Youth/Mental Health Specialist

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Location: Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, or Tustin, CA

Schedule: Full-time, part-time, or on-call; Staff with 32 hours or more must be available to work 2 overnight and 2 weekend swing shifts; Shelter is 24/7 - must be available for overnight, weekend, and various shifts

Locations: Tustin, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa*

Youth/Mental Health Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Work with at-risk youth at 24/7 Youth Shelters, in short-term crisis intervention program for children ages 11-17. Ages 18-26 for Costa Mesa site.

  • Supervise youth, lead educational and recreational activities, and facilitate group counseling sessions

  • Prepare meals, complete cleaning chores, and maintain facility

  • Complete service documentation and answer crisis calls

Youth/Mental Health Specialist requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum age 21

  • Experience working with at-risk youth and educational coursework in Psychology or Human Services related field

  • Team player who is extremely organized

  • Excellent boundaries and ability to handle crisis situations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Approved TB Test/Health Screen, CPR and First Aid certificate (may be completed after employment)

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

* If you have one, please state location preference in your cover letter.

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