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Family Youth Counselor

Company: Seneca Center
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


As a Family Youth Counselor, you will work to ensure that that clients placed in Seneca's foster care programs are successful in their placements by providing mental health support, skill building, crisis intervention, and case management services. The primary responsibilities are to act as behavioral coach and mentor to clients referred into the program and in need of additional support. Family Youth Counselors are members of a treatment team and provide services at the program site, in the community, including but not limited to: juvenile hall, schools, family homes, and county offices.

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.


  • Provide mental health interventions, skill building, crisis intervention, and case management services to ensure the successful placement of clients in foster care homes.
  • Support resource parents in the implantation of client treatment goals and guide them in assisting client's in their acquisition of new skills and behavioral responses.
  • Provide on-call coverage to the clients and their families.
  • Participate in all treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary
  • Complete mental health notes and other paperwork, and complete service tracking documentation as indicated
  • Assist with planning arrangements and transportation for school, therapy appointments, and court hearings.
  • Participate in weekly supervision with the program supervisor or designee.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including, but not limited to, time sheets, petty cash, and mileage.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Bilingual abilities in Spanish a plus!
  • Experience working with children in mental health settings or out of home care preferred
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Own a vehicle, California driver's license and insurance
  • Ability to work as a team player in a diverse population
  • Experience working with children in mental health settings or out of home care preferred


  • Full Time
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


  • Starting at $18.00 per hour.
  • 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam.
  • 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 , Family Youth Counselor, Other , Salinas, California

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