TLC Child and Family Services, home to Journey Academy, is a leading agency in Northern California where we believe Different is Beautiful. TLC’s thriving programs offer a continuum of evidence-based treatment and relationship-focused care to youth and families. We provide comprehensive quality mental health services, foster care and adoption services, residential treatment, special education services and transitional housing. Our team is enthusiastic and dedicated to empower families, children, young adults and their support systems to cultivate resilience and authenticity by fostering healthy relationships. 

Position Summary:

Under supervision of the Clinical Director or delegate, Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will support services to residentially placed youth as a member of the Clinical treatment team. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist will maintain a connected relationship with the youth and the clinical team to encourage and support engagement in treatment in order to increase independent living skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide services designed to increase independent living skills to the youth within the context of residential treatment 
  • Provide interventions including coaching, mentoring, skill building, tutoring and supportive feedback
  • Provide emergency response as needed 
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required
  • Attend to the safety and well-being of the residents at all times
  • Transport children to a variety of appointments using a personal vehicle in safe working order and adequately insured
  • Submit written documentation of services provided 
  • Participate in treatment team meetings and residential staff meetings
  • Communicate clearly in writing and verbally to team members about action steps performed and progress made for each case
  • Ensure compliance with HIPAA privacy practices
  • Adhere to TLC’s attendance and punctuality policy

Skills:

  • Ability to relate with young people and their needs.
  • Clearly communicate personal needs in relation to this position.
  • Work in a team-decision-making process.
  • Exercise positive, effective parenting skills, i.e. confronting self-destructive behaviors, setting reasonable limits with the use of logical consequences and to assist kids in setting realistic goals.
  • Deal effectively with ‘out of control’ or aggressive youth.
  • Relate to client families and their needs.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Express oneself orally and in writing.
  • Make decisions and clarify vague concepts, sometimes in crisis situations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Maintain positive relationships with external agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Higher education and experience working with children and youth who have serious emotional or behavioral needs or children who have special needs including, but not limited to, intensive medical needs:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social science or related field plus 6 months of experience  OR
    • Associate’s degree from an accredited college in a social science or related field with 1 year of experience 
  • Obtain and maintain fingerprint, government and agency required background clearances, without additional exemptions.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screen.
  • Valid California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and auto insurance showing employee as an insured driver on the policy.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required. Reasonable medical or religious accommodations may be considered.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

TLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a workforce that is reflective of the ethnic and cultural makeup of our community.

Competitive pay DOE, includes health benefits, paid time off and 403b retirement program. 

We value diversity and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more info about TLC go to www.tlc4kids.org

Please convey your interest by submitting a cover letter and your resume to careers@tlc4kids.org. You may be contacted for an interview pending a review of all qualified applicants.