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Youth Counselor Job Description Sample Template


This free Youth Counselor job description sample template was created in part with the OpenAI API and thoroughly edited and fact-checked by our editorial team. It can help you attract an experienced Youth Counselor to your organization. We make the hiring process one step easier by giving you a template to simply post to our site. Make sure to add requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company.

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

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