Kings County ACT is a high fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program servicing Kings County. The program services adults who have severe mental illness (SMI) and possible co-occurring disorders (COD). The target population includes chronically ill, unstable or in crisis, and may have serious impairments across all life domains. Our office is located in Hanford, CA. Our program is a full-service mental health and case management program that utilizes a team-approach to meet the needs of our clients. We provide the majority of our services in the field, in client homes, and other community-based settings.
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 Employment Specialist assists clients with training for, seeking, finding, and keeping viable jobs, both paid and volunteer. The Employment Specialist will help clients achieve their educational goals. This Employment Specialist also teaches clients about competitive work opportunities, assessing interest/work needs as indicated, and offers direct placement of clients in positions appropriate to skill level and personal needs, while advocating for clients as needed to ensure work success. The position will also serve as ongoing support to clients, including providing information and education to family members and other support persons, and provides long-term job coaching for clients to assist in work stability and retention.