Child and Family Counselor
Location: Merced, CA, USA
Requisition Number: 13147
Position Title: Support Counselor II
Are you looking to make a difference in your community by supporting youth and families? Have you completed your bachelor’s degree in social services or psychology? As a Child and Family Counselor for Wraparound in Merced, California, you’ll use your education and experience to positively impact a child’s life. While working one-on-one with at-risk youth and their families in their home or community setting, you’ll implement treatment and intervention plans to provide tools for the youth to thrive in their community.
As a Child and Family Counselor in Merced, California, you will travel to your client’s homes or community setting to coach and guide at-risk youth to strengthen their foundation to thrive in daily life. By building a strong, positive, caring relationship, you’ll create a safe space for your client to share and seek guidance during challenging times. In our team-based setting, you’ll document and share the status and experiences of your treatment and intervention plans with other team members, which may include social workers, parent partners, program managers and clinicians to provide the best support for the youth.
Whether you are meeting with your client individually or in a family setting, you’ll build a trusting relationship with each of your clients. The flexible schedule allows you to meet with your 3-5 clients at optimal times. Just by the client knowing you believe in them, you become the catalyst that helps them improve. You'll see your clients improve their anger management skills, increase their self-esteem, improve their social skills and increase their social connections, and improve their impulse control in order to maintain their placement, avoid hospitalization or juvenile justice involvement and strengthen their resiliency, relationships, and family connectedness.
If you have a Bachelor’s in psychology or related field, plus 1 year experience with high-risk youth and their families and with a passion to work 1:1 with families to make a difference, we encourage you to apply today.
Aspiranet supports your success at each step. You’ll put your educational knowledge to practice along with your relationship building and collaboration skills. You’ll also gain valuable in-house and external training to support your success in your role. This is a great opportunity to begin your career with the ability to advance throughout the organization once you’ve developed additional skills. And there is plenty of room for advancement, as Aspiranet is a large statewide organization.
Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care. Aspiranet provides the opportunity to make an important difference in your community.
Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.
Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.
Job Category: Intensive Home-Based Services
Community / Marketing Title: Child and Family Counselor
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Merced, California US