Residential Youth Counselor - Avalon
Fred Finch Youth Center
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Post Date: Aug 14, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Oakland
Job Reference: SOC-18-00240-310
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The Residential Youth Counselor is responsible for day-to-day care and counseling of at risk teens with special needs in a residential treatment program. The Residential Youth Counselor provides high quality care and ensures the safety of residents, staff, and site in accordance with policy, helping to implement the treatment/behavior plans for each resident in collaboration with an experienced multidisciplinary team. The Residential Youth Counselor also dispenses medications when needed, helps residents to tend to their health and wellness, and may help residents to manage their schedule or attend outside appointments or activities. Participants have complex needs, and the Residential Youth Counselor builds relationships with them and their families in a supportive environment that utilizes a strengths-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach and values compassion, respect, diversity, and accountability.

1 B.A. Arts/ Science Degree (preferred) or High School Diploma/GED and one of the following: Child Development Teaching Permit or Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education or Valid certificate as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Valid Vocational Training Certificate or   Previous employment as a staff or volunteer r at a group home
2. Demonstrated knowledge of the developmental stages of the population served.

3. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
4. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
A minimum of one (1) year experience with program target population.
At least one year experience with program modality

Contact Details

City: Oakland
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 94602
Country: United States