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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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:  This position conducts consultation and collaboration for clinical programming and service delivery; assists with staff supervision; acts as a resource for therapists in the delivery of therapeutic services; consults with diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans. Collaborates with the Regional Training Department with development of clinical trainings.  Supports data collection and CQI efforts; maintains liaison with the County.





Master's degree or Ph. D. in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from an accredited college or university.  Must be a licensed LCSW, Psychologist or MFT.



Four (4) years direct service experience with the mentally ill, preferably adults.

Two (2) years supervisory experience in a health care setting.


License or Certification

California Registered Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist (PsyD) required.

Valid California Driver's License.


Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously and persistently mentally disordered clients, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care providers and the public.

Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.

Demonstrated leadership, organization and management skills.

Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status, behavior and needs of potential admissions to the program.

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies preferred.

Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse clinical team.

Knowledge of Federal, State, County and local regulations, especially, Title 22, Title 9, and Patient's Rights. 


Physical Requirements

Ability to sit most of the working day.

Ability to visually and audibly assess client's behavior and needs.


Assaultive clients

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)



Demonstrated use of CSI & ProAct.

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.





Clinical Management

  1. Implements a recovery based psychosocial program to optimize patient strengths, skills, and partnerships with family, community, and staff.  Assures that client needs are met through program activities.
  2. Assist with selection, training, supervising, evaluating, and disciplining assigned staff.
  3. Provides on-going in-service training and continuing education on a regular basis for social services staff and for other clinical staff as needed.
  4. Establishes and maintains an on-going relationship with county agencies, health care facilities, placement centers and other resources necessary to affect the continuum of care for clients returning to the community.
  5. Prepares, maintains, reviews and assists in revision(s). at least annually, of the policy and procedures of the social services department.
  6. Ensures that social services and rehab are integrated into the therapeutic program and that individual and group therapy is provided to clients.
  7. Ensures that social services and rehab interacts and communicates with other clinical and non-clinical departments in the facility.
  8. Represents social services and rehab on various facility committees, including Utilization Review, Peer Review and Quality Assurance.
  9. Ensures that orientation, annual education, in-service training and continuing education for clinical staff members will meet regulatory compliance as well as lead to program and staff growth.
  10. Directs, coordinates, and maximizes the integration and cooperation of programs with other services and local community resources by facilitating collaborations and partnerships between representatives of the County, contract providers, and non-profit agencies.
  11. Assures that all clients are advised of their rights when admitted and that these rights are protected through appropriate policies and that denials of rights are in compliance with applicable law.
  12. Meets with clients and staff as necessary and may be involved in grievance processes.




Clinical Care

  1. Other documentation and written reports such as court reports will be required.
  2. Provides individual psychotherapy to assigned clients.
  3. Actively participates in Treatment Team and other program planning activities and is responsible for a coordinated treatment plan for assigned clients.
  4. Verbally communicates to clients their legal status and rights under applicable law and acknowledges in writing their understanding of same.
  5. Provides consultation as needed with families and the county's Case Manager on issues regarding admission, discharge and aftercare plans.
  6. Upgrades clinical skills through in service and continuing education.
  7. Represents the East Region to county agencies, governing board members, and the community as needed.
  8. Serves on and, in some cases, chairs clinical and operational committees within the region as required or requested.
  9. 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.
  10. Participates in TQM activities as requested including Scope of Practice guidelines, CQI subcommittees, probes, peer review, audit and/or tracer activities.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employees will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Manager or his/her designee as needed.



We offer: 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • 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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