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Youth for Change is a non-profit, public benefit organization licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive treatment, education, and support services for our community.
The mission of Youth for Change is to enhance the well-being of children, individuals, families, and communities – and we have successfully done this for 30 years!

Youth For Change employees are highly valued and compensated with:

  • A competitive benefits package including paid medical AND dental for our employees!
  • 13 paid holidays
  • A 401(k), a Roth, AND an agency match as well as profit-sharing after the waiting period!
  • Healthiest You, a virtual option to see a doctor, at no cost to you!
  • Accrued sick and vacation days from date of hire and access to use those days after 60 days of employment!
  • Endless opportunities for training online and in-person
  • A flexible work schedule
  • An Employee Assistance Program and a Trauma-informed work environment

The Behavioral Health Counselor (BHC) is responsible for collaborating with other service providers, family members or other significant supports in client’s life to support treatment goals and to assist the client and family to achieve treatment goals. This positions must maintain confidentiality as it relates to client, personnel, the agency, and all records/documents in line with HIPAA and Youth for Change’ policy and standards. The BHC gathers necessary intake and assessment information and provide case management, rehabilitation services, linkages, collateral, or other services as appropriate to support positive functioning and termination.

Education and/or Experience:
AA Degree in psychology, social work, child development or related field plus 2 years’ experience providing behavioral intervention to children and adolescents with emotional disturbances or intensive needs OR A B.A. or B.S. degree in psychology, social work, child development or related field plus 1 year experience working with children and adolescents with emotional disturbances is preferred
Ability to foster positive relationships with clients, families, and other community program staff to ensure a collaborative approach is used at all times.
Experience with crisis management and/or suicide assessment and prevention
Community resource awareness

Youth For Change remains open as an essential business to serve our community, and to comply with the Public Health Order issued by the State of California Health and Human Services Agency on August 5, 2021, Youth for Change will require that all employees have received a COVID-19 vaccination unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed, and if eligible, a booster shot (or provide weekly testing results).

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Associate's