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Residential Youth Counselor On-call 

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Description

Job Summary:

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 YouthCounselor 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.

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Position Requirements

Qualifications:

Required

1. Education:

1.1. B.A. Arts/ Science Degree (preferred) or

1.2. High School Diploma/GED and one of the following:

1.3. Valid Child Development Teaching Permit or

1.4. Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours

of experience work with youth or

1.5. Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or

1.6. Valid Vocational Training Certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational

skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or

1.7. Previous employment as a staff or volunteer for a minimum of one (1) year at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic program or

1.8. Previous relevant experience as determined by CA’s Department of Social Services to meet any of the above requirements. Please see

http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf for more information.

1.9. New Yosemite program only: a minimum of one (1) year providing direct care or supervision of youth

2. Demonstrated knowledge of the developmental stages of the population served.

3. Demonstrated ability to use de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to: attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational

interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy; modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model.

4. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License required, or the ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.

5. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Req Number SOC-19-00007  
Location San Diego - Palm Street  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.



FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.



Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


















 

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