Wage band range $80,0000.00 - $110,000.00 annually. However, starting pay is ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.
This position requires strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills to oversee the admissions department, improve patient experiences, and maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned to support the youth and young adult population in those programs listed above.
As a licensed therapist, must maintain a high level of clinical and organizational skills and carry out the mission of Casa Pacifica as it relates to on-going clinical assessment, intervention, and progress of the within Casa Pacifica.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrated by typical activities):
In collaboration with Business Development Representative develop a strong network of referral sources to established preferential relationships.
Develop processes and policies for admissions that optimize client outcomes and cost efficiency of services.
Provides strategic problem solving to generate referrals and improve processes.
Quickly establish rapport with parents, guardians, and youth to gain confidence and trust to work towards appropriate placements.
Field calls 24/7 to schedule initial screening.
Per our admissions criteria assesses the clinical needs and appropriate level of care for youth and completes the assessment and treatment plan for insurance authorization.
Ensures compliance with accreditation agency requirements.
Stays current with changes in State and Federal laws and regulations in areas of insurance/third party payers. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and conferences; reviews professional publications; establishes personal networks, participates in professional societies.
Provides supervision within the Admissions Department and supports Admission Coordinators to collaborate and processes admissions to program(s)
Oversees department scheduling of prospective client screenings and tours of the facilities.
Ensures the clinical and financial screening criteria have been met prior to admission.
Designs, establishes, and maintains procedures and policies to ensure high bed occupancy and to control bed availability and patient traffic.
Coordinates with Finance department on client financial eligibility, co-pays, and deductibles.
Works with county partners to ensure all necessary approvals/agreements regarding treatment services are completed.
Develops and tracks inquiry and referral call metrics to help analyze marketing effectiveness, capacity needs and program requirements.
Prepares admissions reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Responsible for providing and/or mailing program literature when requested.
Provides clinical outreach and in-services to current/prospective referral sources.
Maintains confidentiality in all matters within the organization with respect to personnel, operations, and clients.
May perform other duties and projects as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s in social work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Psychology preferred
Experience in adolescent residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and/or intensive outpatient program preferred. Experience coordinating inpatient and outpatient related treatment with providers.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Understanding of Medi-Cal and other Third-Party Payer regulations and practices
Possesses negotiation skills and abilities.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Proficiency knowledge with Electronic Health Record (Avatar preferred but not necessary)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in all aspects of position.
Strong leadership, supervision, interpersonal and organizational skills
Self-starter, creative thinker with strong social and customer service skills
Ability to manage several projects at one time. Organized and able to function well in a busy environment including the ability to switch gears easily and multi-task.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, yet function independently.
Ability to interact with children and their families in a nurturing way with a positive and patient demeanor.
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and other state/federal licensing or certification requirements, including mandatory reporting requirements as per Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Valid California Driver’s license, clean record.
Casa Pacifica offers:
Comprehensive benefits package, including 401k with up to 5% fully vested employer matching contributions made after first year of service
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance options
Flexible spending and dependent care programs
Excellent training opportunities
Education/tuition assistance programs
Group Discount Pet Insurance
Aflac Critical Illness, Accidental & Dental supplemental plan options
Employee Assistance Program
Free Confidential Crisis Line 24/7 (365 days a year)
Four face to face or telephonic sessions per issue, i.e.,
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Grief and Loss
Free Legal and Financial consultations
Identity Theft Recovery Services
Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults, and families.
We are a diverse and inclusive team providing excellent services to all our communities. Our team members are empowered to share their identities, ideas, and perspectives. A culture built on diversity, equity and inclusivity is essential to creating a safe and healing environment at Casa Pacifica.
Casa Pacifica is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.
Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues. Our Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria offices work with more than 2,100 of the most vulnerable children and their families annually.
We meet youth and families at the most challenging times of their lives and help them overcome some of life’s most difficult circumstances – abuse and neglect, complex emotional and behavioral issues, and family crisis. We restore hope, help children find joy in daily living, and improve families’ opportunities to build a better life for themselves and find a place in the community where they can be successful. Casa Pacifica is committed to children and their families unconditionally over time and through all of life’s ups and downs.
Headquartered on a rural 24-acre campus just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Casa Pacifica’s main Camarillo campus provides the perfect setting for children and adolescents to heal and find new hope for a better future. Our primary service area includes: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Kern County (Bakersfield), San Luis Obi...spo County (SLO), Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and the Southern California/Central Coast region.
Camino a Casa
Residential Treatment Center
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Therapeutic Behavioral Services
Mobile Crisis Response
Transitional Youth Services
Casa Pacifica provides a comprehensive array of state of the art services to meet the varied and complex needs of children, youth, and emerging adults in our care.
Offices in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, and Camarillo house our community-based staff, who deliver services in homes, schools, and the community.