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Youth Counselor Job Summary
We are looking for an experienced, patient, and compassionate Youth Counselor who will work with children and adolescents to provide guidance and support in achieving their personal and educational goals. This position will be responsible for helping children and adolescents learn to cope with emotional and behavioral issues and develop positive life skills.
Youth Counselor Duties and Responsibilities
Develop individualized treatment plans for each child/adolescent in alignment with their goals and needs
Perform assessments of emotional and behavioral issues and provide feedback
Facilitate individual, family, and group counseling sessions
Monitor, document, and report on the progress of each child/adolescent
Collaborate with other professionals, teachers, parents, and guardians to ensure the best outcome for each child/adolescent
Implement behavior management strategies and develop positive reinforcement techniques
Assist clients in developing conflict-resolution skills
Assist in crisis intervention and provide referrals as needed
Participate in professional development activities to stay informed on best practices
Youth Counselor Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in psychology, social work, or related field
Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth counseling
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize tasks effectively
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Strong commitment to the well-being of children/adolescents