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Mental Health Services Coordinator

Department: Mh Director & Support
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: The role of the Assistant Director of STRTP is to provide supervision to the operations of the STRTP program, and to serve as the Administrator’s Designee in the absence of the Director of the STRTP.


Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $60,000 - $75,000 annually 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



  • Current License from the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFT or LCSW
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in DMH-contracted mental health settings.
  • STRTP experience highly preferred. 
  • Be willing to become certified as a group home administrator.
  • Word Processing; Excellent Writing Skills, General Office Skills; Typing of 50 WPM
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish) highly preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
  • Ability to commute to various sites on campus
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and lift 10 pounds


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Director of the STRTP to supervise, direct, and evaluate the operations of the STRTP to ensure compliance with regulations, contract standards, accreditation standards, and McKinley’s policies.
  • Directly supervise all assigned staff.
  • Actively work with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that residents are receiving adequate services.
  • Assist in ensuring policies are followed so that the safety of all children in placement is maintained.
  • Actively participate in the intake process, including reviewing all potential intake packets when indicated.
  • Be available during evenings, weekends, and on-call as per schedule.
  • Assist in taking an active role in the development of the STRTP budget and managing expenditures.
  • Assist in organizing the work of the unit staff and activities on campus.
  • Communicate with regulatory bodies (Community Care Licensing, County Welfare Offices, and the Department of Mental) and participate in audits/investigations.
  • Assist in assessing operations and make recommendations to the Director and SVP of Human Services for continual improvement.
  • Participate with Human Resources in the recruitment, hiring, evaluating, and terminating staff. 
  • Assist in developing a plan for the orientation, development, and training of staff to meet Title 22 standards.
  • Assist in reviewing complaints made by children or their authorized representative(s) and assist in deciding upon the action to be taken. 
  • Assist in documenting and submitting all significant incidents to the required departments and partnering agencies. 
  • Observe and interact with staff, children, and others to ensure the quality of care for children and program services.
  • Work with the mental health team to ensure that children are receiving intensive Mental Health Services.
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary and CFT team to ensure that NSP’s and treatment planning demonstrate on-going progress in the client’s treatment.
  • Assist in monitoring and reviewing all protocols and practices, including restraints, one-on-ones, and hospitalizations.
  • Actively participate in the Program Quality Improvement (PQI) program.
  • All other related duties that may be necessary to assist in managing and administering the STRTP.


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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