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Youth Counselor

Lakeside Academy Kalamazoo, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $12 to $13 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Join A Team Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth!

Lakeside Academy is a Sequel Youth and Family Services program for residential treatment of at-risk youth. Lakeside Academy focuses on the confrontation and redirection of negative behavior while recognizing desired, positive behavior. Throughout a student’s stay, they are challenged to analyze failures and experience success in nearly every area of life.

We have immediate openings for full-time Counselors. This is an entry level position and hours may include some evenings, weekends and holidays. Starting pay for the position is $12.02/hour (with proof of high school diploma) and $13.01/houry (with proof of bachelor's degree). Employees are eligible for pay increases at 90, 180 and 365 days.

Job Duties Include:

  • Maintain safety, accountability and security of campus.

  • Teach, coach and supervise students in activities of daily living including morning, bedtime and overnight procedures, hygiene and cleanliness, housekeeping, meals, school, therapeutic endeavors, intramurals, sports, academics, skills of self-sufficiency and extracurricular activities both on and off campus.

  • Observe the peer culture for patterns of behavior indicating progress or regression in the program.

  • Observe individual student behavior over time and recognize progress towards treatment goals.

    Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED is required.

  • College degree in Human Services field and one year previous work/volunteer experience with juveniles preferred.

  • It is an essential function of the position that the staff member must be capable and proficient in the area of physical restraint when and/or if necessary.

    Compensation & Benefits

  • DailyPay - A company sponsored benefit that allows employees to access a portion of their base wages in advance of their payday.

  • Referral Program

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits after sixty days

  • Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability

  • Company provided AD&D insurance

  • Flexible Spending Program/Health Savings Account

  • 401(k) after sixty days

  • Paid Time Off after 30 days

Lakeside Academy

Lakeside Academy is a Sequel Youth and Family Services program operating on the campus of Lakeside for Children. Lakeside Academy focuses on the confrontation and redirection of negative behavior while recognizing desired, positive behavior. Throughout a student’s stay, they are challenged to analyze failures and experience success in nearly every area of life.The Lakeside program places an emphasis on the responsibilities and choices each individual student makes and helps them to recognize that all choices have results of some sort, whether they are positive or negative. Through this process, the Lakeside program helps the student focus, first, on their present behaviors, then on the underlying motivation or precursors to such behaviors. Although a youth may have had difficult times in the past, which we need to acknowledge and help them work through, our Academy staff does not allow students to use those past experiences as excuses to behave negatively. Although Lakeside Academy utilizes a variety of treatment approaches to help students address their issues, the backbone of treatment is making students aware of their behaviors and helping them to abandon the unacceptable behaviors and develop more appropriate behaviors.

Address

3921 Oakland Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Kalamazoo, MI
USA

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