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Direct Care Staff (Residential Treatment Program) - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Jul 27, 2023

Job Description

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of foster youth?

If so, we would love to have you as part of the SCCS team!

For more than 30 years, SCCS has provided care, counseling, coaching, and essential mental health services for children, teen, young adults, and their families. As specialists in the field of mental health, SCCS employees possess diverse professional skills equipping us as a team to treat each client’s unique needs.

As a Residential Treatment Direct Care Staff - Mental Health Worker in one of our STRTP homes in Fountain Valley, you will be responsible for the supervision and care of our youth between the ages of 10-18. SCCS group homes provide a structured and therapeutic environment for our youth through a team-based and relational approach. Responsibilities of Mental Health Worker-Residential Treatment include participating in activities, providing therapeutic interventions, providing positive reinforcement, setting limits and enforcing rules, monitoring behavior, preparing meals, maintaining the cleanliness of the house, and dispensing medication.

  • Benefits and PTO offered for employees scheduled 30+ hours per week
  • Sick Time offered for part time employees
  • Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

On-Call/Part-Time/Full time

  • Various Shifts Available:

DCS-Sun-Wed- 6am-1pm (24 hours)
DCS-Wed-Sat- 6am-1pm (24 hours)DCS-Sun-Wed-1pm-11pm (40 hours)
DCS-Wed-Sat- 1pm-11pm (40 hours)FM-Sun-Wed- 12pm-10pm (40 hours)
AM FM-Sun-Wed 6a-4p (40 hours)
Float NOC-Thurs - Sat- 9:45pm - 7:45am (FT)


Education/Experience – must meet one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree
  • Valid Child Development Teaching Permit
  • Completed 12-semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth.
  • A valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor, or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth.
  • A valid vocational training certificate, credential, or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor, or other relevant experience.
  • Previous employment as full-time staff or served as a volunteer at a group home, STRTP, or substance abuse treatment program for at least one year.
  • Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems as a consumer, mentor, caregiver, or other relevant experience.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Looking to make a difference? … Please apply!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $19.00 - $23.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Group home


  • 10 hour shift
  • Choose your own hours
  • Evening shift
  • Every weekend
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fountain Valley, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Caregiving: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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