PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:   The Residential Counselor will be reporting to the Program Manager.  The primary responsibilities is to counsel individuals and provide group educational and guidance services.                                                       

 SUPERVISES:                                 None

 EXEMPT STATUS:                         Non Exempt

 UNION STATUS:                           Union

 HOURS:                                             2 Shifts Available – Swing Only:  4pm – 12am


  • The collection, organization, and analysis of information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources.
  • Compilation and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to aid clients in making and carrying out objectives.
  • Assists individuals to understand and overcome social and emotional problems.
  • Engage in research and follow-up activities to evaluate counseling techniques.
  • In conjunction with internal resources, the Counselor may teach domestic and practical skills or hold group meetings.
  • May work in conjunction with the other members of staff to ensure the continuum of services for the clients.


  • Oversight and maintenance of community spaces.
  • Safety awareness of situations and spaces
  • Effective management of resources including foodstuffs (communal dinners), laundry and perimeter of facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage priority action items
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk.
  • Finger manipulation.
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work preferred or equivalent experience in a residential program.


  • 2-3 years of experience working with high-risk youth in a shelter and/or transitional or supportive housing program(s) preferred.
  • Ability to notice symptoms of use and abuse, recovery and treatment philosophies.
  • Working knowledge of issues facing homeless youth who are actively using substances.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent follow-through skills.
  •  Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.

Must have a clean driving record

  • Opportunities for Bi-Lingual in Spanish are available.


  • Starting $17.17.
  • Choice of Kaiser medical plans, plus dental and vision- (with coverage at no cost for one of the Kaiser and Dental plans as well as Vision for Employees only)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Vacation- (starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five)
  • Sick time.
  • 11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Advocate Service.
  • Commuter Benefits Program.
  • Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment.
  • 403(b) retirement plan.

Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

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