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements
The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.


Disclaimer
Job Descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs. It is also understood that job functions are subject to change as a result of Agency need, regulations and implementation of technology. RCS is an EEO employer and employment with the agency is “at will”.

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Residential Counselor - On Call (CA, Gilroy)

Residential Counselor - On Call (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: April 10, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Residential Manager, and following established procedures, provides direct support to the therapeutic milieu and treatment of all residents. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform the job duties, supervision of residents, and communication with others involving job-related matters generally of limited to moderate complexity.  This position is an On-Call position and applicants must have availability to work any shift.

 

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES

  • Monitors and directly supervises all residents on assigned shift. (i.e. includes individual and group counseling in accordance with the treatment plans).
  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the group home and care of residents (i.e. residential upkeep/maintenance, general housekeeping, showers, meals, chores, scheduled morning, afternoon, and evening routines, medical appointments, school-runs, focus/educational groups, etc.).
  • Supervises resident and non-resident (NPS) lunches.
  • Dispenses medication and initiates documentation according to policy/procedures.
  • Implements established program protocols.
  • Writes incident reports, requests review of documentation from the RCII, ensuring timely submittal as required by procedures.
  • Documents shift notes.
  • Notifying by phone or voicemail all the appropriate parties of any unusual incidents requiring an incident report, (i.e., Placement Worker, Legal Guardian, Manager, Therapist)
  • Supports the therapeutic milieu providing children an opportunity to learn and grow (i.e. role modeling, individual treatment plans, implementing behavior modification plans or crisis intervention), ensuring a safe, nurturing and caring environment.
  • Provides crisis prevention, intervention, and support skills to residents in accordance with the treatment plans.
  • Assists and supports the activities per the schedule. (i.e. facilitates and leads designated activities as scheduled, provides leadership & role modeling to residents).
  • Responsible for written reports and documentation when required (i.e. point sheets, incident reports, log, medication records, staffing reports, injuries or out-of-the-ordinary occurrences, etc.).
  • Serves as an integral link, in the capacity of team member and agency employee, through direct communications and professional growth trainings (i.e. team meetings, in-service trainings, agency meetings, informal and formal supervisions, etc.).
  • Participates in weekly Clinical Rounds, Team Meetings, and Trainings.
  • Attends and participates on designated teams, selected committees, or time-limited activities. These sessions will focus on best practices and ways to enhance the Residential experience.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance and quality improvement (PQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of experience working in a mental health environment.
  • Basic skills in crisis intervention, suicidal assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
  • Basic knowledge of childcare practice with SED children (i.e. Special Education, Group Home, or Probation/Juvenile Hall) in either day treatment or residential care.

 

License(s)

  • California driver’s license and good DMV report (ability to be and remain insured by our insurance carrier for transportation of residents).

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally-disturbed youth.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to produce well-written documentation.

 

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required byTitle XXII licensing regulations.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Must be able to physically restrain clients based upon TCI training.
  • Walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Sitting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling with a minimum weight of 40 pounds is required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

 

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Therapist for Katie - A (CA, Campbell)

Therapist for Katie - A (CA, Campbell)

Posted: March 21, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Clinical Program Manager, and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures, develops and implements the treatment plan for each client assigned, including maintaining authority for the clinical aspects of the treatment, case management, and adjunctive services. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to explain to/instruct others,persuade and negotiate with others, involving job-related matters generally of moderate to unusual complexity.

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TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES(*: The non-essential functions)

General Responsibilities

  • Maintains a critical function in supporting Agency program staff, providing clinical leadership to assure compliance with the individual treatment plan, and monitoring the child's progress in their treatment.
  • Provides formal consultation to Agency program staff on the implementation of each child?s treatment plan.
  • Completes all clinical documentation, develops and submits written reports in a timely manner per policy and procedures.
  • Maintains client charts in compliance with requirements of Phase II Medical Consolidation (Title 9, Chapter 11, Section 1810.440).
  • Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the agency treatment philosophy, including Wraparound Values and Best Practices; supports the integration of services and approaches each child?s functioning from an individualized strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on their treatment goals.
  • Assists the Clinical Program Manager in the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and development of clinical programs.
  • Provides on-going education and training to staff through feedback in team and individual client care meetings, on site observation, modeling and more formal in-service training.
  • Participates in agency meetings and Ad Hoc Committees as appropriate.

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Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assists Clinical Program Manager, Admissions Manager, and individual program management staff with the intake process, including performing assessments and communicating with managers regarding the intake process.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates the formal treatment plan for each client.
  • Conducts and maintains authority for all therapy; individual, group, child, family and day treatment.
  • Maintains on-going written and verbal communication with county workers and other referral sources, advocates, interns, and consumers.
  • Coordinates treatment direction and discharge plans with county placement workers and the Program Director or Clinical Program Manager.
  • Develops/maintains positive interaction with referral sources and internal consumers.
  • Reviews agency program turnover logs for pertinent clinical data.
  • Maintains positive relationship with parents or caretakers as a valuable part of the treatment team.
  • Facilitates Support Team meetings, including quarterly review meetings and ongoing Child and Family Team meetings.
  • Develops and submits written reports, including:
  • Quarterly reports
  • Assessment and admission documents
  • Discharge summaries
  • Treatment documentation
  • Coordination and service plans
  • Services rendered documents (SRD?s)
  • Maintains professional standards regarding clients? rights.
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence within the program and the Agency.
  • Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations, ethics and policies that apply to program activities.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Agency services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in the implementation of strength-based services reflecting Best Practices.? Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on Wraparound principles within all of the service and support components of the agency.? Supports and provides active, assertive leadership in the ongoing development of a participatory, multi-disciplinary team methodology within the Agency.
  • Conducts and collaborates with others concerning modalities of treatment based on the clients needs; individual, group, family, etc.?

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS?Education, Training, and Experience

  • MSW or equivalent.
  • MFTI or ASW required
  • One year of full time job experience in a setting working with children and families.? Experience in a children's mental health setting, emphasizing systems perspective is highly desirable.
  • Previous First 5 / KCN experience preferred
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish & English) strongly preferred.

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License (s)

  • Valid California license (ASW, MFTI, or equivalent) strongly preferred/required.
  • Valid California driver?s license and good DMV report (ability to be insured by our insurance carrier).

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Knowledge and Skills

  • Individual, family, child therapy.
  • The ability to demonstrate maturity, leadership, flexibility and creativity, and problem solving skills in the management of clinical residential programs.
  • The ability to conceptually and pragmatically organize complex circumstances presented in residential care.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth.

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Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

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Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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DISCLAIMER

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Family Coach (CA, Campbell)

Family Coach (CA, Campbell)

Posted: March 17, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Clinical Program Manager, the Family Coach serves as a liaison for parent involvement and offers support for families in the home and community. Contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of the School Based Wraparound Program through consultation with program staff, schools, and direct assistance to families. This includes, but is not limited to collaborative judgment in the application of establish procedures, plans, provides one to one behavioral services to youth and their families in the community, linkage to community supports, and promotion of parent and family connections to teams and agencies providing service. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform the job duties, explain/instruct others, and negotiate with others involving job-related matters generally limited to moderate complexity.

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TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides one on one specialized behavioral intervention to assist youth and family in achieving more independent functioning and less restrictive living arrangements where the youth is demonstrating behavioral difficulties (e.g., home, community, job).
  • Maintains and promotes effective relationships with community agencies, schools, and other professionals to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Assists in constructing, developing, and refining the behavioral goals and treatment plans for youth and their families.
  • Documents necessary information as required by the program.? This includes accurate, timely documentation of child and family contacts.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation, and training as necessary to provide high quality services to youth and families in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Assists in the development and refinement of existing documentation and data collection systems.
  • Interacts collaboratively with important agencies and individuals in the youth?s and family?s life.? This may include teachers, and other service providers.
  • Assists and trains important individuals in the youth?s life in the use of behavioral interventions.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty-to-warn procedures.? Utilize clinical supervision in any instance where these issues are in question.
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of strength based philosophy and best practices in serving children and families.
  • Attends trainings and workshops as necessary to meet state guidelines and increase abilities to interact effectively with youth and families.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience

  • BA in Psychology, Social Work or related field preferred; or AA & 2 years of related experience; or 3 years of related experience.
  • One year experience in providing mental health/social work services. Experience developing and implementing behavior plans, preferred.
  • Basic skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
  • Recognized by consumers as providing services in a consistent, reliable and respectful manner.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred.

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License(s)

  • California driver?s license, good DMV report, and ability to be insured by agency insurance carrier.

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Knowledge and Skills

  • Basic understanding of the IEP process.
  • Basic understanding of behavioral procedures and principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide culturally relevant and quality services to youth and families.
  • Ability to deliver interventions to youth and/or their caregivers.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to follow directions and to work as part of a team, cooperatively, and collaboratively.
  • Understanding and utilization of Wraparound philosophy and best practices
  • Ability to maintain a strength-based perspective in the care of emotionally disturbed children.
  • Ability to remain calm and objective when dealing with stressful situations.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and to produce reports.

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Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.
  • Flexibility of schedule to provide early morning in-home support and weekends, when needed.
  • ?Flexibility of schedule to provide crisis support, when needed.?

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Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching, and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.
  • Ability to drive throughout Santa Clara County and neighboring Counties.

DISCLAIMER

Job Descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.? They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

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Part Time LVN (CA, Gilroy)

Part Time LVN (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: February 28, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Medical Services Manager and requiring judgment in the application of established procedures and plans supporting agency’s medical operation as needed and supervising the Medical Aide. Job performance contributes to the achievement of the goals of the RCS programs. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to perform, explain/instruct, persuade, and negotiate with others, involving job-related matters generally of moderate to unusual complexity.

The role of the Licensed Vocational Nurse is to reduce any deficit, which may exist between a client’s self health care skills and his/her self-health care needs. Self-care skills include both the child’s personal resources and those of his caretakers. A child’s health care needs may be created by his developmental stage, his lack of information, or a disruption in physical, psychological or sociological environments. Thus, the responsibilities of the Licensed Vocational Nurse fall within the following areas: assisting the Health Services Manager and the Medical Aide in meeting the health care needs of the residents, increasing children’s health care skills, increasing client’s family’s health care skills, intake assessment, discharge planning, and developing staff awareness and health care skills.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES(* The non-essential functions)

  • Assists Health Services Manager in the assessment of physical complaints on a day-to-day basis through physical assessment, telephone consultation, and written information with follow up as needed with primary care physician or emergency room.
  • Reviews medical records regularly to be sure each resident receives all necessary medical care and follow up.
  • Reviews all necessary lab work to be sure it is scheduled, drawn, and that results have been obtained, and been reviewed by a physician.
  • Review each resident’s height, weight, and vital signs records and follow up as indicated.
  • Certified to provide agency staff and Family Linkage families with CPR Skills Evaluations.
  • Gives every new employee a TB Mantoux Test, including the “Two Step”as outlined in licensing guidelines. Maintains TB testing registry for all staff annually.
  • When available, will apply first aid and complete an initial medical assessment of any staff injury.
  • Collaborates with relevant staff to address resident’s acute and chronic health issues.
  • Reviews The weekly Day & Home Visit list and completes a “Home Visit
  • Medication Schedule” and packs Home Visit Medication as directed by RCS policy & procedure.
  • Schedules all resident’s medical and dental appointments.
  • Creates a Weekly Medical Appointment Schedule and distributes this schedule via email to all residential Units and other RCS staff as indicated.
  • Reviews all medical and dental appointment documentation, arranges all necessary follow up, and documents on Medical Profile and in CMHC.
  • Works with finance and Client Services to facilitate follow up and resolution of initial and any ongoing insurance coverage problems.
  • Measures and records vital signs, BMI, height and weight of outpatient clients and reports findings to psychiatrist.
  • Available to RCS Staff for cursory medical evaluation, triage,and basic First Aid treatment as indicated.
  • Interfaces with community schools and county agencies to co-ordinate care and to provide documentation of care given at RCS.
  • Monitors all medical equipment and supplies for expiration and to insure reliability of function.
  • Assists Manager of Medical Services with implementation of new medication orders, re-ordering medications, and medication changes and overlooks the Medical Assistant in all aspects of pick up and delivery.
  • Participates in agency CQI by participation in the CQI Risk Management, Emergency Response Committee and Workplace Safety Sub-Committee, and the RCS Wellness Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training & Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing or college with an LVN diploma
  2. Work experience in an inpatient psychiatric setting
  3. Nursing experience working with children and adolescents
  4. Instructor’s certificate to teach Red Cross Community First Aid or ability to

complete the course in the first nine months of employment.

License(s)

  • California license as a Licensed Vocation Nurse

Knowledge and Skills.

  • Good medical assessment and triage skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Competence in teamwork and interpersonal communication with adults, children, and adolescents.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to produce well-written documentation

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations. 

Physical and Mental Requirements.

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position.

  •    Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory
  • acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  •    Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching, and
  • pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  •    Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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Therapist (CA, Gilroy)

Therapist (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: November 17, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

In partnership with the Clinical Program Manager and under the general direction of the Director of Campus Services; requires independent judgment in the application of established procedures develops and implements the treatment plan for each client and family assigned, including maintaining authority for clinical aspects of the treatment, working in partnership with private insurance companies regarding medical necessity, clinical presentation and length of stay, case management, individual, group and family therapy.  Job performance contributes to the achievement of goals and clinical program development.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

General Responsibilities

  • Maintains a critical function in supporting Hospital Diversion program staff, providing clinical leadership to assure compliance with the individual treatment plan, and monitoring the child's progress in their treatment.
  • Provides formal consultation to HD program staff on the implementation and continuation of a child’s treatment plan.
  • Completes all clinical documentation, develops and submits written documents in a timely manner per Hospital Diversion policy and procedures.
  • Maintains client charts in compliance with requirements of Phase II Medical Consolidation (Title 9, Chapter 11, Section 1810.440).
  • Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the agency treatment philosophy, including Wraparound Values and Best Practices; supports the integration of services and approaches each child’s functioning from an individualized strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on their treatment goals.
  • Assists the Clinical Program Manager, Unit Manager, and Director of Campus Services with the assessment, evaluation, and development of HD/Residential programs.
  • Provides on-going education and training to staff by participating in team and individual client care meetings, on site observation, modeling and more formal in-service training.
  • Participates in agency meetings as appropriate.
  • Will facilitate psychotherapy groups; therapeutic activity groups; and process groups as assigned within the treatment program. 

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assists the Clinical Program Manager and staff with the intake process, including performing assessments and communicating with Hospital Diversion staff members regarding the intake process.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates the formal treatment plan for each client.
  • Under the direction of the Clinical Program Manager, conducts and maintains authority for all therapy; individual, group, child, family and treatment plans.
  • Maintains on-going written and verbal communication with staff, families, insurance companies, county workers and other referral sources, advocates, interns, and consumers.
  • Coordinates treatment direction and discharge plans with Hospital Diversion Program management, Insurance companies, and county placement workers
  • Develops/maintains positive interaction with referral sources and internal consumers.
  • Maintains positive relationship with parents or caretakers as a valuable part of the treatment team.
  • Develops and submits written reports, including: assessment and admission documents, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries
  • Consults with the agency nurse regarding any special medical needs per client.
  • Consults with Agency Psychiatrist regularly on medication and psychiatric issues.
  • Maintains professional standards regarding clients’ rights.
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence within the program.
  • Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, including all laws, regulations, ethics, policies which apply to program activities.
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for agency services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH.
  • Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in the implementation of strength-based services reflecting best practices.  Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on wraparound principles within all of the service and support components of the agency.  Supports and provides active, assertive leadership in the ongoing development of a participatory, multi-disciplinary team methodology within the agency.
  • Conducts and collaborates with others concerning modalities of treatment based on the clients needs; individual, group, family, etc. 
  • Participates in Clinical Staff meetings with milieu staff and others.
  • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Licensed Psychologist, LCSW or MFT, or registered equivalent.
  • One year of full time job experience in a setting working with children and families.  Experience in a children's mental health setting, acute care or crisis settings, and emphasizing systems perspective is highly desirable.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish & English) preferred.

License (s)

  • California license Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW or MFT preferred.
  • California driver’s license and good DMV report (ability to be insured by RCS insurance provider).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Individual, group, family, child therapy.
  • The ability to demonstrate maturity, leadership, flexibility and creativity, and problem solving skills in the management of acute psychiatric programs.
  • The ability to conceptually and pragmatically organize complex circumstances presented in inpatient care.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, family safety planning and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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1:1 Teachers Aide (CA, Gilroy)

1:1 Teachers Aide (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: October 19, 2016

Under the general direction of a credentialed teacher, the 1:1 Classroom Aide will support teaching staff by assisting in the delivery of academic support to students.  In addition, the Aide will supervise students during class time and mealtime.

Typical Responsibilities/Duties

During School Day (Jr. High/High School, 8:30am*- 2:15pm; Elementary, 8:30am*- 1:35pm):

  • Monitor classroom activity and assist/discipline 1:1 student when needed
  • Pro-actively help 1:1 student w/academics and behavior (during instruction time, sit with 1:1 student)
  • Supervise 1:1 student during Lunch.
  • Use intervention techniques you feel are safe and necessary (Verbal/physical TCI, etc.).
  • Facilitate time away if you think your 1:1 student needs space from the classroom.
  • Clearly communicate if you need staff assistance.
  • Communicate with classroom teacher to develop strategies to deal with conflicts or difficult behaviors.
  • Update and keep track of 1:1 student’s point sheet.
  • Assist classroom teacher with miscellaneous tasks when requested (only at appropriate times - i.e. one on one student is actively engaged or working with another staff member and is not in need of assistance or not present).
  • Attend regular classroom team meetings (forum to discuss questions, concerns, changes, etc.)

Before/After School Day (8:00am - 8:30am/after student leaves - 4:00pm):

  • On grounds – walk student from cottage to school in the morning and walk student back to cottage after school.
  • Off grounds - search student before entering school building and wait with student after school until transportation arrives.

Needs/Expectations:

  • Arrive to work every day by 8:30am (8:20am for off-grounds students).
  • Maintain close proximity to student. Minimally, keep them in view.
  • If student needs space from 1:1 Aide, alternate supervision should be arranged. 1:1 Aide should not be away from their designated student for longer than 10 minutes.
  • Work independently with student when necessary.
  • Communicate with classroom teacher about lesson plans (located on the shared drive) each day. If plans need to be changed for any reason (e.g. IEP, meeting, etc.), updated lesson plans will be on the board.
  • Limit personal phone calls, email, etc. (w/the exception of emergencies).
  • Communicate w/ classroom teacher when leaving the classroom and/or any time that you will not be able to supervise your 1:1 student.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Experience working with children in an educational school setting
  • Preferred: Experience working with students who have challenging academic, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Special Requirements: Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

Essential Physical and Mental Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:

  • Must be able to physically restrain clients based upon TCI training.
  • Walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
  • Sitting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling with a minimum weight of 40 pounds is required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
  • Climbing and crawling are generally not required.

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In-House Therapist (CA, Gilroy)

In-House Therapist (CA, Gilroy)

Posted: August 22, 2016

Rebekah Children's Services has been serving the community for over 100 years. We face a future where the need for children's mental health services is increasing and our mission is to continue to expand the communities comprehensive mental health, social and educational services and programs for children and families.

We are looking for individuals that share the same passion and compassion for their community, children and their families.

Rebekah's offers Competitive Salaries, Full Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, 401K, Flex-Spend, and many many employee discounts at various venues such as Disneyland, Gilroy Gardens, Six Flags, Verizon, AT&T and Dell.

If you are interested in learning more about Rebekah Children's Services and joining a excellent team and organization, check out our positions on www.rcskids.org. You can Apply online!!!

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Clinical Program Manager and requiring independent judgment in the application of established procedures and protocols at the level of a Licensed or Licensed Waivered Psychotherapist, provides direct supervisory support to the On-Campus Programs (Residential and Hospital Diversion), develops clinically sound, safe and therapeutic programming, responds to crisis situations, works with agency clients and staff to maintain a remedial environment, develops written, comprehensive, and individualized clinical documentation.  Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to think and perform independently, professionally partner with a wide range of service providers, advocate for the needs of high-risk children and families, and negotiate with others regarding the provision of needed services.  For those two years post licensure, providing individual and group supervision as well as clinical documentation review and audits.  Job performance contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives for program development, including responsibility to support and mentor child care staff within the therapeutic milieu.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

1.    Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the Agency treatment philosophy, including Wraparound Values and Best Practices; supports the integration of services and approaches each child’s functioning from an individualized strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on their treatment goals.

  • Communicates daily with diverse program staff on matters to accomplish treatment and documentation goals.
  • Works with other staff as needed to observe and assess behaviors of clients attending On-Campus programs
  • Provides ongoing communication to internal and external service providers (placement workers, families, support persons and children) regarding needs and challenges of clients and families which may become barriers to service delivery or stabilization.
  • Serves as a treatment liaison between RCS programs and various systems of care including referring parties and community partnerships.
  • Coordinates care with RCS psychiatrist, Unit Managers, Therapists, and treatment team members regarding prescribed psychotropic medications.
  • Develops and coordinates transition planning between the various RCS programs and discharge planning/aftercare from the RCS agency.

2.    In conjunction with or in the absence of the Unit Manager, is responsible for the coordination and management of crisis/emergency situations when on campus:

  • Complete 5150 Assessments and coordinates hospitalization process according to Agency policies and procedures;
  • Coordinates and facilitates all police contacts in accordance with Agency policy and procedures;
  • Facilitates all appropriate Disaster Plan procedures in the case of fire and/or earthquake;
  • Does a final round of each unit and the campus before leaving for the evening.
  • Reviews pertinent information regarding specific residents, or “special attention” conditions and relates instructions from therapist/team about specific ways to manage high risk residents.
  • Consults with the Residential Night Manager and/or night shift RC’s as necessary.
  • On Call Rotation

3.  Provides leadership, training and mentoring, demonstrating effective strength-based individualized child care interventions and skills.

  • Guides and mentors care givers and RC staff regarding the implementation of the various written programs, and individual treatment issues and plans for each child in the On-Campus Programs.
  • Provides psychotherapy services (ex. individual as needed, rehab as needed, collateral as needed, groups daily) for campus and mentors RC staff in facilitating group activities with youth.
  • Provides crisis prevention and intervention to youth in the program and mentors RC staff in relationship building and crisis prevention/intervention.
  • Provides trainings for campus staff on therapeutic issues affecting the milieu.
  • Provides mentorship and supervision for the student internship program.
  • Provides individual and group supervision if 2 years post licensure.

4.  Attends and participates in assigned agency and program meetings.

5. Completes all required documentation (progress notes, IRs, Needs and Service Plans, Quarterlies, etc.) in accordance with agency timelines per policy and procedures.

6.  Participates as a member of the Agency Safety Team to ensure appropriate emergency/disaster response.

7.  Reports any abuse or misconduct of staff to the Residential Director.

8.  Participates in Quality Improvement/Utilization Review activities and performs related duties as assigned.

9.  Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations, ethics and policies that apply to program activities.

10.  Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Agency services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH.

11.  Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.

12.  Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience

  • MSW or equivalent.
  • One year of full-time job experience in a setting working with children and families.  Experience in a children's mental health setting, emphasizing systems perspective is highly desirable.
  • Experience in working with crisis prevention and intervention.
  • MediCal documentation and productivity expectation experience

License(s)

  • California license (LCSW, MFT, PCC, or equivalent) strongly preferred/waiver required.
  • California driver’s license and good DMV report (ability to be insured by RCS insurance provider).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Individual, family, group and child therapy.
  • The ability to demonstrate maturity, leadership, responsibility, accountability, flexibility, creativity, and proactive problem solving skills in the management of clinical residential programs.
  • The ability to conceptually and pragmatically organize and articulate complex circumstances presented in residential care.
  • Advanced skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective and a nurturing attitude in the treatment and care of emotionally disturbed youth and campus staff.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.

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