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Family Support Counselor - Atascadero

Looking for a job that supports children and families in need? Join our team at Seneca Family of Agencies in our San Luis Obispo County Wraparound Program as a Support Counselor. The Support Counselor serves children and families by providing behaviorally focused mental health services. Counselors work with youth in their environments: assisting birth/foster parents with care and supervision, maintaining a close and supportive relationship with the child’s educational placement, planning activities that encourage social development, and supporting the youth in getting access to community resources. The Support Counselor is a member of a treatment team that seeks to provide families with strengths-based, family-focused support.
About Wraparound
Our Kinship Center offers intensive “Wraparound” services to children and youth at risk of placement in a high-level group home, and to their families. The Wraparound programs are strength-based, family-driven, flexible and creative, with the goal of helping the family develop the skills and supports to prevent or reduce the possibility of residential placement of their child.
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.


  • Assist the birth/foster parents in all aspects of care and supervision of the child as needed.
  • Provide behaviorally focused mental health support services to clients and their families.
  • Plan and implement individual and group activities that encourage the child’s social development.
  • Complete the necessary Medi-Cal/mental health notes, written in a billable and timely manner.
  • Submit incident reports and other documentation in a timely and complete manner.
  • Provide supervision for visits with birth family when necessary.
  • Maintain a close and supportive relationship with the child’s educational placement that may include in-classroom support and tutorial assistance.
  • Participate in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.


  • Bachelor degree in social work, counseling, psychology, child development or similar field.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus.
  • Experience working with children and families, particularly providing case management.
  • Experience with adoption and attachment issues of children served a plus.
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Outlook and assessment or outcome measure data entry programs.
  • Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and administrative skills.
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurability by Seneca’s automobile insurance carrier.
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or
  • certification requirements.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required.


  • Full-time.


  • Starting salary $21.00 an hour, additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • 5 weeks of PTO and 11 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including:
  • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
  • Long-term disability, family leave, and life insurance
  • 50% paid premiums for dependents
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Training stipend and professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices.
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington.

***Please apply directly through our website by clicking here!***

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