The Mental Health Association of Orange County, a leader in the mental health field for over 53 years hires creative professionals for programs serving adults with mental illness.

MHA's current programs include a wide range of services to improve the quality of life for Orange County residents impacted by mental illness. The agency employs over 100 unique and talented individuals and serves over 16,000 individuals each year.

The Mental Health Association follows closely the psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation philosophy. All applicants are expected to follow this model of care.

The Mental Health Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to employ a diverse staff. Persons of all backgrounds and beliefs are encouraged to apply please email  Submit your resume to  Your resume will be reviewed by agency program managers.  Qualified candidates will be contacted.

Below is a list of available positions:

Assistant Manager of Billing and Data Statistics

Under the direction of the Director of Administrative Operations, the Assistant Manager of Billing and Data Statistics is responsible for overseeing client financial record-keeping, collections, and third-party billing, as well as data and statistical collections for medi-medi, medi-cal, private insurance, and related service programs.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. Maintain accurate records of client financial and medical insurance information.
2. Conduct annual financial evaluations with all clients.
3. Perform all aspects of Medi-Cal billing, using the County Health Care Agency IRIS and MHA databases and programs.
4. Reconcile monthly IRIS reports to MHA database.
5. Perform all aspects of Medicare biling.
6. Perform all aspects of private insurance billing.
7. Bill share-of-cost clients on a monthly basis.


1. Analyze monthly invoices from pharmacies to ensure accuracy.
2. Manage all matters related to Medicare administration.
3. Attend clinic staff meetings.
4. Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


1. Previous medical billing experience preferred.
2. Excellent time-management techniques.
3. Working knowledge of computer operations, including data entry and statistical analysis.
4. Knowledge of insurance billing and accounts collection.
5. Ability to relate to clients with serious and persistent mental illness.
6. Ability to manage and train staff.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Carrie Hardy, Director of Administrative Operations.

Part-Time Staff Psychiatrist

M.D. in Psychiatry required.

Staff Psychiatrist will:

  • Provide evaluations, diagnosis and medication managment to clients;
  • Provide Case consultation to Program Directors, Clinical Supervisors and program staff;
  • Prepare, maintain and manage records appropriate to the service provided;
  • Provide and evaluate blood tests to determine the impact of medication to clients' physical health;
  • Provide education to clients and program staff regarding possible side effects of medication;
  • Act as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, as well as provide supervision to nursing staff, if applicable.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Jeffrey A. Thrash, Chief Executive Officer.

Rehabilitation Specialist


·         Master's degree and licensed eligible or BA in Social Services Field
·         Mastery of DMH documentation a plus!
·         Skilled in assessment of mental illness and substance abuse.

 Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the clinician provides services to mental health consumers in areas of assessment, case management, supportive therapy, and crisis intervention.

A candidate must:

·         Ability to maintain an ongoing caseload
·         Provide individual therapy
·         Ability to complete DMH documentation in a timely fashion
·         Ability to assist consumers with identifying and meeting goals
·         Provide individual & group services as required
·         Uphold MHA's treatment philosophy and policies
·         Be open to learning and being a dynamic part of a treatment team
·         Ability to read, write, and understand English and preferably Vietnamese or Korean.

Location: Position available in Garden Grove.

To apply email your resume and cover letter to Sherri Abbassi,, Program Director.

Rehabilitation Worker

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Director in consultation with the Recovery Coordinator, the Rehab Worker is responsible for supporting the successful implementation of a variety of activities at the activity center.

Qualifications: 1. Certification in completing paraprofessional course or equivalent training. 2. Must have one year of experience in working in mental health setting along with first-hand knowledge of mental illness and the public mental health system. 3. Able to build rapport with mental health consumers. 4. Able to support the philosophy and procedures of MHA. 5. Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance.

A candidate must:

· Create a positive atmosphere of acceptance for members.
· Provide support to activity center members by assisting them with assigned tasks as needed.
· Facilitate individual and group supportive services.
· Provide crisis intervention as needed.
· Provide socialization support (including transportation) during the activity center activities and events.
· Meet with Recovery Coordinator and other staff as necessary.
· Attend weekly staff meetings, weekly community meetings, and any other meeting as required by Recovery Coordinator when possible.
· Ability to read, write, and understand English.

· Location: Position available in Costa Mesa.

To apply, email your resume to Jennifer Lansdon,, Program Director and/or Minnie Lucas,, Clubhouse Coordinator.

Pogram Assistant

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Program Assistant is responsible for maintaining agency program information and for providing administrative and clerical support relevant to program operations. The incumbent also provides general assistance in the front office and referrals to medi-cal related services.

· Two years experience in office/administrative support, preferably in a human services organization.
· Formal training in an area directly related to office/business administration to at least the A.A. level, or equivalent experience.
· Computer proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, and has working knowledge of Windows and DOS environments.
· Ability to handle multiple projects.
· Ability to prioritize conflicting work demands.
· Understand the needs and requirements of mental health consumers.
· Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues.
· Attention to detail.
· Exceptional telephone skills.
· Able to read, write, and understand English and preferably Farsi.

A candidate must:

· In conjunction with the Program Director, ensure the efficient operations of the clinic and its related services. br /> · Provide referral information to consumers and the public regarding medi-cal covered services.
· Assist Program Director with preparations for weekly staff meetings and documents for medi-cal related services.
· Attend weekly staff meetings.
· Ensure that the clinic has sufficient supplies to operate programs and offer services.
· Distribute mail as appropriate.
· Bill all Encounter Documents.
· Pull charts for doctor's appointments.
· Schedule doctor's appointments for clients.
· Maintain database for client records.
· Perform financial evaluations for clients, process UMDAP, and collect UMDAP payments.
· Prepare new consumer charts, label chart sections as designated, file documents, and maintain overall organization of charts.
· Provide office support to staff by making photocopies as requested, faxing documents, and other office support duties.
· Ensure charting forms are available for MD's and Rehabilitation Specialists.


Position available in Lake Forest.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Katherine Womack,, Program Director.

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