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Residential Counselor

Organization: Community Support Network

Posted On: July 2018

Pay / Hours: $12.50 varied shifts avaiable

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Job Description:

Direct Care Counselors
Community Support Network (CSN) is a nonprofit agency that is an innovator in providing effective tools, support, housing, and dignity to individuals with mental health and other life challenges. We are dedicated to creating a compassionate, healthy, and safe society by empowering people at risk to achieve stability and to realize their highest potential. This is achieved in the context of an organizational culture that places a premium on the values of compassion and accountability.

We have a variety of shifts: Full time and Part time Day, Overnight Awake and Overnight Sleep, and On-Call Relief Counselors. Counselors’ responsibilities include the following: provide for the special needs of the program participants. Implement evidence-based practices that teach positive coping skills to adults with severe mental health challenges. Provide crisis prevention and intervention. Prepare progress notes for all clients and Special Incident reports. Perform bed checks. Monitor and document program participants accessing of medications. Give accurate, complete and timely reporting of program and clients to staff as they begin their shift. Attend and participate in clinical case reviews, staff meetings and monthly CSN in-service trainings. Assist Program manager in maintaining a clean, comfortable and safe facility. On-Call Relief Counselors may be able to move into regular counselor positions when there are openings.

On the job training provided with our program Experience preferred but will train. Proof of High school diploma or GED required. Must be able to pass Fingerprint/Background check, (no DUI’s), and Health screening; Must have reliable transportation. See job descriptions for Compensation details.

Regular Awake Counselors at CSN receive an hourly rate ranging from $12.50 to $14.00 per hr. depending on education and experience.  The average CSN full-time line staff person earning $12.50 per hr. earns an hourly equivalent of $5.54 in various benefits. So, the total aggregate wage and various benefit rate for the minimum $12.50 rate is equivalent to $18.04/hr. Regular Asleep Counselors at CSN receive an hourly rate of $11.00/hr. These some of these rates will be increasing in January 1, 2019.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • One year of experience working with mentally ill adults or equivalent (waiver required from, DHCS) (CSN provides one year on the job training)
  • Ability to meet all licensing requirements.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check to meet licensing requirements.
  • Reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA in psychology, counseling, rehabilitation or related field
  • Knowledge of the principles and best practices of social rehabilitation
  • Experience working within a team approach to treatment and program planning
  • Knowledge of SCBH services and community resources
  • Ability to obtain valid California Driver’s license and insurability under agency auto insurance policy.

Certifications / Requirements:

  • See qualifications

Application / Contact Information:

Please note, applications cannot be submited on our website.  Please print and mail or email.

Company Contact: Jean M Clifford
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 707-708-0081
Company Address: 1410 Guerneville Rd. Suite 14, Santa Rosa, Ca 95403