Juvenile Counselor

Bronx, NY
Queens, NY

Responsibilities

 

  • Provides direct supervision and knowledgeable of the residents locations at all times.
  • Operates mechanical restraints to move youths between areas of the home.
  • Works carefully with representatives from the Department of Education to guarantee safety during educational development.
  • Steps in during emergencies or quarrels in order to safeguard the wellbeing of all residents.
  • Manages residents’ behavior employing the principles of the Integrated Treatment Model with the objective of teaching the young people to make optimistic, lifelong changes in their behavior.
  • Implements daily living routines, schedules and procedures.
  • Assures the safety of the residents and maintains security
  • Ensures high standard of sanitary conditions throughout the house including heavy cleaning and laundry.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities.
  • Participates in ongoing meetings, conferences, training programs as required.
  • Interacts and communicates with company’s Children and Family Services staff in matters related to, but not limited to, the needs of the residents and the program, in general.
  • Attend all mandatory training required by ACS, OCFS and the Agency.
  • Responsible for adhering to all ACS, OCFS and agency regulations.
  • Force Fields; utilization of Safe Crisis Management techniques when necessary.
  • Manages the peer group, understands peer group dynamics, promotes and maintains a positive peer group culture.
  • Attention to and support of medical issues, student educational needs, casework, clinical appointments, etc. Monitors residents in Family Court.
  • Completes log reports, complete behavior assessment reports, and submits documentation, incident reports.
  • Informs the Case Planner and supervisors of any issues related to the youth or their families as they become aware of such information

 

Requirements

 

  • High School Certificate and three Years of Direct Services in Mental Health or Juvenile Justice Programming
  • Associate’s Degree and two Years of Direct Services in Mental Health or Juvenile Justice Programming
  • Bachelor’s Degree with one Year of Direct Services in Mental Health or Juvenile Justice Programming
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License preferred.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development and trauma-informed perspective
  • Must be able to pass required Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and re-certify annually

 

 

 

 

Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 7/28/2020
Salary $17.00 - $20.00/hr






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