About the job
Five Acres is considered an essential business provider.
Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating educational enrichment program components and related activities; mental health services; working with children, young adults and families to implement treatment techniques to resolve issues identified in the treatment plan.
Provides therapeutic skill building services to children, young adults, and families as measured by supervision, direct observation and/or functional behavior assessments using a team and community-based approach.
Provides leadership in the structuring and implementation of the educational enrichment program.
Submits timely documentation as related to the caseload for the program, maximizing billing according to caseload notes. Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission Policy).
Accurately documents all work with the client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and audit results.
Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation, and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and or therapeutic practice with clients.
Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, psychiatrists, families; works effectively within programmatic teams and the community at large.
Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and with employers on program visits) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of children and young adults in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting.
Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres, COA, Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies stakeholders; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in in-service programs.
Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).
Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
Maintains a professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stakeholders at all times.
Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
Bachelor’s degree plus four (4) years’ experience, or Associates degree plus six (6) years’ experience, working in a behavioral mental health/social services setting.
Prior experience working in an educational setting (elementary and/or middle school) preferred.
Prior experience with community-based clinic/wraparound provider preferred.
Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency’s safe driver guidelines.
Availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
Working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
Working knowledge of the methods involved in organizing recreation activities.
Ability to pass and utilize the Pro-ACT physical restraint system
Ability to maintain First Aid/CPR Certification
Effective communication skills both oral and written.
Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
Computer skills are sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and Welligent software for program notes.