Youth Counselor Job – Clarinda, IA 1580

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We are passionate about what we do and delight in providing excellent programs that make permanent, positive changes in the lives of those we serve. Our programs are designed to equip our clients with the vision, motivation, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to lead a successful life.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our youth? Do you want a supportive work environment? Do you want to be part of leading a youth and young adults to personal victory and success?

$750 sign-on bonus!!!

Clarinda Academy, has immediate openings for Youth Counselors. Clarinda Academy is a residential foster care facility that provides long-term residential treatment services to at-risk and delinquent males. Clarinda Academy’s mission is to serve the unique academic, behavioral, social, emotional and physical needs of our students, who are in a critical period of their lives. Clarinda is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, trusting, and caring environment that opens the door for life-changing opportunities.

The Job

We are seeking talented individuals to help drive the success of youth in our communities. As a Youth Counselor you will provide direct supervision to adolescents. You will serve as a role model and provide support and structure to the residents in our care.

Snapshot of Daily Duties
• Maintain safety, accountability and security of campus.
• Teach, coach and supervise students in activities of daily living including morning, bedtime and overnight procedures, hygiene and cleanliness, housekeeping, meals, intramurals, sports, academics, and extracurricular activities both on and off campus.
• Observe the peer culture for patterns of behavior indicating progress or regression in the program.
• Observe individual student behavior over time and recognize progress towards treatment goals.
• Effectively communicate, both written and orally.
• Follow and implement individual treatment plans for all students.
• Recognize escalating behaviors and intervene at the appropriate level to ensure safety and security.
The Must Haves
• Minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required
• College degree in Human Services field and one year previous work/volunteer experience with juveniles preferred.
• Maturity, empathy and patience
• The ideal candidate must have the ability to adjust to a fast-paced environment and follow proper protocols

The Perks:
• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after 30 days
• Company provided Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
• Company provided AD&D insurance
• Flexible Spending program
• 401K after sixty days
• Paid time off
• Employee Assistance Programs
• DailyPay - A company sponsored benefit that allows employees to access a portion of their base wages in advance of their payday.

If you are interested please select one-time frame to schedule your phone interview.

Sequel Youth & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly employer.
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