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South Coast Community Services Overview

Mission Viejo, CA
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Located in Orange and San Bernardino counties, SCCS is comprised of an outstanding group of mental health professionals who have experience working with children, youth, couples, and families.

The professional staff at SCCS provide an opportunity for healing ... Read more

Mission: Committed to the healing, growth, and restoration of children, teens, young adults, and their families.

South Coast Community Services – Why Work For Us?

SCCS is "the biggest non-profit you never heard of"(C).

Care, counsel, coaching and essential support services for children, teens, young adults - and their families.

For more than 30 years, South Coast Community Services (SCCS) has helped thousands of people in Southern California. SCCS is committed to the healing, growth, and restoration of children, youth, adults, and their families. As specialists in the field of mental health care, SCCS staff possess diverse professional skills equipping us as a team to serve each client and participant as though he or she is the only client we have.

South Coast Community Services is a registered trademark of South Coast Children's Society, Inc. Founded in 1984, SCCS is a fully licensed and registered tax exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit California corporation.

We seek team members who share our concern and passion for making a difference. We're looking for those who are drawn to meaningful work that holds out the very real promise of leaving a long-lasting, life-affirming impact on the lives of children, teens, adults and struggling families.

SCCS offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated, dedicated individuals from a variety of backgrounds to excel in positions that meet the urgent needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our community. SCCS employees experience a highly supportive work environment characterized by passionate coworkers who strive for excellence, are deeply motivated by their work, and are dedicated to providing the utmost quality of care for the children, teens, adults and families who depend on us.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits for full-time and part-time staff members. Full-time employee benefits include paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and medical & dental insurance. Opportunity for advancement is substantial; a number of our directors and managers have been promoted from within. A Bachelor's degree and/or related experience is strongly preferred. For some positions, a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree is required where indicated.

South Coast Community Services Reviews

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  • "Clinician - Community Wellness and Enrichment"

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    I have been working at South Coast Community Services full-time (More than 3 years)


    I have been here for 3 years. As I was planning to leave a good review I was shock to see so many bad reviews. I actually believe that as any other company each employee will get what they work for. I heard from others not to come here at first because of some rules they had. I decided to come because they seem so organized and quick on their job. I felt that I needed to give it a try, and I am very very glad I did.
     What I really like about South Coast, is the structure. Other than being a Clinician my requires presentations to promote South Coast Services and I am very pleased to communicate that South Coast is reliable. They go by the book in rules, specially laws and ethics. I heard from my clients that we are very professional. I see also that South Coast's services increased every fisco year, in which even the County recognize such as good and reliable services.
    I also love the work of Program Director. She was my supervisor and she is sharp, humble and gentle. To be honest I think they were very patient and merciful with me, and treated me all with a lot of respect even though I tended to do a lot of mistakes in paperwork. They are strict on paperwork standards but to be very honest, they are the most helpful in terms of making less paperwork as possible and they make it easier. I have been on other Agencies with same program and I can affirm that paperwork here is easier than the places I have been. It is a safe agency, as long as you keep your communication and striving to be the best your can, they will work with you. I also see a lot of our own staff getting promoted. And I am not aware of too many terminations. The environment is safe, friendly, helpful and team based. Overall, I really like South Coast and I will highly recommend this Agency.


    I would like to have more PTOs, that would be nice :)

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South Coast Community Services Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at South Coast Community Services (Colton, CA) in July 2013.


    It was a large group (approximately 20 people) interview with a 4 person panel asking the same questions to all group members. It lasted over an hour. At the end, the panel asked what locations and programs we would prefer to work in (however this was not taken into account when I eventually accepted the job offer).

    Interview Questions

    • "Describe your most challenging client and what you did to provide them mental health services".

      Also a few sporadic ice breaker type questions.   1 Answer
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