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We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.
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 schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.
JOB SUMMARY: The position is designed to work specifically in support of youth, adults and families enrolled in the program. The Family Specialist is responsible for working with clients' parents and other family members to support the effectiveness of mental health services and other supportive services provided to the client and family.
He/she engages family members and encourages their active participation in service planning and delivery. He/she assists in coordinating and providing family groups, education sessions, activities, and special events. He/she attends the Team meetings and actively participates in development of the ISP and assists other team members in coordinating services.
High School degree, preferred.
Family member of mental health or social services consumer.
Fluency in a secondary language preferred.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously
emotionally disturbed adolescents, young adults, and adults and their family
members, and with other staff the public.
Demonstrate ability to understand cultural competency principles.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category 1)
Demonstrated use of ProAct assault response training or approved alternative training.
Ability to sit most of the working day.
Ability to travel by automobile.
- MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
- Competitive compensation
- Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
- Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
- Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
- 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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