Hiring FAQs

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.


At ASTCI 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.


Whether you have an associate, 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.


We take pride in assembling our extraordinary teams and place a high emphasis on matching the right talent with the right roles. If you’re ready to apply your skills and passion to our highly collaborative, mission-driven team, you’ve come to the right place.


Our Hiring Process

Step 1: Finding Your Fit

To be sure our team is a match for you, we encourage you to watch our videos and learn more about our culture, mission, and what it’s like to work here. If what you learn about us really speaks to you, it’s time to explore opportunities!



Step 2: Searching Jobs and Submitting Interest


  1. Start by searching for jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. You can search our open positions on the ASTCI website (link to open positions listing), or using the indeed.com search for Alpine Special Treatment Center (Link).

  2. Once you find a position(s) you are interested in, review the qualifications in detail and make sure you meet all required qualifications.

  3. Follow the instructions for submitting your resume and/or application.


Step 3: Pre-Hire Assessment


For some positions, ASTCI may conduct online pre-hire assessments to evaluate a combination of aptitude, behavioral competencies, skills (e.g., typing, data entry), and knowledge of candidates. We will contact you if a pre-hire assessment is required for the job you expressed interest in.


Depending on the position, our assessments may include a combination of aptitude, behavioral competencies, skills (e.g., typing, data entry), and job knowledge. Most of our assessments are unproctored and should be completed at the earliest convenience by our candidates on a desktop or laptop.


Here are some helpful tips to prepare:

  • Set aside adequate time to take the assessment.

  • Read instructions carefully.

  • Do not attempt to complete the assessment if you are not ready — starting the assessment is often counted as an attempt and you will be subjected to a waiting period before you can try again.


If you have a disability and need to request a reasonable accommodation to complete the assessment(s), please contact HR@astci.com. Please note that you will need to request an accommodation before taking the assessment. If you take the assessment without requesting an accommodation up front, it will be counted as a test attempt and you will need to observe the required waiting period.


Step 4: Candidate Review and Interview


If your skills and experience appear to align with those of the position, a Human Resources representative may contact you for additional screening. This may lead to further interview(s) conducted by phone and/or in-person. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot contact each person who submits a resume for consideration.


Identifying the right people for the right roles can take time, so thank you in advance for your patience.


Step 5: Candidate Selection


Once you’ve been selected for a position, a Human Resources representative will call you and make a verbal offer. This conversation will be followed by a written offer letter. Once you’ve accepted the offer letter and passed applicable pre-employment screenings and verifications — including drug and background checks — your start date will be confirmed and you’ll be part of ASTCI.

Frequently Asked Questions