Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Coach

    Job Locations US-CA-Concord
    Req No.
    2018-3282
    Category
    Peer/Children/Family Support
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Our MHS Contra Costa Wraparound Services Program will provide intensive, coordinated, and community-based services to 29 unduplicated eligible referred children, youth, their families, and caregivers annually. Those referred will follow a four-stage model of Engagement, Planning, Implementation, and Transition as they work toward permanence, safety and well-being resulting in the least restrictive placements for at-risk and vulnerable children and youth. Services will be provided by a team including Facilitators, Wrap Coaches, Family Support Specialists and graduate student interns.

     

    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, Company-sponsored Retirement Plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details.  

    Position Description

    The Coach is responsible for providing clients with rehabilitation services such as improving social skills, boundaries, coping skills and modeling appropriate behavior, boundaries, and communication skills to child and family.

    • Provides individual, family, and/or group rehabilitation services to youth in their home, community, school, or office.
    • Exposes youth to activities in their community to find areas of strength, improve coping skills, and provide support to parents.
    • Focuses on helping youth develop skills such as socialization, coping skills, time management, anger management, and other areas of need as identified during Wraparound Team meetings.
    • Assists youth in voicing their thoughts and feelings during Wraparound Team meetings and ensuring that perspective of youth is shared during meetings.
    • Provides supportive parenting training to parents and/or caregivers. Provides advocacy for child, parents, and families.
    • Transports clients when necessary in own vehicle.
    • Provides supportive parenting training to parents and/or caregivers.
    • Provides advocacy for child, parents, and families. 
    • Transports clients when necessary in own vehicle. 
    • Assists families in obtaining resources and assistance when needed. 
    • Assists families in addressing the educational needs of the child. 

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related behavioral science.
    • Minimum one-year experience working with children, youth and their families in a mental health setting.

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