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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Mental health Counselor (00085)

  6/1/2018   Fred Finch Youth Center
 Job Description        

The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for day-to-day care and counseling of at-risk teens with special needs in a residential treatment program. The Mental Health 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 Mental Health 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 Mental Health 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.



1 B.A. Arts/ Science Degree or High School Diploma/GED and one of the following: Valid Child Development Teaching Permit or Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education or Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Valid Vocational Training Certificate, credential or documentation or 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 Previous relevant experience as determined by CAís Department of Social Services to meet any of the above requirements. 2. Clean driving record; current CA Driverís License required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired. 3. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.


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