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Direct Care Counselor
UBS, Inc.

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Direct Care Counselor

UBS, Inc.
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Job Summary

Wage
$20 per hour
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Special Needs Assistant
Employer's Industry
Caregiving, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

We're growing and we need you! We are a unique, family run non-profit that provides safe temporary/short term residential mental health and support services for children and adolescents that are facing challenging situations. We work hard to create an environment where empathy, caring, dignity, respect are highly valued. We are growing and currently have several openings for Direct Care Counselor opportunities for individuals who have a real passion for helping, and love working with kids.  

 In this essential role you will provide onsite direct care and supervision in a residential setting, assisting our residents (kids) with developing key life skills such as self-care, communication, socialization, relationship building, and problem solving. Direct Care Counseling staff also support the children during community and recreational activities with friends, family and staff members.

Second shift (swing) 4pm-12am, and ONLY SOME day shifts 8am-4pm; both weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) and weekends (Friday-Sunday).  

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. An Associate’s Degree, preferably in childcare, social work, psychology, counseling, or human services related fields. High school diploma required. 
    1. Minimum of two years prior experience in a residential setting or facility working with children, seniors, or individuals with intellectual challenges is necessary; or at least one year work experience in a childcare, senior center, mental health or social service agency environment. 
    2. Pass all background and reference checks, which includes but not limited to DMV driving record, criminal, and LiveScan fingerprinting.  
    3. Have Current CPR and First Aid certifications

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Values working in a team oriented environment 
  2. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with a broad variety of people, including team members, management and other professionals  
  3. Ability to effectively deescalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations; stay calm and emotionally available to residents ranging in age from 12-18 years old 
  4. Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision, and monitor the safety of residents  
  5. Maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality; exercise tact, discretion, and good judgment  
  6. Demonstrates solid group leadership, management, and organizational skills  
  7. Be punctual for all scheduled shifts and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming the responsibilities of the position  
  8. Open to feedback and supervision    

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the dignity and diversity of our individual team members. We also recognize the value of diversity in our organization and wish to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action.  Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.  

Business Overview

Our Story

We are a small family run, mission driven, community based social service agency that's been in Oakland for over 25 years. 

Team Size

1-10 team members

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Culture & Perks

Ownership
Family Owned
Minority Owned
Women Owned
Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Perks
Casual Dress
Workplace
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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