Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Group Facilitator

    Job Locations US-CA-BAKERSFIELD
    Req No.
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    The Casa Aurora program is a Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program in a stand-alone facility that will include housing, sustenance, and gender-responsive programming to participants who have a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of 2 years remaining on their sentence. MHS’ proposed program will participants include adult females who have been approved for participation in the Enhanced Alternative Custody Program. MHS provides treatment and programming that will address criminogenic factors associated with the woman’s sentencing, including substance abuse treatment services; however, other criminogenic factors are addressed since substance abuse will not be a requirement for admittance into the program. All participants remain under the legal custody of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


    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.

    Position Description



    Under the direction of the Program Director or designee, the facilitator is responsible for developing, coordinating and presenting training to participants.  This is a part time temporary position and will be called to facilitate groups as needed.



    • Deliver treatment services to the participants.
    • Conduct group and one on one sessions.
    • Evaluate the progress of the participants.



    Education/Experience Requirements


    • High school diploma or its equivalent; and minimum of one (1) year experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy services to an inmate population.
    • Must have ADP Certification or registered in an alcohol and drug certification program.
    • Ability to work day shift
    • Knowledge of alcohol and other drug addiction, drug abuse patterns, treatment methodologies and knowledge of the criminal justice system.
    • Familiar with county parole system preferred.
    • Knowledge of County substance providers and working knowledge of substance-abuse programs and treatment, and 12-Step programs.
    • Demonstrates a high level of oral and  written communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain open dialogue with and adequate assessment of clients and to ensure complete and timely documentation of case files.
    • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Excellent technical writing and organizational skills.
    • Computer proficiency.
    • Possesses skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.


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