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Residential Counselor

Company: 4 Kids 2 Kids
Location: Ventura
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Job Description:

Residential CounselorThe Residential Counselor is responsible for the direct care and supervision of clients.Coordinates and supervises a variety of activities to provide a safe and nurturing environment forthe youth residents of the facility, while functioning within a team approach.Residential Counselor shall have the following qualifications:-? At least 21 years or older.-? Ability to supervise, evaluate and implement resident’s Needs and Services Plans.-? Current CPR/First Aid Certifications.-? Crisis Intervention strategies and trainings.-? Clear Live Scan background check or possess a current Criminal Exemption. In addition to the above qualifications, must meet ONE of the following standards:-? Associates Degree AND 6 years of experience OR Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree AND 4 years of experience In addition to the above qualifications, it is preferred to meet ONE of the following standards-? Have a valid Child Development Teaching Permit;-?Have completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or-?Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth;-? Have a valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor,and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth;-?Have a valid Vocational Training certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children and non-minor dependents in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth; or-? Have previously been employed as a staff or volunteer at a group home or short-term residential therapeutic center for at least one year.-? Have relevant experience as determined by the department to meet any of the above requirements. The Residential Counselor shall be involved in the following duties (at a minimum):-? Responsible for monitoring, supervising, protecting and guiding the residents in their dailyroutine.-? Direct supervision, protection, and care of minor and non-minor dependents individually and ingroups while in the residence as well as during off-site outings.-? Provides a healthy, therapeutic and safe environment for residents when working in a group orin the handling of individual problems.-?Complete daily documentation of youths' behaviors-? Administration of redirection, discipline and setting of limits for behavior.-? Notation of the child's progress; identification of the possible need for additional professionalservices; and communication of such findings to professional staff.-? Assistance with the provision of or access to core services and supports, daily activities, andemotional and social supports, as necessary.-?Reporting to the Facility Manager and making recommendations to address identified problems.-?Any other duties that may be necessary to ensure the health and safety of children and non-minor dependents in the facility.-?Report any maintenance issues in house, property, and vehicles directly to the administrativeoffice for a repair order and document home repairs in the Maintenance log.-?Uphold confidentiality regarding children, families, and operations of the facility.-?Actively participate in weekly staff meetings.-?Lead Life Skills groups Residential Counselor key skills shall include:? Engage in effective communication and influencing skills to clients.? Possess solid problem solving skills and be able to enact effective decision making.? Ability to lead and manage clients and staff.? Possess strong organization and time management skills.? Be adept at teaming with others professionally and have flexibility to maintain needs of facility.? Ability to practice good judgement.? Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.? Have a working knowledge of basic trauma-informed care.? Have a desire to work with youth and adolescents in child welfare.The Residential Counselor reports to Facility Manager.

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