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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Seneca Family of Agencies
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are hiring a Mental Health Counselor to support two amazing Seneca programs: Pathfinder Academy and Irvington STEP! As a Mental Health Counselor, you will facilitate group sessions with youth, provide individualized support and interventions, and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, counselors, nurses and teachers. In both functions of this role, Mental Health Counselors provide safe environments to support youth towards stabilization and success.Pathfinder Academyis a nonpublic school dedicated to anti-racist practices in education to engage in liberation with our youth. We operate under a collective model of humanization, healing, and empowerment with the students and families we serve. Counselors play an integral role in supporting our students’ therapeutic, behavioral, and educational needs. They capitalize on the necessary joy our communities embody and deserve, and we are invested in your growth not only as acounselor, but as a leader to challenge the systemic oppression our youth often experience.STEPstands forSkills,Transitions,ExplorationandProgress. This program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Seneca, providing Partial Hospitalization services to youth ages 12-17. The goal of the STEP program is to provide intensive, short-term and stabilization services to enable our clients to step down to lower levels of outpatient mental health treatment.The main treatment modality is group therapy. Groups include a skills group, recreational group, circle group, and future focus. All groups are designed to teach youth the skills necessary to help them learn about their mental health, provide psychoeducation, and help them learn skills to feel better and be safe. Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. 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. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative,click here!Assist multi-disciplinary team in creating a supportive, welcoming environment for the youth. Engage youth in groups focused on supporting youth in developing coping skillsIntervene with the clients’ behavior as needed, providing stabilization services if/when needed. Participate in clinical treatment planning with multi-disciplinary team and complete daily progress notesContribute to the structure and stability of the environment by helping youth stay on task and focusedUtilize behavioral and clinical techniques to support the mental health needs of our clients; this can include working with youth on skills such as anger management, coping with frustration, or interacting positively with peersFoster curiosity and creativity in our youth by sharing your skills and interests in sports, art, games, nature exploration, and other fun activitiesParticipate in weekly supervision to expand your skills and receive ongoing guidance and supportCommunicate effectively with all staff who are involved in the daily life of the youthProvide crisis intervention, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca'sEquilibrium TrainingBachelor's degree Experience supporting youth with mental health and behavioral needs preferredBilingual Spanish skills a plusClearance of TB test, fingerprinting, and any other State/Federal requirementsOwn vehicle, California Driver’s License, and insuranceMonday - FridayThis position typically works several days per week at each location. Some flexibility is required to meet program needs.Competitive salaryComprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents403b Retirement Plan4 weeks of flexible Paid Time OffScholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities

Keywords: Seneca Family of Agencies, Fremont , Mental Health Counselor, Other , Fremont, California

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