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Direct Care Staff/Caregiver South Coast Community Services Fountain Valley, CA $18 an hour - Full-time, Part-time - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Date Posted: Dec 20, 2021

Job Description

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$18 an hour
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    • High school or equivalent (Required)

    • Caregiving: 1 year (Required)

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Health savings account
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Life insurance
Referral program
Retirement plan

Full 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, located in Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa, 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/or PTO offered for employees scheduled 20+ hours per week.


  • Sat/Sun 6am-2pm
  • Sat/Sun 2pm-10pm
  • Thurs-Sat 9:45pm-7:45am (overnight)
  • Sat/Sun 10pm-6am (overnight)

Required Experience:

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: $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Is there anything else you would like for us to know about you for consideration?
  • Are you able to set good boundaries with others and remain professional and in control of your emotions when intense situations arise?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Required)
  • relevant life and work: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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