SBHG offers inpatient, residential and community-based outpatient behavioral health and social services programs, as well as special education nonpublic schools and evidence-informed clinical training. Intensive services include day treatment, crisis stabilization, crisis residential treatment, and acute and subacute inpatient treatment.
How to Get Hired
We asked Stars Behavioral Health Group for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
The Company works closely with clients, families, providers and county partners to bring about positive change in people’s lives, and since our employees do the work and engagement with these community groups, we care deeply about our selection process. Our focus is on passion, competencies and key behaviors. Passion: We look for candidates with genuine enthusiasm for the work we do as demonstrated by the “whatever it takes” approach. Competence: While certain competencies can be taught, we hire qualified candidates who possess the needed backgrounds, educations, work experiences, skills, and other technical abilities to be successful. Behavior: We use behavioral-based questions that provide us information on job-related qualities including honesty, integrity, hardworking, teachable, accepting of others, accountable, collaborative and service-orientation. Also, we use validated pre-employment integrity inventories. If prospective employees are passionate, qualified, and meet our expectations in their behavioral traits, there is much greater chance for success.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective applicants can review our website and learn more about us. They can learn what we do, what we value, how we give back, and what job opportunities we have that might allow them to be part of our team. They should determine whether they possess the qualities, skills and experiences that would allow them to be a good fit and, if not, what they should do in order to gain them. It may be to complete school, take a certification class, do an internship, learn a technical skill or further develop certain behaviors. In fact, one applicant who was interviewed but not selected requested an internship and within four years became our Assistant IT Director. Interested applicants can also track our activities and community involvement and meet some of our employees and managers in person at job fairs, resources fairs and the like.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals and paraprofessionals across an array of mental and behavioral health positions desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. We are also growing in specific areas of our business. While community-based care for clients and their families is the majority of our current business, we are growing in our psychiatric health facilities, crisis clinics and other urgent-care centers. We will likely fill 200 new positions in 2018; there will be a focus on Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Bilingual Mental Health Specialists and residential Youth Counselors. Also, as our peer advocacy positions grow, we continue to look for applicants with “lived experience” in the mental health and foster care system.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Potential applicants should visit our website at www.starsinc.com and follow us on Glassdoor and Facebook. We serve children, youth and families in nine counties throughout the state of California at 22 different sites. We offer over 35 specialized public mental health programs and a wide array of community-based support services. If prospective applicants have a passion for our work, they can visit our Career page at www.strsinc.com/careers to directly apply for current opportunities available. Applicants can also email their resume to SBHGrecruit@starsinc.com. As mentioned before, potential candidates can also attend company-sponsored or company-attended fairs and other community events in order to meet us and inquire more about open positions within each region. We have a college bridge program, social media presence, on line applicant portal, and our staff are happy to talk with individuals interested in working for us.