Mental Health Counselor
Seneca Family of Agencies
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Post Date: Nov 05, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $20.25
Location: US - California - Petaluma
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COMPASS Petaluma is designed to provide treatment to youth involved in the child welfare system, provide a safe and supportive environment in our Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) neighborhood and successfully transition them to an alternative placement with connection to natural supports. A Mental Health Counselor in the Comprehensive Assessment and Stabilization Program (COMPASS) supports the clinical treatment and provides daily support to youth living in the neighborhood. They engage youth in activities both in the neighborhood and off campus with the goal of helping them to make progress towards goals, increase independence, and experience success while at COMPASS.

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.

-Provide daily interaction with youth living in the neighborhood with interventions aimed at supporting them in their mental health treatment goals
-Provide counseling, case management and collateral services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community-based resources
-Support Professional Parents with implementation of clients’ treatment goals and guide them in assisting clients in their acquisition of new skills and behavioral responses
-Possibility to provide on-call coverage to clients and their families
-Support client and family connection to community-based resources
-Participate in all House Meetings, case staffing meetings and program staff meetings, supervision and IEP meetings when necessary
-Complete mental health progress notes, incident reports, when necessary, before the end of the shift and according to agency’s documentation quality and timeliness standards.
-Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, medical, social activities, therapy appointments, and court hearings
-Provide crisis intervention as needed during shift

-Full-time, 40 hours
-2 Schedules Available:
Option 1: Sunday - Thursday, 12pm - 8pm
Option 2: Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 8pm

-Starting at $20.25 per hour.
-Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual proficiency exam.
-Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year.
-Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
-Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
-4 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays.
-We provide a 403b retirement plan.
-Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.

-Bachelor’s degree required
-Experience working with youth in out-of-home care or community based programs preferred
-Own vehicle, valid driver’s license, clean record
-Ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions
-Clear TB test, health screening, criminal background check, and any other mandatory State or Federal licensing and certification requirements
-Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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