Residential Counselor

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time, Part Time

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Do you enjoy working with clients with moderate to severe mental health symptoms, facilitating growth and supporting them to get all of their needs met as equal, valued and self-respecting individuals? Do you see clients as individuals, rather than being defined by their diagnoses? If so, you would fit in well with PathPoint’s Behavioral Health Division, the award-winning and long-running agency that is also forward thinking and client-centered.

PathPoint is seeking a part-time or full-time Residential Counselor for our residential and social rehabilitation programs in Santa Barbara, CA. Residential Counselors provide their clients with respect, support, and an understanding that they are more than their diagnoses. In this role, you will gain experience and training treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, including bipolar illness, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and anxiety. The schedule for this position is 24-40 hours per week depending on your availability and preferences, and the ability to work overnight shifts and weekends is strongly preferred. If you are a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), you can receive supervision hours with us.

COVID-19 Update: For the safety of our employees, the individuals we support, and everyone’s families, effective August 1, 2021, we are requiring all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical and religious exemptions are available to those who qualify.

Why Work At PathPoint:

  • Culture of kindness, compassion and respect
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community every day
  • $250 hiring bonus and 4-8 hours of Wellness Time (Mental Health Day) for job offers accepted by December 31, 2021, earned after 60 days of employment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance*
  • Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year*
  • Paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays*
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts*
  • Voluntary wellness program with cash rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Housing Assistance Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Supervision hours for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists

*Benefits noted with an asterisk are for full-time employees regularly scheduled for 30+ hours per week.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provides ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and responses to treatment. Recognizes and is available to clients in psychiatric crisis or emotional distress. Assists clients in developing appropriate coping, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
  • Assists clients in learning household maintenance and performs moderate facility maintenance. Functions as positive role model, promotes cooperation and harmony in communal living, and upholds and promotes the program philosophy in all duties performed.
  • Assists clients with matters related to benefits and healthcare, including applying for new benefits or services, scheduling medical appointments, and maintain medical records.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of activities of daily living. Assists clients in the following areas when needed: personal hygiene, shopping and cooking skills, money management skills, accessing reliable transportation, and scheduling appointments. Provides supervision for the general health, safety, and social rehabilitation of clients.
  • Observes and facilitates clients taking medications as prescribed. Documents medication monitoring.
  • Completes program documentation pertaining to individual client files, evaluating and charting client progress, service plans, admission/discharge paperwork, Medi-Cal billing, etc.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Psychology or a related field and one year of experience in the mental health field; OR high school diploma/GED and at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be legally able to bill Medi-Cal
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, satisfactory driving record, and be eligible for coverage on our auto insurance policy
  • Must receive a criminal record clearance through the DOJ and pass pre-employment health and TB screenings

Compensation and Benefits: $19.50 per hour. Full-time employees are eligible for our generous benefits package, including medical, vision, dental, and life/AD&D insurance; paid vacation, 12 holidays, and sick time; wellness program with cash rewards; Flexible Spending Accounts; 403(b) tax-sheltered retirement savings plan with employer match; a free Employee Assistance Program; and housing assistance.

To Apply: Submit your resume through our website.

About PathPoint: PathPoint supports people in living the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships. PathPoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves over 2,000 individuals annually in five counties of Central and Southern California.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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