Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA) is dedicated to promoting mental health recovery and wellness.  

Our purpose is to help everyone reach healthy lives – whether the need is recovery from mental illness or is occasional and caused by everyday life.  Our message is simple – good mental health is fundamental to the health and well-being of everyone in Los Angeles County.

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Temporary Personal Service Coordinator, JR 025

Department: TAY Program
Location: Long Beach, CA

Department:                                  Transition Age Youth (TAY)

Reports To:                                  Director of TAY

FLSA Status:                                 Non-Exempt 

Salary:                                          DOE/DOQ 

Mission Category:                       Direct Service 

Supervision Responsibilities:     None 

Summary: Under direct supervision, serves as the primary support and case manager for young adults between the ages of 18-25 whom are experiencing mental illness, to support them in transitioning into adulthood by helping them achieve their quality of life goals including, but not limited to stable place to live, employment, education, and relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive task list, and other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate or necessary by the supervisor or program director. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any qualified person with a medical or psychiatric disability, providing it will not change the essential nature of the position, nor cause undue hardship to the Agency’s operations. MHALA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. The Agency will consider individuals with a criminal history.

  • Develop a Recovery Plan and/or Personal Service Plan with each member that identifies his/her personal needs and goals
  • Provide clinical services within scope of practice of degree, including assessments, diagnosis, and individual and group therapy
  • Mediate and advocate on behalf of the member to help him/her obtain and keep housing, health care benefits, entitlements etc.
  • Visit members in their place of residence, hospital or jail on an as-needed basis, in order to help them live successfully and to prevent them from becoming homeless
  • Transport members to appointments and on errands when appropriate
  • Oversee and monitor members’ individual and group activities both inside the program and out in the community
  • Provide coaching, counseling, mentoring, instruction, training, feedback and positive reinforcement for members in areas such as money management, grooming and hygiene, meal preparation, public transportation and other independent living skills
  • Devise and implement strategies for outreach to members who tend to isolate themselves
  • Knowledge of community resources, housing, l social security and general relief systems and ability to navigate within these systems
  • Knowledgeable and practices in motivational interviewing and harm reduction
  • Assist members in achieving community integration and employment goals
  • Participate in staff and community meetings and in the day-to-day operations of the program as needed
  • Required to meet the monthly billing requirements 100 hours and enter notes into the Electronic Health Record within 24 business hour period. Maintains all records and documentation needed for program compliance and accountability in accordance with MHALA standards and funding source requirements including but not limited to recovery plans, progress notes, assessments, and outcome measurements
  • Maintain understating of HIPAA regulations and complies with these regulations when working with members

Position requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum 1 year of experience providing psychosocial rehab related services to a disabled population
  • Bachelor degree in a human service or related field preferred
  • Driving with current class C driver’s license, a vehicle for transportation, proof of valid automobile insurance, the ability to be insured by MHA liability insurance are conditions of employment
  • Ability to provide a welcoming environment and skill in engaging new members
  • Must possess a high level of tolerance, patience and understanding for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple needs, issues and problematic behavioral characteristics
  • Must have good basic English writing skills, good basic computer skills and be highly organized. Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to have the ability to juggle multiple tasks without losing productivity
  • Must function well in a team-oriented approach to member services
  • Knowledgeable in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must possess a high level of patience and tolerance for a work atmosphere that is very busy and highly unstructured
  • TB clearance and re-testing every year are conditions of continued employment
  • Must function well in a team-oriented approach to member services and fast-paced environment
  • Knowledgeable in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be able to maintain an empathetic view for the dilemma of individuals in severe need and be able to juggle creatively and successfully around a variety of barriers that keep individuals from successful personal and community living
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings or weekends, and on call cell phone services when necessary
  • Spanish speaking a plus, but not required

To Apply: Go to www.mhala.org select the “Working with Us” tab, Temporary Personal Service Coordinator, JR #025.   Attach cover letter and resume as an attachment in Word Document or PDF format only. 

 

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