Life Skills Counselor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $33,000
Maximum: $35,000




United States


The Life Skills Counselor in the Supervised Independent Living Program is responsible for client supervision and guidance, case management, individual and/or group life skills counseling, and generating goal plans with clients, tracking their accomplishments, submitting all required county, state and federal documentation. The Life Skills Counselor will meet with clients in the community throughout the county.

Critical Functions

  1. Successfully engage youth/client in developing and implementing their individual goal and/or transition plan using positive youth development, trauma-informed and culturally appropriate frameworks.
  2. A minimum of 50% of the working hours will be spent providing quality in-person goal planning, instruction and case management services according to youth’s/client’s identified level of service.
  3. Ensure up-to-date paper & electronic client records in compliance with program, county, state and federal regulations and private grant requirements as applicable.

Essential Functions of Position

  1. Meet with the youth/client according to program requirements to model and practice independent living skills with youth/client, including, but not limited to: academic and career planning, permanent relationships/mentoring, housing/household maintenance, priority setting, money management, and health and wellness.
  2. Represent the program and agency in a professional manner and maintain positive community relationships in a proactive manner.
  3. Be the primary liaison contact and provide regular ongoing case coordination with community contacts such as: referral/funding sources, children and youth agencies, landlords, probation, school personnel, employers, doctor’s offices.
  4. Participate in on-call rotation as required by program area.
  5. Address and report any crisis or critical incident as defined by agency and/or county, state or federal regulations according to the agency’s formalized practice and protocols.


Medical, hospital, dental, life insurance, prescription drug, and disability insurance, holiday, sick leave, and vacation

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree