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


Named one of the best places to work in California!


We are committed to providing a  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 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 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.


JOB SUMMARY:  This direct service training On Call position provides general casework services, psychotherapy and therapeutic groups/activities to assigned residents and their families.  The position also coordinates treatment within SVAC and with other agencies such as Child Protective Services, Juvenile Probation Department and County Department of Mental Health.  Other activities include interdepartmental consultation. 





Master's degree in psychology, social work, child care counseling or development from an
accredited college or university is required.



One (1) year direct service experience with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents in an
inpatient or outpatient health care setting (internship and/or practicum time may be substituted).


License or Certification

Must be a registered intern and eligible to take appropriate licensure within State mandated time
limit.  Three (3) unsuccessful attempts at licensure will be permitted.


Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed
adolescents, other staff, physicians and the public.
Demonstrated team leadership skills.

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of basic medical/psychiatric terminology and psychopharmacology.

Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status and psychosocial needs of
severely emotionally disturbed adolescents.


Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive

Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive adolescents weighing up to 200 lbs.

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



Assaultive adolescents

Blood and Body Fluid
Contact  (Category I)



Demonstrated use of Professional Assault Response Training.

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions.



Prepares a comprehensive written psychosocial evaluation and assessment on assigned
adolescents, in addition to an intake note, regular progress notes, weekly summary notes and a discharge summary. Other documentation and written reports such as Day Treatment Intensive
daily notes, Quarterly Reports, HS231 and other court reports will be required.

Responsible for permanency planning including: assessing resident's readiness for discharge
and coordination planning with treatment team; making appropriate referrals for placement, case management and aftercare services; coordinates benefits with Business Office personnel; and maintains knowledge of community resources.

  • Provides individual and family psychotherapy to assigned adolescents.

    Verbally communicates to residents their legal status and rights under applicable law and acknowledges in writing their understanding of same.

    Actively leads treatment team meetings and is responsible for a coordinated treatment plan for assigned residents.

    Provides consultation as needed with families and the Case Manager on issues regarding admission, discharge and aftercare plans.

    Leads or co-leads psychotherapy, psycho-educational and therapeutic activity groups.

    Upgrades clinical skills through inservice and continuing education.

    Functions under the direct supervision of the Director of Treatment Services who assists this unlicensed therapist in preparing Treatment Plans, writing Weekly Progress Summaries, Discharge Summaries, Quarterly Reports, HS 231's and any court reports.

    Prepares verbal reports regarding adolescent's participation and progress in the Activity Program, and makes written documentation of same in the medical record.

    Participate in agency efforts to improve quality.

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

  • We offer: 

    • DailyPay
    • 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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