The Mobile Counselor provides support services primarily to clients enrolled in Seneca Connections programs. Mobile Counselors are members of an interdisciplinary treatment team that provides community-based treatment services to enrolled clients and family members. Support may be one-on-one or in group activities with clients as recommended by their primary case worker.
The Mobile Counselor will also be an integral member of First Stop Visitation Center. At First Stop the Mobile Counselor is responsible for providing supervision of visits between children and parents who are referred by San Francisco Department of Family and Children’s Services and who are working toward reunification. The visits may take place at a visitation center, foster family home, parent/relative home, or in the community. Supervision involves oversight of the interactions between parent and children, transportation to and from visits, and documentation of visits.
The Mobile Counselor will interface with various community partners to provide wraparound services. This includes family-based mental health counseling, support, crisis-intervention, and case management services to children and families. The Mobile Counselor is a member of a treatment team, and will provide services at the program site and in the community, including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, and family homes.
- San Francisco
- Work in coordination with the Intensive Support Services Supervisor and other treatment team members helping to design and implement treatment interventions.
- Participate in program meetings, team meetings, and family meetings when necessary.
- Submit incident reports, CPS reports and other necessary documentation in a timely and complete manner.
- Respond to crisis situations.
- Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including, but not limited to reimbursements, time sheets, and mileage.
- Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca’s mission and philosophy.
- Maintain a flexible schedule that includes early morning, evenings and at least one weekend shift. Currently, shifts are limited to Sunday through Thursday and Tuesday through Saturday.
- Supervise visits between children and parents at various sites by ensuring children have age-appropriate opportunities for interaction with their parents and by maintaining safety of all participants. Prepare reports based on observations made during the visit.
- Collaborate with treatment teams, including County Partners at Human Services Agency, Family Mosaic Project, and other providers, keeping them informed of progress and challenges as necessary.
- Assist in the orientation of families to the visitation center and the procedures for visits prior to the initial visitation.
- Plan and implement individual and group activities that encourage the social and emotional development of client youth.
- Assist with special events/projects that enhance the operations of the visitation center.
- Transport children and families as requested by the Child Welfare Worker or Visitation Coordinator.
- Complete the necessary Medi-Cal/mental health notes, written in a billable and timely manner.
- Participate in supervision with the Program Supervisor
- All other duties as assigned by supervisor
- A Bachelor's degree in a social service related field.
- Prefer at least 9 months experience in working with emotionally disturbed children in residential care and/or in the community.
- Valid California driver's license, own vehicle and valid car insurance
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
- Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekend as needed.
- Ability to work as a member of multi-disciplinary team
- Sunday - Thursday 9:30am-6pm or Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am-6pm
- Flexible Hours
- 4 weeks paid time off
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- Scholarship and Training Opportunities