Community Assessment Team (CAT) is a voluntary program that provides services for the entire family. We offer assessment, as well as providing strength-based groups for youth, and parenting classes for parents. CAT Plus has an additional component that focuses on pregnancy prevention and STD awareness. Alternatives to Detention (ATD) is a family support program which offers counseling, case management, and cool bed services, with the goal of keeping low-risk juvenile offenders out of Juvenile Hall.
Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.
MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis.
The Program Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of the Community Assessment Team and Alternatives to Detention. These programs include community-centered prevention and intervention programming. Services include family-centered case management and mental health services aimed at reducing the risk of juvenile justice involvement or escalation within the juvenile justice system for youth ages 6-18. The Program Manager is responsible for the overall operation of these programs including leadership, supervision and oversight of administrative activities, finances, record keeping, contract compliance and reporting and safety. The Program Manager oversees operations as outlined in the MHS, Inc. Personnel Policies and Procedures.