Creative Alternatives is a non-profit human services organization based in the Central Valley of California. Our primary activities include the operation of Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) facilities for foster youth with mental health needs, placement of children in private foster homes and nonpublic schools for grades K-12.
Creative Alternatives has been designed to provide what its name implies…an alternative to the institutionalization of children. Our programs are individualized to meet the needs of each specific child.
If you have a passion for helping others and enjoy making a difference with at risk youth, Creative Alternatives’ STRTP would love to hear from you. We are looking to hire Counselor I and II’s to work with and mentor our CPS and Probation placed boys, 8-18 years of age in Merced and Stanislaus Counties. This position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in gaining experience for potential employment within Social Services, Education, or the Criminal Justice fields.
Counselors in our STRTP facilities provide direct care to the youth placed with us who have experienced trauma in their lives. Our Counselors offer support, stability, and a positive role model to all clients placed in our care. Our STRTP staff work together with mental health professionals for the betterment of our clients. Counselors assist in promoting the client’s treatment plan which is tailored to their individual needs and services.
Our Agency strives to promote from within, offering our employees the opportunity to advance within the organization when qualified. We offer competitive benefit and retirement plans. As a bonus, if you are currently enrolled in higher education, we will attempt to work around your school schedule.