14 Aug
Counselor/Youth Mentor
California, Gold country 00000 Gold country USA

Link to one of our facilitieshttps://youtu.be/JLDLzMzaMWc

Coronavirus (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, including symptoms screening questionnaires and sanitizing surfaces.

Mountain Valley Child and 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 Sacramento campuses each sit on several acres with opportunities for sports, greenhouse/gardening, swimming, biking, hiking, and working with animals.

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

Currently, we are seeking candidates for all shifts: AM (Day), PM (Swing), Weekend, and Overnight.

Mental Health Worker / Youth Mentor Responsibilities:

Provide a healthy and safe environment – plan / prepare appropriate activities, ensure residents are appropriately dressed, received 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 required 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:

Compensation: Competitive/DOE; Additional compensation differentials based on education and shift $15.55-21.55/hour

· Bi-lingual Mental Health Worker stipend available, Full-time, all shifts available

· Affordable Care Act Medical Plans & Flexible Benefits Plan

· Paid holidays

· Sick time, vacation time, 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!

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

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

OR

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

OR

Valid vocational training certificate or journeyman level trade experience and 100 hours of experience working with youth in some capacity.

OR

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

OR

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

OR

A valid child development teaching permit.

OR

A Bachelors of Arts or Sciences Degree.

AND

Be at least 21 years of age. Will complete a DOJ Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, and provide DMV record with a conditional employment offer

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

Pay: $15.55 - $21.55 per hour

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