Mental Health Worker I - Diversion 50


Provide day-to-day supervision of program clients to maintain their welfare and safety. Participate in program and recreational activities on and off grounds. Maintain visual contact of assigned clients at all times.

Supervise and ensure client’s completion of daily chores and of daily living and hygiene activities.

Assist clients in improving their social and interpersonal skills and knowledge of what is socially acceptable behavior. Act as an appropriate role model for program clients by demonstrating socially acceptable and age appropriate behaviors.

Assist in crisis intervention to include, but not limited to the setting of behavior limits; one to one monitoring and counseling; verbal de-escalation and redirection of clients, within the M.H. Worker’s scope of practice.

Function as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and in cooperation with all components of the program. Attend program, residential team/unit, clinical, group meetings, and required training as assigned.

Assist mental health clinicians and other program personnel with group facilitation, curriculum development, and Mental Health Services related activities.

Assist clients with various case management related activities such as linkage to community resources, etc.

Transport and supervise clients for program activities, medical appointments, court appearances, and emergencies, or for other reasons as assigned. Must complete required vehicle and trip documentation.

Responsible for maintaining general unit, program and staff offices area cleanliness. Monitoring general appearance of inside and outside of facility (SRO). Notification to maintenance or janitorial personnel and supervisor regarding areas that need attention. Communication with SRO Housing Coordinator and Diversion 50 Treatment Team.

Complete of record keeping and documentation responsibilities to include but not limited to client behavior, incident reports, use of petty cash, etc.

Complete all paperwork and documentation in accordance with the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field highly desired. Educational requirements may be waived with four (4) years experience in a similar program serving severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and/or young adults.
One year experience in a similar program serving severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and/or young adults is desired.  REQ # 6563U Apply Here