Skills Trainer I and II
Juvenile Justice Intervention Services (JJIS) - Sacramento



The Skills Trainer coordinates with the program team members to provide community based, comprehensive, strength-based, culturally competent, trauma informed, flexible, effective, mental health services and supports to eligible at-risk children, youth, and families. The Skills Trainer I provides services in accordance with County Probation and Family Centered Practice principles, including family voice and choice provided in collaboration with those individuals and agencies involved with the child or youth. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.

Education & Experience:

To qualify as Skills Trainer I:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND
  • At least 4 years of approved experience*
    • *approved experience is experience that qualifies the applicant for Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) status in the County Children’s Mental Health System of Care

To qualify as Skills Trainer II:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology with LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW license or license eligibility OR
  • Master’s degree in a related field AND
  • At least 2 years of approved experience*
    • *approved experience is experience that qualifies the applicant for Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) status in the County Children’s Mental Health System of Care

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides services to assigned children, youth, and families in the home, office, school, or other community based settings
  • Possesses specific cultural competence to work with and outreach to culturally diverse populations and communities
  • Provides services to children and youth involved in the identified systems meeting all County requirements as listed in program scope
  • Provides family counseling using the  Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model as identified in youth’s treatment plan
  • Provides collateral support to caregivers and significant support persons as identified in youth’s treatment plan
  • Develops and facilitates rehabilitative and/or skill building groups using models including but not limited to The Seven Challenges and Seeking Safety
  • Model and coach positive, constructive attitudes and behaviors in managing difficult situations in school, work, and living situations
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with agency and community partners
  • Develops and prepares updates to individualized safety plans in coordination with youth’s child family team, maximizing the use of natural supports and community based resources
  • Provides other case management functions as necessary, securing formal resources, and keeping team members informed of progress and challenges presented.
  • Participates in Child Family Team (CFT), multi-disciplinary team, hospital, crisis, psychiatric, court, school, and provider meetings as scheduled
  • Provides and documents all probation eligible billable and non-billable services
  • Attends all staff meetings, consumer meetings, and consultation meetings as scheduled
  • Able to provide or arrange for safe transportation for youth and families to services as needed
  • Participates in utilization, accreditation, peer review process as assigned
  • Works collaboratively with all internal programs, departments, and staff to provide support as needed
  • Participates in On Call rotation as needed
  • Maintains positive relationships with consumers and customers
  • Responsible for meeting all outcomes as documented in Employee Development Plan
  • Coordinates with other services providers, acting in collaboration with other partners and ensuring documentation reflects standards that meet or the agency families, probation and intervention model standards


  • Prepared to work independently with flexible hours that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Proven documentation skills and intermediate level computer skills including all MS Office programs
  • Bilingual skills are a plus
  • Verbal and written ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, community partners, consumers and all levels of management
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within department and agency wide
  • Ability to work in a mobile, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to use a laptop computer
  • Fulfillment of TB test, background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements
  • Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
  • Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile


Skills Trainer I: $23.00 – $25.80 hourly

Skills Trainer II: $58,240 – $63,056 annually

To apply, please fill out our online Employment Application.