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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Torrance, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.

We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.

JOB SUMMARY: The Instructional Assistant assists the teacher in maintaining a therapeutic education environment, including implementing curriculum and behavior management.



1. High school diploma or equivalent and one of the following:

a. At least 2 years of study (48 units) at an institution of higher learning

b. Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree

c. Passed a formal state or local assessment


Two (2) years experience with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents or AA degree.

License or Certification

Valid California Driver's License, required.

Valid California Class "B" Driver's License, preferred.

Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff, physicians and the public.

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive adolescents.

Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive adolescents weighing up to 200 lbs.

Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs.

Ability to walk, run and play active games with the adolescents.


Assaultive adolescents

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)

Operation of company vehicle.


Demonstrated use of Professional Assault Response Training.

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.

Demonstrated safe driving record with DMV and attendance at vehicle orientation.


1. Visually and audibly monitors student assignments, providing individual guidance and assistance as needed or as directed by the Teacher for completion of assignments.

2. Grades student assignments as outlined by the Teacher.

3. Visually and audibly supervises small groups of students in a variety of learning experiences.

4. Visually and manually supervises physical education activities.

5. Meets with school personnel and facility clinical staff to discuss educational and behavioral progress of student daily and as the need arises.

6. Assists the Teacher with completing forms, preparing curriculum and other assignments as directed.

7. Visually and audibly monitors classroom behavior and participates in crisis intervention as needed.

8. Visually and audibly observes and reports on student's verbal and non-verbal behavior in conjunction with the I.E.P., reporting any significant changes in the medical or psychiatric condition to the Charge Nurse of the unit and the Teacher.

9. Follows behavior management techniques practiced in facility and enforces point and level system.

10. Assists other facility staff with crisis intervention including physical containment, escort, and restraint/seclusion procedures as the need arises.

11. Visually and audibly monitors and supervises students on educational field trips.

12. Visually monitors use of all school equipment and supplies.

13. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Teacher, Vice Principal, Director of Education or his/her designee.


We offer: 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization! 
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
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