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3 weeks ago

Mental Health Security Guard

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Job Description

Partner with us in making a positive change!

Join a community that’s changing mental healthcare for the better. We have been certified as a Great Place to Work by our own employees for over 5 years running. Looking forward to your partnership in making a difference with us!

Job Title:

Safety Specialist/Mental Health Security Guard (NOC)


Long Beach - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center

Starting Compensation:

17.50 - 18.50 USD Per Hour

Working Location:

Long Beach, CA

Working Hours/Shift:

MON - WED: 7 PM - 7:30 AM

What SBHG brings to you (benefits):

  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits for employees
  • Generous vacation and holiday pay
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • AMFT, ACSW and APCC’s receive supervision for BBS hours (when applicable)
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What you bring to SBHG (Qualifications):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years’ experience in a relevant field OR

  • AA degree in a related mental health field and one (1) year experience in a relevant field.

  • Relevant [field] experience refers to experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children and/or adults in an inpatient or outpatient setting, hospital setting, or setting where safety and security were the primary focus.

  • Valid California Driver's License and clear DMV printout preferred.

  • Valid CPR/BLS certification.

  • Valid Security Guard Registration with California BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services) OR commitment to register as a Security Guard with California BSIS within 90 days of employment required.

How you will make a difference (Job Overview):

The Safety Specialist is responsible for providing a high level of customer service through maintaining a safe environment for all clients, visitors, staff and physicians. This care is provided through direct and indirect physical and verbal interactions with clients, modeling appropriate behaviors for clients, and monitoring daily client activities. She/he screens incoming clients/visitors for contraband and inventories all client property as well as monitoring surveillance equipment. The Safety Specialist controls access to the center, answers/directs incoming clients, conducts physical security checks of the center grounds, and responds to fires and/or emergencies at the center. Maintains vigilance over the general milieu within the facility to facilitate quality client care, optimum facility operations and preserve the safety of all therein.

Division/Program Overview:

  • 24/7 outpatient program

  • Rapid mental health assessment, crisis intervention, and medication support

  • Walk-in’s welcome

  • Clients may stay up to 24 hours

  • BHUCC equipped to serve 12 adults (ages 18 and up) and 6 adolescent (ages 13 to 17)

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For Additional Information:

SBHG and its affiliates acknowledge all COVID 19 vaccination guidelines and mandates recommended by the State of California Department of Public Health. For more details, please see:

Grade State Range: 17.71 - 24.79 USD Hourly

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