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NSD Counselor Senior at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Middletown, New York





Job Description:

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The Non Secure Detention Counselor - SR acts as the lead counselor resource in supervising the daily activities of youth and providing youth with a safe, structured, therapeutic environment.

Job Responsibilities

Under direction of a supervision of leadership, is responsible for implementing the shift work plan by assigning shift work and monitoring attendance/coordinating coverage as needed.

Serves as role model/lead counselor by orienting and training new staff; ensuring on call and incident reporting documentation are completed.

Assists with leading group sessions for youth. Lead group sessions as directed.

Account for welfare and well-being of youth at all times. Model appropriate behavior standards for youths. Must maintain visual sight of youth in program.

Counsel youth on individual and group basis to assist with adjustment/transition to program. Ensure youth follow and participate in program schedules. Communicate any concerns with youth are brought to the attention of program leadership.

Assist with daily meal preparation.

Assist with security and safety of youth and facility.

Job Requirements

Minimum of High School/GED required, Associates degree in related field preferred.

Minimum 1 3 years of experience working with at risk youth in detention/residential facility preferred.

TCI, First Aid/CPR certifications required.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with variable hours including day, evening, weekend, holiday and subject to call hours.

Must have a valid driver s license and reliable vehicle. Travel is required. Ability to coordinate and plan travel for visits and appointments in efficient manner.

Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse population.

Skills: Verbal and written communication skills. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.