08 Apr
Mental Health Worker
California, Yuba-sutter 00000 Yuba-sutter USA

Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic information Mountain Valley Child & Family Services is an essential service and is still hiring during the pandemic. We are conducting virtual interviews during this time. We are also taking precautions when entering the facilities that include temperature screenings, symptoms screening questionnaires, and sanitizing surfaces.

Mountain Valley Child & Family Services (MVCFS) provides individualized treatment for troubled youth and teens, ages 10-21 in residential treatment in Nevada City and Sacramento, and TBS services throughout the Bay area.

Our 900-acre ranch outside Grass Valley, CA provides a therapeutic setting where we facilitate individual and group activities to support the goals of our residential program. The ranch is an ideal environment for troubled youth to learn about themselves and deal with their behavioral and emotional challenges by exploring new interests such as tending gardens and caring for animals.

MVCFS is currently seeking Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Mental Health Workers/Youth Mentors at our Nevada City location. The Mental Health Worker is responsible for the safety, supervisions, and interaction with severely emotionally at-risk youth.

Mental Health Worker/Youth Mentor Responsibilities:

-Provide a healthy and safe environment, plan/prepare appropriate activities, ensure residents are appropriately dressed, receive their medications, adequate diet, sleep, and exercise.

-Engage in safe practices at all times-adhere to MVCFS safety standards.

-Provide constant visual and interactive supervision of all residents.

-Function as a mentor, coach, and role model to residents.

-Participate in the facilitation of the agency program statement.

-Participate in the implementation of each client's needs and individual treatment plan.

-Attend and participate in all requited staff training and meetings.

-Perform housekeeping, maintenance, and vocational duties.

-Know and follow all MVCFS policies and procedures.

Mental Health Worker/Youth Mentor comprehensive employee benefits package:

-Bi-lingual MHW stipend available, full-time, all shifts available.

-Affordable Care Act Medical Plans & Flexible Benefits Plan

-Paid Holidays

-Sick time, vacation time, and personal time.

-Profit sharing/Retirement Plan


-Employee Assistance Program

-Tuition Discount at Brandman University

-Excellent paid training opportunities, ongoing professional development, as well as a collaborative team environment!

-On time incentive, up to $100.00 per month.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant must meet ONE of the following requirements:

-Relevant life experience with the child welfare, mental health of juvenile justice system as a consumer, mentor, or caregiver. Other relevant life experience is considered.


1 year prior full time experience working in a group home, STRTP, substance abuse treatment program, or similar facility. Volunteer experience is considered.


A valid certificate as an alcohol and drug counselor and 100 hours of experience working with youth.


Completed 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Adolescent Development or Foster and Kinship care along with 100 hours of experience working with youth.


A valid child development teaching permit.


A Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree.


-Be at least 21 years of age.

-Will successfully complete a DOJ Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, and provide a DMV record with conditional employment offer.

Visit our website at: www.mountainvalleyfamilyservices.net or call us at 530-292-3450.

Mountain Valley Child and Family services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, martial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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