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Residential Counselor

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Boys Hope Girls Hope | Coraopolis, PA
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Boys Hope Girls Hope


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Published 14 days ago

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$11-13 /hour


Girls Hope of Pittsburgh helps good kids in bad situations beat the odds. By providing family-like homes in safe neighborhoods, a first-class education in top-rated schools, and comprehensive college preparation, we empower children of poverty and potential to triumph over their circumstances, become successful, and grow up to give back to their communities. As a Residential Counselor, you'll provide the most fundamental need of all. You'll help build the loving and supportive family dynamic and home environment that all children need to feel secure.

We are seeking to hire a part-time live-out Residential Counselor to support the mission and values of Girls Hope.



General Description

The Residential Counselor is responsible for directing the operations of the home to create a family atmosphere that supports the development of the full child. The Residential Counselor is part of a team of professionals and volunteers. They perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, acting at all times in a professional manner.



Major Responsibilities


Child Development and Health

  • Know and follow Girls Hope program policies and procedures regarding the care and development of scholars
  • Assume responsibility for scholars in residence, including daily decisions regarding health, safety, and discipline
  • Responsible for physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and academic development of scholars living in home in accordance with individual scholar service plans and Girls Hope program policies
  • Schedule and plan ahead for doctor or other appointments and complete all required documentation for scholar and house files
  • With direction of Program Director, identify program therapists and communicate with therapist on scholar goals of therapy and progress.
  • Develop and maintain parent and/or guardian relationships and involvement in their child’s life and the program.
  • Implement program to teach transitional living skills


Academics

  • Monitors academic performance of scholars to identify areas of concern requiring additional support. 
  • Maintains regular contact with teachers and schools, including representation of program at teacher conferences and related activities
  • Provides individual assistance and tutoring as needed.
  • Coordinates and implements college preparation for scholars.


Household Management

  • Assure that home functions in accordance with Girls Hope program and local licensing standards
  • Maintain the home in a clean and safe condition, providing for nutritional and physical needs of scholars
  • Ensure that scheduled and necessary maintenance occurs on all program property and vehicles.


Administrative and Record Keeping

  • Maintain scholar and program files in accordance with licensing and Girls Hope standards
  • Manage house budget, including tracking and documenting all expenses
  • Schedule, facilitate, prepare and update scholar quarterly service plans for approval by Program Director


Community Relations

  • Maintain, and role model for scholars, positive relations with neighbors, community groups, schools and authorities.
  • At the request of the Program Director, conduct out-reach activities to assist in securing resources for the program



Critical Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have one of the following:
  • Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education or a related field and the equivalent of one year full-time work with a similar population
  • Bachelors degree in any field and one year experience working in a Boys Hope Girls Hope home
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Posses a valid drivers license and a good driving record

Girls Hope of Pittsburgh helps good kids in bad situations beat the odds. By providing family-like homes in safe neighborhoods, a first-class education in top-rated schools, and comprehensive college preparation, we empower children of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter on our website https://bhghinternational.org/careers. Select the Pittsburgh Affiliate to see the menu of jobs available in Pittsburgh and select the position you wish to apply for. You will be prompted to enter your demographic information and upload your resume.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter on our website https://bhghinternational.org/careers. Select the Pittsburgh Affiliate to see the menu of jobs available…

Location

Coraopolis, PA 15108
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