Providence Health & Services Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist - Therapeutic Preschool in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist - Therapeutic Preschool ( Per Diem / Day Shift ) at Providence Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA.

MHRS Per Diem Position…There are no set weekly hours.

This position is an on-call position when coverage is needed for the

Therapeutic Preschool Program has low staff client ratio (i.e. staff being on

vacation, or medical leave etc)

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for providing services designed to reduce mental disability and improvement or maintenance of functioning consistent with the goals of learning, development, independent living and enhanced self-sufficiency. Such services may include: rehabilitation activities to assist in improving, maintaining or restoring skills, e.g., functional, daily living, social and leisure, grooming and personal hygiene and medication education, or, case management services to provide linkage and consultation to resources, monitoring of progress, and plan development. Plan and direct the program within the therapeutic milieu, which promotes the psychological and developmental growth for seriously emotionally disturbed children, ages 2.5-6 years old.

  • Plan and conduct therapeutic skill building, adjunctive therapy, and other milieu groups. Provide crisis intervention and behavioral support; Provide positive reinforcement and assist with behavior control throughout the day; Implement group and individual behavior plans; Assist clients in developing social, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; Report any suspected or reported child abuse immediately to Program Coordinator and therapist; Coordinate transportation routes. Transport children in Agency van to and/or from the program and/or serve as bus/van monitor; Interface with families; Attend and participate in monthly, evening parent trainings, meetings, and/or family programs


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • BA with 4 years’ experience specific to working with young children with severe emotional/behavioral challenges

  • B.A. in child development, early childhood education, psychology, social work or related field

  • in above fields, plus six (6) years in a mental health setting; and twelve post secondary units in early childhood education.

  • Commitment to increased knowledge as demonstrated by attendance at a minimum of two educational seminars/meetings a year

  • Highly organizational ability

  • Personality and stamina to work with severely handicapped childrenLeadership ability

  • Ability to provide an enriched classroom environment and curriculum

  • Class I CA Driver's License

  • Four years in a mental health setting

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Child & Family Development Center was established in 1962 to serve the social-emotional needs of children (0-21 years old) and their families. The Center has a strong history of providing culturally sensitive and linguistically responsive mental health, outreach and developmental services, with priority given to underserved, overburdened and at-risk families who are unable to access quality services elsewhere . Services are child-centered and family-focused. Located in Santa Monica, the Center is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 206973