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Classroom Counselor - Pathfinder Academy

Company: Seneca Family of Agencies
Location: Union City
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Classroom Counselors are key members of our school teams, guiding students to achieve academic success no matter what challenges they may be facing. We employ creative and thoughtful community-tested practices to celebrate the diversity of our students and weave our families' cultures into a curriculum that addresses each child's unique, individual needs. Pathfinder Academy is a non-public school serving students in grades 7-12 in three classrooms to personalize our treatment approach for each student and promote the social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual development of each student.
"You start to notice growth, and even if it's gradual, it is very rewarding to see your students conquer their goals, academic or behavioral. I have seen first-hand that constant care can make these students feel comfortable and loved enough to break through big barriers. There isn't one day where I don't look forward to getting to spend time with these students." -Seneca employee
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community-based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the structure and stability of the classroom by helping students stay on task and focused within the classroom.
  • Utilize behavioral and clinical techniques to support the mental health needs of our clients; this can include working with students on skills such as anger management, coping with frustration, or interacting positively with peers.
  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team with teachers, therapists, psychologists, and other therapeutic and educational staff.
  • Foster curiosity and creativity in our students by sharing your skills and interests in sports, art, games, nature exploration, and other fun activities.
  • Participate in weekly supervision to expand your skills and receive ongoing guidance and support.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff who are involved in the daily life of the student.
  • Provide crisis intervention for students, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca's Equilibrium Training.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or within 6 months of graduation
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Valid California driver's license and insurability with Seneca's automobile policy
    • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Must show proof of Covid-19 fully vaccinated and boostedSchedule:
      • Full time, in-person
      • Monday-Friday
      • 8 am-4 pmBenefits:
        • Starting at $20.25 per hour, with additional compensation provided upon passing a bilingual language proficiency exam
        • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
        • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
        • Employer-Paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
        • 7 weeks paid school breaks, 5 weeks of PTO, and 11 Seneca holidays.
        • We provide a 403b retirement plan
        • Scholarship, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
          keywords: nonprofit, non-profit, mental health, mental health counselor, behavioral health, counselor, children and families, adolescent, school counselor, middle school counselor, high school counselor

Keywords: Seneca Family of Agencies, Union City , Classroom Counselor - Pathfinder Academy, Other , Union City, California

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