Child Care Specialist PT - Casa Fremont CRT

Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. - Fremont, CA (30+ days ago)3.4

DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Program Administrator, participate in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of a 6-bed crisis residential treatment facility for psychiatrically sub-acute youths who require 24-hour supervision and intense structure. The program's primary goal is to divert clients from hospitalization or act as an alternative to hospitalization and to provide assessment. The primary responsibility of a Child Care Specialist is to provide counseling services (milieu, group, individual) within the therapeutic milieu using social rehabilitation principles in a community-based setting. This is a non-exempt position.


  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and monitor individual treatment plans with clients and other individuals to include intake, assessment, transition, and discharge planning.
  • Complete the admission process of all clients accepted into the program including an initial intake interview, document action, initial diagnosis and treatment plan within 24 hours.
  • Maintain a milieu structure that involves the clients in all aspects of the program and participate as an integral part of the therapeutic milieu and as a member of a mental health team in a community-based program.
  • Participate in weekly evaluation of clients' progress in case conference with supervisor, consultants and other staff members, and meet with clients to review case conference discussion, update treatment plans, and provide aftercare follow-up as delegated by supervisor.
  • Assist clients in developing and following a daily activity schedule in accordance with individual treatment/discharge plans.
  • Facilitate groups and activities including: psycho-educational groups, basic living skills, community outings, and group counseling, and participate in 1:1 supervision sessions and weekly team supervision sessions.
  • Work as a member of a treatment team with other staff and have a clinical understanding of, and therapeutic relationship with, all clients to facilitate an integrated, cohesive, coordinated and supportive treatment approach.
  • Act as a role model within the therapeutic milieu and participate as a member of the treatment team.
  • Develop cross-cultural awareness of culturally-diverse client population and apply appropriate interventions in assisting them with any socio-cultural issues.
  • Complete timely, accurate clinical charting in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards.
  • Coordinate with all persons involved in client treatment including: physicians, case managers, treatment coordinators, and therapists to assure continuity of client care.
  • Participate in planning, development, and implementation of a cohesive treatment program and assure that the program operates as scheduled and is in keeping with the structure, rules, and philosophy of the program.
  • Provide supervision of clients and have a clinical and working knowledge of providing crisis prevention and intervention. Be able to operate effectively in a crisis.
  • Monitor and record client medications, interactions and side effects in coordination with staff psychiatrist and counseling staff.
  • Participate in risk assessments.
  • Maintain and effectively use current resource file for client referrals, and take and screen referrals to assure that appropriate clients are admitted to the program.
  • Document all extra program contact with ex-clients and others (family, friends, etc.).
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings as specified by the Director, to include but not be limited to: client conferences, staff meetings, program planning meetings, staff process group meetings, linkage meetings with other agencies, and client review meetings.
  • Protect consumer rights, maintain client confidentiality, and handle client advocacy issues.
  • Assure client safety at all times.
  • Assist relief staff and clients/residents in emergency procedures, Universal Precautions (HIV) awareness, infection prevention and control standards, and blood borne pathogen clean-up.
  • Assure all MSDS sheets are posted for public, staff and resident review.
  • Work the hours required by the program as scheduled by supervisor, including overnights, holidays, and occasional fill-in for other regular staff members and contribute to the on-going maintenance, safety and housekeeping of the program. Perform household chores, disinfect furniture and bedding. Requires the use of household and industrial cleaning materials. May be required to work overtime.
  • Complete required personnel-related paperwork in a timely fashion, and report on any expenditures, such as food supplies and petty cash expenses, in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Assure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, and Anka Policies and Procedures.
  • Comply with the ANKA policy requirement to submit proof of valid CDL, maintain good driving record, and submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage.
  • Requires driving own vehicle to transport consumer(s) when program vehicle is unavailable, or when medical appointments or referral for client services is required.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Qualifications

    Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and some related post secondary education. B.A. in psychology, social welfare or counseling is preferred.

    Experience Required: At least 2 years experience in mental health, social rehab, dual diagnosis, or related field. Bi-cultural/bi-lingual experience is an asset.

    Skills and Abilities: Be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, poise, friendliness and sensitivity. Be able to maintain integrity and confidentiality regulations in regards to client records. Skill and ability to adapt to California Mental Health Rehabilitation Option and CARF (California Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and programmatic program policies and procedures. Must be able to work overtime as dictated by needs of the program. Must be able to communicate well in English, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate verbally by phone in English in a clear and concise manner.

    Mental Abilities: Ability to think clearly and manage multiple changing priorities, and remain pleasant and positive. Requires critical thinking and ability to manage difficult population. Requires good judgment.

    Physical Abilities: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., approximately three (3) times per week. Must be able to negotiate several flights of stairs during each work shift. Requires use of household and industrial cleaning materials. Ability to drive safely in heavy traffic and inclement weather.

    License Required: A valid California Driver's License - Class III/C. Proof of auto insurance.

    Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of age, verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam and tuberculosis testing, fingerprint clearance, submit proof of valid California Driver's License, good driving record (must meet insurability requirements of Anka carrier), submit proof of auto insurance for current period of coverage (employees who drive to and from work and on agency business), successful completion of CPR and First Aid training, and agree to uphold all Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. Policies and Procedures, 7.10 Policy on Confidential Information, 8.26 Policy on Outside Employment, 8.32 Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, 8.4 Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, 8.9 Policy on Ethics, agree (by signature) to adhere to 15.0 Drug-Free Workplace Policy, 16.0 & 16.1 Policy on Abuse Reporting, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Policies, and compliance with 28.0 HIPAA Rules and Regulations. 23.0 Email and Privacy, 26.0 Use of Information, Equipment and Technology. 29.0 Code of Conduct Policy. 40.0 Sex Offender Lifetime Registration – Applicant Tenant. 42.0 Policy on Nondisclosure.


    Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity, disability (physical/mental), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

    Minorities/Consumers/Ex-Consumers are encouraged to apply.