School Based Coordinator (Lake View Terrace, CA)

School Based Coordinator

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the School Based Coordinator is responsible for aiding in the Outpatient Mental Health Program. Responsibilities include the oversight and monitoring of school based clinical services to assure minimum quality assurance and continuous quality improvement, maintain relationships with school personnel; training of school-based clinicians while maintaining a set productivity expectation. Responsible for assuring the upholding of regulations established by the Department of Mental Health for the State of California, local governments, school districts, and aligning services with the vision and shared values of Phoenix House.


Starting at $59,080 yr. DOE.


  • Provides orientation, training and ongoing support to the school-based clinicians.
  • Serves as a liaison with local school districts; local elementary, middle and high schools in north-east San Fernando Valley.
  • Ensures that crisis management protocols are followed by Phoenix House staff.
  • Coordinates collaborative activities for mental health awareness with mental health community partners and schools.
  • Monitor and update Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and Service Delivery Application (SDA) with current and new school placements.
  • Attends LACDMH School Based Mental Health Meetings, and additional school-based provider meetings
  • Performs a variety of complex and independent activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of data related to quality improvement.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare written reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Submits quarterly and yearly data logs to School MH DMH
  • Meets regularly with multi-disciplinary team members concerning client and program issues; assists in development or modification of procedures for improvement of services.
  • Develops forms and procedures to track and compile information and apply appropriate data analysis techniques to maintain for tracking statistics.
  • Completes 40 hours of in-service training annually.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement/Utilization Review activities and performs related duties as assigned.
  • Develops positive workplace relationships in accordance with Phoenix House Policy and Procedures with staff and peers by offering appropriate support within a nurturing environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Ensures the implementation of the prescribed treatment protocol of the program in which he or she is employed, including manualized and evidence-based practices.
  • Adheres to the professional ethics and conduct of standards as established by professional licensure, the policies of Phoenix House, and legal, funding and regulatory requirements.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others


  • LMFT or LCSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration. Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment.
  • Four (4) years professional level experience in mental health setting or equivalent experience and abilities.
  • Minimum 2 years of DMH experience and knowledge of documentation standards.
  • Evidenced Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred
  • Must maintain a valid California Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic healthcare record
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of patient development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job ID: 182