Classroom Counselor

Seneca Center Fremont , CA 94537

Posted 3 days ago


"You start to notice growth, and even if it's gradual, it is very rewarding to see your students conquer their goals, academic or behavioral. I have seen first-hand that constant care can make these students feel comfortable and loved enough to break through big barriers. There isn't one day where I don't look forward to getting to spend time with these students." --Seneca employee Classroom Counselors are key members of our school teams, guiding students to achieve academic success no matter what challenges they may be facing. We employ creative and thoughtful community-tested practices to celebrate the diversity of our students and weave our families' cultures into a curriculum that addresses each child's unique, individual needs. Seneca partners with public and charter school programs in the greater East Bay Area to enrich the educational experience of students through highly individualized academic and behavioral plans. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.


  • Contribute to the structure and stability of the classroom by helping students stay on task and focused within the classroom

  • Utilize behavioral and clinical techniques to support the mental health needs of our clients; this can include working with students on skills such as anger management, coping with frustration, or interacting positively with peers

  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team with teachers, therapists, psychologists, and other therapeutic and educational staff

  • Foster curiosity and creativity in our students by sharing your skills and interests in sports, art, games, nature exploration, and other fun activities

  • Participate in weekly supervision to expand your skills and receive ongoing guidance and support

  • Communicate effectively with all staff who are involved in the daily life of the student

  • Provide crisis intervention for students, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca's Ahimsa Model Training


  • BA/BS or within 6 months of graduation

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Valid California driver's license and insurance

  • Insurable by Seneca's automobile policy

  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Monday
  • Friday, 8am

  • 4pm


  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents

  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan

  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities

  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan

  • 4 weeks flexible paid time off

Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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