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Youth & Family Counselor I

Job Type: Hourly (30.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 5674
Posted: 03/24/2014
Location: Belfast 04915

Summary

Work with children who have behavioral, mental, and emotional challenges in a residential setting.

Schedule: 30 Hours per week

Ideal Applicant Would:

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. 
  • Take direction from others; exhibit appropriate therapeutic affect and behavior; ask questions for clarification; request feedback regarding performance with clients and peers.
  • Be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff.
      

Education 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.

General Requirements

  • Able 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.
  • Flexibility to work different shifts.
  • Certification as an Other Qualified Mental Health Professional within two months of assignment.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • A reliable vehicle and the organization's minimum auto insurance coverage are also required.


Benefits

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