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Behavioral Health Residential Counselor

Company: PathPoint
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Do you enjoy working with clients with moderate to severe mental health symptoms, facilitating growth and supporting them to get all of their needs met as equal, valued and self-respecting individuals? Do you see clients as individuals, rather than being defined by their diagnoses? If so, you would fit in well with PathPoint's Behavioral Health Division, the award-winning and long-running agency that is also forward thinking and client-centered.

PathPoint is seeking a part-time Residential Counselor for our residential and social rehabilitation programs in Santa Barbara, CA. A home is not a home without a Residential Counselor, and a counselor will always have a home away from home at Phoenix and Mountain House. Residential Counselors provide their clients with respect, support, and an understanding that they are more than their diagnoses. In this role, you will gain experience and training treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, including bipolar illness, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and anxiety. This is a part-time position up to 24 hours per week, and the ability to work overnight shifts and weekends is strongly preferred. If you are a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), you can receive supervision hours with us.

Please include a cover letter when applying; we want to hear your voice and why you are interested in this opportunity.

Why Work At PathPoint:

  • Culture of kindness, compassion and respect
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community every day
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance*
  • Paid vacation starting at 2 weeks per year*
  • Paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays*
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts*
  • Voluntary wellness program with cash rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Housing Assistance Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Supervision hours for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Benefits noted with an asterisk are for full-time employees regularly scheduled for 30+ hours per week.


  • Provides ongoing assessment of clients' mental illness symptoms and responses to treatment. Recognizes and is available to clients in psychiatric crisis or emotional distress. Assists clients in developing appropriate coping, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
  • Assists clients in learning household maintenance and performs moderate facility maintenance. Functions as positive role model, promotes cooperation and harmony in communal living, and upholds and promotes the program philosophy in all duties performed.
  • Assists clients with matters related to benefits and healthcare, including applying for new benefits or services, scheduling medical appointments, and maintain medical records.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of activities of daily living. Assists clients in the following areas when needed: personal hygiene, shopping and cooking skills, money management skills, accessing reliable transportation, and scheduling appointments. Provides supervision for the general health, safety, and social rehabilitation of clients.
  • Observes and facilitates clients taking medications as prescribed. Documents medication monitoring.
  • Completes program documentation pertaining to individual client files, evaluating and charting client progress, service plans, admission/discharge paperwork, Medi-Cal billing, etc.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Psychology or a related field and one year of experience in the mental health field; OR high school diploma/GED and at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be legally able to bill Medi-Cal
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License, satisfactory driving record, and be eligible for coverage on our auto insurance policy
  • Must receive a criminal record clearance through the DOJ and pass pre-employment health and TB screenings

Compensation and Benefits: $18.50 per hour. Benefits for part-time employees include paid sick time; 403(b) retirement plan with employer match; wellness program with cash rewards; free Employee Assistance Program; and housing assistance.

About PathPoint: PathPoint supports people in living the life they choose. We partner with people with disabilities, people with mental health diagnoses, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships. PathPoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves over 2,000 individuals annually in five counties of Central and Southern California.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: PathPoint, Santa Barbara , Behavioral Health Residential Counselor, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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