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Treatment Counselor Floater

Department: Residential Floaters
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 Treatment Counselor Floater, who is willing to embrace McKinley’s mission and H.U.M.A.N values. The role of the Treatment Counselor Floater shall serve as additional support to both the cottages and the Campus Supervisor’s Department by responding to and preventing crisis situations in a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed manner while serving as a positive role model.

Schedule: Wednesday 1:00PM - 11:00PM, Thursday - Saturday 2:00PM - 12:00AM


Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $15.75 - $18.00 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



  • 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.
  • 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 a 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.
  • Reporting to Unit Manager and/or those designated as Facility Managers any problems and/or recommendations.
  • Administer appropriate discipline and limit setting for behaviors.
  • Provide therapeutic crisis intervention services for children.
  • Understand how to use and implement the campus emergency plan and understand key roles in the plan.
  • Supervise children, as needed. 
  • Completion of Special Incident Reports as required.
  • Effectively use communication devices (i.e. cellular telephones, 2-way radios) while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Be able to assess proper handling of crisis situations, including contacting law enforcement.
  • Complete all required documentation when law enforcement officials are involved.
  • Dispense medications as directed when indicated.
  • Interact with the families and significant persons of the children in a therapeutic, non-judgemental manner.
  • In the event that the Campus Supervisor is absent, the Floater would take on the responsibilities of the Campus Supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned to ensure the 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

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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