Behavioral Counselor Specialized Wraparound San Diego

  • Fred FInch Youth Center
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Behavioral Counselor works within the wraparound philosophy to support behavior strategies and provide 1:1 behavioral intervention and rehab services to participants with autism and other intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental health disorders. Behavioral Counselor will work with participants and caregivers in their residence or community; document services; collaborate with other social service, Regional Center, educational or mental health professionals; and actively participate in supervision. The Behavioral Counselor is active in supporting and implementing wraparound philosophy and its individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive, family-centered approach to behavioral, evidence-based intervention.




  1. B.A. Degree or five (5) years’ experience in a mental health related field.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults.
  3. Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.
  4. Theoretical understanding or experience in behavioral approaches to treatment.
  5. Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions.
  6. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress.
  7. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
  8. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.
  9. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.



  1. Applied Behavioral Analysis experience.
  2. Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community.
  3. Experience with ASD and/or intellectually disabled population.

Our benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options).
  • Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Employer paid life insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care).
  • 8 Paid holidays.
  • 21 days of Paid Time Off