Support Counselor II

Aspiranet Fresno, CA
Your Opportunity

Are you interested in being part of positive changes in child welfare services?

Founded in 1975 with locations across California, Aspiranet is a trusted neighbor, partner and care provider that exists to help families thrive. With personalized care, Aspiranet offers a unique blend of services including foster family support, residential care, adoption services, and services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, mental health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people.

Aspiranet staff gain inspiration from human connection and understand that success is the product of teamwork. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence.

Your Future Team

Our Fresno office is seeking a Support Counselor I to work one on one with a child and his or her care provider in their home or community, providing targeted interventions in support of identified behaviors. Aspiranets programs offer services that are client-centered, trauma-informed, and reflective of best practice standards in the field. When you work for Aspiranet, you join a committed team whose efforts positively affect children and families.

Your Impact

The Support Counselor II (SCII) is responsible for implementing identified components of the approved plan. Major responsibilities include working one-on-one with youth and care provider in their home or community setting, providing interventions in support of identified behaviors and role modeling for the caregiver and other family members how to work with youth per the plan. As a valued child/youth and family team member, the SCII will submit contact notes and provide feedback on interventions to the rest of the Aspiranet team.

Your Skills & Duties

* Meet with youth and caregiver per program and plan requirements.

* Implement interventions as outlined in the plan.

* Transfer skills to caregiver and others who are caring for the youth.

* Monitor success of interventions and report to team lead.

* Inform team lead when interventions are not beneficial.

* Provide support to youth and care providers which aide youth in participating in age appropriate activities.

* Provide transportation when necessary and approved by Supervisor for service plan activities and appointments.

* Develop and provide youth-specific activities related to case plan.

* Conduct therapeutic sessions with youth and caregiver.

* Attend Child/Youth and Family team meetings when indicated

* Maintain a consistent schedule in working with youth and families.

* Develop a professional and supportive relationship with youth, families, referring parties, collaborative partners and community providers.

* Complete timely contact notes to program and funder standards.

* Maintain productivity standards, when indicated.

* Integrate and use training information provided by the agency.

* Report all incidents and program concerns to Supervisor in a timely manner.

* Attend required meetings, training sessions, supervision, briefings and program activities.

* Ensure appropriate and safe conditions while working with youth.

* Support and model Aspiranets values, represent the Agency in a professional manner, and abide by the Agencys Professional Code of Ethics.

* Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff, caregivers, youth and community resources.

* Maintain client and case confidentiality per HIPAA, state and Agency standards.

* Complete own administrative paperwork (time sheets, mileage, time off requests, daily logs & other expense reimbursements, weekly schedule, etc.) accurately and on time.

* Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.

* Perform additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Education & Work Experience

* BA or BS degree in a related field or 2 full time equivalent years experience in a behavioral health related field.

* Ability to work evenings and weekends.

* Meets all required conditions of employment as set forth by the agency, funder and or regulatory body.

Compensation: Competitive

Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.


Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.