Behavioral Health Jobs: Santa Rosa, CA

Please send a completed application along with your resume indicating position of interest to:

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital
1287 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-800-7700

Fax: 707-800-7796

For more information about employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital at 707-800-7700.

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

Career Opportunities

Mental Health Worker




The Mental Health Worker provides direct patient care to all patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders; supports therapeutic milieu; and ensures safety and well-being of patients.  Carry out general nursing assistance necessary to treatment of adolescent, adult, or older adult patients as assigned.



  • Treatment Planning:  Participate in treatment planning:  (a) helps identify patients' problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggests modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients' behavior; (c) provides input into discharge planning.
  • Patient Care:  Participate in implementing patients' treatment plans by:  (a) monitoring patients' progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients' behavior to other members of treatment team; c) maintains communication with patient, family members, and referral sources in patients' interest; (d) co-facilitates didactic, educational, and community groups within the context of the adolescent treatment program; (e) encourages and facilitates patients' participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervises patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) provide input during shift report. 
  • Hall Monitor: An important role in the care of the patient includes the assignment as Hall Monitor. The Hall Monitor is responsible for the safety and security of both staff and patients. The Hall Monitor observes the interaction between patients as well as the interactions between staff and patients that occur in the hallway. The Hall Monitor must report all suspicious activity to the appropriate nurse in charge of the unit as soon as possible and also notify unit staff of potential boundary violations.
  • Patient Attendant:  Accompany and transport patients as assigned.  Orient new patients to unit, program, and milieu.  Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients' treatment plan and needs, age, and developmental level.  Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.  Participate in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management.
  • Patient Records: Maintain patient, program, department, and related documentation.  Carry out clerical and administrative assignment to support patient care and department and organization operations.
  • Training Activities:  Complete orientation and competency assessments as required for position.  Participate in activities enhancing professional growth and development.
  • Other Duties:  Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.  Performs related duties, as requested.


POSITION Requirements:  


  • High school, GED, or equivalent required.
  • Current CPR (or obtained within 60 days of hire).
  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.



Knowledge and Experience:


  • High school level reading and writing skills; legible handwriting
  • Familiarity with medical and psychological terminology and human behavior principles preferred
  • Basic knowledge of human growth and development helpful
  • Experience with therapeutic limit-setting helpful or an understanding of level systems or other behavior management modalities helpful
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries


Community Liaison


Assist the Director of Business Development in driving brand awareness and increasing market share.  This position acts as a liaison between the hospital and the professionals in the communities served by the hospital.  Areas of responsibility include generating referral contacts, assisting in the design and creation of marketing materials, and representing the hospital to local healthcare agencies and the community at large.



·         Assist Director of Business Development in creating and implementing marketing plans for the hospital.

·         Plan programs and events that build relationships between the hospital and potential clients or referral sources.

·         Assists in facilitating completion, analysis and reporting of Perceptions of Care patient surveys.

·         Assist the Director in positioning the hospital's products and services favorably in the healthcare market.

·         Design hospital brochures and other collateral materials.

·         Create and build networking relationships in the local and regional healthcare community.

·         Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with medical professionals to develop active referral sources.

·         Represent the hospital in industry events.  May make presentations to various groups within the customer’s organization when needed.

·         Escort guests and dignitaries on tours of hospital facility.

·         Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.


POSITION Requirements:  


Knowledge and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral health area, communications, marketing, business administration or related field is preferred (or at least five years of related experience).

·         A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in sales, marketing, or public relations with measurable and proven results is required.

·         Established relationships with doctors, therapists, ER’s, is a plus.

·         Knowledge of psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment issues is preferred.


·         Strong selling and customer relation skills. 

Dietary Aide


The purpose of the Dietary Aideposition is to help in assembling meals to patients, staff and visitors in a courteous manner with consideration to dietary needs and restrictions.  Routine duties include washing and sanitizing dishes and food service areas, assembling food and stocking and labeling food and kitchen supplies.


·         Assemble and prepare food and snacks as directed
·         Organize and deliver prepared food to patient areas
·         Properly process, store, and prepare food on a tight timeline
·         Maintain high level of kitchen sanitation related to food preparation, dish room activities and employee’s personal hygiene
·         Consistent documentation of food labeling, dating and kitchen procedures
·         Serve behavioral health patients and staff with a friendly and helpful demeanor at all times
·         Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development
·         Performs related duties, as requested
·         Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards


POSITION Requirements:  

·         Maintain an excellent attendance record
·         Comfortable working in a psychiatric hospital environment
·         Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
·         Food Safety Handler Card, preferred
·         Able to work day, weekend or evening shifts upon 48 hour notice
·         Available for on-call shifts
·         Willing to be flexible in job assignments to meet patient care needs 
·         Work well in a team environment






Participate in provision of quality meals and nutritional services to patients, staff and guests.         




  • Prepares and serves meals for patients, employees, medical staff, and visitors.
  • Cleans work area as necessary or assigned.
  • Accepts and reconciles deliveries and puts away stock.
  • Participates in activities which enhance professional growth and development.
  • Performs related duties, as requested.
  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.


 POSITION Requirements:  

  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines; and finish all food preparation at specified serving time; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.
  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile customer services interactions.
  • Must be able to adjust recipes to achieve desired results.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend recipes or instructions on prepackaged products.
  • Ability to read, convert and adjust mathematical measurements.
  • Must be able to use kitchen equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers and dishwashers; knowledge of the hygiene factors involved in food preparation.
  • Must be able to work independently, in a result restricted physical environment for extended periods of time.
  • Must have ability to perform several tasks concurrently.
  • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side. 
  • Stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time.
  • Lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Licensed Therapist


Provides psychotherapeutic services to patients and their families; serves as a member of interdisciplinary team supporting the organization’s treatment program and philosophy and assures the deliverance of quality treatment to patients and their families.


  • Conducts psychosocial assessments to document and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus.
  • Participates, monitors and documents in the formulation of patient’s treatment plans, including the establishment of treatment goals and objectives.
  • Consult with doctors, case managers and nursing staff as needed to provide quality patient care. Contacts outpatient treatment providers as needed.
  • Conducts individual therapy sessions with patients, family therapy sessions with patients and family members and process-oriented group therapies, as well as conducting educational and other didactic groups as assigned.
  • Reports to community and/or state agencies regarding any patient issues as required by law and represents Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital in legal proceedings as required.
  • Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
  • Upholds the Organization’s ethics and customer service standards.
  • Performs related duties, as requested.


  • Master’s Degree in a related field (counseling, psychology, social work.)
  • Current California licensure as LPCC, LCSW, or MFT. No interns
  • At least 7 years’ experience or combination of education and experience preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience working with adolescents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formulating treatment plans.
  • Experience with conducting assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues.
  • Experience with reporting to community and/or state agencies regarding patient issues.

Receptionist (Flex Shift)


The Receptionist will provide a positive, responsive environment for receiving internal and external customers.  Responsibilities include providing general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Primary duties are answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.




  • ·         Answers telephone calls and forwards callers to appropriate staff member.
  • ·         Provides callers or visitors with information such as company address, directions to the company location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.
  • ·         Greets and directs visitors to the company.
  • ·         Pages, locates and relays messages for physicians and facility personnel.
  • ·         Signs for; receives and routes incoming mail, including courier deliveries.
  • ·         Facilitates the flow of organization information.
  • ·         Provides backup clerical support to various departments such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating.
  • ·         Performs related duties, as requested.
  • ·         Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.


POSITION Requirements:  

  •   High school diploma or equivalent required.
  •  Experience in healthcare or related field preferred.
  •  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  •  Healthcare or related industry preferred. 





Director of Education


This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and documenting staff development activities of all employees.  This includes orientation, in-service training, annual competency requirements, and professional development activities.




Development: Develops and implements a personal plan for professional development. Schedules training sessions as needed for orientation of new employees, NCI certification, and other required staff training. Monitors staff completion of mandatory annual competencies, including CPR, NCI, safety review, and code of conduct. Collaborates with the administration to assess staff development needs, plan and design training programs to meet identified needs, and evaluate the impact of programs offered. Fosters an environment that maximizes the value of human resources.  Encourages people to realize their potential and provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills.

Accountability:   Creates and maintains an education file for each employee for monitoring and documenting training and development of each staff member. Facilitates communication between employees and administration to ensure that orientation and training requirements are met in a timely manner. Acts to minimize risk and ensure the safety of patients and staff in the psychiatric setting. Promotes strict staff observance of confidentiality and patient rights. Understands and supports hospital nursing philosophy and the hospital mission.

Leadership:  Guides, directs, motivates, and influences others. Provides positive reinforcement and feedback for improvement.  Models a positive attitude towards the organization. Focuses the team on teamwork to achieve goals. Understands and is sensitive to the needs of others. Sets high-performance expectations and develops others by appropriate delegation.

Decision Making:  Chooses courses of action using sound and logical judgment. Optimizes information from multiple sources. Considers multiple goals, perspectives, options, and outcomes when making a decision. Uses intuition and insight in decision making when appropriate.

Creativity:  Creativity is the employment of originality, imagination, and inventiveness to generate new ideas, alternatives, or solutions. Develops new or improved methods, products, or services. Displays intellectual curiosity, and challenges conventional practices for the good of the organization.

Currency:  Stays current with the new techniques in the field



Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required and/orgraduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.  Must maintain current license as a Registered Nurse, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with specific experience and knowledge in the areas of education and staff development.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric service delivery system and treatment methods, with specific knowledge and skills in areas of risk management, infection control, and utilization review.
  • Current knowledge of continuous quality improvement methodology.
  • Knowledge of applicable standards and regulations.
  • Current CPR and CPI certifications (or obtain within first 30 days of hire).





To provide quality case management services (Group Therapy, Discharge Planning, Treatment Planning, Appropriate Communication with Treatment Team Members, Psychosocial/Social Assessments, and Family Sessions) to all patients and their families; to serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team supporting the organization's treatment program, philosophy and assure the deliverance of quality treatment to patients and their families.






  • Completes initial psychosocial assessment and clinical within 72 hours of patient's admission to the hospital.

  • Ensures compliance with all treatment plan requirements including weekly review and updates with the patient (indicated by patient signatures, initials and dates that each review is completed).

  • Consistently arranges for an appropriate discharge plan for the patient including follow-up with a psychiatrist (if on meds), therapist and any housing or residential needs as recommended by the psychiatrist.

  • Assists in coordinating transportation for patients as needed (independently per Transportation Guidelines).

  • Appropriately utilizes established resources (i.e., housing and residential database, case management binder and referral database) to assist in completing case management duties independently.

  • Consistently completes the Housing and Residential Needs form for all patients who require assistance with housing at discharge.

  • Follows established hospital Policy and Procedure in coordinating RTC placements for adolescents.

  • Consistently documents treatment provided to patient in the medical record (i.e., Progress Notes) based on established case management guidelines (requiring completion of the Psychosocial Assessment within 72 hours of admission, as well as a case management note at least every other day thereafter for both adults and adolescents).

  • Completes all reports for Tarasoff and suspected abuse as legally mandated and consistently informs Case Management Supervisor.

  • Conducts family sessions for adolescents and for adult patients as part of clinical for adolescents and as ordered by Psychiatrist.

  • Makes appropriate discharge plans (housing, transportation), as needed, for the patient's discharge in an appropriate timeframe.  Seeks assistance from Case Management Supervisor when needed for challenging cases.

  • Completes Release of Information accurately and completely.

  • Attends all scheduled Social Services/Business Development meetings without need for prompting and in a timely manner.

  • For case managers who are unlicensed, consistently complies with required hospital guidelines for Supervision.

  • Maintains effective working and professional relationships and communications with internal and external customers.

  • Consistently carries out above outlined job responsibilities while maintaining appropriate boundaries and professional demeanor.

  • Performs related duties, as requested.

  • Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.




POSITION Requirements:  


  • Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work.
  • One year of behavioral health experience required.  Experience with Severely Mentally Ill and Group Facilitation preferred.
  • Current MFT, LCSW license or current CA MFT Trainee/Intern registration or current Ph.D/Psy.D Intern School Program Enrollment or current Psych. Asst. registration with CA Board of Psychology preferred.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of hire.
  • Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology. 


Skills and Abilities:


  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times

  • Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

  • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.


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Registered Nurse $3000 Sign On Bonus




The Registered Nurse’s (RN) top priority is to deliver high quality safe care to psychiatric patients in an acute locked facility. The RN provides direct care and coordinates the care provided by other nursing personnel.  The Registered Nurse plans and coordinates each patient’s multidisciplinary treatment plan (MDTP).  The RN embraces Aurora Santa Rosa’s (ASR) mission, vision and value statements and upholds all the hospital policies. The RN understands the regulations that govern hospital services and provides clear direction to the team to meet all regulation requirements.





  • Assess patient needs, nursing staff resources and complete patient/ unit assignments based on acuity, patient treatment plans goals and unit operations.

  • Assess all patients’ status, provide direct care to assigned group of patients, prepares and administers medications as needed, and ensure necessary documentation is completed at the end of each shift.

  • Provide clinical summary information to other team members at treatment team meetings, shift reports and other hand-offs. The RN provides continual oversight of all patients and unit operations.

  • Work with nursing and other clinical staff to plan and document patient care.  Document care plans on the MDTP and include patient problems, goal for hospitalization and short term goals.  Include interventions provided by team members to assist patient in returning to a reasonable mental health status.

  • Provide patient care by routinely demonstrating knowledge of mental health diagnoses, standards of care, evidenced based practice, medications (including old and new psychotropic medications,) high risks for mental health patients, National Patient Safety Goals, and models of care.

  • Apply nursing process/process improvement to all levels of the organization.  The scope of this process ranges from patient needs to the hospital needs as a whole.  This includes ability to assess, collect data, define problems, set goals, initiate interventions and evaluate interventions.  Complete timely Incident Reports and submits them to the Nurse Manager or House Charge.

  • Identify staffing needs based on staffing plan and acuity assessments.    

  • Provide direct supervision to nursing staff throughout the shift in conjunction with the Nurse Manager, House Charge or CNO as appropriate.

  • Coordinate team members’ immediate response during psychiatric crises and provide effective leadership at all times.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


POSITION Requirements:  



  • Current California RN License

  • Current CPR certification (or obtained within 60 days of hire).

  • NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 90 days of hire

  • Knowledge and experience of psychiatric diagnosis and associated risks, medications, biological systems, nursing process, treatment planning, and leadership. New RN graduates may meet these requirements if they have completed a psychiatric rotation as part of nursing school or have psychiatric experience in another role.


$3000 bonus paid $500/hire $1000/six months and $1500/one year