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Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We are well-known in the field and have been a preferred provider in the Southern California region for over 20 years partnering with local government agencies and managed care companies to offer personalized, integrated care to community members of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. You will find that we have several openings ranging from administrative to clinical positions in a variety of service areas and settings in Southern California. Join one of our Pathways companies, Pathways Community Services (PCS) and/or College Community Services (CCS) and experience it for yourself! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.
Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Life Coach part time (16 hours a week) for our Oasis program.
A Life Skills Coach has been a recipient of mental health services. Life Coaches are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote client self-determination and decision-making. Life Coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each client's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. Assists care coordinators in engaging consumers who come to the program, run groups and perform some clerical activities. Specific job responsibilities will vary depending on education and experience.
Carry out duties as a member of the team, under the direction of the team leader and the team psychiatrist.
Be a member of an individual treatment team for a number of clients.
Performs case/care management support functions to include obtaining background information and records on clients.
Provides community resource linkages for clients and staff.
Transport clients to accommodate community relationships. Use of personal car or vehicle is required.
Assists clients with understanding and utilizing public services.
Under direction completes clerical tasks such as filing, copying, putting together packets needed by care coordinators.
Consults with supervisor and care coordinators regarding concerns with consumers attending groups or coming to clubhouse.
Monitor cleanliness and tidiness of the clubhouse and waiting area of the program at all times.
Maintains professional relationships with relevant agencies and service providers.
Participates in staff and client meetings, and training activities as required.
Facilitates some socializing groups at the clinic and in the community.
May provide work-related supportive services, such as assistance securing necessary clothing and grooming supplies, wake-up calls, transportation.
Meet monthly productivity requirement of 100 direct service hours (DSH).
Perform mentoring, problem solving, and may provide encouragement on and off the job site within boundaries.
Maintain and ensures HIPAA, ethical standards and professional boundaries with all staff and clients.
Assist and support clients to carry out personal hygiene and grooming tasks.
Provide practical help and mentoring, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving and direct assistance to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living.
Other duties assigned or necessary to support the program and/or the company.
Provide the best customer care possible.
Identify and build upon the strengths of clients, coworkers, and the communities we serve.
Support clients’ steps towards Recovery and Wellness.
Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our clients.
Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry.
Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or GED required.
One to two years’ experience in community mental health rehabilitation services or an alumni consumer of similar services who has successfully transitioned to self-sufficiency or Bachelor of Arts degree in a mental health related field preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Proof of: valid California driver’s license and auto insurance, as well as proof of education are required. Prior behavioral health experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Knowledge and experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population.
Basic level PC skill required.
Ability to work flexible schedule to meet the needs to the Program.
Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills and communication skills are a must.
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage time.
Office Environment (not remote position). Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking.
May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Requires significant use of computer, tablet, phone and/or general office equipment.
Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
Will require off-site travel 20% (local and out of state) - meeting, county and/or client needs.
Will use personal car or vehicle as required for travel and/ or transportation.
Will travel for meetings, training, etc. as needed. However, not remote position.
Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.