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STEP Crisis Counselor - (Concord/Fairfield)

Company: Seneca Center
Location: Concord
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewSkills, Transitions, Exploration and Progress (STEP) Program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Seneca Family of Agencies. STEP provides intensive, short-term and stabilization services enabling youth to reintegrate into school and the community with lower levels of outpatient mental health treatment. STEP clients participate in daily groups, attend family therapy sessions, meet with a psychiatrist, and receive case management and medication management services.Our Crisis Counselor facilitates daily group session and individual supports in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. You will provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth enrolled in the program, and will intervene as necessary to assist the youth in developing their skills for growth and maintaining stabilization. As the Crisis Counselor you will participate in the daily clinical treatment planning with the multi-disciplinary team and assist the Crisis Therapist with case management duties as appropriate. The split counselor floats between the Contra Costa (Concord) and Solano (Fairfield) STEP programs on a regular basis and you will received prior notice from program supervisors. Your schedule will involve two days a week at each program with the 5th day of the week switching back and forth between the locations.Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Seneca's agency-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (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 Engage youth in daily groups focused on supporting youth in developing coping skills. Intervene with the clients' behavior as needed, providing stabilization services if/when needed. Complete daily progress notes. Participate in weekly supervision with the supervisor. Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including, but not limited to, mental health notes, incident reports, time sheets, petty cash, and mileage. Provide transportation for youth and families when necessary. Intervene with the clients' behavior modification programs as needed. This includes physical management of clients (implementing of Seneca Center's Equilibrium Model Training) as necessary. Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca's mission and philosophy All other duties as assigned by supervisorQualifications Bachelor's degree Must be at least 21 years of age Valid California driver's license and insurability with Seneca's automobile policy Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required Experience working with youth in residential care preferred Bilingual Spanish skills a plusSchedule Full-time; 8AM - 4PM Monday & Wednesday (Fairfield) Tuesday & Thursday (Concord) Friday (switch off between locations)Benefits Starting at $22 per hour. Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role. Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam. Mileage reimbursement. 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). 5 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays. We provide a 403b retirement plan. Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.

Keywords: Seneca Center, Concord , STEP Crisis Counselor - (Concord/Fairfield), Other , Concord, California

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