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RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR RUNAWAY/HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER

SUMMARY
The Residential Counselor cares for youth housed in our Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter by performing the following duties:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in screening, evaluation and orientation of homeless youth.
    Handle crisis phone calls and occasional walk-in crisis situations.
  • Assist with housekeeping duties in youth living areas.
    Ensure safe environment for fellow employees and residents.
  • Discipline youths and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior.
  • Escort youths to designated activities.
  • Give instructions to youths regarding desirable health and personal habits.
  • Input client data into computer system.
    Oversee AFDC applications for client funding.
    Prepare youths each morning and ensure youth are dressed, fed and ready for school or other activity.
  • Plan and lead recreational activities and participate or instruct youth games.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to residents.
    Complete weekly and monthly program reports.
    Maintain and dispense appropriate medications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.  Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university or one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience working with culturally diverse youths required.  Must have possession of current driver's license, access to a vehicle and personal automobile insurance.  Current CPR and First Aid Certification (or complete within 30 days of hire).

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