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Group Counselor (San Rafael, CA)

Company: Catholic Charities of San Francisco Marin San Mate
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Group Counselor (San Rafael, CA)**ORGANIZATION SUMMARY**Catholic Charities is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive nonprofit human services organizations in Northern California, annually reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable individuals of all faiths in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. With a staff of approximately 450, reaching peaks of nearly 600 with seasonal hires, a budget of $54.3 million, and a current governing board of 27, this venerable, fully-accredited, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses some of the most pressing community needs homelessness, generational poverty, immigration, inequality, hunger, aging in isolation, and communicable disease -- to name a few with compassion and services of highest quality.St. Vincents provides residential treatment and mental health services to over 85 boys, ages 7-18, who are referred from in-patient psychiatric facilities and county agencies throughout Northern California each year. A combination of therapeutic, educational, day treatment, and recreational programs addresses the multiple and diverse needs of each child. The boys live in five residential houses, which are staffed 24 hours a day, on the St. Vincents campus.Group counselors collectively develop and maintain secure home-like environments in which children ages 7-19 with severe emotional disturbances can experience stable, healthy attachments and develop more age-appropriate social skills. Group counselors implement and integrate the childrens treatment plans throughout all aspects of the childrens day-to-day activities. Group counselors also carry out various agency policies and procedures to ensure the smooth administration, coordination, and operation of the various residential programs. Group Counselors are responsible to the Program Supervisor, their designees, & the On-Call Supervisors.????**ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES**+ Perform food preparation duties such as a) Menu planning, b) Prepare and serve meals. c) Supervise clean-up of kitchen and dining areas, storage areas, and ensure all necessary areas are secured. d) Involve residents in preparation, serving, and clean-up as appropriate. e) Prepare meal production records, and document residents served.+ Creatively implement, participate in, and make use of the philosophy, opportunities, and facilities of the ongoing educational, clinical, recreational, day treatment, and extracurricular programs designed to meet client needs.+ Transport and supervise residents to, from, and during various outings, locations, appointments, home visits, & community-based activities following all procedures and policies regarding outings and the use of Agency vehicles, including the ability to obtain a valid California drivers license and other licenses as necessary to operate agency vehicles.+ Be familiar with individual residents treatment plans, and integrate residents treatment plans into all aspects of their day-to-day treatment at St. Vincents, including all the above-mentioned day-to-day activities, and crisis intervention.+ Provide documentation such as charting in resident logs, critical incident reports, communication logs, day treatment logs & reports, and milieu reports.+ When required, participate in individual, group, and family therapy, as an administrator or clinician is directed.+ Act as a partner to parents and facilitate family contact, as appropriate.+ Participate in case conferences and, as required, other treatment planning forums such as I.E.P.s and court hearings.+ Be familiar with and liaison with Health Care Services, and implement health care systems and procedures such as infection control, first aid, diet, and medication distribution within the individual residents treatment plans.+ Be familiar with the philosophy and procedures of residents education programs, and act as a liaison between their schools and the house programs. Assist in the integration of school input into other modalities, and other modalities back into the school program. Be available for crisis intervention work at the school and act as a support system while residents are in attendance.+ Be familiar with and make use of, as necessary, the administrative organization of St. Vincent's and its established decision-making supervisory channels.+ Participate in regularly scheduled supervision with immediate supervisor and be able to receive feedback, make changes, and discuss your own issues as they come up and relate to the job.+ Participate in regularly scheduled staff training and apply the training to the work.+ Be familiar with and implement, as required, agency policies and procedures regarding emergencies.+ According to established policy and procedures, be familiar with and administer house accounting systems and the following: a) Clothing and personal need allowances b) Personal allowances c) Recreation funds d) Food & house supply purchasing.+ Be familiar with and properly utilize Agency forms, ledgers, logs, and charts.+ Help orient and train new staff, as directed by the Program Supervisor and/or Team Leader.+ Maintain awareness of the nurturing aspects of all Group Counselor duties, and perform these Group Counselor duties in such a way as to foster appropriate nurturing aspects.+ Perform all other such duties as directed by the supervisor.+ Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.**QUALIFICATIONS**To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education & Experience:+ A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree or equivalent in Behavioral Science such as Psychology, Sociology or Child Development.+ Must possess a valid California Drivers License.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:+ Possess a valid California Drivers License.+ Ability to work weekends and evenings.+ Experience with residential treatment, teaching, recreation, childcare, or other social service work is preferred. Ability to be a positive role model for individual residents and the group+ Ability to maintain supportive relationships with other staff.+ Ability to both give and receive feedback+ Maintain high standards of personal hygiene, grooming, and appropriate standards of personal dress+ Maintain clear boundaries between personal life and professional behavior on the job.+ Display situation-appropriate emotional responses.+ Maintain identification within the duties and responsibilities of a Group Counselor as outlined in this job description, not with the identity of the residential group.+ Consistent in supporting agency policies, philosophy, and ethics.+ Punctual in arriving for shifts, meetings, and appointments.+ Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.****For information on application status, please contact****DISCLAIMER:** The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed._CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability, or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.__Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records._Department or Program: St. Vincents School for BoysThis is a non-management positionThis is a full time positionUnion status: UnionFingerprinting clearance: RequiredTB Screening: RequiredFirst Aid Certificate: Standard First Aid requiredCOVID-19 Proof of Vaccination: Required

Keywords: Catholic Charities of San Francisco Marin San Mate, San Rafael , Group Counselor (San Rafael, CA), Other , San Rafael, California

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