Current Job Descriptions

Scroll down to review the job descriptions of our current openings. They are listed by the department and job title.

BRIDGES

Treatment Recovery Counselor
Responsible for conducting individual session and the development of treatment/recovery program. Facilitates AOD, Educational and recovery groups.  Maintain individual progress notes and documentation.  Conduct random drug testing and documentation. Compile end of the month stats. Must have experience working with high risk adult parole/ probation population.
Staff must be available to work schedules that may include day; evening and weekends to best meet the needs of the population served.

Juvenile Recovery Specialists  The Juvenile Recovery Specialists maintains an active caseload of fifty to sixty-five (50-65) clients and interface with the Community Adolescent Treatment Program, Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Probation Department in the establishment of ancillary client services. Juvenile Recovery Specialist 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 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 Master’s 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

SMARTCARE
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EDUCATOR RAMONA Join our innovative, exciting new Integrated Behavioral Health Program in N. Inland County/ Ramona. Provide mental health screenings, prevention and short term intervention services in a health care clinic setting and collaborate with health care team. Provide Wellness Activities and Events for the Community. Bachelor's in relevant field required. Experience with adults and children, health, wellness, case management, counseling. Spanish speaking required; knowledge of North Inland rural communities preferred. Full time.

JUVENILE COURT CLINIC

GPS ASSESSMENT SERVICES

P-T In-house 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 (Spanish) preferred.  Part-time (20 hours per week).

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.

SAN DIEGO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTATION SERVICES

Behavioral Health Consultant.  Licensed clinicians ( MFT, LCSW, and Psychologist), to provide consultation, education, and training to primary care health staff regarding pediatric behavioral health treatment. 
The Behavioral Health Consultant will also be working with families to evaluate and support the health care team in providing the best integrated treatment. 
Candidates need to hold a current State License and have 3 year experience in mental health treatment with children and youth.  Full time with benefits.

LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER - Escondido

Unlicensed Therapist (North Inland) The Vista Hill Learning Assistance Center North Inland has openings for Unlicensed Therapists (MFTI or ASW) in the North Inland region of San Diego (Ramona and surrounding areas). Assignment may include between 1-3 days in one of our remote locations (Julian, Spencer Valley, Warner Springs or Borrego Springs). Vista Hill Learning Assistance Center- North Inland is a school, home and community based mental health program working under EPSDT Medi-Cal and MHSA contracts with the County of San Diego and various other school-based contracts, working with children and adolescents and their families.

The Program Therapist is responsible for the clinical integrity, assessment, plan and delivery of the mental health services to the child and family. Assures that all provided services, program documentation, and billing are consistent with program policies and various county and community contracts and any federal, state, county, and district requirements.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A Masters or Doctorate degree in social work, marital and family therapy, psychology, counseling, or human behavior from an accredited college or university and BBS Intern registration number (MFT Intern # or ASW #) required.

A registered intern will function in the role of a program therapist with a licensed professional (Program Manager, Clinical Program Supervisor) supervising all clinical work.

Knowledge of theory and practice of psychotherapy and community and school based mental health. Knowledge and experience with Anasazi and computer based documentation. Knowledge and experience in working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of the special education process and IEP process and has a working understanding of the range of learning and emotional disabilities.

30-40 hours per week with benefits .

Therapist Temp. Program Therapist (Escondido) The program needs a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist to provide counseling services to children age 5-18. 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. This position is a temporary position for approximately 3-4 months.

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 Full-time.

PARENTCARE
Teacher
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in early childhood is preferred, 24 units early childhood development, child development, education, counseling or related field required or 3 years related experience required. Minimum of 2 years teaching experience with preschool or early intervention program required. Minimum of 1 year experience in the field of chemical dependency preferred. Ability to develop an integrated educational curriculum appropriate to client and community populations served. The employee must be able to assist in an emergency situation to save the life of client from serious harm.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop lesson plans for Therapeutic Learning Center participants to coordinate with overall treatment plans and to address individual needs of the child. Provide appropriate developmental stimulation and educational instruction with appropriate interventions and lesson plans. Evaluate progress and status of individual children. Participate in appropriate training and education programs on a regular basis to maintain professional skill. Perform administrative duties.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Provides high quality individual & groups therapy to children, TAY (transitional age youth) and adults. Must be able to operate independently with minimal supervision, in a clinical setting.

Minimum Requirements:
Masters in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Child Development, Social Work, or closely related field
Current and valid registration with the BBS (MFT, ASW, or LCPP). Six months of clinical experience and training (traineeship or practicum acceptable) with 0-5 population and female 18 and up population. Basic coursework in Attachment Theory.

Preferred Qualifications:
Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Skilled in infant-parent psychotherapy and child psychotherapy. Familiar with CWS population (including children and families). Familiar with Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders
Trauma-informed. Substance Abuse Experience
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Parent Partner Support therapist with case load of CWS involved clients. Parent partners will utilize lived experience to help clients while maintaining good boundaries.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  GED or High School Diploma, Exp with CWS system

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist with visitation coordination for clients and children to weekly visitation.
  2. Provide support for meal preparation if needed
  3. Assist in parenting class using incredible years curriculum
  4. Transport clients to program if needed
  5. Refer clients to local resources
  6. Provide needed reports to supervisor and Program Director.
  7. Provide time cards and mileage in a timely manner.
  8. Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER - MHC

Licensed Clinician, LCSW/LMFT (East County) Provide counseling/mental health services to elementary/middle 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.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree and a LMFT/LCSW license with the state of California BBS 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. Part-time 16-20 hours per week.

Unlicensed Therapist is responsible for the clinical integrity, assessment, plan and delivery of the mental health services to the child and family.  Assures that all provided services, program documentation, and billing are consistent with VHLAC policies and various county and community contracts and any federal, state, county, and district requirements.

Education/Experience: A Masters or Doctorate degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or human behavior from an accredited college or university. Registered Intern with the applicable state board based on the individual’s educational degree. A registered intern may function in the role of a program therapist provided that an appropriately licensed professional (Program Manager, Clinical Program Supervisor) supervises all clinical work.  Knowledge of theory and practice of psychotherapy and community and school based mental health.  Knowledge and experience in working with children, adolescents, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.  Knowledge of the special education process and IEP process and has a working understanding of the range of learning and emotional disabilities. Must be licensed or license waivered, i.e. a registered intern with the State professional credentialing agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures integrated coordination of care with school personnel, community providers, CPS, Probation and others as appropriate, in implementing school/home-based treatment plan.
  2.   Works with the admin assistant to promptly resolve all eligibility issues that impede billing for services.  Reports progress to the district manager and develops a transition plan as appropriate.
  3.    Ensures that Behavioral Health Assessments, CYHQ, Client Plans, and Utilization Reviews are completed prior to or by the date due and that there are no procedural lapses in the client’s access to services.
  4.     Implements a self-sufficiency, strength-based approach in the provision of care.
  5.   Develops and maintains professional working relationships with referral sources, teachers and other school and agency personnel.
  6.   Within treatment planning and the provision of care, maximizes the involvement of the Case Manager/Rehab Specialist, through clear delineation of roles and responsibilities, both time limited and service specific.
  7.   Maintains 75% productivity.
  8.   Successfully manages a minimum caseload according to the contract requirement, 20/40.  (20 cases currently and 40 unduplicated cases for the year).
  9. Ensures that Progress Notes provide a clear and concise record of medically necessary services in accordance with County and Vista Hill standards and are entered within 2 days of service.
  10. Medical records are kept up to date and charts pass internal and external audits of known requirements.
  11. Effectively monitors case for progress, goal achieved and movement toward transition/termination, providing short term, goal-oriented treatment. This includes treatment planning that is measurable.  Discharge Summaries provide a comprehensive view of the case, including progress and aftercare plan.

LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER - Merit Academy

Unlicensed Clinician (formerly Frontier) is a high school offering Day Treatment services for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. The clinician provides individual, group and family therapy, case management, and coordinates treatment plans with parents, classroom teachers and mental health rehabilitation staff. Practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of clinical assessment, intervention and support to students in a school-based mental health setting.

Qualifications: Master's Degree and registration with the state of California BBS as an 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. Full time with benefits.

Mental Health Rehab Specialist Work in a high school day treatment setting providing behavioral support, coaching and modeling for students with socio-emotional and behavioral challenges. Work directly with classroom teachers and students to implement behavioral interventions and strategies as outlined in student IEP and Behavior Support Plans. Work collaboratively with treating therapist to assess student needs and implement student treatment plan as outlined by therapist.

Must have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology or related field. Experience working in special education setting/classroom preferred. 40 hours per week (M-F; 7:30 - 4:00)

Mental Health Rehab. Specialist—Work in elementary/middle-school settings 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.  Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology or related field. Experience working in special education setting/classroom preferred. 

Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (North County) The Vista Hill Learning Assistance Center in Escondido needs a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist for to provide school-based mental health counseling services to children ages 5-18 in North County. Practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of behavioral intervention and support to students with Individual Educational Plans (IEP's) in school-based mental health settings.

This position is a benefitted 220 day, per year/30 hours per week, work contract with an annual salary starting at $23,550.

Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in social work, counseling, psychology or other behavioral health field. Must have had 2 or more years' experience providing clinical services for children with emotional and behavioral problems in school based or residential settings.

STEIN EDUCATION CENTERS
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.

Director of Education - Stein Education Center is a Multi-site Nonpublic School Serving Developmentally Disabled Children & Young Adults

Duties:

- Leadership/supervision of all school professional staff (Special Education Teachers; OT and Speech programs, School Psychologist as well as administrative staff.
- Indirect supervision of 100+ aides and other support staff.
- Administrative and curriculum oversight of all school programs and professional staff.
- Clinical Supervision.
- Development/implementation or new program needs of developmentally disabled persons.
- Budget preparation & oversight. Review monthly financials.
- Monitor pertinent legal/legislative issues.
- Provide leadership role in community & professional organizations concerned with the developmentally disabled.

Qualifications:
PhD or Ed Degree, Doctorate in Clinical/Educational Psychology or Masters in Education; minimum 10 yrs related experience with 5 yrs administrative experience in Special Education.

Salary:
Based on Experience; full time with benefits.

How to apply:
Send resumes with salary history to vnetto@vistahill.org; or mail to 8910 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123 or Fax to (858) 514-5195

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

Send resumes via email: hr@vistahill.org; 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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