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Youth & Family Counselor I - Temp

Job Type: Hourly (40.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 5835
Posted: 07/17/2014
Location: Saco 04072


Position Summary:

Maintains a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment

The Ideal Candidate Would:

1. Provide Direct Care to clients by displaying the role of tutor, role model, cook and source of emotional support.


2. Ensure clients safety.

3. Collaborate and participate with staff and families to achieve the desired treatment outcomes.

4. Exhibit appropriate therapeutic affect and behavior.

5. Timely completion of daily professional documentation.

6. Provide assistance to clients by creating and following developmentally appropriate recreational activities.

7. Set and maintain professional boundaries with language, attire and interactions.



This is a temporary 40 hour position for four weeks. 

Location:This position is housed on our Saco campus in the West Cottage. 

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.


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