Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.
We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.
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 our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.
JOB SUMMARY: The Peer Advocate Coordinator provides direct supervision to Parent Partners and Peer Partners, ensuring that direct reports attend the Child & Family Team (CFT) and actively participate in development of the CFT. The Peer Advocate Coordinator participates in Network and Service Area meetings and trainings, as appropriate. Peer Advocate Coordinators assist staff in the documentation of mental health services, assign cases, problem solve with professional staff, represent Star View in the community and within state outreach agencies, as well as hiring and training staff.
High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED, HiSET, etc.) required
College degree preferred
Lived experience as a parent of a child who received services from DCFS, DMH, Probation and worked through it to be able to share their experience and assist other families, OR personal/lived experience as a consumer of services from DCFS, DMH, Probation, recovery from SUD and worked through it to be able to share their experience and assist other families.
Minimum of two (2) years experience with SED youth.
License or Certification
Valid California Driver's License.
Parent Partner Training Academy Certification (to be completed within 1 year of hire date).
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed youth and families in TEAMMATES programs.
Conduct field observations, shadowing staff during visits with parents and/or families; offer guidance and/or acknowledgements based on observations.
Ability to assist staff in understanding and honoring specific language and cultural competencies of clients as required.
Will schedule one on one supervision with staff and be available to support and offer guidance.
Responsible for advocating on behalf of families to represent their best interests, without alienating professionals, including but not limited to addressing caregiver/parent complaints.
Develop specialties over time, such as housing, domestic violence, substance abuse or community linkages.
Monitors, reviews and approves, activity notes or billable mental health progress notes EMR.
Collaborates with treatment team to assure case management and collateral objectives in the care plan are current.
Ability to assist TEAMMATES in meeting all LA County contract requirements related to enrollment, service provision, and disenrollment within all stipulated timeframes and guidelines.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Promotes Youth and Family Teaming to solve problems.
Assists parents in tempering expectations to reasonable developmental milestones.
When and if a program need should arise, may be required to carry or cover a caseload.
Conduct performance reviews of staff with Parent Partner Manager.
Supervises corrective or disciplinary action including termination.
Actively participates in the agency's and SBHG's Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement systems which support compliance with Joint Commission and other accreditation standards as applicable.
Participates in TQM activities as requested including CQI subcommittees, probes, peer review, audit and/or tracer activities.
May provide direct service/intervention with families, along with accurately documenting services/interventions.
- Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
- MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
- Competitive compensation
- Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
- Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
- A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization!
- 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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