TBS Support Counselor II
STARS Behavioral Health Group - San Jose, CA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education
BS required, degree in behavioral science preferred

Experience
Two (2) years of experience required with socially or emotionally disturbed children and adolescents

License or Certification
Valid California Driver's License and automobile insurance

Specialized Skills
1. Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with SED adolescents, as well as parents, foster parents, caregivers, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
2. Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly evaluate the behavior and needs of clients and potential admissions to the program.

Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY:
The Support Counselor II is responsible for working with children in placement to provide a large variety of services ranging from behavior management, crisis intervention, self help skill building, and other services as needed to provide “whatever it takes” to make a successful placement for the child. The Support Counselor II works under the supervision of the TBS Coordinator and is a part of the child’s treatment team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Plans and conducts individual activities and outings independently, but under the indirect supervision of the TBS Coordinator.
2. Performs simple evaluations of adolescent clients describing the level of psychosocial impairment, self-care potential and support network availability.
3. Accurately documents in writing each adolescent's behavior and response to activities in the individual record or on department forms.
4. Attends and actively participates in Treatment Team meetings.
5. Maintains visual awareness of client’s physical and psychiatric limitations and insures the safety of clients at all times.

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