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Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

Department: Mh Rehab Services
Location: San Dimas, CA

McKinley: Youth, Family, and Community are what we are all about!  We offer a great working environment and benefits package! McKinley encourages growth so that you can Be your Best H.U.M.A.N. 

At McKinley employees share a set of guiding principles: We embrace a culture that is Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. - H.U.M.A.N.  

The Company: McKinley is a highly respected welfare organization with a comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 1,800 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services, and Special Education. McKinley has 5 locations throughout southern California with our main campus located in San Dimas. We embrace a culture that is  H.U.M.A.N.Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. McKinley has created a Hopeful environment, in which we choose optimism in finding the motivation to achieve our greatest dreams. We are a team dedicated to Understanding individual needs and do so by listening and embracing each individual’s stories. We strongly embrace our agency’s Morals by treating everyone with kindness and respect. At McKinley, we acknowledge our team member’s and clients’ Awesome qualities by celebrating what makes each individual unique. We are dedicated to Nurturing a Trauma-Informed Integrated Care approach that has created a unique culture within the organization.  We celebrate diversity by our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all. 

The Position: We are looking for a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, who is willing to embrace McKinley’s mission and H.U.M.A.N values. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) individual and group rehabilitation to youth in the STRTP. MHRS staff play a vital role within the team including coordinating treatment and delivery of mental health services to the children.


Schedule:  Sunday -Thursday

Sunday 2pm-10pm, Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday 2pm-10pm


Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $17.50 - $21.00 depending on experience.

Our people are the heart of our organization, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance- we offer a company defined contribution of $500/month
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match up to 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Training Opportunities to Further Personal and Professional Growth



  • A Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience in a mental health setting as a specialist in the fields of physical restoration, social adjustment or vocational adjustment. or
  • Up to 2 years of graduate professional education may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year to year basis or
  • Up to 2 years of post associate arts clinical experience may be substituted for the required educational experience in addition to the requirement of four years’ experience in a mental health setting (source: Title 9, Division 1, Section 630).
  • Google suites; Microsoft Office; general keyboarding skills
  • Ability to learn and use mental health software (EXYM).
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
  • Must have the ability to commute to various sites including off-campus and have the ability to physically restrain children if needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver mental health services within their scope of practice.
  • In consultation with the treatment team and clinical supervisor, use independent judgment and discretion in identifying mental health needs, creating appropriate intervention strategies and self-initiating treatment interventions
  • Conduct case consultations and assist in the client’s coordinator of care
  • In consultation with the treatment team and clinical supervisor, assess the effectiveness of services and change service delivery as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed 
  • Develop an understanding of the McKinley treatment model
  • Create and facilitate group mental health activities based upon assessments of group mental health needs
  • Adhere to mental health requirements regarding activities, structure, and documentation. 
  • Work cooperatively with an interdisciplinary team to plan and implement mental health services
  • Monitor at-risk behaviors and intervene appropriately.
  • Communicate appropriately and professionally with all employees, children, families and other individuals.
  • Attend all required orientation classes, training sessions, and meetings as assigned.
  • Complete all required documentation including daily notes and rosters in a legible, professional manner consistent with the guidelines set forth by federal and state laws and regulatory agencies.  
  • Conduct all interactions with children and families with respect; mindful of treatment plans with extra attention to specialized plans.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new employees. 
  • Participate in the agency’s Quality Improvement plan as assigned.  
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Our Mission- work for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives 
  • Competitive pay
  • Several benefit options
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Great training for staff

Join McKinley to Be Your Best H.U.M.A.N. 

McKinley’s response to COVID-19: The safety of the families, children, clients we serve as well as our valued team members is our priority. We want to make sure everyone at McKinley feels safe and welcomed. We are taking all the necessary precautions and safety measures to maintain a safe environment throughout our different locations. We are providing PPE to our team members and visitors along with practicing social distancing measures.

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