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Awake Overnight Counselor: The Welcoming Center

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

Job Description:

OverviewThe Awake Overnight Counselor provides support for youth ages 0-17 between the hours of 11pm and 9am at the Welcoming Center. Counselors will provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth that come into the program. Counselors assist the Master's level clinician with case management, and engage the youth in fun, therapeutic activites to build rapport and support stabilization.

The Welcoming Center is a home-like receiving center that supports children and youth as they navigate the trauma of placement disruption. Our multi-disciplinary team provide safety, care, comfort, and therapeutic supports for up to 24 hours.

The Welcoming Center serves young people in Santa Clara County who:

Have just been removed from their home - Are returning from elopement - Otherwise experience a loss in placement

New arrivals are met with empathetic and well-trained therapists and counselors who provide a calm, stable environment while their individualized needs are assessed and placement is secured.

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




  • Assist clinician in intake process and create a welcoming environment for the youth
  • Assess and meet basic needs for youth as they enter the Welcoming Center and through the duration of their stay
  • Organize and engage children in fun and therapeutic activities and projects designed for a variety of age and ability levels
  • Intervene with the clients' behavior as needed, providing stabilization services
  • Work in coordination with parents and social workers as treatment team members
  • Provide supervision for calls and visits with family when necessary
  • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork
  • 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


    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




      • Full time; Support within the hours of 11pm and 9am


        Benefits




        • Competitive salary

        • Additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam.
        • Awake Overnight Counselors receive an additional differential for overnight hours worked at the Welcoming Center.
        • 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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