Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Reducing the Risk Instructor

    Job Locations US-CA-ESCONDIDO
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description


    Our Community Assessment Team 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 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. Our Working to Insure and Nurture Girl’s Spirit team provides specialized services for female youth at risk of entering the justice system.


    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Position Description


    • Responsible for implementation of the TPP evidence-based pregnancy prevention curriculum with fidelity.
    • Attend and participate in required meetings and trainings for the TPP Program.
    • Develop of Youth Advisory Council through recruitment, retention and meeting facilitation. 
    • Understand and adhere to program evaluation plan and comply with evaluator requests.
    • Serve as a substitute facilitator for various psycho-educational groups offered
    • Maintain linkages with case managers and referral sources.
    • Meet assigned scope of service and maintenance of case files, and accurate and timely submissions of required reports.
    • Coordinate and participate in TPP Program outreach events.
    • Maintain data collection and contract compliance of records as required.
    • Assist Program Manager in the monitoring of contract compliance and in the writing of quarterly and annual reports.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Minimum Associates Degree, working, currently enrolled and attending Bachelor’s degree program. Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, social Work, or other closely related area.  
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with clients, family members, community leaders, and staff members.
    • Ability to both work independently and effectively collaborate with a team
    • Ability to problem solve and react appropriately to emergency situations.
    • Ability to interact positively with persons of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and education and maintain the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills


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