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Mental Health Counselor (Overnight) 


Job Summary:

The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for daily operations of the program milieu, assuring a safe, structured, and therapeutic environment that allows for participants’ growth. The Mental Health Counselor is also responsible for safety practices, enforcing and monitoring policy and procedures.  These duties may also include assisting participants with administration of their medications, and overseeing the daily living skills such as health, wellness, and hygiene of the participants and managing schedules or appointments. 

The Mental Health Counselor builds relationships with participants who have complex lives that may include drug and alcohol use. The Mental Health Counselor will provide services within a strengths-based, culturally-sophisticated, family-friendly environment that values respect, accountability, compassion, excellence, diversity, innovation, and integrity.


Position Requirements
    1. BA in social science discipline or 4 years work experience strongly preferred; high school diploma/GED required.  Experience with target population (youth, young adults, intellectually disabled youth, etc.) and/or in a milieu setting strongly preferred.
    2. Clean driving record; current CA driver’s license required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
    3. At least 1 year experience with program target population  (Example: intellectually disabled, homeless, teens or young adults, SED); Preferred
    4. At least one year experience with program modality (example: school-based, residential, mobile/community-based, assertive community treatment, wraparound, etc.)  Preferred
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number SOC-14-00004  
Location FFYC - Oakland  
About the Organization For over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. Our clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster care or homelessness, recovering from abuse, or underserved by traditional service providers. We provide over 3,000 youth each year with residential care, special education, vocational training, transitional housing, homeless youth programs, school-based counseling, and in-home support on residential campuses in Oakland and San Diego and in homes, schools, and communities in over several counties throughout California. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others.  

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