Mental Health Intake Screener

ChildNet Youth and Family Services - Long Beach, CA (30+ days ago)3.4


We are currently seeking a Mental Health Intake Screener for our Behavioral Health Services (BHS) program in Long Beach, CA.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides comprehensive mental health services, including individual and group therapy for at-risk children and their families.


The Mental Health Intake Screener will be responsible for record keeping, charting and filing for the Intake Department. This position will also screen intake calls, provide appropriate resources, as necessary, and will assistant Intake Clinicians. This position will assist Clinical staff in conducting and scheduling enrollments and obtaining signatures for clinical and financial paperwork related to enrollments.

The Mental Health Intake Screener shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Record keeping, charting, and filing consistent with the Intake Department Regulations.
  • Maintain all Intake Department Logs according to DMH contract.
  • Screening of phone calls and routing to the appropriate Intake Department Clinician.
  • Providing appropriate resources to parties that call BHS.
  • Assist with obtaining signatures on paperwork necessary for the Intake Department and BHS Client Enrollments.
  • Schedule Enrollment Sessions for Clinical Staff.
  • Assist Intake Clinicians with any duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Consult with supervisor in a timely manner in order to provide Crisis Intervention when necessary.
  • Ensure program compliance according to DMH contract.
  • Assist Administrative Coordinator with Financial Screening and other intake related duties.
  • Any other administrative support duties as assigned.


The Mental Health Intake Screener staff shall have a minimum of:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral Science; OR
  • Two (2) years of experience in a Mental Health Related Field.
  • Bilingual proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding Spanish is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and presentation skills, ability to work well with others in a team environment, excellent organizational, administrative, planning, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong background with Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Other qualifications may be considered.


ChildNet Youth & Family Services, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Long Beach, CA. We provide Counseling, Education, Foster Care and Residential Services to at-risk children. ChildNet has been at the forefront of providing innovative and quality care to thousands of deserving children and their families for over 40 years.

To provide safe homes, education and counseling to vulnerable children and families.

Are a diverse group of professionals who create a culture of caring with our clients and within the organization.

Stability, Career Advancement, Tuition Reimbursement, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and 403b with discretionary employer contribution after 2 yrs. of service, along with generous sick, vacation and holiday time.


Job Type: Full-time


  • Mental Health Related: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Long Beach, CA 90804 (Required)


  • Spanish (Required)