Title Therapist – Residential (P6)
Categories Residential Program
Location Van Nuys Campus
Job Information


Treat children and adolescents who have been assessed as severely emotionally disturbed.  These clients may present with chronically suicidal, homicidal and/or aggressive behaviors. Additionally, these clients may demonstrate direct threats for self-harm and the externalization of poorly managed moods and affect.

Provide 24-hour crisis intervention care to assigned client caseload, including safety assessments.  On call duties start Monday at 7:00 a.m. through Friday at 5:00 p.m.  Rotating weekend on-call. 

Conduct individual counseling sessions with residents to help them to overcome emotional and behavioral problems.  Conduct group therapy sessions as assigned. 

When appropriate, conduct family therapy sessions to assist in resolving the difficulties that caused the child to be placed out of the home. 

Complete documentation and participate in IEP’s for each client.  

Conduct initial and ongoing assessment of residents’ needs. 

Coordinate, develop and ensure implementation of individual needs and service plans for each child; coordinate regular reviews and modifications of this plan as needed.  Complete quarterly reports on each residential child.  

Assist in the development and implementation of strategies designed to assist residents cope with emotional and interpersonal problems.

Ensure treatment coordination between residential and school services for child. 

Consult with residential staff to ensure that residents’ needs are met on an ongoing basis. 

Attend residential staff and house meetings on an as needed basis. 

Complete all necessary clinical paperwork and documentation according to DMH standards. 



M.A., M.S.W., Psy.D. or Ph.D. in psychology, counseling, social work or related field.  Valid California license or California license eligible.  One year experience or training specific to the severely emotionally disturbed adolescent population.  Knowledge of and skills in the areas of individual, group and family therapy.

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Title Program Administrative Assistant
Categories Residential Program
Job Information


Work directly with Direct Care Staff (DCS)  in order to collate the census for the billing department.

Assist Director in coordinating the weekly staff meetings via email or phone calls with DCS.

Answer phone, take messages, and direct callers to appropriated entities

When scheduled, assist with all DCS scheduling including verifying weekend and upcoming staff coverage on a weekly basis

Be available, when scheduled, to take calls regarding DCS call outs and assist in procuring coverage

Maintain the organization of the files in the main office which includes shredding documents as needed

Work with Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Program Director, Program RN and DCS in order to maintain a paperwork overflow system for the homes

Under the direction of the Program Director, QIDP and Program RN, follow- through on information requested by parents and outside agencies as necessary

Prepare and process required documents, assure that the documents are signed by appropriate party and mail

Schedule and confirm the attendance at all program meetings including ISPs, Human Rights, etc. and record on program Google Calendar.

Maintain consultants’ information current for each group home.

Prepare residents TARs as necessary

Prepare forms and monitor all Medi-cal and HUD documentation.

Work with Accounting concerning any problems regarding TAR’s and HUD billing concerns.

Fax materials and file appropriately.

Follow-through with documentation and/or maintenance requests as determined by program Director based on any Quality Assurance walk-throughs.

Update client’s contact information regularly and as needed (including posting new information in each group home)

Work with QIDP to ensure that all monthly reports and documents are updated and filed correctly in each house

Make trips to the Sherman Oaks main campus, Van Nuys campus or into the community in order to pick-up or purchase program materials including submitting and/or picking up petty cash 

Open mail and take care of appropriate requests

Xerox copies of regularly used documentation papers and keep maintained

Travel to each group home and file program documentation to include client specific correspondence, ISP materials, medical and program paperwork such as in-service notes.

Maintain office supplies

Update and maintain the master files

Monitor petty cash and other special activity allotments

Inform Maintenance of any issues for repair etc. regarding DD houses brought to Administrative attention

Submit check requests under the direction of the program Director

Monitor the spending and receipt collection related to check and P&I requests on a regular basis

Work with the Program Director and DCS to publish a newsletter on a quarterly basis

Work with the Program Director and DCS in order to assist in the coordination of monthly/special occasions/celebrations and decorations for the houses


High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Minimum two year of experience in an office environment

Great organizational and follow through skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Computer experience including proficiency in Microsoft Office

Valid California driver’s license and car insurance required 


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Title Residential Counselor (SED)
Categories Residential Program
Location Van Nuys
Job Information

The Help Group’s residential treatment program, Project Six/The Commons, is seeking a qualified individual for our open Residential Counselor position! Please see our minimum qualifications below.

Seeking Qualified Residential Counselors!!

The Help Group’s residential treatment program, Project Six/The Commons, is seeking qualified individuals for several open Residential Counselor positions! Please see our minimum qualifications below.

Residential Counselor Minimum Qualifications:

• BA in psychology, social work, public health, or other related disciplines.
• Experience working with adolescents with social-emotional and behavioral needs.
• Experience with behavioral intervention preferred.
• Valid CA driver’s license with a minimum of 3 years of driving experience; Good driving record and the ability to be insured by the agency insurer. Must have less than 2 points on license.
• Must clear CA fingerprinting background check.

Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the comprehensive skills necessary to successfully reintegrate into their local school, community and family home.

Project Six/The Commons treats adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, social-emotional and behavioral needs within a nurturing environment, where positive and constructive feedback is integrated into a structured daily schedule.

Our Residential Counselors play an integral role in creating this therapeutic environment in which our adolescents can heal, grow, and belong.

We are currently hiring for a Full Time positions.

Please submit your resume to careers@thehelpgroup.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Title Residential Counselor (DD Homes)
Categories Residential Program
Salary $8/hr +benefits
Location North Hills Area
Job Information

The Help Group is currently looking for caring, enthusiastic direct care counselors to work in a group home setting that serves adults, ages 18+, with developmental disabilities.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Direct client care and supervision in a residential setting
- Support and assistance with client personal care, daily living skills, and self help skills
- Tracking and implementing behavioral programs
- Supervision of recreational activities, outings, and groups

All shifts are Full Time 52 hour/week shifts including 2 overnights.

We provide all required training and an excellent benefits package.

- High school diploma required and experience working with developmentally disabled adults a plus.
- Current CPR and First Aid card
- Asleep overnights required!
- Position includes transporting clients in agency vehicles. Candidates must possess valid CA driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to be insured by the agency insurer (must have less than 2 points on license).

Please email your resume to careers@thehelpgroup.org or fax to 818-779-5242. Please include the job title that you are applying for in the subject line. No calls please!

This position includes driving an agency vehicle and requires a valid CA driver’s license, clean driving record and the ability to be insured. Must have less than 2 points on license!

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