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Bilingual Youth Counselor

    A Bilingual Youth Counselor provides behaviorally focused mental health services to children and families, particularly foster and probation youth. Counselors work with youth in their environments: assisting birth/foster parents with care and supervision, maintaining a close and supportive relationship with the child's educational placement, planning activities to encourage social development, and supporting the youth in getting access to community resources. The Youth Counselor is a member of a treatment team that seeks to provide family focused and strength based services.

Location

  • San Jose (Bilingual abilities in Spanish or Vietnamese required)

Responsibilities

  • Assist the birth/foster parents in all aspects of care and supervision of the child as needed
  • Provide behaviorally focused mental health support services to clients and their families
  • Plan and implement individual and group activities that encourage the child's social development
  • Complete the necessary Medi-Cal/mental health notes, written in a legible, billable, and a timely manner
  • Submit incident reports and other necessary documentation in a timely, complete, and legible manner
  • Provide supervision for visits with birth family when necessary
  • Maintain a close and supportive relationship with the child's educational placement that may include in-classroom support and tutorial assistance
  • Participate in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bilingual abilities in English and Spanish or Vietnamese required
  • Prefer experience in working with children in residential care and/or in the community
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting, and any other State/Federal requirements
  • Own vehicle, California Drivers License, and insurance

Hours

  • Full time, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
  • Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening hours

Compensation

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Scholarship opportunities!