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Crisis Home Counselor

Company: FRED FINCH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Location: Jamul
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description
Who is Fred Finch?
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Fred Finch Youth & Family Services has been offering hope and healing since 1891. We support communities and families directly affected with mental illness, behavioral challenges and autism. Our team members are dedicated to helping those who need guidance and support with empathy using compiled experience gained from three centuries of healing. Be part of an organization with proven track record of helping and healing others. We currently have an opportunity for a Residential Youth Counselor.
Crisis Home Counselor
Help Change a Child's Life TrajectoryThe Crisis Home Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day care and supervision of teens with special needs in a crisis home program setting. The Crisis Home Counselor provides high quality care and ensures the safety of participants, staff, and site in accordance with Community Crisis Home regulations, program philosophy, agency policy and accreditation standards. The Crisis Home Counselor helps with the implementation of the treatment/behavior plans for each participant in collaboration with an experienced multidisciplinary team.
ShiftsFull time. Days and hours TBD
Salary Range
In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position is between $21.37 and $28.75 hourly. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.
What You Will Do
The Residential Youth Counselor is responsible for day-to-day care and counseling of at-risk teens with special needs in a residential treatment program. The Residential Youth Counselor provides high quality care and ensures the safety of residents, staff, and site in accordance with policy, helping to implement the treatment/behavior plans for each resident in collaboration with an experienced multidisciplinary team. The Residential Youth Counselor also dispenses medications when needed, helps residents to tend to their health and wellness, and may help residents to manage their schedule or attend outside appointments or activities. Participants have complex needs, and the Residential Youth Counselor builds relationships with them and their families in a supportive environment that utilizes a strengths-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach and values compassion, respect, diversity, and accountability.
What's In It for You, You Ask?

  • A growth-oriented work environment with supportive team members
  • Paid Time Off: For Full Time Employee it is 21 days in your first year
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Free CEUs, free Supervision for BBS Associate License, coaching, and mentorship
  • Tuition Assistance and Company Scholarships (up to $10k)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Qualification
  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance, 401K What You Bring to The Table (requirements):
    • A.A. Degree or several years of experience.
    • A minimum of six (6) months experience providing direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities who have challenging behavior service needs.
    • Become a Registered Behavior Technician within 12 months of initial employment (must complete online courses within a contiguous, 180-day period) or be a Qualified Behavior Modification Professional.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the developmental stages of the population served.
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress.
    • Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
    • Knowledge of the autism spectrum and characteristic of individuals with autism.
    • Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral principles and techniques.
    • Clear understanding of the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships and demonstrated ability to maintain appropriate relationships/boundaries.
    • Ability to create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.
    • Ability to maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.
    • Ability to set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.
    • Clean driving record: current CA Driver's License required, or the ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
    • Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems. Preferred
      • B.A. Arts/Science Degree.
      • Two (2) years of related work experience.
      • A minimum of one (1) year experience with intellectually/developmentally disabled and/or emotionally disturbed youth.
      • A minimum of one (1) year experience with residential or wraparound programs
      • Knowledge of DTT, PRT, and PECS.
        Join Our Compassionate Team
        Be part of a dynamic, dedicated team serving youth that have developmental disabilities that are struggling with trauma and other related behavioral health needs. Our unique program provides a safe, stable, and highly structured environment supported by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Youth receive on-going evaluation. individual, group, family and milieu therapy is a part of their residential treatment experience. The goal of the program is to maximize each youth's level of functioning to enable them to enable them to live in a less restrictive environment in their communities.
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Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES, San Diego , Crisis Home Counselor, Other , Jamul, California

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