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Relief Youth Development Counselor

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Company: Good Shepherd Services

Location: Bronx, NY

Date Posted: May 15, 2014

Source: idealist.org

Building on Strengths inIndividuals, Families and Communities!OUR MISSIONTo lead in the development of innovative programs that ensures a more promising future for our program participants.To advocate zealously for principles necessary to empower t Building on Strengths in Individuals, Families and Communities! OUR MISSION To lead in the development of innovative programs that ensures a more promising future for our program participants. To advocate zealously for principles necessary to empower those with whom we work. To provide quality service to individuals consistent with their dignity and to communities consistent with their needs.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Youth Development Counselor performs all assigned duties related to the direct care and treatment of the residents while ensuring proper care at all times.

MAJOR DUTIES:
Provide direct supervision and be accountable for the whereabouts of residents at all times. Manage residents' behavior; maintain order. Implement daily living routines, schedules and procedures. Ensure the ...

Building on Strengths inIndividuals, Families and Communities!OUR MISSIONTo lead in the development of innovative programs that ensures a more promising future for our program participants.To advocate zealously for principles necessary to empower t Building on Strengths in Individuals, Families and Communities! OUR MISSION To lead in the development of innovative programs that ensures a more promising future for our program participants. To advocate zealously for principles necessary to empower those with whom we work. To provide quality service to individuals consistent with their dignity and to communities consistent with their needs.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Youth Development Counselor performs all assigned duties related to the direct care and treatment of the residents while ensuring proper care at all times.

MAJOR DUTIES:
Provide direct supervision and be accountable for the whereabouts of residents at all times. Manage residents' behavior; maintain order. Implement daily living routines, schedules and procedures. Ensure the safety of the residents and maintain security and high standard of cleanliness throughout the residence. Provide individual and group counseling for residents and, when appropriate, work with residents' families and participate in youth and family development. Coordinate court ordered visits which includes supervised home visits, day passes and facility visits, etc. Maintain records, logs, reports and adhere to documentation requirements. Participate in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities. Ensure the proper care and supervision of supplies and agency equipment. Participate in ongoing meetings, conferences and training programs. Interact and communicate with Good Shepherd staff in matters related to, but not limited to, the needs of the residents and the program in general. Providing safe transportation for residents for court ordered appointments. Attend all mandatory training required by DYFJ (Department of Youth Family Justice) and GSS. Responsible for adhering to all DYFJ and OCFS regulations. Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or GED required. Valid driver's license required. Must be able to complete and pass all components of required physical intervention training. Ability to perform physical restraint of youth using approved restraint procedures. Must be capable of sustained physical exertion and have no limitations on ability to engage in necessary physical intervention activities including but not limited to standing and kneeling movements to and from the floor and supporting a participant's body weight Must have a commitment to work from a youth and family development framework and strength-based perspective.

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