Are you passionate about helping youth and adults build their resilience and strength? Come work at La Cheim!  We have job openings all over the East Bay in our five programs including a community mental health center in Oakland, non-public schools in Concord and El Sobrante,  a residential treatment center in Richmond, and therapeutic behavioral services throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our uniqueness lies in the caliber and compassion of our colleagues; teachers, art therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, RNs, Licensed Social Workers, MFTs, and mentors.  Join our exceptional team!

La Cheim School is committed to diversity in its programs and in creating a staff reflective of the populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. We encourage and actively recruit applicants representing diversity of color, age, sex, race, religion, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

To apply for any of La Cheim's open positions, please download and complete our Employment Application Form: 

You can fax the completed form plus your resume to HR at (510) 222-6014 or email the documents to resumes@lacheim.org.

Career Opportunities

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Mental Health Clinical Supervisor - School Based Program

Location, CA

 

Clinical Supervisor for a small non-profit year-round Special Education School and Medi-Cal Mental Health Clinic.

Program Description:


La Cheim's school programs provides both special education and mental health services to adolescent and latency age children. All students have an IEP issued from a neighboring public-school district. Students receive educational and therapeutic clinical services in small, self-contained classrooms. Each classroom's treatment team consists of a special education teacher, clinician, mental health resources specialist, and classroom assistant. Additionally, highly trained Psychiatrists, RNs, and NPs assist each treatment team in developing a quality, thorough, treatment plans for each child.

Each classroom's therapeutic milieu provides individual and group therapy for the participating students. Classroom's student sizes are small, averaging between 5 to 7 students. Overall campus student census ranges from 12 to 18 students. This allows our treatment plans to be very specific for each student's individualized clinical and educational treatment needs.

Our school provides year-round educational and mental health services. Family therapy is a key component to successful client treatment. A child cannot be successfully served unless their family, extended family, and other outside care givers are involved.

La Cheim has a very dedicated treatment team. Staff turnover is quite low; most employees have been with La Cheim well over 15 years. This can be attributed to a positive sense of professional comradery, quality service provision, satisfaction and a very friendly working environment. This sorts of commitment by employees is unique. Our staff dedication allows for consistent high-quality treatment interventions.

This is La Cheim's 5th decade of providing continuous, service to children from our community. Come celebrate life, "La Cheim", and become a member of our treatment team!

Duties Include:

 

  • Overall responsibility for ensuring entire Program provides the most effective clinical and therapeutic services possible.

  • Providing/overseeing group therapy within the classroom, provide individual therapy and family therapy outside of the classroom when/as needed.

  • Supervision of Program’s clinical staff. Signing off hours for clinical interns.

  • Oversee the completing Medi-Cal charting. Overseeing the clinician’s Medi-Cal charting for accuracy and timeliness. Ensuring MD’s, NP’s and RN’s, charting is complete and submitted in a timely manner.

  • Ensuring all clinical notes have effective interventions to ensure each clients’ clinical goals are best met.

  • Ensure all employees successfully complete the maximum number of quality billable notes each month.

  • Responsible for the entire Program’s Mental Health/ Medi-Cal services including ensuring all records and files are kept in ‘Audit Ready’ condition, physical facility meets Medi-Cal standards, and client charts go to mandated county mental health reviews and audits.


Position Requirements/Qualifications:

 

  • Must be a licensed MFT or MSW and be certified by the Board to supervise interns.

  • Valid California Driver's License and a reliable vehicle.

  • Current TB Test and clear criminal live scan clearances including DOJ & FBI.

  • Past experience working with adolescents within a therapeutic milieu. (Preferred)

  • Possess excellent administrative skills provided in an appropriate compassionate manner, yet be clear, firm, and direct.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to write and implement Behavior Treatment Plan

  • Ability to effectively document provided services

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must be a team player

  • Organized

  • Sense of humor (Preferred)

 

Compensation: 

 

Depending upon Experience

Benefits:

 

 Include Generous Benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

 

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Full-Time Associate MFT Intern/ASW Associate

Location, CA

La Cheim School is a small Non-Public School (NPS), that provides the educational and mental health programs for those children in need. We have an opening for a full-time MFT Intern/ASW Intern at our Concord School Site. We need a confident license eligible intern to assist students in addressing mental health symptoms so that they are able to benefit from their education.

Position:


Mental Health Classroom Team Intern for a year-round non-public school working with students with learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities.

Responsibilities:


• Working with a Licensed Mental Health Professional to provide therapy for school based children doing individual and group therapy;
• Manage case load with some interfacing with the County Agencies;
• Maintain required written documentation (MH notes) and reports in a timely manner;
• Supervision towards Licensure is provided.

Compensation: 

 

Associate Rate Depending on Experience

Education:


• Master's Degree
• Must have valid California MFT or LCSW Intern registration and be in good standing

Requirements/Qualifications:

 

• Clear FBI and DOJ Live Scan Clearance and TB Test Required
• Valid California Driver's License
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with adolescents a plus
• Ability to write and implement Behavior Treatment Plan
• Ability to effectively document provided services
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Must be a team player

Equal Opportunity Employer
La Cheim School is committed to diversity in its programs and in creating a staff reflective of the populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. We encourage and actively recruit applicants representing diversity of color, age, sex, race, religion, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Please submit resumes and cover letter to resumes@lacheim.org

If you would like to know more information about our agency, please visit our website at www.lacheim.org

 

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Counselor – Direct Care – Full Time and On-Call

Richmond, CA

 

La Cheim Residential Treatment is seeking a qualified Group Home Supervisor. Candidates must have supervisory experience in children’s residential treatment. The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing staff and severely disturbed male adolescents in a well-established six-bed residential treatment program located in the Richmond Hills.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

La Cheim Residential Treatment Center is hiring full-time, part time and on-call Group Home Counselors. This is a great job for a compassionate, caring person wanting to make a difference in the lives of troubled adolescent males. 

Great opportunity for personal growth and learning. Many of our staff members have gone on to complete graduate studies. Our program is a six-bed group home in the East Bay Hills with six emotionally disturbed adolescents. The boys live in the home and receive mental health and behavioral treatment over a 6-12-month period. Supervision for license AMFT or LCSW is available. Excellent training is provided. Seeking full and part time or on-call counselors. 

Key Duties and Responsibility:

Duties include supervision of clients, planning and supervising recreational outings and therapeutic activities, teaching relationship skills and helping clients develop independent skills.
Challenging and fulfilling position with great opportunity for personal growth and excellent experience for the graduate school student in the social services field.

 

Job Requirements:

Direct care staff shall meet ONE of the following requirements prior to employment:

a. Bachelor or Master Degree in Social Sciences
b. One year’s experience as a staff member in a children’s group home or STRTP
c. Specialized credential as a teacher, substance abuse counselor, vocational youth educator or trainer, and 100 hours of experience working with youth.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to work as part of a team.

Ability to effectively and creatively relate to difficult adolescents, while also setting limits.

Ability to actively interact with the youth.

Ability to climb approximately 3 flights of stairs

A valid driver's license and clean driving record

Clearances of TB test, physical exam, FBI and DOJ and other mandatory State/Federal requirements

Proficient writing and communication skills

College degree preferred or experience required.

Salary:

$18-$20 per hour depending on experience and education. Wonderful opportunity for training and preparation for graduate school.

Excellent benefits for full-time employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Group Home Administrator / Supervisor

Richmond, CA

La Cheim Residential Treatment is seeking a qualified Group Home Supervisor. Candidates must have supervisory experience in children’s residential treatment. The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing staff and severely disturbed male adolescents in a well-established six-bed residential treatment program located in the Richmond Hills.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Overall On-site Supervision of group home staff and youth.
Overseeing all program staff scheduling (24 hours per day program)
Supervision and training of all staff
Program supervision and development, creating effective and professional treatment
Ensuring that program meets group home licensing requirements and STRTP requirements.
Overseeing weekly petty cash, allowance, and additional funds for program
Ensuring, with administrative team, that program is continually trauma informed and culturally sensitive.
Must be willing to work one weekend day and some early evening shifts.
On-call responsibility for emergencies.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

One of the following:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college and a minimum of three years supervisory or administrative experience in a licensed group home.
OR

A minimum of two years of college in an accredited college or university and at least five years supervisory or administrative experience in a licensed group home.

*Other Requirements:

Must clear a criminal record background check and must have a valid California Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
Group Home Administrator Certificate Preferred
Excellent Benefits including:

Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance, Generous Vacation and Sick Leave, fully paid legal holidays.
Send Resumes - resumes@lacheim.org and rtcdir@lacheim.org

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year

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Mental Health Associates/Interns (PhD/PsyD/AMFT/APCC) for Adult Day Treatment PHP/IOP

Oakland, CA

La Cheim Behavioral Health Services' PHP/IOP is seeking a post-graduate intern pursuing licensure as an Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Psychologist (PsyD/PhD). This is a 3-4 day (24-29 hour) per week position and provides individual and group supervision.

 

The work consists of providing individual, group, and milieu therapy to a population of adult clients who are coping with what is often severe and persistent mental illness, some of whom have a history of drug and alcohol issues. Many clients are accustomed to being stigmatized and blamed for their troubles, making it essential that they experience recovery in a non-pathologizing and respectful community environment. 

 

Interns learn about the latest evidence-based modalities while deepening their expertise and compassion in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Learn more.

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House Manager/Program Administrator for Adolescent Group Home

Richmond / Point / Annex, CA

We are seeking a qualified, creative supervisor to serve as our House Manager/Program Administrator who shares our passion to provide the very best care and services to our severely disturbed clients in our six-bed residential treatment program. The Group Home Program Manager will be responsible for the following:
 

Compensation: $50-$55k depending on experience

Exempt Position

Employment type: full-time

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Staff hiring, scheduling, training and supervision

  2. Program supervision and development, creating an effective and professional treatment team to supervise the six clients 24 hours per day.

  3. Develop a treatment team capable of running a safe and effective group home and an effective therapeutic milieu program which meets each client's treatment needs, treatment plan goals, including treatment schedule and curriculum, therapeutic outings, etc. which is supportive of each client's strengths;

  4. House Manager ensures that the group home consistently meets all Community Care Licensing standards.

  5. House Manager ensure that facility has proper amounts of food, linens, bedding and other necessary supplies and that nutritious meals are planned and prepared.

  6. Fiscal oversight in managing payroll records, staff scheduling, managing weekly petty cash and funds for special activities or group home needs, excellent financial documentation skills.

  7. Actively support a program in which conflicts are discussed and resolved by both   students and staff.

  8. House Manager ensures effective written and verbal communication by team members.

  9. Monitor staff involvement in Mental Health Treatment Program.

  10. House Manager assist us in the transition from a Level 14 group home to a Short Term Residential Treatment Program as mandated by the state.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, & EXPERIENCE

 

The candidate must have experience in a children’s residential treatment program or group home and additionally must meet one of the four requirements below:

 

  • Master's Degree in Behavioral Science from an accredited college plus two years' experience as a social worker in a children's or residential facility. OR: 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college plus a minimum of three years supervisory or administrative experience in a licensed group home. OR:

  • A minimum of two years of college in an accredited college or university plus at least five years supervisory or administrative experience in a licensed group home. OR:

  • Qualified and or Certified Group Home Administrator prior to 1/1/2017.

 

Physically able to climb stairs.

 

Please only qualified applicants apply!

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Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physicians Assistant (PA)

Oakland, CA

With expertise in mental health, including assessment, diagnosis & medication management to provide quality, patient-centered care at a thriving PHP/IOP in downtown Oakland, CA.

Daytime hours, M-F, 8-20 hours/week (one to three days/week).

Requirements:

• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Comfort working with adults with diagnoses of severe mental illness
• Commitment to timely, thorough documentation

• Finesse in collaborating with outpatient psychiatric providers

• Emphasis on compassionate, client-centered care

Learn more about this opportunity and meet our PHP/IOP's psychiatric team!

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Full-Time Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Program Director for Group Home

Richmond, CA

We are seeking a Program Director for our Residential Treatment Center, a Community Care Licensing (CCL) Certified Rate Classification Level 14 treatment facility for adolescent males and is transitioning into a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP).  The Residential program provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of the operation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure that delivery of services for all clinical treatment, care and services are consistent with agency’s policies, practices and procedures, and in accordance with all applicable regulations and established policies, programming, and budget;

• Recruit, employ, supervise and provide for training of staff;

• Design, implement and evaluate an effective treatment program;

• Fiscal responsibilities, including preparing budge and monitoring revenue and expenditures;

• Act as liaison between the La Cheim Program and other community agencies resources;

• Ensure a safe, productive environment for clients in placement at La Cheim RTC;

• Ensure communication between the Residential Treatment Program and the Day Treatment Programs; and

• Other duties as assigned by the CEO and dictated by Community Care Licensing.

Qualifications:

• Must have a LSCW, MFT, LPCC License and able to provide BBS certified supervision

• Five Years Residential Treatment Experience (adolescent facility a plus)

• Five years Administrative/Supervisory Experience

• A Valid California Driver’s License, and own a dependable and insurable personal vehicle

• TB, Medical and Criminal Record Clearances

• Effective communication and team work skills

• Requires ability to climb stairs (both in and outdoors)

Compensation:

• Depends on qualifications.

• Includes excellent benefits.

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TBS Specialist/Clinician (PT Position / B.A. or Internship/Practicum)  

El Sobrante, CA

La Cheim Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) offers an opportunity to make a significant difference in young lives, while earning Board of Behavioral Sciences hours toward MFT licensure practicum experience within a supportive work environment. We provide quality supervision and training, which include presentations by experts in the field. We are approved practicum sites for Holy Names University, JFK University, and University of Phoenix.

 

Summary of Position: La Cheim TBS is an effective program that provides one-on-one counseling for emotionally-disturbed children and adolescents at risk of losing their current living situation with a parent/caregiver due to behavioral problems. We facilitate behavioral change through creative use of cognitive-behavioral interventions, social learning model, Nurtured Heart Approach with the collaboration of the client, parent/caregiver, and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. We provide service throughout Contra Costa County within the client's home, school, group home, and/or in the community as needed.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in counseling psychology, social work, or a related field.

• MFT interns and practicum students are strongly encouraged to apply. Supervision for BBS hours are available.

• 1 yr experience working with children or youth in a mental health setting.

• Experience with client assessment, treatment planning, and case management.

• Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral interventions.

• Bi-Lingual (Spanish) preferred.

 

Qualifications:

• Possess the ability to work with children that have serious unmanageable behavior.

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

• Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Requirements:

• Flexible schedule to work evenings and some weekend hours, if necessary.

• Prepare all required progress notes and reports in a timely manner.

• Reliable transportation with insurance and a good driving record.

• Participation in group supervision.

 

Compensation: $14-$16 per hour depending on qualifications.

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On-Call Counselors (Adolescent Residential Treatment) 

Richmond / Point / Annex, CA

La Cheim has an immediate need for Full Time and Part-Time Counselors. If you are compassionate, creative, and like helping adolescents then this is the job for you. La Cheim has a six bed group home in the East Bay Hills (Richmond) with severely emotionally disturbed adolescent males. We offer full time and part time flexible schedules with afternoon, evening, weekend shifts, and overnight shifts available. Our challenging yet rewarding positions offer you the potential for personal growth and development while making an impact and helping the community. Duties include supervision of clients, planning and supervising recreational outings, and therapeutic activities, teaching relationship skills, and helping clients develop independent living skills. 

Job Requirements: Ability to work as part of a team, ability to effectively and creatively relate to severely disturbed adolescents, ability to set limits, ability to climb approximately 3 flights of stairs into group home, ability to actively interact with the youth. We also require a valid driver's license and clean driving record, fingerprint & TB clearance, good writing and communication skills. College degree and experience working with adolescents or in a group home preferred. 

Salary: Depending on Experience and if you have a degree in a relevant field. Great opportunity for training and preparation for graduate school. Flexible schedule and hours and could be a plus for any applicant because we can often times work around your schedule. Excellent benefits for full time employees. 

Challenging and fulfilling position with great opportunity for personal growth and excellent experience for the graduate school student in the social services field. 

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Full-Time Special Ed Credentialed Teachers

Antioch & El Sobrante, CA

La Cheim School needs full-time exceptional Special Ed Credentialed Teachers at our Antioch and El Sobrante School Sites. We will consider (at both sites) Interns that are enrolled in a Special Ed Credentialing Program or qualify as an intern.

We are a non-public school providing specialized academic services and integrated therapeutic support to students who benefit from our small campus setting and high staff to student ratio. We are committed to creating a safe, warm, structured environment that supports students in their efforts to grow, change and learn.

Key responsibilities:
• Direct instruction with students;
• Plan, prepare, and deliver differentiated curriculum based on content standards and grade-level expectations;
• Implementing and maintaining behavior management program using appropriate positive behavioral techniques that complement treatment for the students;
• Completes reports cards within time frame requirements;
• Provide daily lesson plans;
• Work with the classroom team to development of the individual education plan (IEP) for each student to ensure that students records and materials are in an audit ready status;
• Participate in collateral meetings and development of students individual transition plans;
• Attends staff meetings and other duties as assigned; and
• Maintain a high standard of professional behavior at all times.

Qualifications:
• California Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate or;
• Enrolled in an intern program eligible for the credential;
• Valid California driver's license and insurance; and
• Must clear TB testing and fingerprint requirements.

 

La Cheim School provides competitive salaries, benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance, employee contribution towards a 403b Retirement Plan available and generous vacation and sick leave package with opportunities for Professional Development!

Compensation: $52,000 with a $2,000 Signing Bonus Payable 1 yr after Start Date With a 2 Year Commitment (Credential Salary) 

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