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


Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.

We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.

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 our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.


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.


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.

We offer: 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization! 
  • 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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