Come join our team as a Mental Health Specialist II-Bilingual in our Reseda office.
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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 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. We serve more than 20,000 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, probations officers and other agencies.
This position has primary responsibility for mental health services and case management services to adolescents and their families. The Mental Health Specialist (MHS) provides mental health services (including assessment and evaluation) and other services to clients referred to the TEAMMATES programs. Provides therapeutic services including but not limited to individual and family therapy, collaterals, crises intervention skill building and treatment planning. He/she acts as liaison with external agencies and functions on teams with other clinical & non-clinical staff. The Mental Health Specialist is part of the Child and Family Team and will assist other team members as needed to provide services to families or assist with case management or developing plans for the family. MHS' will attend Child & Family Team (CFT) Meetings and be an active participant in the CFT process. May be requested to obtain additional trainings and certifications as needed
Assesses and evaluates children, adolescents and significant others for appropriateness, need and level of services, through the completion of LACDMH assessments and opening paperwork.
Monitors client's and family progress towards mental health, treatment and Family goals through the completion of various outcome measures.
Works with referred infants, children, adolescents, their families, and representatives of referring agencies, and other relevant parties (in-house and external) to promote rehabilitation and amelioration of problems which interfere with productive social and emotional daily living.
Services include a "Whatever It Takes" approach and include but not limited to: individual and family therapy, counseling, shadowing, training,