Clinical Recruitment Profile

Whether you are a new graduate, starting your professional life or already have a substantial career in mental health, you are invited to explore a life-changing career with Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. When you become an employee at ASTCI, you put yourself on the path to a rewarding career that can lead in many directions. As an ASTCI employee in the Program Department, you will become a vital member of a dynamic team at one of San Diego County’s exceptional mental health care institutions. You will also discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect, and—most importantly—a life-changing career. ASTCI offers many different mental health career opportunities to meet the needs of professionals with a variety of educational and work experiences.


Whether you have an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree, ASTCI’s multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment presents opportunities that are rarely experienced elsewhere in the mental health community.

Learn about Alpine’s many clinical opportunities and benefits, or apply today:


Career Opportunities

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist has overall responsibility of assisting an individual who has a psychiatric disability in the process of restoration of community functioning and well-being. This position seeks to effect changes in a person's environment and in a person's ability to deal with his/her environment, so as to facilitate improvement in symptoms or personal distress. These services are combined with independent living and social skills training, vocational rehabilitation, social support and network enhancement, and access to leisure activities. Activities selected will focus on challenging stigma and prejudice to enable social inclusion, on working collaboratively in order to empower clients, and sometimes on a goal of full psychosocial recovery. They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice.

    • Level 1: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 1) is the entry level position in the client direct care services. Initially, incumbents learn the facility’s policies and model of care and complete duties in line with such policies and model. Such duties include monitoring and observation of clients, ADL support, documentation, crisis prevention/intervention, contraband searches, inventory checks, facilitation of psychosocial activities and groups, medication/meal monitoring.

    • Level 2: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 2) is the developmental level position in the client direct care services. Incumbents must have excelled in the level (1) position as noted through evaluation of skillset in addition to noted qualifications/job requirements. Additional responsibilities of PSRS II may include: Indoor/On Grounds Activity Facilitation and documentation of incident reports, participation/facilitation of client and staff debriefings.

    • Level 3: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 3) is the intermediate level position in the client direct care services. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 3) employees will have acquired skill and mastered requirements of both the level (1) & level (2) positions while meeting additional requirements. The PSRS III may also be responsible for taking on additional responsibilities and or exhibiting supplementary skillsets: Facilitating shift change, organizing daily schedules, documenting and communicating shift summaries, notifications to key parties during an emergency, facilitation of groups/ offsite activities, transporting clients, excellent time management skills, strong documentation skills, strong crisis prevention skills, strong communication skills, heightened focus towards problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.

    • Level 4: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 4) is the advanced level position in the client direct care services. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 4) employees will have acquired skills and mastered requirements of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 1), (Level 2), and (Level 3) and will have qualified by meeting additional requirements. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 4) involves significant accountability and adherence to policies and procedures as well as decision making responsibility as well as creating and adhering to group/activity lesson plans, participation in clinical aspects of care as assigned by supervisor, training of new hires as assigned.

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist: The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist has overall responsibility for organizing, implementing, and providing daily services to clients as ASTCI. This is a direct-care position with a leadership focus, working closely with clients in a team-based environment, to provide daily care to clients residing on the facility. He/she may work with a caseload of clients from admission to discharge, following through on all aspects of the client’s rehabilitative care on a daily basis to ensure that the treatment plans are being implemented by team members on the units. The Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for directing, coaching and mentoring their assigned core group of staff, while also supervising the day to day functioning of the inpatient units. This position is responsible to follow through with tasks, implement interventions outlined by clinical staff and Program Director and provide oversight and mentoring to staff to ensure that duties have been completed appropriately and efficiently on a shift by shift basis.

  • Clinical Specialist: Under the supervision of or in collaboration with licensed mental health professionals, the Clinical Specialist has the overall responsibility for organizing, implementing, and participating in providing clinical services to clients at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. The primary focus of this role will be completing psychosocial assessments, assessing acuity of clients and individual client needs, determining appropriate treatment goals, providing support toward the achievement of treatment goals, and planning and conducting psycho-educational groups for clients at the facility. This position works closely with admission and discharge personnel in assisting with appropriate treatment outcomes. The Clinical Specialist is responsible for assisting direct-care staff to ensure clients’ progress toward established treatment goals, as well as to ensure that treatment progress is properly documented.


Compensation and Benefits

Our full spectrum of benefits offers employees a flexible program with many choices to fit many lifestyles and help them to accomplish their goals — at work and in life.


ASTCI offers competitive salary and benefits packages for all full-time and part-time positions commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (Level 1 – 4)

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Clinical Specialist


  • Pay and Time Off:

    • Market Competitive Base Pay and Performance-Based Merit Increases

    • Employee Referral Incentive Programs

    • Paid Time Off, Bereavement Leave

  • Retirement:

    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Matching and Profit Sharing Contributions

  • Health & Wellness:

    • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance Plans

  • Financial Wellness:

    • Flexible Spending Accounts with employer contributions

    • Life and AD&D, Critical Illness and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Work-Life Resources:

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Individual/Family Counseling and Mental Health Programs

    • Passport Discount Program and Entertainment Events


Hours of Work

ASTCI supports all staff with opportunities for flexible work schedules and to transition between Full-time and part-time positions.

8 hour shifts:

  • 1st Shift: 7:00a – 3:30p

  • 2nd Shift: 3:00p – 11:30p


Education & Career Growth

ASTCI offers a full calendar of education opportunities for mental health professionals’ development as part of ASTCI’s commitment to advance the knowledge and skills of our clinical staff. Within the first 90 days of employment all direct care staff will become Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified in crisis de-escalation and intervention. Certain Master’s level position(s) at ASTCI may allow for individuals to collect clinical supervision hours towards licensure in the various areas of Mental Health and Counseling.


Educational & Professional Development Funds

Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. (ASTCI) is committed to “continuous learning.” With this concept in mind, ASTCI has the ASTCI Employee Educational Assistance and Professional Development Fund.


To encourage your professional development, ASTCI may help pay for certain outside educational opportunities through the Educational Assistance and Professional Development Fund.


The program reimburses eligible employees up to $5,000 annually of the eligible expenses for educational and vocational courses taken at an approved educational institution.


The Educational Assistance and Professional Development Fund is designed to assist employees in taking advantage of educational opportunities that will benefit both the employee and ASTCI.


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Program Support

Our program is built upon our team of employees. Not only are staff aiding client in day to day encouragement and support, but the number of staff available has also been shown to be a critical factor in determining client outcomes. When there is a sufficient ratio of direct care staff to clients, a number of basic safety and preventative measures are more likely to occur.


There are more opportunities to support clients; better communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams; and less stress for staff. Additionally, clinical supervisors are onsite full time and able to provide real time support to staff and clients alike.


ASTCI strives to provide a high level of nursing support as indicated by our current staffing hours. Alpine maintains staff on site 24 hours per day 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Nursing staff is available 24 hours a day, while Program Staff are typically onsite from 7:00am – 11:00pm.


Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist: 208 hours of staff support per day average


Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist: 43 hours of staff support per day average


Clinical Specialist Staff: 200 hours per week (which is currently 4x more than the Title 9 requirement)