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We are committed to providing a challenging, 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 1,500 people at 37 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 25,000 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 Recovery Counselor is a para-professional treatment team member who is responsible for providing direct care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the clients through direct and indirect physical and verbal interaction. Duties are performed under direct supervision of the Program Manager, or designee in most cases, but some tasks are accomplished independently.
Completion of 15 semester / 24 quarter units in psychology, sociology, or related behavioral sciences coursework from a recognized college, or
Six months of full-time experience performing non-professional, consumer directed services in a mental health, health care, or other social services agency / organization.
License or Certification
Certification as Nurse's Assistant (optional)
Valid California Driver's License – may be required
Valid California Class “B” Driver's License preferred.
Ability to visually and audibly assess client's behavior and needs.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)
Operation of company vehicle.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED
Demonstrated use of CSI
Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promotes and assists clients with self-help skills in the areas of eating, hygiene and grooming and other activity or nursing activities.
- Monitors client's attendance at assigned activities and maximizes client participation through appropriate motivational techniques.
- Conducts and assists both large and small activity groups and outings independently but under the supervision of the Program Manager or his/her designee.
- Encourages client's interaction and socialization with other peers, providing feedback to clients on appropriate behavior while acting as a role model.
- Accurately documents in writing each client's attendance and response to activity and therapeutic groups or individual counseling in the individual medical record.
- Attends and actively participates in Treatment Team meetings.
- Visually and audibly observes and reports on client's physical and psychiatric conditions and reports significant changes to the Program Manager while documenting those observations in writing in the medical record.
- Transports clients in facility vehicles as directed.
- 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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