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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Fresno, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Named one of the best places to work in California!


We are committed to providing a  career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Central Valley, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sacramento counties. We serve more than 30,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.


Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.  Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.


Central Star Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute inpatient psychiatric services to adolescent clients ages 12 -17.



The Youth Counselor is the treatment team member who is responsible for providing direct care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the adolescents.  This care is provided through direct and
indirect physical and verbal interactions with clients, modeling appropriate behaviors for clients, and monitoring daily client activities. 




Education and Experience


Youth Counselor I:  

High School Diploma or equivalent.

One (1) year experience with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents preferred.

Youth Counselor II:

AA degree, in a related mental health field, preferred.

One (1) year experience with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents preferred.


License or Certification

Valid California Driver's License, preferred.


Specialized Skills
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff and the public.


Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive adolescents.

Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive adolescents weighing up to 200 lbs.

Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs.

Ability to walk, run and play active games with the adolescents.




Assaultive adolescents

Blood and body fluid contact




Demonstrated use of ProAct Training

Demonstrated use of Standard Precautions

Demonstrated use of CPR




  1. Supervise, protect, and care for adolescent clients individually and in groups.

  2. Promote and assist adolescents with self-help skills in the areas of eating, hygiene and grooming, positive behaviors, social interactions with peers, and planned group activities.

  3. Assist adolescents in both large and small activity groups, encouraging appropriate behavior and providing feedback to adolescents.

  4. Act as role model for adolescents, modeling appropriate behaviors and responses to issues and events.

  5. Perform documentation that records adolescents' daily activities and behaviors.

  6. Attend and participate in shift rounds, change of shift meetings, and treatment team meetings as scheduled.




    Participate in ProAct Team assignments and activities.

We offer: 

  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement

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