Youth Counselor PRN (Residential)
Boys & Girls Haven
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Post Date: Apr 15, 2020
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 15.00 Hourly
Location: US - Kentucky - Louisville
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Essential Functions: A) Safe Crisis Management;
B) Operation of Agency Vehicles;
C) Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to manually manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee is required to walk or stand. Must frequently lift &/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, & ability to adjust focus. Ability to read, write &converse in English. Ability to respond to telephone & other auditory stimulation.
(D) Treatment: Function at all times as a caring, therapeutic cottage team member who serves as a positive role model, particularly in demonstrating compliance with established program policies & guidelines. Actively assist youth to reach his/her goals by listening, teaching & counseling.Deal with issues in a calm, patient & understanding manner.Participate in treatment team & display an understanding of each youths problems, goals & progress.Teach specific skills regarding problem solving, living, special projects & basic life skills.Ensure information regarding youth & family is kept confidential.Record significant events, behaviors, activities & youths movement in/out of cottage.File incident reports, notifying appropriate parties as necessary in a timely manner. Daily documentation (via BGH electronic records system) of resident progress, issues, & any incidents. Daily completion of time sheets. Must be at least 21 years of age. - Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. - Valid drivers license and insurability by BGHs insurance carrier required. At BGH,

Qualifications: Educational BS/BA in Human Services field preferred. High school diploma/GED required. -
- Relevant Experience/Credentials - At least six months work experience with at-risk adolescents (ages 10 - 17) in a residential treatment, program and/or group home preferred. Candidates with six months or more relevant experience given first priority.

Once hired, to remain in an active PRN status, you must work at least 3 shifts per month. Two of the three shifts must be weekends. Must maintain required training hours. New Hire Training is a mixture of classroom and on-the-job training, Monday - Friday for at least two weeks. Class room training is typically 9 AM - 2 PM.

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