Mental Health Case Worker

Full-time positions located in Santa Maria & Lompoc, both with full benefits (medical, dental, vision/sick, vacation & holiday pay/retirement plan).

Under general supervision, responsible for performing duties required to provide and support planned, structured and therapeutic care for eligible teens, youth and families.  Performs direct service duties required to assist families in crisis by providing behavioral interventions by phone or in the client’s home.

High-risk youths often are referred to as “the disconnected” because they rarely have family to rely on or a healthy support network to help guide them; their lives may be filled with risks and characterized by drugs, sexual exploitation, violence, living on the streets, and family breakdown; and they typically have difficulty trusting adults and perceive that they are alone in the world.

Candidate needs to:

Value youths and believe they are worth the effort; Be available physically and emotionally; Communicate a consistent message of, “I will not give up on you”; Expect to be tested; Explore youths’ motivation to change; Allow trust to evolve naturally; Inspire hope; Intentionally interact; Changing Expectations and Motivating Growth.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to mental health and a minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience in a mental health setting in the areas of psycho-social functioning, social adjustment and/or vocational adjustment.  Must be able to become QHMW certified within one (1) month of employment or be a licensed/waivered/registered mental health professional.

Strong computer skills with knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software and develop an understanding of specialized database applications. Current California Driver’s License with ability to qualify for coverage under Agency insurance plan. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

To apply for this job email your details to dreveles@CommUnifySB.org