Current Job Descriptions

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Human Resources Director (Kearny Mesa)

The Human Resources Director develops policy and directs and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee services. The Human Resources Director also identifies, evaluates and resolves human relations and work performance issues within the organization to facilitate open communication and improved human relations skills and work performance. The Human Resources Director plans and carries out policies and state and federal law relating to all phases of human resources activities.

Bachelor's degree or Professional Management Certificate in Human Resources; minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Analysis of wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan.

Writes directives advising department managers of company policy regarding equal employment opportunities, compensation and employee benefits.

Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the company.

Talks informally with organization personnel and attends meetings of managers, supervisors, and specific departments/programs to facilitate effective interpersonal communication among participants and to ascertain human relations and work-related problems that adversely affect employee morale and organization productivity.

Evaluates human relations and work-related problems and meets with supervisors and managers to determine effective remediation techniques, such as job skill training or personal intervention, to resolve human relations issues among personnel.

Develops and conducts training to instruct organization managers, supervisors, and workers in human relations skills such as supervisory skills, conflict resolution skills, interpersonal communication skills and effective group interaction skills.

Analyze existing benefits policies of organization, and prevailing practices among similar organizations, to establish competitive benefits programs.

Full time with benefits
Compensation: $80,000+ annually


Administrative Assistant III Under general supervision, the Administrative Assistant III performs a variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical duties for the Chief Executive Officer, also serves as Assistant Secretary to the Vista Hill Foundation Board of Directors and performs duties as the Office Manager.


High School diploma or equivalent required; community college or undergraduate liberal arts education is desirable; past work experience with social service or health care organizations is preferred.


Word process 60-80 WPM;

Must possess speed writing skills

Must have ability to set up and utilize basic electronic tables and spreadsheets.

Must have skills to take meeting minutes and transcribe with accuracy and expediency.

Must have organizational skills necessary to establish and consistently maintain accurate and up-to-date records and files.

Must be able to work well with many different personalities, maintain decorum and show respect in all work relationships.

Must be able to work independently with minimum to moderate supervision, exercise mature judgment and make decisions appropriate to the position.

Experience in a position of trust and executive level responsibility.

Must have relevant and successful experience in project teams, preparing desk top communication materials, website content updating and exposure to social media.


Juvenile Recovery Specialist The Vista Hill Bridges program has an openings for a Juvenile Recovery Specialists I.

The JRSp maintains an active caseload of 50-65 clients and interfaces with the Community Adolescent Treatment Program, Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Probation Department in the establishment of ancillary client services. The JRS is responsible for assessment and referral services, conducting observed sample collection of urine for testing. Follow-up and monitor youth/wards cases while enrolled in treatment.

The minimum qualifications required by all direct staff in the VH Bridges-SAS Program include: must be working toward a recognizes State of California alcohol and drug certification and 3 yrs experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addiction; or Certification through a recognized State of California alcohol and drug certification entity and 2 years’ experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addiction; or Bachelor's degree in human services field and 1 year experience working with alcohol and drug related issues/addiction; or have a Masters Degree in related field or actively working toward a recognized State of California alcohol and drug certification or a degree as outlined above, with one year experience and on-site supervision. Must offer certain linguistic, gender, cultural and ethnic specific skills: must be able to work with culturally diverse population. Full-time with benefits.

Group Facilitator - SAFIR (Escondido/Poway)
As a Group Facilitator, responsibilities include providing group education on alcohol and drug issues. The Group Facilitator will also provide education on anti-theft/shoplifting prevention, smoking awareness/tobacco education, anti-graffiti/vandalism prevention, and anger management.

Qualifications: AOD Education/Certification. Good Communication Skills. Problem solving skills. Sound, practical judgment. Creativity.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Individual and family intakes and assessment. Developing group learning plans and assisting with development of an effective curriculum. Keep complete and accurate records. Teaching AOD prevention/education to youth, parents, support groups. Part time - Evenings



Per diem Assessor  Must be Licensed - LMFT, LCSW, PSY.  Experience preferred in special education counseling, assessment, IEP processes, and mental health treatment modalities therein.  Willingness and means to travel to SD District School sites to observe students in classroom settings, review academic and school-based MH service records.  Willingness and means to travel to school or home of student's parent to complete parent/family interview.

Computer skills sufficient to professionally formatted Assessment reporting.  Available to attend IEP meeting to present Assessment reports.  Excellent communication skills necessary to open dialogue with school/IEP personnel, parents, students, and clinical team members.  Familiarity with psycho-educational testing data, instruments.  Familiarity with diagnostic inventories, surveys, instruments.  Bilingual preferred.





Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS)
Work in a high school setting providing behavioral support, coaching and modeling directly for students with socio-emotional and behavioral challenges. Provide support for classroom teacher and instructional assistants in understanding behavior and working to implement strategies as outlined in student IEP, Behavior Support Plans and/or Behavior Intervention Plans. Work collaboratively with treating therapist to assess student needs and implement student treatment plan as outlined by therapist.  Experience working in special education setting/classroom preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology or related field. 40 hours/week.

Therapist — (East County)   Provide counseling services to adolescents in a day treatment setting. Practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of clinical assessment, intervention and support to students in an integrated school and mental health, community, or home setting.

Must possess a Master's degree from an accredited program in social work, counseling, psychology or other behavioral health field.

Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and possess an intern or associates number.

Must have had 2 or more years' experience providing clinical services for children with emotional problems in school based settings.

Experience and knowledge of Anasazi is a plus.

Part-time Unlicensed Therapist (LAC Mental Health Contracts)

Provide counseling/mental health services to high school age students. Practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of clinical assessment, intervention and support to students in school-based mental health settings.

Master's Degree and with State of California BBS registration IMF/ASW in good standing

Experience in working in school-based mental health program, mental health clinic, day treatment or other behavioral health setting.

2-4 years professional experience in working with high risk youth.

Experience and knowledge in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents in special education programs.

Bilingual preferred.


Community Training Specialists  Challenging, Physically Demanding, Very Rewarding work with developmentally disabled persons in the Vista Hill Stein Education Center Adult Program. The Community Training Specialists work with adults; responsible for implementation of community based behavioral programs/instructional programs/assigned consumer schedules/maintain consumer program books; participate in communications between program, outside agencies; parents/residential providers; job coaching, etc. HS diploma, 6 mos. experience implementing behavior management programs w/developmentally disabled preferred; Valid CA Drivers’ License, DMV clearance and auto insurance (must be willing to transport self and consumers to field sites). PT - 32.5 hrs. per week/benefits.

Functional Skills Aide

The Functional Skills Aide works under the supervision of the Classroom Teacher or Teacher Assistant, implementing the student's individualized instructional programs and behavior modification programs developed by the classroom teacher.

The Functional Skills Aide assists with students' self-help skills, such as eating, dressing, and toileting; communication, socialization, motor skills and play; pre-academic and academic activities; and community based activities, such as using public transportation, making purchases and working at a vocational site.

A Functional Skills Aide must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

The Functional Skills Aide must also have the ability to understand and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and the ability to make functional decisions to protect the safety and welfare of students and other staff members.

The Functional Skills Aide must be able to move quickly in an emergency situation and run after a student or restrain or prone a student when there is a safety concern

The Functional Skills Aide is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. .

The Functional Skills Aide assists students in all aspects of personal hygiene.

The Functional Skills Aide must engage in a "team approach" to working with students and managing challenging behaviors.

The Functional Skills Aide provides transportation for students as needed.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.


Current Driver's License
DMV driving record clearance
Automobile insurance

Site Coordinator

Work in a Behavior Management Day Program, that is designed to serve developmentally disabled individuals with challenging behavioral issues requiring an intensive level of support or the Adult Services program that offer an Employment Opportunities Program which serves consumers who can benefit from training in community integrated environments with a less intensive staff ratio. Both programs serve adults from 18 to 64 years of age.

Education, Experience and Employment Requirements:
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or related training experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Supervisory experience required.
Must possess a valid California driver's license, an acceptable DMV clearance, and demonstrate adequate automobile insurance coverage.

Duties include:

Participate in the development and implementation of consumers individualized Service Plans (ISPs)

Completes bi-annual progress reports.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining communication with parents, residential providers, Regional Center and general community.

Participates in program documentation i.e., SDRC, CCL, and SEC.
Provides direct services to the consumers as needed.

Ensures that the Community Training Specialists implement weekly schedule.

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Pre-employment Screening (Drug test:, TB); Background Check (FBI & Dept. of Justice) required for all positions.

Send resumes via email:; Fax: 858.514.5195 / 619.281.0453. Mail or apply in person: 6145 Decena Drive, San Diego, CA 92120 or 8910 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123-1104.

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