Current Job Descriptions

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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)  The program is recruiting a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist Intern to 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 schoo- based settings. Full-time.  Experience and knowledge of Anasazi is a plus.


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.


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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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