Family Support Counselor
The Support Counselor provides behaviorally focused mental health services to children and families. Counselors work with youth in their environments: assisting birth/foster parents with care and supervision, maintaining a close and supportive relationship with the child’s educational placement, planning activities that encourage social development, and supporting the youth in getting access to community resources. Support Counselors are members of a treatment team, and provide services at the program site and in the community, including hospitals, schools, and family homes.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.
- Assist the birth/foster parents in all aspects of care and supervision of the child as needed.
- Provide behaviorally focused mental health support services to clients and their families.
- Plan and implement individual and group activities that encourage the child’s social development.
- Complete the necessary Medi-Cal/mental health notes, written in a billable and timely manner.
- Submit incident reports and other documentation in a timely and complete manner.
- Provide supervision for visits with birth family when necessary.
- Maintain a close and supportive relationship with the child’s educational placement that may include in-classroom support and tutorial assistance.
- Participate in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.
- Bachelor degree in social work, counseling, psychology, child development or similar field.
- Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus.
- Experience working with children and families, particularly providing case management.
- Experience with adoption and attachment issues of children served a plus.
- Computer skills in MS Word, Outlook and assessment or outcome measure data entry programs.
- Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and administrative skills.
- Valid California driver’s license and insurability by Seneca’s automobile insurance carrier.
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or
- certification requirements.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster, or an HR-approved religious/medical exemption.
- Starting salary $21.00 an hour, additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
- 4 weeks of PTO and 11 paid holidays
- Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 403b Retirement Plan
- Training stipend and professional development opportunities
- Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices
- Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
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