Current Openings

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:.

Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist position will be working directly with youth in our Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP.) The youth are referred for placement by Juvenile Probation and Social Service Agencies from various counties throughout the State of California. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialists will work in collaboration with the clinical treatment team to ensure proper delivery of services to the youth in the STRTP Program. If the youth requires services outside the expertise of the agency the Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist in collaboration with the Mental Health clinician will locate community services to ensure they meet the unique needs of the youth. They will manage the case in coordination with the clinical staff to ensure services to the youth are provided in accordance with the approved case plan, complete intake summaries, provide regular progress notes and will complete transition plans for the youth. They will attend appropriate sessions and represent the youth in CFT meetings to discuss their progress towards reaching their treatment goals in coordination with all stakeholders individuals involved in the case.

Salary: $17.00 per hr

Min Education/Experience Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Psychology, and Social Work or other behavioral science field + 4 years experience in a mental health setting OR Current enrollment in a Master’s Degree Program in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Marriage and Family counseling or psychology each year of enrollment will substitute for a required year of experience and 2-3 years of experience in a mental health setting.

Residential Counselors/Child Care Workers- STRTP Facilities

Your opportunity:

Are you interested in assisting our youth to make a positive change in their lives?

The Residential Counselors/ Child Care Worker's will be working directly with the youth in our Short Term Residential Treatment Program. Under the direct supervision of the Residential Administrator and/or Program Manager,the Residential Counselors/Child Care Worker's are responsible for the care and supervision of the youth placed in our agency. Our employees carry out the mission of Promesa Behavioral Health as it relates to the youth in placement. Our youth are referred through Juvenile Probation and Social Services Agencies from various counties throughout the State of California.They are placed in our Short Term Residential Treatment Program for a 3-6 month placement to address various behavioral and mental health issues including conduct disorders, gang affiliation, CSEC backgrounds, and various mental health issues related to past trauma, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

· Provides constant supervision, protection and care of the youth in placement both individually and in groups at all times.

· Reports to the Program Manager to make recommendations to address identified problems.

· Notifies Residential Administrator of any crisis situation or potential crisis situation by cell phone.

· Under the direction of the Mental Health Clinician and in collaboration with the Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialists,counsels or provides guidance to assist youth in meeting their individual therapeutic goals.

· Must have the knowledge and understanding of the needs of youth served in the residential setting.

· Must have the skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with children who have various backgrounds.

· Must have the skills and ability to provide consistency and set behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions.

· Must have the skills to de-escalate the youth in crisis situations.

· Must have the skills to communicate effectively with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative manner.

· Provides assistance to each youth in placement to address issues in group setting and gives direction on how to effectively handle individual issues.

· Administers discipline and sets limits for behavior.

· Notates progress of youth in placement and logs this information in the daily narratives. Identifies the possible need for professional services and communicates the information to the Residential Therapist.

· Assists the youth in placement with the provision of or access to core services and supports, daily activities and emotional and social supports.

· Provides instruction to youth regarding desirable social, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as guidance on health and personal habits.

· Instructs youth on self-help skills including food preparation, cooking, house cleaning, laundering and yard work.

· Assists youth with school and homework assignments.

· Works in collaboration with the Facility Manager to lead and participate in planned recreational activities and games with the youth

· Dispenses medication as per prescription label and recognizes youth’s medical needs, and administers first aid treatment as needed.

· Performs daily, weekly and monthly quality assurance system checks.

· Stays abreast of the day to day operations of the facility by reading daily notes, staff communication, training memos and calendars, employee communications/ memos, and other relevant information.

· Exhibits knowledge of and follows all licensing regulations, Agency Program Statement and Agency Employee Handbook.

· Participates in youth forums in-service training.

· May act as a liaison to clients authorized representatives, community representatives, school personnel, law enforcement personnel and others as needed.

· Responsible for safeguarding and maintaining accurate client and facility cash resources and receipts.

· Completes intake and discharge information on clients and takes inventory of client clothing, household linen and other supplies.

· Employees assigned to the pregnant and parenting teen facility will attend to the infant’s needs in the absence of the mother.

· Must meet agency training requirements and attend monthly staff meetings

· May perform additional duties as assigned.

Residential Counselors/Child Care Workers in the STRTP Program must meet one or more of the Qualifications listed below:

A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree including psychology,sociology, human services, criminology, etc.


Have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor or other relevant experience as determined by community care licensing or previously employed as a full-time staff or served as a volunteer at a group home, short-term residential therapeutic program, foster care agency or substance abusetreatment program for one year.


Have relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems as a consumer, mentor or caregiver or other relevant experience as determined and approved by the Dept.


Have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or a valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor.


Have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or a valid vocational training certificate, credential, or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journey person who instructs children in vocational skills


Have a valid child development teaching permit or completed 12 semester units of early childhood education, adolescent development or Foster and Kinship education.

Additional Requirements:

Must have valid California Driver’s License

Auto Insurance/coverage on auto policy

Must have a good driving record

Social Security Card or other work authorization document

Prior work experience verification (form provided)

Educational Transcripts(Official transcripts)


$13.60 to $14.00 per hour( An overnight differential is paid for NOC shift)

Work Schedules:

Full time or part time days, evenings or overnight shifts

Days vary according to assigned shift.


Medical, Dental, Vision and various other voluntary benefits are offered after a 60 day to first of the following month waiting period. Paid Training and Certifications in CPR & First Aid, Water Safety and Pro- Act upon hire

A highly supportive work environment with congenial peers, opportunities for training to build skills and resume, opportunities for promotion throughout the agency.

If interested in either of these positions please email a detailed cover letter + resume to or fax resumes to (559) 439-1007.