Awake Overnight Counselor

3 weeks ago
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Direct Care


Sonoma Compass provides short-term residential treatment for youth who are in the midst of an emerging and/or acute crisis. We view short-term residential treatment as an "intervention" that is integrated with a wide array of family and community-based services.  As an alternative to inpatient hospitalization, treatment begins with stabilization through consistent support in a therapeutic home. Treatment is integrated and flexible to support successful step downs to a Wraparound Program in order for youth to achieve permanency in a nurturing family home.

Awake Overnight Counselors provides crisis support and coaching to youth while providing a safe and nurturing environment. Counselors work in collaboration with the treatment team to assist the youth in stabilizing and perform case management duties as needed. The Awake Overnight Counselor adapts to the changing locations of the youth which may include time in the residential setting, at home, in the community as well as in the school setting.  Awake Overnight Counselors provide supervision and support to youth during the overnight hours.  Awake Overnight Counselors remain awake at all times and ensure the safety and wellbeing of each client.



  • Support youth during bedtime and in the morning as they get ready for school.
  • Provide supervision throughout the night for each youth
  • Assist in Case Management duties when indicated
  • Work in collaboration with the caregiver and treatment team members, including assisting the preparation of treatment plans and safety plans.
  • Assist clients in self-administration of medication as needed 
  • Complete daily progress notes and incident reports, which keep track of significant events that happen on site 
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings
  • Provide crisis intervention for youth, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca’s Ahimsa Model



  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Experience working within a residential treatment facility strongly preferred 
  • Patience and willingness to support youth who have experienced trauma and are in crisis 
  • Own vehicle, Valid California driver’s license and insurance 
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements 
  • Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member with a positive attitude toward teamwork  



  • Sunday - Wednesday
  • Some on-call responsibilities



  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)


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