Seneca's Ventura County Crisis Services program offers a spectrum of behavioral health care crisis services to support youth and their families. These services provide safe refuge for young people who have experienced profound mental health needs including psychiatric evaluation or hospitalization. Services include crisis stabilization and short-term acute residential treatment, as well as transition and planning services to return youth to a setting in the community with stability.
The Crisis Counselor provides crisis support for youth entering the 23-hour Assessment Center. Counselors will provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth that come into the program, and will intervene as necessary to assist the youth in stabilizing. Support counselors will also assist the Assessment Clinician with case management duties as appropriate. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client or student community.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca's agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.
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Assist clinicians with the intake process, including assessment and creating a welcoming environment for the youth
Provide stabilization services for youth including individualized intervention, safety planning, behavioral intervention and coping skills education
Work closely with parents and/or social workers as treatment team members, and help social workers prepare a treatment plan
Engage the youth in therapeutic activities and projects
Provide supervision for visits with family when necessary
Participate in weekly supervision
Maintain accurate and timely documentation and paperwork
Intervene with the clients' behavior modification programs as needed. This includes physical management of clients (implementing of Seneca's Ahimsa Model Training) as necessary.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Own vehicle, California Driver's License, and insurance
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
Bilingual abilities a plus!
Prefer experience in working with children in residential care and/or in the community
Full Time or Per Diem Schedules available
Full Time shifts include:
Thursday - Saturday: on call Monday or Tuesday
Saturday- Monday; on call Thursday
Competitive salary; additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities upon passing Language Exam.
Comprehensive employee benefits package, including; medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage
4 weeks of flexible paid time off.
Partial paid premiums for dependents.
Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
Questions? Please, visit our website at: www.senecafoa.org or call Seneca's Human Resources Department at: (510) 317-1437. Follow Seneca on social media for company updates, news, and career opportunities!
Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.