Community Mental Health Trainer

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Our CMH program partners with individuals who are facing challenges such as serious and persistent mental health diagnoses (schizophrenia, bi-polar, or schizoaffective disorder), substance use issues, history of incarceration and/or physical disabilities. We work with these clients to meet their employment and independent living goals.

This job is a full-time 40 hour per week position with benefits. Because our clients need support at different times, flexible scheduling can include weekends and evenings. Location of work will vary between the ICS office, and client work sites in Marin County. Pay rage is $14.50-$17.00/hour, DOE.


As an Independent Living Skills (ILS) Trainer

  • Assess new client's independent living skills and work together to set an action plan
  • Train clients 1:1 around their goals, including:
    • Transportation training
    • Domestic skills training
    • Community / communication skills training
    • Financial skills training
    • Personal health and hygiene skills training
  • Keep detailed progress notes after each session and update the client's file on the computer
  • Complete and submit all forms on time, including monthly and annual reports
  • Attend case conferences with clients, families and other agencies  they work with
  • Attend staff meetings to discuss current cases and brainstorm creative solutions to challenges

As a Job Trainer

  • Attend new employee training sessions with your client, ensuring that both the employer and the client are on the same page about job duties and expectations
  • Observe and evaluate your client at work, providing constructive feedback and demonstrating how to do something as necessary
  • Act as a support for not only your client, but also the employer, who may have questions or concerns, and assist both parties in communicating with one another
  • Train your client in all skills necessary to perform the job, including: vocational skills, transportation training, safety training, social skills, accessing community resources, money management, behavior management, social security, etc.
  • Teach clients how to problem solve when challenges arise on the job, including concerns with managers, co-workers or job duties
  • Complete all required forms on time


  • Must be a positive, motivating role model for all ICS clients.
  • Always take a person centered approach, allowing those we serve to shape how they receive support.
  • High school graduate with at least two years’ experience working with persons with disabilities or in a teaching profession. Experience may be substituted for education on a case by case basis.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written skills, be resourceful, adaptable and able to work within deadlines.
  • Valid California Driver's license with proof of insurance required. Background check will be conducted.
  • Willingness to be flexible in work schedule assignments.
  • Basic computer literacy required, including email and Microsoft Office programs.

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