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On-Call Youth Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of House Managers, Casework Supervisors, and/or the Drop-In Supervisor, the On-Call Youth Counselor's task is to

 

create a safe and caring therapeutic environment for high-risk youth in residence or who are present at our drop-in facility.  The position requires an individual who can actively contribute to a positive, stable, responsive and responsible environment for change. Availability of hours varies.  This position is not eligible for benefits. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL PROGRAMS

  • Provide on-site supervision of youth.
  • Provide crisis intervention and counseling to clients in care.
  • Coordinate house activities while on primary coverage (house meetings, chores, meals, overall house cleanliness, etc.)
  • Answer the information/referral phone and provide referral information as needed, making referrals where appropriate.
  • Provide advocacy services, including informal counseling, and community referrals.
  • Maintain a secure and safe facility.
  • Maintain accurate case files; log entries, and other necessary client records. Complete an incident report on any facility damage, medical emergency, or any incident, which occurs out of the ordinary daily functioning of the house.
  • Organize and conduct daily/weekly outings and structured activities for youth in care.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of college with some experience working with at-risk youth preferred.  Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
  • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
  • Stong personal boundaries.
  • Competent keyboard and data entry skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to perform moderate physical work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and 10 to 20 pounds frequently.

Ability to ascend/descend stairwells within a 60-second time frame, a minimum of 10 times a shift.

POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Negative TB Test Certificate

Ability to Pass a DSHS Criminal History Check

Food Handler's Permit

CPR Certification

First Aid Certification

HIV/AIDS Training (within 2 weeks of hire)                                               

Valid WA State Driver's License or State ID

Social Security Card

Copy of last diploma or transcript

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