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Residential Counselor

  2019-12-31     Seneca Family of Agencies     365 Kuck Lane  


COMPASS is a Comprehensive Assessment and Stabilization Program that provides highly individualized, client and family driven treatment intended to stabilize the child, meet immediate needs such as mental, emotional, physical health and academic and social needs as well as provide for on-going care and sustainable transition back to family and or identified caregivers.

The Residential Counselor provides crisis support, structure, mentoring, and coaching to youth while providing a safe and nurturing environment. Residential Counselors will work in collaboration with the treatment team to assist the youth in stabilizing and will perform case management duties as needed. The Residential Counselor can adapt to the changing locations of the youth which may include residential settings, homes, community-based programs and school settings. Residential Counselors may also provide support across multiple programs as determined by the needs of the clients and overall program census.

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! 


  • Assist the treatment team in the intake process, including creating a welcoming environment for the youth and reviewing behavioral expectations 
  • Provide behavioral and crisis stabilization services utilizing Seneca’s behavioral model to ensure the safety of the youth
  • Facilitate a life skills group and assist in developing services, strategies, interventions and activities to support the youth across different environments    
  • Supervise youth across different environments, providing supervision for visits with family when necessary 
  • Promote youth and family connections by partnering with families and community members   
  • Plan and lead community-based activities for youth (may include families)  
  • Engage the youth in therapeutic activities and projects as well as educational activities 
  • Work in collaboration with the parent and/or treatment team members, to implement and assist youth in meeting identified treatment goals
  • Complete daily progress notes and incident reports as needed and outlined by Seneca’s policies and procedures
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and paperwork


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Own vehicle, California Driver's License, and insurance
  • Experience working with youth in residential care preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish skills a plus
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting, and any other State/Federal requirements
  • Own vehicle, California Driver’s License, and insurance


  • Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
  • Shift options: 7am - 3pm or 3pm - 11pm 


  • Participate in an on-call rotation as needed to support the safety and supervision of youth
  • Relocation assistance may be available 
  • Rent-free housing may be available for up to first 6 months of employment upon relocation
  • Competitive salary with an additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish/English abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
  • 4 weeks flexible paid time off

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