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Youth Counselor: Immediate Stabilization Services

Company: Seneca Family of Agencies
Location: San Jose
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewThe Youth Counselor responds to youth and family needs in the community and in the home by providing behavioral intervention, crisis counseling, coaching, and resource linkage as needed to help stabilize a situation and maintain youth in their current living arrangement. Counselors are members of a treatment team and provide input and feedback in planning for sustainability of a youth's placement. The Youth Counselor will also assist the Clinicians with case management duties as appropriate.

Immediate Stabilization Services supports young people and their Resource (foster) Families in times of crisis and high need to reduce the likelihood of placement disruption and preserve their placement. These prevention and stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, with the goal of improving youth safety and well-being.

ISS staff provide:

Phone-based assessment - In-person stabilization - Short-term intensive services

ISS services are also utilized to facilitate successful transition into new placements for youth as they leave the Welcoming Center. In this way, the ISS team can be a stabilizing and consistent support team for young people as they experience a change in placement.

Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familia, a campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. Seneca's agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.Responsibilities




  • Respond to challenging situations in the community or in resource family homes and minimize safety risks through behavioral intervention and counseling.
  • Assist children and caregivers in implementing safety plans as warranted.

  • Assist Clinicians with crisis intervention strategies in both home and community-based locations.

  • Work in coordination with the child's caregiver, Clinicians, and others as treatment team members to support youth and families in maintaining the current living arrangement.
  • Contribute to a positive team culture that centers values of anti-racism and anti-oppression.
  • Participate in the review of policies, practices, and data through a lens of anti-racism to ensure equitable outcomes for youth and families and equitable opportunities for staff.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork


    Qualifications




    • Bachelor's degree
    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Own vehicle, California Driver's License, and insurance
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Bilingual abilities in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus!
    • Prefer experience in working with children in residential care and/or in the community


      Schedule




      • Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
      • Flexible schedule required with the ability to work some evening hours as needed
      • Some on-call responsibilities


        Benefits




        • Competitive salary

        • Additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam.
        • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents.
        • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off.
        • Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
        • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.


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