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Counselor for Therapeutic Services

Are you passionate about making a difference in the life of our youth and families? Do you want to provide opportunities to them so they can overcome life's challenges? If so, our Counselor for Therapeutic Services is right for you!

Now offering $500 sign-on bonus for new Seneca employees, that apply for this role!

As a Counselor for Therapeutic Services, you will provide targeted behavioral interventions relevant to the needs of the youth and their families, paired with the opportunity to design care services to guide them and connect them to sustainable, supportive resources in their communities. As Case Manager/Counselor, you will thrive by embedding yourself within the community, providing services to the youth in schools, in-home, or anywhere the child/family-focused and strength-based model requires. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

In Partnership with Pierce County Behavioral Health, our Therapeutic Case Management (TCM) Program provides behavioral support and case management services to non-Medicaid eligible youth. TCM participants include youth who do not qualify for Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe), those who may be stepping down from WISe, or those who would benefit from additional behavioral support and case management services.

ABOUT SENECA

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.

Responsibilities

  • Provide time-limited behaviorally-focused mental health support services to clients and their families, which include behavior management techniques focused on creating safety and stability in the school and home.
  • Maintain a caseload of 3-6 clients, providing on average 2-4 hours of support each week.
  • When necessary, participate in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings.
  • Complete treatment plans, functional behavioral assessments, progress notes, monthly reports, termination reports and other required paperwork.
  • Complete all required program and agency paperwork promptly utilizing Seneca’s online documentation systems and procedures daily.
  • Maintain close communication with all treatment team members.
  • Engage the youth and family in connecting to community resources.
  • Participate in weekly individual and group supervision as required.

Qualifications

Education/Experience requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree OR 
  • Associate degree and one year of relevant experience OR 
  • High school diploma and two years of relevant experience 
  • Ability and willingness to work independently in the office and in the community.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a diverse population of clients.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License and insurability by Seneca's automobile insurance carrier.
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Nice-to-have:
  • Two years of experience in working with children and their families in various mental health settings.
  • Experience providing crisis assessment, management, and interventions.

Schedule

  • Full-Time 9am - 5pm
  •  Flexibility to work some evenings as needed

Benefits

  • Starting salary at $23.00 per hour. The actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
  • $500 sign-on bonus.
  • Additional compensation upon passing bilingual language exam.
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year.
  • 5 weeks of flexible PTO.
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents.
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan.
  • 403b Retirement Plan.
  • Training stipend and professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including evidence-based practices.
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington.

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Please apply directly through our website by clicking here!