Mental Health Worker

Canoga Park, CA 91303

Employment Type: Full-Time Temp-to-Hire Category: Direct Care Provider Job Number: 3445
We are in need of Mental Health Workers in the San Fernando Valley and El Monte, CA
General Responsibility:        Under supervision of the Program Director the Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing direct care within a psychosocial rehabilitation program (residential program) for adults with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders (including substance abuse) in effort to assist clients in moving toward independent living and community integration.   Direct care includes responsibilities for the care and supervision of clients and client related activities such as teaching and modeling daily living and socialization skills.  This position is responsible for implementing techniques and strategies for assisting clients with achieving their goals and objectives.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • All shifts including On-Call, Day, Swing and Overnight are awake shifts and require full attention to the clients, facility and assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for direct care of clients, and assists with case management for clients

Position Requirements:
  • Must have graduated from high school or possess a GED and have a minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience, or its part-time equivalent, working in a program serving people with mental disabilities; experience of less than (1) year may be considered
  • Experience must be in the direct provision of services to clients
  • Able to work interdependently, constructively and effectively with others in a community-based treatment setting
  • Understanding of, and/or sensitivity to the issues involved in providing service to a multi-ethnic population
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Good communication skills
  • Some knowledge of all laws, regulations, and policies governing licensed, certified and/or accredited mental health or other social service agencies
  • Current valid driver’ s license and insurance
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Able to obtain background clearance, in accordance with Community Care Licensing requirement
  • Must have health screening with negative TB test results
  • Must maintain First Aid Certification
If you are interested in a temp to hire assignment, please send the most updated copy of your resume and a good time to contact you to


Brooke Olson
National Recruiting Manager

Recruiting is a great way to combine two fields that I love — human resources and human services. I believe that my knowledge of the human services field helps me so much in my position as a behavioral health recruiter. I am truly able to understand what client companies are looking for in a candidate, and in turn, I can help job candidates locate a job they love.

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