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Youth Family Counselor-Overnights

Job Type: Hourly (30.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 6010
Posted: 11/25/2014
Location: Saco 04072


About the Position:

Maintain a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment in which families can safely work on their treatment issues.


Schedule: 30 Hours - Saturday, Sunday and Monday awake overnights.



The Ideal Candidate Would:

  • Ensure safety of residents during night hours by maintaining a wakeful presence and by conducting and documenting ten (10) minute staggered bed checks
  • Provide Direct Care to clients by using the prescribed treatment strategies and observining and monitoring behaviors.
  • Assist in developing and accomplish an effective crisis plan.
  • Provide assistance to clients by creating and following developmentally appropriate recreational activities.
  • Maintain records by ensuring complete and accurate daily logs, and documenting medication and other written reports as required.
  • Set and maintain professional boundaries with language, attire and interactions.
  • Assist by following proper TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) procedures, including preventative behavior supports and physical interventions.
  • Comply with all organization policies and procedures by being attentive to the distribution of medication to children.


Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certification as Other Qualified Mental Health Professional within first month of assignment.

General Requirements

  •       Be committed to the mission, vision and values of the organization.
  •       Work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff, depending on the issue addressed.
  •       Availability to work a non-traditional schedule including weekends and holidays.
  •       Assure quality in work performed to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
  •       Report accidents and injuries in a timely fashion, demonstrates safe housekeeping practices, notify supervisor of potential health and safety concerns immediately.
  •       Participates in health in safety training as required, understand and follow all Sweetser health and safety policies.
  •       Consistent practice role of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Best Practices.
  •       Ability to support and recognize the important role that volunteers play.  Sweetser employees work with, support, collaborate with volunteers and promote opportunities for volunteer engagement.
  •       Valid drivers license


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