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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.

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SPIRITT Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position: Child & Family Specialist

Location:  Whittier
Rate of Pay:  $18.00 - $20.00 Hour

The Rehabilitation Case Specialist works specifically with the children and family in their home, school environment and respective community. They are responsible for working with adults and children in home and out-of-home placements and their families to provide a variety of services ranging from behavior management, transportation, respite care, school aid, crisis intervention, self-help skill building, vocational training and other services as needed to help them achieve permanency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Work closely with program staff, to support the family and address their needs towards achieving individual/family goals
  • Provides services to clients and their families in multiple environments, including but not limited to schools, homes, group homes, and in the community
  • Collaborates with care coordinators assigned to each case to determine appropriate plan of care for each client/family
  • Provides mental health services, including rehabilitation and collateral and other services, including behavior management, transportation, respite care, school aid, crisis intervention, self-help skill building, vocational training to clients and their families as deemed necessary and appropriate through the assessment process and in collaboration with the Client.
  • Carries a caseload and provides case management services to clients and their families including resource linkage and referral and system of care navigation
  • Ability to appropriately document services provided to clients and billing of services
  • Attend community meetings/conferences and interagency meetings to represent agency/program in a professional manner as assigned by Program Manager
  • Participate as a member to provide direct services to the child and family as identified/documented on the client care plan
  • Participates in working towards supporting the client in meeting their needs and achieving their goals.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with service team/providers and community partners
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with others involved with the family to best advocate for the client
  • Be available to staff/clients during work and/or after hours for crisis/case consultation (when assigned by Program Manager)
  • Adheres to HIPAA requirements and regulations for all program participant
  • Attends all CARF and agency trainings

Adhere to Agency Policies and Procedures

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job.  Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

To perform effectively in this position, the employee must:

  • Bachelor Arts in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology and at least one-year experience working with high risks youth or a high school diploma (or GED) plus three years’ experience working with high risk youth
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills in working with socially and emotionally disturbed adolescents in a residential or outpatient setting including but not limited to probation youth, mental health and social services programs
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize tasks
  • Possess good judgement and able to work independently and as a team
  • Possess good oral and written communications skills to communicate and document work activities
  • Possess ability to relate to children and caregivers and help support families in working with schools, county agencies and other health care and social service providers
  • Possess training and adhere to child and adult dependent abuse reporting procedures
  • Knowledge of community resources, especially related to mental health, education, medical and other social service sectors
  • Knowledge and ability to provide specific services as required by Contract
  • Operate a personal computer and routine word processing skills
  • Complete the 7-week session of the Family Communication Skills Classes (Windows/Ventanas)
  • Provide a copy of academic transcripts and degree (s) received
  • A fingerprint check for criminal history background and must obtain clearance from a law enforcement agency.
  • Provide copies of valid driver’s license and proof of current auto insurance
  • Evidence of entitlement to work in the United States in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills and ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. Additional language abilities preferred.
  • Tuberculosis Screening Test one year prior to commencement of employment and every three years thereafter

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 some on-call duties after hours (with some flexibility).  

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Position: In Home Outreach Counselor

Location:  Pomona / Glendora
Rate of Pay:  $19.00 - $20.80 Hour

  • Carry a Full-time caseload equal to a minimum of 12 home visits per week.
  • Must meet weekly productivity goals as required by contract and assignment of cases by Program Manager.
  • Initiate face-to-face meeting with assigned families at least one hour per week, any additional sessions may be of shorter duration. 
  • Maintain consistent appointment times with clients/families to provide stability, while also allowing for flexibility when needed in order to meet the needs of clients.
  • Must visit family on a weekly basis and make sure all family members included in the plan are present for the home visits. If any child is not present for the home visit, must do a child follow up within the same week. Must make up Excused and Unexcused absences within the same week if possible, no later than the following week. Must notify CSW within 24 hours of missed visit.
  • In collaboration with the family and DCFS, the IHOC will conduct FAF Assessment within the first 30 days of case start date and complete a new assessment every 90 days. At case closing, IHOC must complete a closing summary and closing outcomes for each case.
  • Attend trainings related to the use of assessment tools: Family Assessment Form (FAF)
  • Link families to mental health services, community resources and to any supplemental services needed.
  • Provide parenting classes in order to comply with informal parenting classes.
  • Complete DMH referrals, DMH log and follow up on linkages to Mental Health Services.
  • Collaborate with County CSW and other advocates in person, via telephone, and/or by written correspondence, as needed, intra-agency and externally, to better assist clients by providing maximum support.
  • Attend weekly individual (1hour in length) or group supervision (2 hours in length) with Clinical Supervisor to discuss cases, client progress, administrative issues, and clinical issues.
  • Inform Supervisor of weekly schedule and calendar
  • IHOC must make contact with ARS families within 2 business days of the start day and regular Family Preservation cases within 5 days of the start date.
  • All contacts via phone or in person must be documented and the FAF system.
  • Monthly reports must be completed by the 7th of each month.
  • Mileage report must to be completed by the 5th of each month.
  • Appropriately manage client/family crises and emergency needs, with an emphasis on the safety of all parties involved.
  • Promote client engagement and retention, including responding to clients/families in a timely, friendly manner and provision of quality, client-centered services.
  • Respond to newly assigned referrals promptly and within specified timeframe, as determined by contract and Program Manager
  • Maintain accuracy and consistency in timekeeping, assessments, weekly case notes, external reports/letters, client files and all other documentation including 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).
  • Submit weekly progress notes in accordance with 72 hours note submission policy.
  • Participate in all MCPC meetings, in addition participate in TDM and CFT meetings as requested by DCFS.
  • Attend meetings/conferences/outreach opportunities and intra-agency meetings/trainings representing SPIRITT Family Services in a professional manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly progress reports necessary for contract compliance.
  • Participate in the development and attainment of team, program, and agency goals.
  • Participate and assist with agency-wide and program-specific evaluation of program outcomes and impact, including collecting and reporting client data (demographics, progress, outcomes) to Program Manager and utilizing computer-based data collection tools as needed.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor always and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Adhere to Agency and Program Policies and Procedures
  • Must attend mandatory monthly staff trainings and weekly program staff meetings.
  • Assist in planning family structured educational activities and events as needed

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

  • Master’s in clinical Field (MSW, MA/MS in Psychology, MFT) preferred.
  • Experience working with at-risk families.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Possess adequate coursework and knowledge of legal and ethical issues regarding case management and other emotional, social and behavioral health concerns.
  • Possess training and adhere to child and adult dependent abuse reporting procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
  • Knowledge of typical child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
  • Knowledge of child abuse reporting laws and of law and ethics.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and ability to provide specific services as required by SPIRITT Family Services.
  • Operate a personal computer and routine word processing skills.
  • Maintain good standing DMV driving record.
  • 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 academic transcripts and degree(s) received.
  • Provide copies of valid drivers’ license and proof of current auto insurance.
  • Recent Tuberculosis test.
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Position: Program Manager

Location:  Pomona
Starting Rate of Pay:  $70,000 Year

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provide leadership and serve as key resource person in all matters related directly to the Prevention and Aftercare Program.
  • Provide administrative support in personnel issues, such as hiring, training, and terminating Prevention and Aftercare personnel.
  • Provide and coordinate supervision for SPIRITT within the approved guidelines of the Board of Behavioral Science, if licensed, or have familiarity of regulations and work closely with Clinical Supervisor.
  • Maintain awareness of promoting safe and stable family's legislation and DCFS – Prevention and Aftercare contract. 
  • Plan and organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the Prevention and Aftercare services to ensure program quality. 
  • Maintain access to tracking systems for program evaluation and for continuous Quality improvement (CQI) purposes.
  • Maintain calendar and coordinate scheduling of personnel to ensure program/clerical support and office space/coverage.
  • Billing must be submitted no later than the 10th of each month.
  • Special incident reports (SIR) must be submitted and completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitor that the data entry is completed accurately and on a daily basis.
  • Maintain a close communication with the clinical supervisor to ensure the safety of the cases. 
  • Oversee scheduling and program activities, documentation deadlines and ensure staff and program compliance to agency, state and county regulations and laws. 
  • Available to staff/ client/ County after hours for case consultation.
  • Assist in monitoring of charts to ensure compliance with county standards. 
  • Monitor outcome performance for program success and participate in the agencies continues quality improvement committee.
  • Attend the Stakeholders meetings monthly. 
  • Maintain the communication with DCFS regional offices and prepare corrective action plan for DCFS when needed.
  • Prepare internal and contract yearly reports.
  • Attend in a quarterly basis the Safe Children Strong Family (SCFS) meetings.
  • Attend the Regional Community Advisor Council meeting in a quarterly basis.
  • Attend general staff meeting the last Friday of each month.
  • Oversee all Prevention and Aftercare staff to ensure accuracy and consistency in timekeeping, external reports/letters, and client files.
  • Oversee the Prevention and Aftercare Subcontracts.
  • Attend Program Managers’ meetings to coordinate Prevention and Aftercare Program with other major phases of SPIRITT Family Services.
  • Represent Executive Director for SPIRITT Family Services’ in meetings with external agencies and community groups.
  • Prepare drafts and assist in the preparation of proposals and/or grant applications.
  • Agency Policies and Procedures

POSITION 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:

  • One (1) year minimum experience of Program Management experience
  • Possess managerial skills sufficient to oversee the overall operation with the program, including the supervision of staff and the monitoring of subcontracted program services.
  • Conduct the technical review to the subcontract agencies. 
  • Master’s degree and licensed MFT, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in providing clinical supervision preferred. 
  • Managerial skills sufficient to oversee the overall operation with the program, including the supervision of staff and the monitoring of subcontracted program services.
  • Fingerprint check for criminal history background and must obtain clearance from a law enforcement agency.
  • Must have training on child abuse reporting procedures and Protective Factors trainings.
  • Be familiar with the community served to provide services as required by Contract
  • Be able to plan, organized and direct meetings.
  • Be able to provide specific services as required by the Board of Directors and Contracts.
  • Possess understanding of specific requirements set forth in the contract.
  • Operate a personal computer and routine word processing skis.
  • Possess very effective oral and written communication skills to communicate and document work activities. 
  • Have a current Driver license and proof of current auto insurance
  • Good standing driving record with Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Have a current Tuberculosis test. 
  • Produce copies of academic transcripts and degree received.
  • Be able to work late hours and /or weekends and with an unpredictable schedule
  • Submit mileage reports no later than the 7th of each month. 
  • Personal computer and routine word processing skills.
  • Very effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Current and valid drivers’ license and proof of current auto insurance.
  • Language: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
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Position: Clinician/Case Navigator

Location:  Pomona / Glendora
Rate of Pay:  $58,240.00 Year
Exempt Position

  • 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.

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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 limited weekends and nights.

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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