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Behavioral Health Associate I  

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a Behavioral Health Associate I for our Empire House in Grass Valley. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the general supervision of the Program Director or designee, this position is responsible for assisting members in meeting their expressed goals toward crisis resolution and maintaining wellness while living in the community.  Additional support in areas of medication management, transportation, counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members in all areas of treatment and help them apply for and receive services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Works as needed to fill in for absent staff on any shift to ensure client needs are met.
  • Assists assigned members to identify and progress toward achievement of member chosen goals.
  • Advocates for members in all areas of treatment and help them apply for and receive services.
  • Empowers members in meeting their goals.
  • Assists staff and members in the development and implementation of activities, programming and groups.
  • Provides vocational support.
  • Maintaining all client records and complete required documentation and data entry according to program standards including progress notes, activity reports, and logs, etc.  
  • Drives on agency/program business including safely transporting members and other passengers to and from appointments and activities utilizing their personal vehicle.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify, when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis situation.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Attends to the health, safety, and well being of members.
  • Attends all team and agency staff meetings and trainings unless approval for non-attendance is secured by the Program Director.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Is personally responsible and held accountable for work hours and time management as coordinated with Team Leader.
  • Provides support to other staff team members as needed.
  • Adheres to and upholds the policies and procedures of Turning Point Community Programs.
  • Provides after hours, “on-call” coverage on a rotational basis based on program needs.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer/family driven model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 12:00 am - 8:00 am

Compensation: $19.00 - 20.14 per hour

 

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from high school or an accredited GED program and less than two (2) years’ full-time equivalent experience providing direct mental health services. Lived experience is a plus.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration.
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Nights  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/4/2022  
Location Providence Center  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  
adjustedSeniorityDate None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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