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SVCS - Support Counselor

Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Torrance
Posted on: July 13, 2018

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SVCS - Support Counselor


Torrance- Crenshaw

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Job BriefCome join our Star View Community Services team as a Support Counselor in our Torrance office!
Named one of the best places to work in California!

We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. We serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and other agencies.

Job Summary:

The Support Counselor is responsible for working with children in various settings, including home, school, and out of home placements to provide a large variety of services ranging from Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), behavioral intervention services, transportation, school aide, self-help skill building, vocational preparation, support in provision of group treatment models, and other services as needed to provide "whatever it takes" to decrease negative behavior and improve functioning. Staff may be assigned as a one to one in a school setting, in which case, staff may help to behaviorally support the client's completion of their schoolwork. The Support Counselor is a part of the child's treatment team

Job Duties:

  • Plan and conduct both individual and small activity groups and outings independently but under the indirect supervision of the Team Supervisor or Lead

  • Performs simple evaluations of child and adolescent clients, including development of behavioral intervention plans in school settings, describing the level of psychosocial impairment, physical health problems, self-care potential, support network availability, adequacy of living arrangements, financial status, employment status and potential training or educational needs.

  • Accurately documents in writing each youth's behavior and response to behavioral coaching in the individual record or on department forms.

  • Understands and participates in the treatment team planning process.

  • Assists caretakers and school personnel in managing clients' unstructured time and transitions services to them when services are discontinued.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School diploma plus 4 years of experience OR

    • Associates degree in a related field plus 2 - 4 years of experience OR

    • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 1 year of experience OR

    • Master's degree in a related field

      We offer:

      • Competitive compensation

      • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits

      • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth

      • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay

      • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve

      • Family-oriented environment

      • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development

      • Flexible work schedule and environment

      • Mileage reimbursement

        Keywords: Stars Behavioral Health Group, Los Angeles, SVCS - Support Counselor, Other, Torrance, California

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