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Stars Behavioral Health Group Overview

Long Beach, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Stars Behavioral Health Group delivers quality mental health and social services in California with proven results. SBHG helps people overcome tremendous challenges, grow and change.

We serve more than 25,000 children, youth and families ... Read more

Mission: Bring vision, passion, and humanity to behavioral healthcare, social services, special education, and other human services. Help individuals and families use their skills and strengths to achieve positive change, resiliency, and lasting well being. Provide effective and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • For two years in a row, Stars Behavioral Health Group has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 78 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.

  • Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! We are so very grateful for all of ours today and on a daily basis across the entire company! #Grateful #ThankYou

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Stars Behavioral Health Group – Why Work For Us?

Stars Behavioral Health Group offers:

  • Large, stable, company founded in 1988
  • Awarded both the LA Business Journal “Best Places to Work” in Los Angeles and “Top Workplaces” in the Bay Area (repeatedly) by the Mercury News
  • An opportunity for real, meaningful work that makes a difference in the lives of the children, adults and families we serve
  • Some of the best training available today in this industry
  • Flexible schedules and an impressive benefits package
  • Residential, in-patient or community-based outpatient positions


Company History

In 1988, we began with three intensive, facility-based programs — Star View Adolescent Center, Oasis Rehabilitation Center, and Starlight Rehabilitation Center. We developed each program in partnership with the respective counties to serve children, adolescents, and adults with serious emotional challenges.

In the early 1990’s, we began offering an array of in-home and school-based services to support clients in transitioning from our facilities back into their communities. We now serve thousands of clients in community-based programs provided in homes, on school campuses and in partnership with other local agencies — including full service partnerships and other support services that are funded by the Mental Health Services Act.

Today we offer a full continuum of community- and facility-based programs, as well as special education in public and nonpublic schools. We deliver a complete array of therapeutic services — including outpatient, Day Treatment Intensive, and acute and subacute inpatient treatment — all of which are grounded in clinically sound, best practices. We provide our services through contracts with county mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice departments, as well as with public school districts.

Our Mission and Values

“Partnering with People for Positive Change”

Our motto says it all. We work closely with individuals, families, other providers and our county partners to bring about change in people’s lives. We care deeply about the clients we serve, and that defines everything we do and aspire to be.

Our Mission

  • To bring vision, passion, and humanity to behavioral healthcare, social services, special education, and other human services
  • To help individuals and families use their skills and strengths to achieve positive change, resiliency, and lasting wellbeing
  • To provide effective and efficient services through evidence-based practices and highly skilled, dedicated, and culturally competent staff

Our Core Values

  • Equip people with skills and appreciate their strengths
  • Enhance the lives of individuals and families
  • Embrace cultural diversity
  • Act with integrity

Why Stars Behavioral Health Group is a Great Place To Work

Because we are a large, stable company that has been around since 1988, we offer our employees opportunities for learning, developing collegial relationships, developing skills, employing innovative ideas, and becoming the best in their field.  SBHG is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and has won multiple honors, commendations of excellence, and awards, including the LA Business Journal “Healthcare Leadership Award.”

Employees also appreciate our robust training programs and our experience with evidence-based practices.  The Stars Training Academy trains in 28 states and internationally, and many of its programs are available to employees. 

And we can’t forget to mention our benefits.  We cover health insurance costs for employees, we provide a favorable 401(k) retirement plan with matching company contribution, and we’re also an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which means our employees are beneficial owners of the company.*   Read more about employee benefits.

Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. “According to our study, 78 percent of Stars Behavioral Health Group employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place to Work Certification List Production.  Approximately 1,400 companies in the U.S. are currently certified as a Great Place to Work, and of those, only 10% are healthcare organizations.

Our friendly culture, experienced leadership, and casual work environments round out the formula for successful, satisfying, and meaningful endeavors. We are committed to using the recovery model and are focused on client voice and choice.  By providing service and value to each client and family, our staff appreciates being able to give back to the community and how they make a difference.

In addition, our Core Values reflect our culture – creativity and initiative; exemplary customer partnerships; a respectful and stimulating work environment. These values support our employees in a challenging, fast-paced environment – an environment where each individual can make a significant contribution. 

Stars Behavioral Health Group Reviews

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    "Great Place to Work"

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    I have been working at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great team work, engaged employees, strong leadership, ability to help the community and work with people who need support


    A lot of paperwork required but it is necessary for funding and appropriately documenting client care.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your staff and holding everyone to a high standard of work.

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Stars Behavioral Health Group Photos

Stars Behavioral Health Group photo of: Peer Mentors who work at The TAY Hot Spot
Stars Behavioral Health Group photo of: Star View team at picnic
Stars Behavioral Health Group photo of: Dr. Peter Zucker accepting Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" award
Stars Behavioral Health Group photo of: A team at the Star View summer picnic
Stars Behavioral Health Group photo of: NAMI Walk Oct. 2014 to raise awareness of mental illness
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Stars Behavioral Health Group Interviews



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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Stars Behavioral Health Group (Long Beach, CA) in May 2016.


    I applied online, and received a response very quickly. I was scheduled for an in-person interview shortly after. Like many people, interviews make me extremely nervous. However, my entire interview process made me feel incredibly welcome. My interviewers were very kind and accommodating. The entire time, I felt like it were a conversation between old friends - very natural, and such a great personality fit. The questions asked were what you would expect - questions about the resume, where I see myself in the future, and so forth. My interviewers also made the effort to ask about my own characteristics that would bolster the Human Resources Department and the company as a whole. It was by far, the most enjoyable interview I've ever had in my career.

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    • Why do you want to work in Human Resources?   1 Answer
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    • How do you deal with pressure and stressful situations?   1 Answer
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Stars Behavioral Health Group Awards & Accolades

  • Star View and TEAMMATES named “Top Places to Work”, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition to managers and staff at Valley Star’s Family Resource Center, San Bernardino Behavioral Health Commission, 2016
  • “Healthcare Leadership Award”, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2012
  • Science and Service Award for Star View Community Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2011
  • Bay Area’s “Top Workplace - 2010, 2012, 2013.”, Bay Area News Group, 2013
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