Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Monitor

    Job Locations US-CA-BAKERSFIELD
    Req No.
    Other Specialties
    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



    The position provides oversight of residents in a female residential treatment facility.  Monitors will have frequent interaction with clients



    • Monitor the residents; ensure they are present in the facility.
    • Respond to resident’s needs for medication or emergency medical treatment.
    • Responsible for updating visiting logbooks, ensuring that policies are being adhered to.
    • Provide oversight of resident's transportation passes.
    • Responsible for room, quarterly boxes and property checks.
    • Maintain program structure and adherence to rules and procedures.
    • Seek supervision by contacting Residential Program Manager in case of emergencies.
    • Document in program log both the regular checks on residents and any emergency/crisis situations which occur.
    • Provide basic direction to residents who experience emotional crisis during this shift.
    • Communicate effectively with other staff to provide consistent treatment for each client.
    • Interacts therapeutically with residents.
    • Meets and maintains security and other standards necessary for admission to the program. Complies with all CDCR requirements including security and safety.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Monitor must be able to cope with emergency situations and be willing to seek supervision, when needed.
    • Successfully functions as a team member. 

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Must be at least 21 years of age if driving an MHS vehicle.
    • High school diploma or its equivalent (e.g. General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
    • Must be trained and certified in CPR and the administration of first aid services within 30 calendar days of hire.
    • Working knowledge of substance abuse programs and treatment.
    • This is an entry-level position.  Staff in this position are expected to be pursuing an education/training designed to further their career in the substance abuse treatment field.


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