Bay Area Community Services is hiring a

Residential Counselor

San Francisco, United States

BACS is opening a new Transitional Housing Hotel in San Francisco! 

The Residential Counselor will assist participants engaged in residential services to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency and support so they can integrate into the community.  The Residential Counselor will conduct “whatever it takes” interventions towards the overall care for the participant to help them in their wellness and recovery process. The Residential Counselor will provide independent skills, counseling, rehabilitation, and on-site support, including assertive engagement and crisis de-escalation services, in a milieu-based approach.

  • Schedules are Tuesday - Saturday, and Sunday - Thursday
  • Shifts are Day: 8a - 4p, Swing: 4p - 12a, and NOC(Overnight): 12a - 8a


  • Supportive counseling in a milieu environment and aid in participant’s wellness and recovery goals.
  • Engages with participants to implement active service plans, goals and discharge plans. Supports individuals with independent living skills
  • Provide milieu treatment, crisis intervention, and crisis assessment as necessary.
  • Performs medication management in accordance with regulatory standards, which may be supporting individuals with self-medication prompting or administering medications if at a licensed facility.
  • Medication management in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Maintain accurate and current participant files, charts, progress notes, and records; enter data into electronic health record system.
  • Foster a positive working relationship with members of the community; initiate and maintain contact with treatment providers in the community to ensure client care coordination.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and protection of a safe program environment; assist participants in meal preparation/general housekeeping and property management duties.
  • Practices Evidence-Based Practices in accordance with programs and practices philosophy of care including harm reduction, whatever it takes, and wraparound support.
  • Attend and participate in supervision, staff meetings, and training.


  • Associate Degree is required
  • Bilingual in threshold language as stated in BACS policy preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required. 
  • Must be able to meet Community Care Licensing Requirements: pass physical exam, TB test, DOJ Fingerprint Clearance, and Red Cross First Aid/CPR training certification.


  • Highly competitive compensation: $21/hr Associates degree is required plus 1+ years experience in counseling or social services. $23/hr AA+6 years, BA+4 years, MA +2 years
  • Read More about BACS COVID19 Precautions & Response here.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees – nothing comes out of your check
  • 30 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure. PTO given on your birthday.
  • Annual bonus if agency meets goals
  • Free iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use + laptop for easy mobility*
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 Years – not charging PTO
  • Once Licensed, free access to beautiful office space to start your private practice*
  • Tuition reimbursement for student loans & tuition, CEUs, etc.
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*
  • Annual holiday and summer party, staff appreciation events
  • Significant internal growth opportunities
  • Free access to beautiful facility spaces on weekends for events (family parties, baby showers, receptions, birthdays)

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How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.