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20 Dec 2016

Full-Time Youth & Family Counselor

Sweetser – Posted by Sweetser Belfast, Maine, United States

Job Description

SUMMARY:

You can help make a difference in the lives of the children and adolescents working as a Youth & Family Counselor assisting children who have behavioral, mental, and emotional challenges in a residential campus setting.  You will be provided with on-the-job training including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, First Aid, CPR, and Medication Training.

THE IDEAL PERSON WOULD:

  • Provide direct care by displaying the role of tutor, role model, cook and source of emotional support.
  • Provide assistance by creating and following developmentally appropriate recreational activities.
  • Transport clients to home visits, appointments, etc.
  • Maintain a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment.
  • Collaborate with staff and families to achieve desired treatment outcomes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Desire to work with children in need.
  • Clean and valid Maine driver’s license.
  • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

EDUCATIONAL/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED with the ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.
  • Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.
  • Ability to relate to children with warmth and understanding, and have the ability to identify the needs and problems of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.

SCHEDULE:

We have day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Full Time and Relief positions available.

POTENTIAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Higher Level Youth & Family Counselor
  • Supervisory Positions
  • Case Management and Clinical (with education)

 

 

 

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Behavioral Health, BHP, direct care, Human Services, Mental Health, Residential Care, and Youth Services. Salaries: Hourly (W2).

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