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Bilingual Family Support Counselor

Company: Seneca Center
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The Family Support Counselor provides behaviorally focused mental health services to children and families. 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 that encourage social development, and supporting the youth in getting access to community resources. The Family Support Counselor is a member of a treatment team that seeks to provide families with strengths-based, family-focused support. This position also provides child care for the Family Ties program during the monthly caregiver's support group.

Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familia, a campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. 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.


  • 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 billable and timely manner
  • Submit incident reports and other documentation in a timely and complete 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
  • Assist staff with setting up and cleaning up after Family Ties care group meetings, supervise children during the meetings, and interact with foster parents as needed to ensure that the child's needs are met while at the meeting.


  • Bachelor degree
  • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities required!
  • Experience working with children and families, particularly providing case management
  • Experience with adoption and attachment issues of children served a plus
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Outlook and assessment or outcome measure data entry programs
  • Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and administrative skills
  • Valid California driver's license and insurability by Seneca's automobile insurance carrier
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Full-Time


  • Starting at $18.25 per hour
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities

Keywords: Seneca Center, Salinas , Bilingual Family Support Counselor, Other , Salinas, California

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