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Awake Overnight Counselor- Support Youth

  2019-12-04     Seneca Family of Agencies     Kuck Ln, Petaluma  

COMPASS Petaluma is designed to provide treatment to youth involved in the child welfare system, provide a safe and supportive environment in our Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) neighborhood and successfully transition them to an alternative placement with connection to natural supports. The Awake Overnight Crisis Counselor in the Comprehensive Assessment and Stabilization Program (COMPASS) provides crisis support and coaching to youth while providing a safe and nurturing environment. Awake Overnight Counselors provide supervision and support to youth during the overnight hours by remaining awake at all times and ensuring the safety and well-being of each client.

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


  • Support youth during bedtime and in the morning as they get ready for school.
  • Provide supervision throughout the night for each youth
  • Assist in Case Management duties when indicated
  • Work in collaboration with the caregiver and treatment team members, including assisting the preparation of treatment plans and safety plans.
  • Assist clients in self-administration of medication as needed 
  • Complete daily progress notes and incident reports, which keep track of significant events that happen on site 
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings
  • Provide crisis intervention for youth, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca’s Equilibrium Model


  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Experience working within a residential treatment facility strongly preferred 
  • Patience and willingness to support youth who have experienced trauma and are in crisis 
  • Own vehicle, Valid California driver’s license and insurance 
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements 
  • Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member with a positive attitude toward teamwork


  • Full-time


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

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