• Student Support Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/8/2019 3:15 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    Seneca Family of Agencies is seeking dynamic team members to support our integrated, responsive special education model that provides equitable opportunities for all students. Student Support Counselors are key members of our K-8 school teams, guiding students and families to achieve academic success no matter what challenges they may be facing. Counselors provide instructional, therapeutic, and behavioral support to students in charter and district schools, working in classrooms of 25 +with one counselor in each class to provide a positive learning environment through behavior management, modification, coaching, training, and skill building.


    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • Assist Academic Intervention Specialists/Teachers in providing individual and group instruction as appropriate
    • Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful or negative behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors
    • Provide crisis management and intervention for students, including risk assessment, crisis counseling, creation of behavioral plans, and/or physical management through Seneca's certified Equilibrium Model
    • Lead small groups of students in activities to enhance their academic, behavioral, and interpersonal and social social skills
    • Assist in monitoring students' progress toward their goals through formal documentation methods
    • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that all students get the support they need to achieve academic and personal success at school
    • Coordinate and collaborate with parents, classroom teachers and other providers in order to transfer skills and build capacity
    • Implement broader classroom or school-wide interventions, including trauma-informed practices and aspects of the PBIS framework
    • Participate in individual and group supervision to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Successful experience leading activities for youth
    • Conversational Spanish abilities a plus
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Valid California driver's license and insurance; insurable by Seneca's automobile policy
    • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


    • Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm


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