Diversion Counselor II (Juvenile Diversion)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Location: Santa Ana, CA, United States

DIVERSION COUNSELOR II (Juvenile Diversion - Santa Ana/Orange County)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Occasional evening or weekend events as needed based on consumer needs).

Responsibilities include:

  • Intervene with youth who are exhibiting delinquency, emotional, behavioral and/or school issues to keep at-risk youth from re-entering the Juvenile Justice System by providing therapeutic and restorative justice practices such as individual, family and/or group counseling and education.

  • Engage the family in Parent Project® and Functional Family Therapy (FFT), which targets youth with very serious problems such as conduct disorder, behavioral acting-out and substance use.

  • These components are designed to empower the caregiver to strengthen parent-child relationships, improve communication, build family resiliency, increase social competency, and develop a culture of shared responsibility to reintegrate the youth back into the family resulting in reduced recidivism and increased community safety.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field and current registration as an associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Clinical license preferred). 2-5 years related experience.

  • Counseling experience with adolescents and families preferred.

  • Knowledge of theory and techniques of individual, family, and group dynamics, as well as substance abuse issues.

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural/ethnic diversity of the service population and be sensitive to the needs of special populations.

  • Ability to establish rapport, make accurate assessment of the family’s needs, and assist the family in accessing and utilizing resources.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • After hours availability based on client needs.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.

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