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Department: Mh Medication 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. 


Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $23.00 - $26.00 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



  • Valid Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician
  • 3-5 Years of Mental Health Service Experience
  • General Microsoft Office and Internet Competency
  • General Office Skills; Excellent Writing Skills
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
  • Ability to Commute to Various Sites on Campus
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care to children who are ill.  Primary concern must be given to the emotional and psychological needs of the child
  • Provide mental health services within scope of practice
  • Assist other employees in providing care when ill children are confined to bed
  • Work directly with groups of children to increase their understanding of nutrition, basic hygiene and the need for proper rest and exercise
  • Work directly with individual children with special medical needs (e.g. diabetes) so that they are better prepared to cope with their special needs
  • Conduct groups with children to promote wellness, AIDS awareness, sex education, etc.
  • Work with individual and groups of children to help them understand procedures such as immunizations, blood tests and examinations
  • Work with children to help them understand the effects of medications
  • Write quarterly health summaries for each child as part of their overall treatment plan
  • Maintain appropriate medical supplies in the infirmary and the cottage
  • Provide assistance to staff regarding medical care of children, medication, first aid and wellness
  • Aid psychiatrists in obtaining court authorization for medication as required by individual counties and keep authorizations on file
  • Work with employees to help them understand the interrelation between a child’s physical and psychological needs.
  • Review designated IR's to ensure that the children's health is safeguarded
  • Following all governmental regulations in the area of Health Services
  • Following DMH guidelines
  • Complete all required documentation
  • Participate in the agency’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) 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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