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Youth & Family Counselor -Rockport 2

Job Type: Hourly (40.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 5974
Posted: 11/05/2014
Location: Rockport


About the Job

Come join an excellent team at Sweetser in our Residential Homes.  Working as a Youth and Family Counselor assisting children who have behavioral, mental, and emotional challenges in a residential campus setting. On-the-job training is included within the first 90 days of employment which includes Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, First Aid, CPR, and Medication Training. 

Schedule: Monday through Friday 6:30am to 2:30pm

The ideal person 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.
  • General Requirements

    • Desire to work with children in need.
    • Ability to work with difficult to manage youth.
    • Clean and valid Maine driver's license
    • Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.
    • 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.


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