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Residential Youth Counselor - New Yosemite

Company: Fred Finch Youth Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Residential Youth Counselor is responsible for day-to-day care and counseling of atrisk

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.

***Click here for complete Job Description**

Qualifications:

Required

1. Education:

1.1. B.A. Arts/ Science Degree (preferred) or

1.2. High School Diploma/GED and one of the following:

1.3. Valid Child Development Teaching Permit or

1.4. Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent

Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours

of experience work with youth or

1.5. Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug

Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or

1.6. Valid Vocational Training Certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating

that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational

skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or

1.7. Previous employment as a staff or volunteer for a minimum of one (1) year at

a group home or short-term residential therapeutic program or

1.8. Previous relevant experience as determined by CA's Department of Social

Services to meet any of the above requirements. Please see

http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf for more

information.

1.9. New Yosemite program only: a minimum of one (1) year providing direct care or

supervision of youth

2. Demonstrated knowledge of the developmental stages of the population served.

3. Demonstrated ability to use de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to:

attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational

interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy;

modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining

self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal

and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse

distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model.

4. Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License required, or the ability to obtain

within 10 days after hired.

5. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office

Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.

CHECK OUT WHAT OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE!

Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)

Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan

Employer paid life insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)

8 Paid holidays

21 days of Paid Time Off

Keywords: Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland , Residential Youth Counselor - New Yosemite, Other , Oakland, California

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