Residential Youth Counselor
Christ Child House Detroit, MI
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General Description: Persons in this position are responsible for assisting residential youth clients with daily living activities; disciplining, coaching, and counseling; transportation; engaging in recreational activities; and participating in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
Educational and work experience requirements:
High school diploma or G.E.D. required. College courses or degree in social work, sociology, child care, psychology, education, recreation or other related field preferred.
Valid Michigan Driver's license required with no more than two moving violations in the past 5 years; no DUI; no operating without a license within the past 5 years.
Previous experience in children's residential treatment programs or equivalent knowledge preferred; equivalent experience with youth will be considered.
Good moral character, emotionally stable, and of sufficient health, ability, experience, and education to perform the assigned duties and free of communicable tuberculosis.
Awareness and sensitivity of cultural differences among agency residents.
Essential skills and abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and children.
Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with children and with other staff.
Ability to safely and efficiently transport children, materials, and supplies.
Ability to assist children with daily living activities.
Ability to effectively motivate, discipline, coach and counsel children to encourage proper and appropriate behavior and to support established treatment plans for the children.
Ability to complete written reports/logs regarding the behavior, activities and status of children in timely fashion.
Ability to assess, interpret and respond appropriately to verbal and nonverbal communications of children and other CCH staff.
Physical ability to participate in physical recreational activities with children.
Physical mobility and capacity to manage a violent child when restraint is required to assure the safety of that child, the staff, children, families, and/or others.
Present self as a positive role model at all times.
Assist children with daily living activities including, but not limited to, waking up, dressing, making beds, completing of assigned chores, personal hygiene, preparing for school, completion of homework, preparing for and participating in recreational activities, and proper care and maintenance of clothing and personal belongings.
Responsible for transporting children to and from school, medical appointments, recreational activities.
Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans for children and communicating plans to others as appropriate.
Responsible for providing first aid to children with minor injuries and caring for sick children. Also responsible for the proper administration of medications as directed by consulting psychiatrist.
Responsible for maintaining daily logs and reports.
Responsible for effectively motivating, disciplining, coaching and counseling children to encourage proper and appropriate behavior and to support established treatment plans for the children.
Responsible for physically restraining children who are out of control, physically guiding children needing assistance, de-escalating angry children, and moving children to the time-out area as necessary.
Function as a member of the YS team, for active participation in staff meetings, and for maintaining a courteous, cooperative, and constructive demeanor.
Responsible for performing all duties as assigned by Director of Residential Services or Residential Supervisor.
This description is a summary of the responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualifications associated with this position. It is not an exhaustive list and may be changed at any time at the discretion of the Christ Child House administration.
Christ Child House is an equal opportunity employer. CCH will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, unrelated handicaps or other legally protected status.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $12.65 /hour
Christ Child House