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We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,500 people at 37 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 25,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.
Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.
Do you have Personal experience as a caregiver to a consumer of the child welfare, probation, or mental health systems? If so, please continue reading! This is a requirement of the Advocate position.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please submit a cover letter describing your relativity to the required ‘experience' listed below. Applicants without cover letters will not be considered for the Youth or Family Advocate position.
The position has primary responsibility for working with family members to provide support, education, and advocacy. Family Advocates support the families as equal Advocates in the planning, development, and implementation of services.
- Provides Outreach and Engagement to families within the community.
- Conducts a strengths interview with family members; tells own story to engage families.
- Identifies family strengths for problem solving and assists family in identifying specific underlying needs.
- Advocates for and works with family to represent their best interests. Articulates family perceptions for other team members.
- Educates family members on available resources and how to access them. Links family members to identified resources, including housing, food, education/vocation, recreation, spiritual, and social, as deemed appropriate in Partnership with the treatment team.
- Availability by phone and in person to assist in crisis intervention and provide support and assistance in problem resolution. Helps re-evaluate family needs and goals following a crisis.
- Provides and documents collateral, case management and linkage services. Documents services related to specific domains from the family perspective.
Participates in various meetings on an as-needed basis, including treatment team meetings and Family Therapy sessions to support the team with meeting the family's needs.
- High School diploma or equivalent, preferred and experience as follows:
Personal experience as a caregiver to a child/young adult in the child welfare, probation, or mental health systems is required.
License or Certification
- Valid California Driver's License preferred
Bilingual Candidates Preferred
- MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
- Competitive compensation
- Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
- Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
- Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
- Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
- Family-oriented environment
- On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
- Flexible work schedule and environment
- Mileage reimbursement
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