Youth Counselor III (Mental Health Field) @ Stars Behavioral Health Group - Torrance, CA

Youth Counselor III (Mental Health Field)

Stars Behavioral Health Group
Torrance, CA
a month ago
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We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,500 people at 37 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 25,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.

JOB SUMMARY: The Youth Counselor is the treatment team member who is responsible for providing direct care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the adolescents through direct and indirect physical and verbal interaction. Duties are performed under direct supervision of the Program Manager and Shift Lead; some tasks are accomplished independently.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: AA degree + 4 years experience or BA/BS degree.
Experience: AA degree and Four (4) years experience with seriously emotionally disturbed children or adults, or BA/BS degree
License or Certification: Valid California Driver's License, preferred. Valid California Class "B" Driver's License, preferred.
Specialized Skills-Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff and the public.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Child Care Duties:
1. Supervise, protect, and care for children individually and in groups at all times.
2. Promotes and assists adolescents with self-help skills in the areas of eating, hygiene and grooming and other activities.
3. Assist children in working in groups and in handling individual problems.
4. Provide day-to-day supervision and care of children, including assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, planned activities, and school.
5. Models and supports positive youth development and positive behavioral self-management through praise, attention, and use of behavioral incentive system.
6. Attend and participate in morning rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled on the assignment sheet.
7. Conducts or assists both large and small activity groups.
8. Encourages adolescent’s interaction and socialization with other peers, providing feedback to adolescents on appropriate behavior while acting as a role model.
9. Participate in ProAct Team assignments and activities.
10. Note children’s progress in daily progress notes.
11. Make sure children get up each morning; attend to their personal hygiene (bathing, tooth brushing, toileting, etc.)
12. This list of duties is illustrative of duties and not a complete list of all duties and assignments that may be required of the Youth Counselor.

We offer:
  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement