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Residential Youth Counselor - New Yosemite - Oakland

Company: Fred Finch Youth Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Residential Youth Counselor is responsible for day-to-day care and counseling of atriskteens with special needs in a residential treatment program. The Residential YouthCounselor provides high quality care and ensures the safety of residents, staff, and site inaccordance with policy, helping to implement the treatment/behavior plans for eachresident in collaboration with an experienced multidisciplinary team. The Residential YouthCounselor also dispenses medications when needed, helps residents to tend to their healthand wellness, and may help residents to manage their schedule or attend outsideappointments or activities. Participants have complex needs, and the Residential YouthCounselor builds relationships with them and their families in a supportive environmentthat utilizes a strengths-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach and valuescompassion, respect, diversity, and accountability.***Click here for complete Job Description**Qualifications:Required1. Education:1.1. B.A. Arts/ Science Degree (preferred) or1.2. High School Diploma/GED and one of the following:1.3. Valid Child Development Teaching Permit or1.4. Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, AdolescentDevelopment, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hoursof experience work with youth or1.5. Valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and DrugCounselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or1.6. Valid Vocational Training Certificate, credential or documentation demonstratingthat the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocationalskills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth or1.7. Previous employment as a staff or volunteer for a minimum of one (1) year ata group home or short-term residential therapeutic program or1.8. Previous relevant experience as determined by CA's Department of SocialServices to meet any of the above requirements. Please seehttp://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf for moreinformation.1.9. New Yosemite program only: a minimum of one (1) year providing direct care orsupervision of youth2. 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; motivationalinterviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy;modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remainingself-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbaland non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defusedistress 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 obtainwithin 10 days after hired.5. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft OfficeSuite 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 planEmployer paid life insuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramFlexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)8 Paid holidays21 days of Paid Time Off

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