The Stigma That Cost Me Years of My Life

Amelia.BrownMental health challenges make you weak – don’t seek help because our culture just doesn’t. The stigmas Amelia Brown faced growing up in the Black community may resonate with many of us. From an early age Amelia was taught that as a woman she was expected to hold the family unit together. You are supposed to be Superwoman – she heard them say. Keep your mental or emotional challenges to yourself because you don’t want to appear pathetic. (more…)

Facing Life on Life’s Terms

6e6a87ff-8f2a-4bee-b885-cdf5f1b798fb At 61 years old, Bernard is celebrating 90 days of sobriety – something that he hasn’t experienced since his early teens. As a kid, he found out that the woman he had called mom his whole life was actually his aunt. His cousins were his siblings . And he was left wondering why his mom gave him up and what else his family had been lying to him about. With mixed emotions and an attempt to make sense of his life, Bernard turned to drugs. He began sniffing glue and then eventually at the age of 14, tried heroin for the first time. (more…)

Staff Spotlight: Donna Dampier

DonnaPic Donna Dampier, CATC, first started her journey with Prototypes as a client 20 years ago while facing personal challenges of her own. She was admitted into residential treatment at Prototypes and then transitioned into outpatient. Through the course of her healing she decided she wanted to receive her substance abuse counseling credential and give back to others as Prototypes had done for her. (more…)

Current Openings

Location El Monte, California
Title Substance Abuse Assessor Position #3003
Department CASC
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Substance Abuse Assessor works as a member of the Community Assessment Services Center team. This person is responsible for providing coordination and comprehensive substance abuse screening, assessment and follow-up services to clients.

Location El Monte, California
Title Substance Abuse Assessor/ Case Manager Position #3042
Department CASC
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Substance Abuse Assessor/Case Manager works as a member of the Community Assessment Services Center team. This person is responsible for providing coordination and comprehensive substance abuse screening, assessment and follow-up services to clients. This person is also responsible for providing case management services to clients seeking treatment through AB109, and ensures that consumers are able to access services.

Location Los Angeles, California
Title Mental Health Clinician Position #6016
Department Domestic Violence Resource Centers
Hours Full Time
Job Summary

Under the Supervision of the Manager, and as a member of the Prototypes Domestic Violence Resource Centers, the Mental Health Clinician will as well as direct services, education, information and referrals. This position provides direct support to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance, as well as provide direct services, education, information and referrals.

Location Oxnard, California
Title Primary Counselor Position #181-23
Department Residential
Hours Full-time
Job Summary

The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor is the coordinator of community and client services for participants in Prototypes’ Programs. This can include outpatient, residential, or detoxification services in areas of domestic violence, substance abuse and issues of mental health.  Certified Substance Abuse Counselor’s are responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of care plans. It is usual for clients to have ongoing support needs in areas such as housing, employment, social relationships, and community participation. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor will work closely with case managers, counselors, and other health specialists to coordinate and monitor client issues. Often Certified Substance Abuse Counselor work in the group environment.

The underlying responsibilities for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors to the client population include:
assessment of needs
care planning
substance abuse counseling
psycho educational group facilitation
education as needed on a individual basis
information
referral

Location Oxnard, California
Title Administrative Assistant Position #181-07
Department Residential
Hours Full-time
Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical and organizational support to the program management to ensure high quality client care. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for key areas in the program administration as determined by site specific needs.

The site specific needs may include, but are not limited to:
Client tracking and reports
Maintenance of filing systems
Preparation of documentation for billing
Processing client payment
Preparing billing for management authorization and accounts payable
Collaborating with outside agencies that provide client services
Special projects as assigned

Location Pasadena, California
Title Peer Advocate #4051
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Provide assistance to Prototypes clients and staff to support client access to care. Support and assist consumers in their recovery.

Location Pasadena, California
Title Senior Clinician Position #4025/4027
Department Children’s Program Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing individual, family, and group mental health services to clients in assigned programs.

Location Pasadena, California
Title Case Manager Position #4143
Department Mental Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing case management services. Support and assist consumers in their recovery.

Location Pasadena, California
Title Case Manager Position #4164
Department Mental Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing case management services. Support and assist consumers in their recovery.

Location Pasadena, California
Title Clinical Assessment Specialist Position # 4153
Department Pasadena BHS
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Clinical Assessment Specialist performs initial assessments with child and adult clients being admitted to clinical services. This includes providing clinical assessment, initial treatment planning, and care coordination with clinical teams. In additional, this position is expected to potentially make in-house and external referrals for additional services, collaborate within the agency and with community partners, and have a good understanding of funding requirements.

Location Pomona, California
Title IS Specialist I #4063
Department Mental Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for all IS tasks related to the programs assigned for all DMH programs. Responsible for IS and internal tracking data entry of assigned programs for all DMH programs. Responsible for all IS updates related to assigned programs. Responsible for staff productivity reports. Responsible for reconciliation of assigned programs. Provide front desk coverage when necessary.

Location Pomona, California
Title Substance Abuse Counselor #2021
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Substance Abuse Counselor provides intakes, counseling and education to outpatient and/or day treatment clients. In addition, they also provide case management services, to ensure community linkage. They will demonstrate the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the client’s needs, documents knowledge of client’s growth and progress, and demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed by clients served. Must enjoy working as a member of a team in a cooperative effort and be able to exercise creative and independent judgment to solve problems. The Substance Abuse Counselor is expected to perform their duties in alignment with the mission and values of Prototypes.

Location Pomona, California
Title Manager 1 Position # 4146
Department Outpatient
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The primary responsibilities of the Manager I include providing supervision and staff development assistance for all direct reports as assigned by the Director, as well as the oversight of day to day program operations of assigned Prototypes program(s) that represent the Prototypes philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The Manager I is also responsible for other tasks as assigned by the Director which are essential to incorporating the agency’s mission and values into our service delivery. The primary objective of the Manager I is to balance between fiscal responsibilities while providing the highest quality of care. The Manager is responsible for motivating and inspiring a high performing team.

Location Pomona, California
Title On Call Clinician Position # 4147
Department Outpatient
Hours On Call
Job Summary

The On Call staff provides program coverage in outpatient mental health clinical services, which may include providing individual therapy, family, and/or groups to children, transitional age youth, and/or adults as scheduled by Program Supervisor. The On Call staff may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title On Call Case Manager Position # 4148
Department Outpatient
Hours On Call
Job Summary

The On Call staff provides program coverage in outpatient mental health clinical services, which may include providing individual therapy, family, and/or groups to children, transitional age youth, and/or adults as scheduled by Program Supervisor. The On Call staff may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title On Call Substance Abuse Counselor Position # 2055
Department Outpatient
Hours On Call
Job Summary

The On Call staff provides program coverage in outpatient substance services, which may include counseling and education to outpatient and/or day treatment clients, case management services, in an individual or group setting. The On Call staff may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title Supervisor I Position # 4105
Department Outpatient – Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Supervisor I supervises and manages staff to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals in accordance with Prototypes  philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The primary responsibilities of the Supervisor I are to assist in the process of providing quality client care by providing supervision and staff development for all assigned direct reports within the assigned Prototypes program. The Supervisor I is also responsible for overseeing client care as it relates to staff scheduling, outside agency relations, and other tasks as assigned by the Manager, as well as other daily activities essential to incorporating the agencies mission and values as a part of our service delivery. The primary objective of the Supervisor I is to provide smooth and effective supervision of the staff, assignments and program activities. Supervisor I is responsible for team’s performance.

Location Pomona, California
Title Counselor Case Manager Position #1116
Department Pomona WC
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Counselor/Case Manager is the coordinator of community and client services for participants in Prototypes Programs. This can include outpatient or residential services in areas of domestic violence, substance abuse and issues of mental health.  The Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of care plans. It is usual for clients to have ongoing support needs in areas such as housing, employment, social relationships, and community participation. The Counselor/Case Manager will work closely with other case managers, counselors, and other health specialists to coordinate and monitor client issues.

The underlying responsibilities for the Counselor/Case Manager to the client population include:

assessment of needs
care planning
education
information
referral

Location Pomona, California
Title Counselor Case Manager Position # 1101
Department Pomona WC
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

:  The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager is the coordinator of community and client services for participants in Prototypes Programs. This can include outpatient or residential services in areas of domestic violence, substance abuse and issues of mental health.  The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager is responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of care plans. It is usual for clients to have ongoing support needs in areas such as housing, employment, social relationships, and community participation. The Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager will work closely with other case managers, counselors, and other health specialists to coordinate and monitor client issues. Often, the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor works in a group environment.

The underlying responsibilities for the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager to the client population include:

  • assessment of needs
  • care planning
  • education
  • information
  • referral
Location Pomona, California
Title Mental Health Forensic Outreach Peer Advocate Position # 4152
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for collaborating with assigned FOT clinician in provision of jail in-reach and post-release integrated, intensive short-term case management for persons receiving services through existing DMH AB109 providers that require additional assistance for successful linkage to on-going community services and supports upon their release from jail. This position is primarily out-stationed in a jail setting and will attend trainings, supervision, etc. at the home site in Pomona.

Location Pomona, California
Title Mental Health Forensic Outreach Clinician Position # 4151
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing jail in-reach and post-release integrated, intensive short-term case management for persons receiving services through existing DMH AB109 providers that require additional assistance for successful linkage to on-going community services and supports upon their release from jail. This position is primarily out-stationed in a jail setting and will attend trainings, supervision, etc. at the home site in Pomona.

Location Pomona, California
Title Case Manager Position # 4155
Department Mental Health Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing case management services for children and their families in the FCCS 0-5 program.

Location Pomona, California
Title Youth Prevention Specialist Position # 2019
Department Youth Prevention/Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Hours Part-Time
Job Summary

Serves as a Youth Prevention Specialist with youth ages 12-18 at assigned school(s) within Pomona Unified School District under the supervision of the Program Supervisor. Provides alcohol and drug prevention services to youth and families including youth prevention education, parent group activities, and community-wide prevention campaigns.

Location Pomona, California
Title Supervisor II Position # 4060
Department Outpatient –CRP/CW
Hours Full=Time
Job Summary

The Supervisor II is a licensed professional that supervises and manages staff to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals in accordance with Prototypes philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The primary responsibilities of the Supervisor II are to assist in the process of providing quality client care by providing supervision and staff development for all assigned direct reports within the assigned Prototypes program in addition to providing direct care when needed. The Supervisor II is also responsible for overseeing client care as it relates to staff scheduling, outside agency relations, and other tasks as assigned by the Director, as well as other daily activities essential to incorporating the agencies mission and values as a part of our service delivery. The primary objective of the Supervisor II is to provide smooth and effective supervision of the staff, assignments and program activities which includes program development of assigned program(s). Supervisor II is responsible for team’s performance.

Location Pomona, California
Title Case Manager Position # 4073
Department CalWORKS/ GROW/ Out Patient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

General Responsibilities:

  • Work as an active team member and closely collaborate with team members.
  • Provide field based services as required by program.
  • Interface with multidisciplinary team in treatment planning and service delivery.
  • Develop and assess effectiveness of individualized treatment plans and consumer progress.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with agency, HIPAA and DMH standards.
  • Assist in ongoing maintenance of consumers’ charts and other related documentation.
  • Ensure that all clinical documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Coordinator.
  • Arrange work schedule in accordance with the agency’s needs.
  • Comply with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Attend internal and outside meetings as assigned.
  • Meet expected performance standards as assigned by supervisor.

Case Manager Duties

  • Provide “whatever it takes” services to consumers including providing services where the consumer lives, assisting with housing, benefits, employment, education, transportation, child care, medical and other needed services.
  • Provide case management services to clients as assigned.
  • Serve as care coordinator for clients as assigned. Responsibilities include coordination of all services with other providers and completion of all coordinated care documentation.
  • Assist client in developing independent living skills to promote independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Co-facilitate and lead psycho-social rehabilitation groups.
  • Assist in crisis and symptom management.
Location Pomona, California
Title Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Position # 1104
Department Residential Women’s Center
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

As a member of the residential team, under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Counselor will provide substance abuse counseling individually and through group sessions. You will also provide quality crisis intervention services to individuals and families as needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title Supervisor I #4160
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health– Child and PEI Services
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Supervisor I supervises and manages staff to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals in accordance with Prototypes  philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The primary responsibilities of the Supervisor I are to assist in the process of providing quality client care by providing supervision and staff development for all assigned direct reports within the assigned Prototypes program. The Supervisor I is also responsible for overseeing client care as it relates to staff scheduling, outside agency relations, and other tasks as assigned by the Manager, as well as other daily activities essential to incorporating the agencies mission and values as a part of our service delivery. The primary objective of the Supervisor I is to provide smooth and effective supervision of the staff, assignments and program activities. Supervisor I is responsible for team’s performance.

Location Pomona, California
Title Senior Clinician #4163
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health-Varies
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing individual, family, and group mental health services to clients in various programs which may include ages 0-59 years of age.

Location Pomona, California
Title Clinical Team Leader Position # 1129, 4137
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Clinical Team Leader is a licensed professional who is expected to provide clinical supervision to staff and assist with the delivery of direct services which may include: clinical assessments, individual, family, and group mental services. The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Team Leader include providing direct client care in a manner which exemplifies Prototypes philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision, in addition to providing supervision and staff development assistance for all direct reports as assigned by the program Supervisor. The Clinical Team Leader is also responsible for other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor which are essential to incorporating the agency’s mission and values into our service delivery. The primary objective of the Clinical Team Leader is to help ensure the provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals.

Location Pomona, California
Title IOS Senior Clinician Position #4076
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing individual, family, and group mental health services to clients in assigned programs.

Location Pomona, California
Title Parent Partner Position #4156
Department Outpatient
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing case support and navigation services for parents. FCCS Child is a comprehensive program that works to support the child and the family with navigation of the child welfare system, residential treatment or other “at risk” experiences that are impacting the family system. This is done through collaboration with DFCS, subcontracted agencies, community stakeholders, and employees, this position will be responsible for providing primary and secondary child abuse prevention services to strengthen and support families. Support for these families includes outreach, education, training, and forums to support and engage parents in our community with case navigation, parenting skills, and advocacy.

Location Pomona, California
Title Floor Counselor Position #1055
Department Mother and Child Residential
Hours Full Time, Part-Time, or on-call
Job Summary

The Floor Counselor provides program supervison for late afternoon, evening, or graveyard shifts as scheduled by Program Supervisor.

Location Pomona, California
Title Substance Abuse Counselor Position #2017
Department Outpatient Services
Hours Full-time
Job Summary

The Substance Abuse Counselor provides intakes, counseling and education to outpatient and/or day treatment clients. In addition, they also provide case management services, to ensure community linkage.  They will demonstrate the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the client’s needs, documents knowledge of client’s growth and progress, and demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed by clients served.  Must enjoy working as a member of a team in a cooperative effort and be able to exercise creative and independent judgment to solve problems.  The Substance Abuse Counselor is expected to perform their duties in alignment with the mission and values of Prototypes.

Location Pomona, California
Title ARCC Family Navigator Position #1127
Department Residential
Hours Exempt
Job Summary

The ARCC Family Navigator provides program coverage in residential substance abuse clinical services, which may include completing assessments, crisis intervention, providing individual and/ or family therapy, and/or groups to women, as well as case management. The therapist may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title On Call Cook
Department Residential
Hours On Call
Job Summary

The On Call provides kitchen coverage in residential substance abuse treatment services, which may include cooking and food preparation education to clients, assistance with inventory and meal planning, monitoring of clients as they assist with meal preparation and clean up, and/or attend staff meetings and provide feedback regarding clients in relation to their work in kitchen or in meeting their dietary needs. The On Call staff may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed.

Location Pomona, California
Title On Call Child Care Specialist
Department Prototypes Women
Hours On Call
Job Summary

Supervise and educate clients to engage in developmentally appropriate practices with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children.

Location Pomona, California
Title Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Position #1105
Department Residential
Hours Full Time
Job Summary

As a member of the residential team, under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Counselor will provide substance abuse counseling individually and through group sessions. You will also provide quality crisis intervention services to individuals and families as needed.

Location Pasadena, California, Pomona, California
Title Senior Clinician Position #4142
Department Outpatient Behavioral Health (CW/GROW/CRP)
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Responsible for providing individual, family, and group mental health services to clients in the Community Reintegration Program (CRP), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program and General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW) Program.

Location Tustin, California
Title Supervisor I #5003
Department Residential
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

The Supervisor I supervises and manages staff to ensure provision of quality client care and effective team performance to meet agency goals in accordance with Prototypes philosophy, goals, policies, mission and vision. The primary responsibilities of the Supervisor I are to assist in the process of providing quality client care by providing supervision and staff development for all assigned direct reports within the assigned Prototypes program. The Supervisor I is also responsible for overseeing client care as it relates to staff scheduling, outside agency relations, and other tasks as assigned by the Manager, as well as other daily activities essential to incorporating the agencies mission and values as a part of our service delivery. The primary objective of the Supervisor I is to provide smooth and effective supervision of the staff, assignments and program activities. Supervisor 1 is responsible for team’s performance.

Location Tustin, California
Title Certified Substance Abuse Counselor #5007
Department Residential
Hours Full-Time
Job Summary

Provides individual and group counseling to clients and maintains a caseload of families for whom the counselor takes primary service responsibility.

California To Revamp Addiction Treatment For Medicaid Recipients

Prototypes’ Eli Veitzer comments on the changes that will allow more Medi-Cal recipients access care for substance use disorders, but with shorter treatment stays. “If their ability to function independently in the community is not addressed, they are likely to relapse,” he said.

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Roecklein

Jennifer presents Safety Person of the Year Award.
Jennifer Roecklein with the 2015 Safety Person of the Year, Stephanie Canales.
Jennifer Roecklein’s work impacts each client who comes through our doors even though she doesn’t provide treatment services to our clients. Her work in improving quality and safety throughout the organization ensures that our staff can provide the highest quality services to clients in a comfortable, safe and healing environment. Jennifer joined the Prototypes team two years ago and now oversees customer service initiatives, chairs the Health & Safety Committee, assists the quality improvement team and helps lead the Employee Engagement Committee. (more…)

Learning to Be Brave

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Heather and Hallie
Hallie was just four years old when the Department of Children and Family Services removed her from her home. While the specific trauma she experienced is unknown, she now has the support and love that enable her to create new, happy childhood memories. When she was first detained, Hallie received an assessment by the Multidisciplinary Assessment Team, which is a partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Mental Health and community providers like Prototypes. This comprehensive assessment helps determine foster home placement and additional services children like Hallie might need. (more…)

Program Highlight: Parent-Child Interactive Therapy

PCITstoryPrototypes aims to meet the varying needs of the families we serve and we are excited to announce the newest treatment program we will be offering at our Pomona Outpatient Behavioral Health Center- Parent Child Interactive Therapy or PCIT. The addition of this specialized, evidence based treatment to our children’s programming was made possible through funding from the Department of Mental Health and First 5 LA and helps parents with children ages 2-5 who have disruptive and challenging behaviors. The unique aspect of the treatment is that parent and child play in a room with a two-way mirror so that the therapist can provide guidance to the parent through an earpiece. Parents learn how to guide and support their children to reinforce positive behavior. (more…)

Prototypes Celebrates Rocksy on Her Retirement

Rocksy“Working at Prototypes has been my life,” shared Rocksy Chenevert. “I would wake up each day excited for what the day would bring.” Altogether, she worked for Prototypes for 19 years at the Pomona Women’s Center. She was the first staff person hired when Prototypes opened its Pomona facility in 1988. “It’s kind of surreal. It’s hard. It’s like leaving home because your heart is still there,” said Rocksy. “The people at Prototypes put in such hard work and I built such strong relationships with my co-workers. The clients also encouraged me and working with them was a constant reminder to stay clean so I could help them. It was a family thing. I’ve seen so many children born at Prototypes, it melts your heart.” (more…)

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Cristina Gomez

Dr.-Cristina-GomezDr. Cristina Gomez, who started working at Prototypes in 2014, loves working in community mental health. She works with clients on public assistance to help them remove barriers to becoming employed. Many of them suffer from depression and anxiety, have histories of trauma and addiction, and are also parents. As a Senior Clinician at Prototypes Pomona Outpatient Behavioral Health Center, she provides therapy to participants with the goal of improving emotional and mental health so they can obtain a job or start school. Due to her commitment to her work and the clients, Dr. Gomez was a recent recipient of Living the Prototypes’ Values Award. (more…)

Report Highlights the Impact of a Second Chance

second-chance2Angela’s youthful experimentation with drugs devolved into a 33-year addiction to crack cocaine. To finance her habit, she resorted to forging checks and petty theft. First arrested in 1998, she spent the next 15 years in and out of prison. By 2013, facing a lengthy prison sentence, she says, “I was tired of drugs, tired of prison and ready to straighten myself out.” Unfortunately, Angela is one of many. The rate of incarceration of women has increased substantially in recent decades and women constitute the fastest-growing segment of people incarcerated in both jails and prisons in the United States (more…)