Behavioral Youth Counselor-Boy's Center for Residential Treatment

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/27/2018

Start Date

08/06/2018

Application Deadline

08/06/2018

Address

3320 Brother Boulevard
Memphis
Tennessee
38133
United States

Description

Program Overview

 

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). 

 

Position Overview

 

The Behavioral Youth Counselor, also known as a Teacher Counselor:

  • Teaches the children necessary life skills and provide for their physical daily care.
  • Assists in treatment planning for each
  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes.
  • Participates in client transports to various locations
  • Participates in recreation therapy with children.
  • Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Conducts group and 1 on 1 counseling sessions

Additional Information


The TC (Teacher Counselor) schedule runs either Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat

Three weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 2:00pm-10:30pm

One weekend day: 6:30am-10:30pm


Some TCs spend the night once or twice a week on the campus and have additional responsibility for waking the residents and directing them with their morning routine. This schedule also provides counselors with a three day weekend. (Please note: Counselors do not live on the campuses and are responsible for securing their own residencies.) Each campus differs on their schedule structure and rotations and can be discussed further with a specific hiring manager.

 

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training. 

Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation. 

Applicants must have valid driver license.


Requirements

 

A Bachelor’s degree is required

Experience working with at-risk youth a major plus

Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

Basic computer knowledge

Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

 

Additional Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision

Retirement Savings Pension Plan

403 (b)

2 weeks paid vacation

Paid Parental Leave

12 paid sick days per year

10 paid holidays

Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE

 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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