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Treatment Counselor

Department: Campbell 2A
Location: San Dimas, CA

McKinley: Youth, Family, and Community are what we are all about!  We offer a great working environment and benefit package!

The Company: McKinley is a highly respected child welfare organization, conveniently located in the beautiful city of San Dimas, with 4 additional locations throughout Southern California. McKinley is nationally accredited, licensed by the California Department of Social Services,  and is certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. McKinley’s comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 1,500 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services and Special Education. McKinley is known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

The Position: The Lead Treatment Counselor is responsible for providing professional guidance and supervision to the Treatment Counselor staff in a culturally sensitive, trauma informed manner while serving as a positive role model.  

 

Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $14.25 - $17.25 per hour 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

 

Qualifications:

Must have one of the following (applies to those hired after January 1, 2017):

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree
  • Valid Child Development Teaching Permit
  • Completion of 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth
  • Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth
  • Valid Vocational Training certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth
  • Previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or STRTP for at least one year.
  • Have relevant experience as determined by CDSS to meet any of the above requirements.

Other Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other office-related software
  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Able to work independently and organize multiple projects with minimum supervision
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professional boundaries with clients and staff
  • Able represent the agency professionally and appropriately with all constituencies
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
  • Ability to drive to various sites on and off campus
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Ability to physically restrain children (if needed)

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Constant supervision, protection and care of children, individually and in groups at all times in a manner consistent with their personal rights, to ensure safety within a trauma informed framework.
  • Work as a part of the treatment team to help children in the development of various skills including social, vocational, educational, hygiene and other skills.
  • Notation of the child’s progress and identifying the possible need for additional services and communicating those findings to the Unit Manager.
  • Reporting to Unit Manager and/or those designated as Facility Managers any problems and/or recommendations.
  • In collaboration with the treatment team and Child and family team (CFT), develop and implement various activities for the children.
  • Administer appropriate discipline and limit setting for behaviors.  
  • Utilizing acquired training skills, provide crisis intervention including the use of physical restraints if needed.
  • Dispense medications as directed when indicated.
  • Interact with the children’s family and other significant persons in a helpful, therapeutic and non-judgmental manner.
  • Complete all required documentation in a legible, professional, and timely manner.
  • Successfully complete all required training and attend/participate in required meetings.  
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new Treatment counselors.
  • Other related duties as assigned to ensure health and safety of the children.

 

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

 

Schedule: Sunday-Wednesday from 6am-4pm

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