compensation: DOE, Dental, Vision, Health, 401K, PTO, Continued Growth and development employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Are you interested in giving back to your community, and working with special needs youth that are in need of your support!? Come join the team at Fred Finch Youth and Family Services
The Program: The Fred Finch Specialized Wraparound Program works directly with the Regional Center to provide wraparound services. Participants served demonstrate behavior challenges that pose barriers to living successfully in natural home environment and impair their ability to create healthy, lasting relationships with others. Therapists make an assessment and work with youth, treatment providers and families to develop and implement a treatment plan to work with families to preserve the stability of the home environment. The goals of the program are to address the youth’s developmental and/or mental health needs, diminish negative social behaviors, and to preserve the family. The program employs family-centered, strength-based practices and a culturally competent approach.
The program offers the following services: assessment and intervention, individual and family counseling; case management; caregiver/parent coaching; crisis response; linking family/youth to natural and community support; and access to psychiatric support and medication.
The Company: Fred Finch Youth and Family Services has been serving children and young adults with mental and intellectual disabilities for more than a century.
THE POSITION: Full-Time (40 hours per week) Behavior Counselor position based out of our an Diego location.
The Behavioral Counselor works within the wraparound philosophy to support behavior strategies and provide 1:1 behavioral intervention and rehab services to participants with autism and other intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental health disorders. Behavioral Counselor will work with participants and caregivers in their residence or community; document services; collaborate with other social service, Regional Center, educational or mental health professionals; and actively participate in supervision. The Behavioral Counselor is active in supporting and implementing wraparound philosophy and its individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive, family-centered approach to behavioral, evidence-based intervention.
Bachelors Degree or 5 years of experience in a mental health related field.
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults.
Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.
Theoretical understanding or experience in behavioral approaches to treatment.
Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions.
Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.
Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
*Preferred - Applied Behavioral Analysis experience; Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community; Experience with ASD and/or intellectually disabled population.
CHECK OUT WHAT OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE!
Training and Supervision in care of youth with disabilities
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
8 Paid holidays
21 days of Paid Time Off - start accruing from date of hire
Qualifying Employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness