Jen Cusack
"We are here to help everyone grow – not only our clients and their families, but our team as well

We provide opportunities and challenges for our team that will broaden their skills and encourage them to pursue their goals. We support an environment for growth that is inspiring, warm, collaborative, ethical and professional.  We strive to provide our team a chance to learn, a chance to teach, a chance to listen, a chance to serve, a chance to work for and to witness victories."

Jen Cusack, Chief Operating Officer

Statements of Purpose

At Balance Treatment of SLO, our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, their families and those in their communities by addressing the issues that are preventing growth. The Therapist fulfills direct service, including individual, couple/family and group psychotherapy, consultations, assessments and crisis intervention.  When working in the Intensive Outpatient Program, therapists may be working with adults as well as adolescent clients.  Reports to the Program Director.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the well-being of clients and the integrity of the program.

  • Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy as assigned.

  • Maintain knowledge of mental health, dual diagnosis, CBT, DBT, and family systems approach.

  • Conduct assessments of clients at admission and as needed.

  • Provide appropriate diagnoses and treatment recommendations based on a review of the client’s history, signs, and symptoms.

  • Conduct crisis intervention services, including initiating 5150 evaluations.

  • Participate is treatment planning.

  • Provide utilization reviews as required.

  • Consult with agency staff, caregivers and other professionals.

  • Maintain all documentation in appropriate and timely manner as required.

  • Provide appropriate discharge planning for clients as required.

  • Attend and complete all in-service training and educational workshops.

  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with the Balance Treatment, SLO mission and philosophy.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with current legal standards pertaining to professional practice, reporting requirements, professional boundaries, and related issues.

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.

Qualifications

Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position. Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • A Masters or Doctorate degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or social science. A license, or registration issued by the governing state board is preferred. A minimum of two years experience in evaluating and/or treating persons suffering from mental illness and/or substance abuse is preferred.

  • Prior training in EMDR, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness or other evidenced-based practices is preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

  • Must have valid California driver’s license and liability insurance if driving personal vehicle on Balance Treatment Program business.

  • Vision, hearing, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination must be adequate for performance of job duties. Able to sit at desk, use keyboard, write and physically perform other job duties. Able to move about the facility to observe clients and staff.

  • Must be customer-service driven.

  • Specific qualifications may vary based on assignment.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which may be inherent in the position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a fair and inclusive work place.

Statement of Purpose

At Balance Treatment Center, our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, their families and those in their communities by addressing the issues that are preventing growth. The Technician fulfills the assigned role as a part of the treatment team, maintaining the well-being of clients and integrity of the program.  Provides client supervision and staff/unit support as assigned. Reports to the Director of Nursing.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the well-being of clients and the integrity of the program.

  • Write clear and concise statements summarizing clients’ feelings, expressions, resistance and response to their treatment plan, goals and objectives. 

  • Confront behavioral changes, properly identify a crisis, and recognize when additional assistance is necessary.

  • Recognize personal recovery issues that have an impact on job performance and interactions with clients.

  • Understand and maintain policies regarding professional ethics, including appropriate boundaries and client confidentiality.

  • Prepare for and facilitate specialty programs/groups.

  • Communicate clearly with clients, staff, peers, supervisors and non-Balance Treatment Center resources.

  • Maintain all documentation in appropriate and timely manner as required.

  • Attend and complete all in-service training and educational workshops.

  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with Balance Treatment Center mission and philosophy.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with current legal standards pertaining to professional practice, reporting requirements, professional boundaries, and related issues.

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.

Qualification

Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position. Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • High school diploma or equivalency.  One year of experience preferred in the mental health or substance abuse field or educational progress towards degree in a mental health or substance abuse field.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

  • Must have valid California driver’s license and liability insurance if driving personal and/or company vehicle on Balance Treatment Center business.

  • Vision, hearing, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination must be adequate for performance of job duties. Able to sit at desk, use keyboard, write and physically perform other job duties. Able to move about the facility to observe clients and staff.

  • Must be customer-service driven.

  • Specific qualifications may vary based on assignment.

 

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which may be inherent in the position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a fair and inclusive work place.

Statements of Purpose

At Balance Treatment Center, our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, their families and those in their communities by addressing the issues that are preventing growth. The LVN or LPT is responsible for the nursing assessment, medication monitoring and supervision of the technician staff for the facility. Reports to the Director of Nursing.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the well-being of clients and the integrity of the program.

  • Collect and report performance improvement data as directed by the DON.

  • Monitor medication process.

  • Accept and transcribe phone orders from physicians.

  • Assign and supervise the technician staff.

  • Conduct admission and ongoing assessment of client condition.

  • Take vital signs.

  • Maintain nursing supplies and over-the-counter medication supplies.

  • Conduct complete nursing documentation audits.

  • Conduct and complete documentation of shift report.

  • Complete medication counts as required.

  • Complete patient rounds.

  • Attend facility outings with clients.

  • Maintain all documentation in appropriate and timely manner as required.

  • Attend and complete all in-service training and educational workshops.

  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with Balance Treatment Center mission and philosophy.

  • Maintain knowledge of and act in accordance with current legal standards pertaining to professional practice, reporting requirements, professional boundaries, and related issues.

  • Demonstrate respect for cultural and lifestyle diversities of clients and staff.

Qualifications

Following are the qualifications required to perform the essential functions of this position. Qualifications may be subject to modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Current California LVN or LPT license.  One year experience required.  Experience in the mental health field, substance abuse field, or a residential healthcare facility preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

  • Must have valid California driver’s license and liability insurance if driving personal and/or company vehicle on Balance Treatment Center business.

  • Vision, hearing, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination must be adequate for performance of job duties. Able to sit at desk, use keyboard, write and physically perform other job duties. Able to move about the facility to observe clients and staff.

  • Must be customer-service driven.

  • Specific qualifications may vary based on assignment.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which may be inherent in the position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a fair and inclusive work place.

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