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Family Support Counselor/Mental Health Specialist

Company: North Valley School - Sonoma
Location: Lake Elsinore
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the assigned Supervisor, the Family Support Counselor/Mental Health Specialist has responsibility for providing support services to individuals and families as identified in the designated program and/or individualized plan. Services apply to youth in 24-hour residential treatment and/or consumer/clients in community based programs.

Essential Functions:

* Provides individual and family support services in accordance with the individualized plans.
* Able to effectively engage, develop relationships with appropriate boundaries with assigned clients.
* Effectively manages a flexible community based schedule.
* Completes all required documentation according to Agency and program standards within required time constraints.
* Is an active member of assigned treatment teams.
* Meets Agency service percentage standard reflecting expected time spent with clients, if applicable.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

* Must possess a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, Social Work etc)
* 0-3 years of experience working with children and/or families preferred.

Position/Program Requirements:

* Must possess a valid California driver's license, personal automobile insurance and clean driving record.
* Must be physically and mentally fit. Must be willing to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) and drug screening test.
* Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California.
* Must be flexible to work nights and weekends, may need to work a split-shift, varying schedule according to operational needs.
* Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster if eligible.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to work in an office or outdoor environment including standing, walking, and running, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds and up to 10 pounds frequently.
* Must be physically able to perform Pro-Act Restraint Techniques, CPR and First Aid as trained.
* Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time in a vehicle for traveling up to 100 miles driving distance.

Salary Range: $17.91 - $22.84

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Victor Community Support Services (VCSS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of VCSS to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.

Keywords: North Valley School - Sonoma, Lake Elsinore , Family Support Counselor/Mental Health Specialist, Healthcare , Lake Elsinore, California

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