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. Counselors will also assist the Assessment Clinician with case management duties as appropriate.
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.
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. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!
- Assist the clinician with the intake process, including assessment and creating a welcoming environment for the youth.
- Provide stabilization services for youth that include 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 Equilibrium Model Training) as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Valid California drivers license and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
- Ability to work as a team player and with a diverse population
- Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus!
- Thursday: 11am-11pm
- Friday: 11am-11pm
- Saturday: (Overnight) 7pm-7am
- Tuesday: 24hr On-Call
- Starting at $18.25 per hour
- Generous awake overnight shift differential and on call stipends
- 10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
- We provide a 403b retirement plan
- 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)