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Residential Youth Counselor (CAMPUS)

Company: JCCA
Location: Pleasantville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Residential Youth Counselor (RYC) plays a key role in transforming the lives and futures of the young people who live on JCCA's campus, by building positive and trusting relationships with youth, while keeping them safe and supported by their peers in a therapeutic environment. This is an hourly UNION position.With many opportunities for professional training and growth, this position is ideal for individuals seeking a comprehensive, foundational position in behavioral health, as well as for those with previous experience caring for youth in a residential setting.The Residential Treatment Campus is located in Pleasantville, NY and has (5) distinctive programs which provide intensive support to children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.The (5) Residential Treatment Programs are as follows:Pleasantville Cottage School - serves children with long-term emotional and behavioral challengesEdenwald Center - serves children who have low IQs, autism and other developmental disordersPleasantville START - serves children who need assessment, residential treatment and intensive intervention for a short period of timeGateways - serves girls who have been the victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic traffickingCenter for Healing - treats children who are the victims of sexual abuse and/or commercial sexual exploitationESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise youth in cottages, during activities, and community outings
  • Engage youth in meaningful therapeutic and recreational activities; accompany youth to/from recreational activities, appointments, and home visits
  • Meet the daily living needs of youth in assigned unit, including making sure they are appropriately dressed for school or other activities, supervising hygiene, serving meals, and keeping living areas tidy
  • Teach and coach youth in order to encourage skill development and self-sufficiency in areas such as problem solving, emotional regulation, and habits like dressing and undressing, bathing, hygiene, and chores
  • Model appropriate pro-social behavior (positive attitude, communication, and boundaries)
  • Develop meaningful and healthy relationships with youth, focusing on their strengths and using positive praise to build skills, coping strategies, and self-esteem
  • Use appropriate intervention and de-escalation techniques
  • Collaborate with colleagues, clinicians, and families in support of treatment goals; communicate with team regarding incidents, important events, and concerns
  • Document progress toward treatment goals, and complete daily logs and incident reports**This is a 24/7 operation offering a variety of Full-Time and Part-Time shifts**QUALIFICATIONS
    • High School Diploma or GED Required (AA or BA preferred)
    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • Must pass background checks and complete on-site Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training
      • Must have an interest in working with Youth and Young Adults in a residential setting
      • Valid New York, New Jersey or Connecticut Driver's License PreferredABOUT USJCCA, formerly known as Jewish Child Care Association, provides comprehensive care to thousands of children, young people and families who come from New York's diverse communities. Since 1822, we have embraced those who need us most - abused, neglected and traumatized young people who are struggling with poverty, developmental disabilities and complex mental illness. Our programs include foster and residential care, educational assistance and remediation, case management for young people with mental health challenges and services to families to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. JCCA offers safety, stability and lifesaving support to help our clients transform their lives. JCCA programs help more than 16,000 children and families annually.JCCA offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a prescription-drug plan, flexible spending accounts, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, generous paid time-off, commuter benefits, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings options.JCCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which JCCA has facilities. Visit our website: www.jccany.org

Keywords: JCCA, Yonkers , Residential Youth Counselor (CAMPUS), Other , Pleasantville, New York

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