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Looking for a career in the social services or mental health sector? Find your passion and come join the SPIRITT Family! Here at SPIRITT Family Services, we are interested in meeting people that have the knowledge, skills, education, and desire to work with children and families. SPIRITT’s associates belong to a network of trained, experienced, caring and committed individuals working in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, violence, trauma and child abuse prevention. For information about employment opportunities at SPIRITT Family Services, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@spiritt.org.

To apply for any of the job openings listed below, please email your resume to careers@spiritt.org and indicate the position for which you are interested. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Disclaimers: If the position you are interested in is not listed, this means that we are no longer accepting an application for this position. Many times our posted notices are re-posted to other sites and the information on those sites may not be up to date. Due to the high volume of responses we receive, we are regrettably unable to provide status updates and verification that your application was received. 

SPIRITT Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Employment Opportunities Currently Open....

Position: Clinician/Case Navigator

Program: Prevention & Aftercare SPA 7

Rate: $21.00 - $28.00 Hour

The Clinician/Case Navigator is responsible for providing a wide variety of direct and indirect services in support to the Prevention and Aftercare Program families while exemplifying agency core values, mission, and vision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide clinical case navigation and conduct needs assessments to Level 2 and Level 3 participants to inform the development client and family driven service/treatment plans.
  • Coordinate mental health services with other providers, within the approved guidelines of the Board of Behavioral Science.
  • Provide face to face services during COVID 19 pandemic.
  • In addition to face to face services may also be offered virtually through zoom or other virtual platforms
  • Must meet weekly productivity goals as required by contract and assignment of cases by Program Manager.
  • Assist client and/or family in daily functioning by providing support services and behavioral skill building in the home, at school and/or other settings to meet the clients’ needs.
  • Brief and Solution Focused Treatment is provided through individual, group and family therapy both on site and in the community (including schools, homes and other facilities where available and assigned), to help participants reach individualized goals correlated with the program goals.
  • Responsible for providing clinical and crisis support to prevention and aftercare team members and families; specifically working with high-risk families/clients referred from all sources to the Prevention and Aftercare Program.
  • Provide facilitation for classes, support groups and structured family program and educational activities focused on decreasing social isolation and enhancing economic well-being and self-sufficiency.
  • Clinician will work closely with case navigators to identify community resources, provide linkages to services, and coordinate services.
  • Assist in developing and executing structured family programs and educational activities for children, youth and/or adults as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding of Prevention & Aftercare model, that emphasizes community empowerment and awareness of cultural diversity and inclusivity.
  • Maintain the communication with DCFS regional offices while maintaining positive and professional relationships among all partnerships.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and mothly all staff meetings.
  • Implement and maintain Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Represent SPIRITT in meetings with external agencies and community groups.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. 

  • Master’s degree and registered with California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Maintain good standing with the licensing board and provide copy of current registration
  • Fingerprint check for criminal history background and must obtain clearance from a law enforcement agency.
  • Must have training on child abuse reporting procedures and experience working with high risk families.
  • Complete trainings in contract required surveys and evaluations, such as Protective Factors and DCFS Shared Core Practice Model. 
  • Ability to provide Specific Services as required by Contract.
  • Be able to provide specific services as required by the Board of Directors and Contracts.
  • Operate a computer and routine word processing skis.
  • Possess very effective oral and written communication skills to communicate and document work activities. 
  • Have a current Tuberculosis test. 
  • Produce copies of academic transcripts and degree received.
  • Be able to work late hours and /or weekends. 
  • Valid drivers’ license and proof of current auto insurance.
  • Good standing driving record with Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Language: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Hours: Full-time, Monday through Friday, and weekends and nights may be required.

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Position: Program Assistant

Program: Prevention & Aftercare SPA 3

Hourly Rate:  $18.00 Hour

Responsible for providing administrative support to the P&A (Service Planning Area 3) Program and provide data entry/management support to track and monitor program requirements. Exemplify agency core values (Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resiliency and Recovery) and adhere to agency mission and vision.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide administrative support to P&A program’s front desk, set up and maintain comprehensive files of information; copies, sorts, faxes, and files documents
  • Greets visitors and answer incoming telephone calls, assist or direct the visitor to the appropriate individual
  • Conduct phone screening of callers to identify client needs and to gather client information and data
  • Provide resources/linkage to callers as needed
  • Provide and communicate about front desk coverage as needed
  • Inventories and maintains office supplies; assists staff with specific supply requests; verify supply receipts with orders and reconcile charges; orders more as necessary ensuring lowest cost commensurate with acceptable quality
  • Operates office equipment including copy machines, scanners, fax machines, computers, printers, and other equipment.
  • Performs routine office equipment maintenance to determine cause of problems and need for service or repair.
  • Ensure office machines are stocked with paper and are in proper working order; calls for service as necessary
  • Sets-up rooms for meetings or conferences, including checking in attendees, making or setting out beverages and refreshments and clearing or cleaning up rooms.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic will be responsible for providing “curbside services” to staff/clients while practicing agency curbside policy and protocols, including wearing appropriate PPE, social distancing, sanitizing and hygiene protocols
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, required to work onsite at a designated SPIRITTT Family Center while following social distancing, PPE and other COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • Collaborates with Program Coordinators, Program Manager, Directors, and Consultants in tracking program services, participant demographics, and documentation
  • Complete bi-yearly Client Agency Demographic Report
  • Assist with preparing and distributing client specific surveys, Protective Factors surveys and staff surveys
  • Assist manager in preparing and completing agenda for weekly staff meetings
  • Take minutes for staff meetings when assigned by Manager
  • Responsible for ensuring room availability for groups and/or meetings and prepare sign-in sheet
  • Maintain program calendar and facilitate scheduling to ensure program/clerical support and office space
  • Assist with invoices, completing check requests and purchase orders
  • Monitor and submit monthly reports for manager to review
  • Maintain budget for program supplies and complete a monthly expense report
  • Create a tracking system, and monitor mileage monthly submission and follow up with P&A staff
  • Sign up staff for trainings as requested by Manager
  • Attend required trainings for P&A Program and Agency
  • Attend meetings and trainings at Supervisor’s request
  • Provide assistance and maintain tracking systems for program evaluation for continuous quality improvement purposes
  • Data entry of various forms and information into several data systems/programs in a timely manner
  • Maintain copies of documentations and create files for new client intakes
  • Responsible for working closely with Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and Clinical Supervisor to monitor audit schedules along with logging and monitoring audit corrections from staff
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring client charts, and ensure accuracy of logging charts to be stored and or shredded
  • Maintain program tracking systems to ensure contract compliance, including creating new binders and files for current fiscal year
  • File, log, and submit special incident reports to Admin as requested by Manager
  • Provide support with auditing of charts to ensure compliance with contracts (i.e. check for all required forms, signatures and any other elements needed to complete files)
  • Reviews signature, timeliness of checklists, and completion of all P&A forms submitted by Case Navigators and Clinician/Case Navigator
  • Collect and track home visitor visits by month and submit to Program Manager
  • Send reminder emails and follows up with program staff on deadlines as requested by Manager
  • Keep informed of direct service activities and documentation practices/requirements
  • Assist in planning family structured educational activities and events
  • Assist and support with external and internal events for P&A Program
  • Responsible for ordering, distributing and helping staff with technology
  • Provides technical assistance and training to end users in the proper use of applications or tools
  • Maintain good community outreach with external agencies and community groups
  • Assist manager with typing and organizing documents, new policies/presentations, and all related paperwork related to program
  • Maintains accuracy and consistency in tracking systems; timekeeping, external reports, and internal reports
  • Provide oral and written reports on data inquiries in a timely manner
  • Assist with initiative and agency wide evaluation of program outputs, outcomes, and impact
  • Assist in preparation of reports necessary for proposals and/or grants applications
  • Attend staff meetings to coordinate the program with other phases of SPIRITT Family Services.
  • Participate and assist with agency and initiative wide evaluation of the program
  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, program, and agency goals
  • Report daily hours worked on ADP and add notes for missed punches
  • Adhere to Agency Policies and Procedures

To perform effectively in this position, the employee must:

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. (or equivalent) or higher Bachelors preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic organizational skills to ensure a workable efficient office including organization schedules, electronic and paper records and files; and attention to details and timeliness.
  • Knowledge of principles of effective customer service and telephone etiquette
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to promote a positive work environment and maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to interact appropriately with staff, clients and other stakeholders (i.e., funders, community)
  • Ability to establish comfortable relationships with patients and their family member
  • Ability to independently make decisions in the absence of superiors
  • The basic rules of vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • A working knowledge of general office methods
  • Possess adequate coursework and knowledge of legal and ethical issues regarding child & family counseling and other emotional, social and behavioral health concerns
  • Possess training and adhere to child and adult dependent abuse reporting procedures
  • Knowledge and ability to provide integrated services for children, adults and families
  • Knowledge and ability to provide specific services as required by Contract (s) (see attached)
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
  • Knowledge and ability to provide services to various ethnic/cultural groups in the community
  • Ability to respond to differences in cultural beliefs, behaviors and learning, and communication styles within the community served
  • Complete fingerprint check for criminal history background and must obtain clearance from a law enforcement agency approved by the Human Resources Manager
  • Provide copies of valid drivers’ license and proof of current auto insurance
  • Provide copies of academic transcripts and degree (s) received
  • Good standing driving record in the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Tuberculosis Screening Test one year prior to commencement of employment and every three years thereafter
  • Attend contract require trainings including: Shared Core Practice Model; Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support; Protective Factors Training; and Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting
  • Work schedule will include regular office hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and will require non-traditional office hours evenings and weekends (including some days Monday – Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; and Saturday or Sunday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)

The employee must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.

Language: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Hours: Full-time plus (with flexibility) 

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Position: Case Navigator

Location: Pomona

Rate: $18.00 - $20.00 - Hour

  • Conduct screening and assessments of client needs and provide multi level case management  services within scope of practice and as required by program contract(s). (i.e. over the phone and/or in person).
  • Research and provide resources/referrals and linkage follow-up to clients.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with partners in communities served and regularly explore opportunities for P&A participants to receive prevention related services most accessible to them.
  • Provide group and/or individual services to client/family upon the needs agreed on the case plan and team.
  • Provide face to face services during COVID 19 pandemic.
  • In addition to face to face services may also be offered virtually through zoom or other virtual platforms.
  • Assist client and/or family in daily functioning by providing support services and behavioral skill building in the home, at school and/or other settings to meet the clients’ needs.
  • Assist in developing and executing structured family programs and educational activities for children, youth and/or adults as assigned.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting and other meetings to meet the contract requirements.
  • Attend meetings/conferences/outreach opportunities and intra-agency meetings/trainings representing SPIRITT in a professional manner.
  • Maintain specified level of cases as determined by Program Manager.
  • May need to assist in transporting clients to deliver services and necessary documents.
  • Maintain consistent appointment times with clients/families, while also allowing for flexibility to meet the needs of clients.
  • Appropriately manage client/family crises and emergency needs, with an emphasis on the safety of all parties involved with consultation from Clinical Supervisor or Program Manager.
  • Promote client engagement and retention, including responding to clients/families in a timely, friendly, and respectful manner and the provision of quality, client-centered services.
  • Utilize multiple strategies within the Core Practice Model, Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors Model, and other community empowerment models as assigned.
  • Maintain accuracy and consistency in timekeeping, assessments, weekly case notes, external reports/letters, client files and all other documentation.
  • Must complete the self-audit of charts to ensure compliance with contracts (i.e. check for all required forms, signatures and any other elements needed to complete files).
  • Protect the integrity, respect, and privacy of all families/clients served, including maintaining professional boundaries, security of personal client information, and compliance with HIPPA regulations.
  • Provide office support including and not limited to: food pick up, room set up, and clean up.
  • Must adhere to agency crisis intervention plan.
  • Monthly reports and Mileage reports must be completed before the 7th of each month.
  • Be available to clients and team members after hours for crisis intervention and/or case consultation (when directed by Manager).
  • Adhere to Agency Policies and Procedures, and County contract requirements.

These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. 

To perform effectively in this position, the individual must have:

  • At least an Associate Degree in child development or extensive experience in a related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues regarding child and family counseling and mental health concerns.
  • Experience working with at-risk families.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Participate in supervision by a licensed clinician.
  • A fingerprint check for criminal history background and must obtain clearance from a law enforcement agency approved by Human Resources.
  • Recent tuberculosis test.
  • Possess skills in organizing, planning, and prioritizing, as well as good judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills to communicate and document work activities.
  • Ability to relate to families from a strength-based, family-centered model.
  • Demonstrates motivation and the ability to learn and practice basic supportive skills, including developing trusting relationships, problem solving skills, and accepting individual differences.
  • Training on child abuse reporting procedures and Protective Factors.
  • Ability to respond to differences in cultural beliefs, behaviors and learning, and communication styles with in the community served.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Current and valid drivers' license, good driving record, and continued proof of current auto insurance throughout employment.

Language: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Hours: Full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with evenings (5-8pm) and weekends as needed.

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Internships

Year round, SPIRITT Family Services partners with local colleges and universities to provide comprehensive internship opportunities to students in the areas of behavioral health, social work, substance-abuse, non-profit management, marketing and communication, and fund development. Students are provided with direct supervision and professional development training from experienced and licensed professionals. Internship positions are available in our Whittier, La Puente, Glendora and South El Monte locations. SPIRITT Family Services has entered into cooperative learning agreements with:

  • Hope International University
  • Whittier College
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Pacific Oaks University
  • University of La Verne
  • Intercoast College
  • University of Phoenix, Pasadena

Marriage Family Therapist and Social Work Internship

To participate, students must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university in the field of social work, psychology, or any certified Marriage Family Counseling College. MFT Trainees and Social Worker Associates can expect to work with a variety of clinical diagnosis and clients, including providing culturally sensitive individual, family and group therapy. The MFT/SW Internship is a yearlong program and average about 20 hours per week. Students receive weekly individual and group supervision, in addition to monthly professional development trainings. Bachelor level students in field of mental or behavioral health are also concerns in some instances. Our MFT Interns tend to be referred through cooperative agreements with graduate (and in some instances bachelor’s) programs. The CA Board of Behavioral Sciences published an article on the Most Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees and Interns (2009), which can be accessed by clicking here. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/

Internship Positions Typically Open

  • Social Worker Trainee (ASW)
  • Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) Trainee
  • CADCA and RRW/RS

For information about any of these unpaid internship opportunities, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@spiritt.org