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Youth Family Counselor I -Rockport (5833)

Job Type: Hourly (40.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 5833
Posted: 07/16/2014


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

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

  • Ensure clients safety.

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

  • Exhibit appropriate therapeutic affect and behavior.

  • Assist by following proper TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) procedures, including preventative behavior supports and physical interventions.

  • Timely completion of daily professional documentation.

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

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



Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED.

Certification as Other Qualified Mental Health Professional within two months of employment.

Crisis Units Only – MHRT I state certification or eligibility for and completion within the first year of employment

General Requirements

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

Ability to write simple correspondence. 

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Basic computer skills a must; power, keyboard and mouse functions.


Ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.


Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.


Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.


Able to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with clients and their families.


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