Jun 20, 2022

Juvenile Justice Intervention Services (JJIS) Skills Trainer

  • Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $24.00 - $27.70 hourly
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


The Skills Trainer I coordinates with the program team members to provide community based, comprehensive, strength-based, culturally competent, trauma informed, flexible, effective, mental health services and supports to eligible at-risk children, youth, and families. The Skills Trainer I provides services in accordance with County Mental Health and Family Centered Practice principles, including family voice and choice provided in collaboration with those individuals and agencies involved with the child or youth. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.



Education & Experience

·Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND

·At least 4 years of approved experience*

*approved experience is experience that qualifies the applicant for Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) status in the County Children’s Mental Health System of Care


Skills & Requirements

·Prepared to work independently with flexible hours that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

·Proven documentation skills and intermediate level computer skills including all MS Office programs

·Bilingual skills are a plus

·Verbal and written ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, community partners, consumers and all levels of management

·Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively

·Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within program/department and agency wide

·Ability to work in a mobile, fast paced environment

·Ability to use a laptop computer

·Fulfillment of TB test, background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements

·Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier, if applicable to position

·Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile, if applicable to position



Position Specific

·Provides services to assigned children, youth, and families in the home, office, school, or other community based settings.

·Possesses specific cultural competence to work with and outreach to culturally diverse populations and communities

·Provides services to children and youth involved in the identified systems meeting all County requirements as listed in program scope

·Provides Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) and/or individual rehabilitation to youth as identified in youth’s treatment plan

·Provides collateral support to caregivers and significant support persons as identified in youth’s treatment plan

·Develops and facilitates rehabilitative and/or skill building groups

·Completes Functional Assessments and Crisis Plans prior to providing rehabilitation or IHBS as assigned

·Model and coach positive, constructive attitudes and behaviors in managing difficult situations in school, work, and living situations

·Completes Intake, Core Assessment, Mid Assessment and Discharge packets as assigned.

·Develops and maintains positive relationships with agency and community partners

·Develops and prepares updates to individualized safety plans in coordination with youth’s child family team, maximizing the use of natural supports and community based resources

·Provides other Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and/or case management functions as necessary, securing formal resources, and keeping team members informed of progress and challenges presented.

·Participates in Child Family Team (CFT), multi-disciplinary team, hospital, crisis, psychiatric, court, school, and provider meetings as scheduled

·Provides and documents all Medi-Cal eligible billable and non-billable services, including but not limited to assessment, plan development, group session, collateral, rehabilitation, In Home Based Services (IHBS) case management, Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and crisis intervention within required timelines

·Attends all staff meetings, consumer meetings, and consultation meetings as scheduled

·Participates in the on-call rotation

·Able to provide or arrange for safe transportation for youth and families to services as needed

·Participates in utilization, accreditation, peer review process as assigned

·Works collaboratively with all internal programs, departments, and staff to provide support as needed

·Maintains positive relationships with consumers and customers

·Responsible for meeting all outcomes as documented in Employee Development Plan

·Coordinates with other services provided under the Medi-Cal model, acting in collaboration with other partners and ensuring documentation reflects standards that meet or surpass Stanford Youth Solutions + Sierra Forever families, state and federal Medi-Cal/Medicaid standards