David & Margaret
Youth and Family Services
1350 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 596-5921
Fax: (909) 596-7583

Job Opportunities

CASE MANAGER

We have an opening for a case manager with our Transitional Housing Plus/Structured Independent Living program.

Brief Summary of Duties:

Provide case management services to transitionally aged youth in the THP-Plus and SILP programs, including weekly face-to-face contact, facilitating group programs, generating necessary documents for collaboration with county agencies, documentation of contacts with youth. Case Manager will be on-call to youth for emergencies and crises 24/7.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

1. Ensure that all participants complete orientation and understand the commitments they are making by agreeing to participate in the program.

2. Work with the Project Manager and county staff to receive and review referrals, determine eligibility for the program, and determine needs of the potential participant.

3. Conduct a pre-placement orientation and interview with each potential participant, request information regarding any known or suspected dangerous behavior of the referred participant, and review and ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order for enrollment.

4. Schedule a pre-placement site visit for the potential participant if he/she agrees to consider admission to the program, notify the County Worker if it is determined that the potential participant would be suitable and whether or not he/she agrees to enroll in the program, and admit those participants who are eligible, choose to enroll, and are approved by the county.

5. For all participants who enroll, complete the Move-In Agreement, Furniture/Appliance Inventory Form, Unit Verification Form, Orientation Checklist, review of agency policies/procedures/rules, review of THP+FC requirements, review of DCFS Grievance/Appeals Process, review of required supportive services/trainings, and obtain participant signature on all forms.

6. Assess each participant enrolled within seven (7) days of admission and every twelve (12) months thereafter, using the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment. Incorporate the assessment into the participant’s goals and training.

7. Complete the Personal/Household Item Inventory with each participant to assess needs at the time of move-in and provide the participants with the needed items.

8. Make sure that each participant receives their allotted monthly bus pass and monthly monetary provisions.

9. Assist each participant with developing a TILP within seven (7) days of admission and help the participant actively pursue the goals of their TILP. Revise the TILP as needed and inform the County Worker of changes affecting their address, living circumstances, education, career, and training programs.

10. Conduct weekly face-to-face visits with each participant and additional visits as needed to help ensure that the participant is following through with their TILP.

11. Ensure that each participant is aware of the available services and how to access them, including crisis intervention and support, child care, and medical and dental services.

12. Ensure that each participant is employed, or employed and attending school.

13. Provide regular and on-going activities/training to participants in the required areas.

14. Ensure that all participant files are well maintained and up-to-date with all required paperwork and documentation.

15. Respond to participant needs/grievances in a timely manner and work toward positive solutions.

16. Meet regularly with the Program Manager for supervision.

Pay Rate: $17.00/hr

Deadline to apply: April 18, 2014

EOE

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in a Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of two (2) years full-time experience in a public or private social services setting working with teenage or transition age youth ages 16-25. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and good driving record.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR

The Quality Improvement Coordinator is responsible for using independent judgment and discretion in working with department directors, overseeing the quality of each of the agency’s programs, ensuring that the services provided strictly adhere to their contracts and agency standards and that we continually look for ways to improve services for our clients. This may include critically evaluating reports and other documents, measuring client progress, preparing reports, collecting and disseminating client feedback, as well as providing direct supervision in these areas to ensure that standards are being met. It also includes the coordination of all agency training programs to ensure that employees have the necessary tools to meet agency standards and working with each department to ensure we meet national accreditation standards.

This position offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more! Up to 40 hours of paid on-line training per year.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

All Purpose Responsibility

· Proactively supportive of the David & Margaret Philosophy of Care Values, Mission Statement, and programs

Program Responsibilities

· Be involved in the implementation, compliance, and coordination of all agency client services

· Maintain HIPPA guidelines in all communication and disbursement of information

· Be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the accuracy of paperwork and billing compliance

· Assist with organizing records for visits and audits

· Review and correct audit instruments

· Prepare audit reports as needed

· Be involved in developing policies and procedures pertaining to program development and paperwork compliance

· Consult with the Chief Program Officer and department directors

· Consult as indicated with David & Margaret Adjunctive Services (i.e. Cottage/Group Home Counseling Staff, Shift Coordinators Office, Nursing staff, School staff, Foster Family Agency Program, and other non-clinical services)

· Other duties as assigned

Training Responsibilities

· Be responsible for coordinating and carrying out all agency training

· Target the training needs and provide necessary training pertaining to QI for all staff

· Assist with developing a training manual for staff

Meetings To Attend

· Attend weekly individual supervision with Chief Program Officer

· Participate in required QI meetings with state and county agencies

· Coordinate regular utilization review and interdisciplinary QI meetings and be responsible for ensuring client charts meet contract/program requirements

· Attend weekly training meetings as necessary

· Meet with outside program auditors as needed

· Attend Board Program and Quality Assurance meetings

· Attend the monthly General Staff Meeting and other meetings as assigned

Requirements:

A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is required. Three to five years experience in evaluating and maintaining quality improvement/assurance in mental health administration or similar area preferred.

Related Experience:

Must have at least one year’s experience in some capacity of overseeing quality of care issues. Must have an ability to relate well with others, train and transmit QI expectations to employees and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

YOUTH COUNSELOR

Work with Youth!

Founded as an orphanage in 1910. David & Margaret Youth and Family Services has a proud tradition of serving children and families in need that stretches over a century. David & Margaret Youth and Family Services empowers children, youth, and families through culturally diverse services that foster emotional, educational, spiritual, and identity development.

We are currently seeking energetic, enthusiastic and motivated youth counselors for:

Full-time and on-call, afternoon to evening shifts (2:30pm – 11:30pm)

and

Full-time and on-call, for awake overnight shifts (11:15pm – 8:15am)

Full-time positions offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more! Pay is between $9.25 and $12.19 depending on education and experience plus training incentives.

If you are interested in joining our multidisciplinary team, please come to the information meetings on:

April 23rd AT 7:00PM

Dining Room

1350 Third Street

LaVerne, CA

Youth Counselors

Supervise, mentor, counsel, and transport group home youth.

Requirements:

Must have knowledge, skills, abilities, and motivation to mentor at-risk youth. Bachelor’s degree in social services from an accredited institution of higher learning is given preference or two years of college or high school diploma if accompanied by related experience. Must be able to work afternoons, evenings and every other weekend. Must have a valid driver’s license, a good DMV record and a clean criminal history.

Descriptions of Duties:

The Counselors are very important members of the team of employees concerned with the girls. They must come to the position with a great amount of dedication, acceptance and understanding. It is important they have a good sense of humor and a great deal of "bounce back" due to the pressures of the work.

Counselors are expected to work closely with the Mental Health Department and are under the coordination of the Case Managers, the Program Intervention Office. Support of agency rules and policy is very important. No employee in the facility has a greater responsibility to set a proper example for the girls than the Counselor. They must conduct themselves at all times with dignity, self‑respect, and follow our values of care.

MAINTENANCE WORKER

General Maintenance Worker 40 hrs/wk

All around general maintenance for an adolescent female treatment facility. HVAC experience and knowledge of appliance repair is a plus. Must be able to pass criminal background investigation. All applicants must have a valid CA Driver’s License and good driving record. This position offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more!

Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm

Pay rate: $ 10.10 - $16.00/hr. DOE

PC TECHNICIAN

We are looking to fill a part-time (24 hour/week) PC Technician position. A successful candidate must have A+ Certification or one year working in a medium size company of 200 or more. The position requires one year experience with Microsoft Windows 7 Pro and above and Microsoft Office 2007 and above. Fundamental knowledge of computer repair and diagnostics, and software installation in a domain environment is needed. All applicants must have good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to prioritize work assignments.

Pay Rate: $11.00 - $14.85

Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014

Submit resume to: DavisS@DavidandMargaret.org

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
The Director of Residential Services will work closely with the Program Intervention Therapist and Residential Program Manager to provide for the overall care, protection and administrative oversight to the residential program. The Director will work with staff to establish, coordinate, and carry out all aspects of the residential program to ensure professional therapeutic services are delivered and meet all regulatory guidelines. Will also work directly with Senior Leadership to ensure quality interdepartmental collaboration in providing services. Participate in and lead regularly scheduled meeting for the coordination and provision of services to the clients in each program. Be involved in interagency and county meetings for the purpose of training, clarifying, and developing better treatment services. Attend necessary trainings to meet the requirements for professional licensure and will obtain and maintain a Group Home Administrator Certificate. Will work with the Board Program Committee and keep members informed of program activities, progress and outcomes. Will provide administration oversight and support the agency in becoming Council on Accreditation (COA) certified. Responsible for supervising pre-licensed clinicians as directed.


Requirements:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related behavioral science from an accredited college or university. LCSW, MFT, PsyD, or Clinical Psychologist licensure required. Must be able to supervise MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers. Five years experience in casework in a residential and/or foster care setting and or with three of those being in a supervisory position.

Salary Range: $68,000 - $91,800/yr.

FOSTER CARE SOCIAL WORKER/RECRUITER - BILINGUAL
This is a part-time position 20 hours per week. This position will provide  case management, social work, community engagement and recruitment duties for the foster care agency. Must have a Master’s in the field of behavioral science. Experience with foster care or group home is desired. Bilingual English/Spanish.

A successful candidate will have good verbal and written skills. Must be able to be an effective public speaker. Able to pass test for bilingual capability. Ability to perform home studies and case management duties. Must be able to positively interact and engage with youth and foster and biological families. Strong knowledge and experience in trauma-based care is needed. Must be able to have the ability to handle crisis situations. Will participate with the on-call 24/7 rotation system within the department.

Pay Rate: $18.50 per hour

PARENT PARTNER
Responsibilities:

The Parent Partner serves as an equal member of the mental health treatment and is a parent who has first-hand experience navigating the public child serving agencies (DCFS/DMH/Probation) and raising a child with mental health challenges. The Parent Partner will focus on increasing confidence and competence in parenting skills, increasing the parent’s/caregivers knowledge to better navigate systems and partner with services providers, and empower the parent to develop sustainable, natural support networks after formal service delivery has ended. Community Based Services are offered in the client’s home.

Requirements:

Must be bilingual English/Spanish. Have a current California driver’s license and good driving record. Good computer skills able to work in Microsoft word and excel. Applicant must have first-hand experience navigating the public child serving agencies (DCFS/DMH/Probation) as a parent with a child with a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED).

Pay Rate: $13.59/hour and up based on education and direct experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Contact:

Human Resources

(e-mail or fax preferred)

(909) 596-5921, x3220

Fax: (909) 596-7583

DavisS@DavidandMargaret.org