Organization: Denver Children’s HomeTitle: Overnight Youth Treatment Counselor
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
The Overnight Youth Treatment Counselor is responsible for providing for the physical and psychological needs of the residents under their care. This position provides Trauma Informed quality youth care, a safe environment, and close intensive supervision of adolescent clients that ensures that all interactions are therapeutic opportunities for learning, growth, and healing.
The Overnight Youth Treatment Counselor must be able to work between the hours of 10:30pm-8:30am to accommodate transportation and supervision needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Visually observe, listen to, and verbally communicate to supervise residents at all times.
- Implement the Level System and Discipline Procedure.
- Supervise and manage residents while they’re awake after school hours, at bedtime, and during wake-ups from 6:00am – 8:30am with chores, hygiene, and proper cafeteria behavior.
- Encourage positive transition from dorm to cafeteria for breakfast.
- Stay awake and alert at all times to maintain a safe environment.
- Supervise residents at night by making dorm rounds, room checks, and bed checks on a scheduled basis.
- Supervise needed transports for emergencies such as hospitalization, dentist appointments, etc.
- Set effective limits consistent with the treatment plans, team philosophy, and Home-wide disciplinary procedures.
- Implement specific behavioral objectives as established by the Team.
- Supervise and ensure appropriate resident interactions.
- Record observations of significant behaviors on a daily and nightly basis in logs.
- Encourage residents to participate in all therapeutic activities.
- Complete pocket checks before taking residents to school/breakfast.
- Maintain compliance with annual DMV reviews, physicals, and all training and compliance requirements including attending in-service meetings.
- Have and maintain certification in Therapeutic Crisis Interventions and intervene in crisis using approved crisis intervention strategies including physical management of clients.
- Perform other duties as assigned and required by supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- A four year degree in Human Services from an accredited college or university, or a high school diploma and at least one year of verifiable experience working with at risk or high risk clients.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND/OR ABILITIES
- Ability to pass a physical examination.
- Ability to pass background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
- Ability to pass background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Ability to gain clearance through the Colorado Central Registry of Child Abuse and neglect (TRAILS).
- Have or obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.
- Have or obtain and maintain QMAP certification.
- Have or obtain and maintain certification in TCI.
- Be a Qualified Driver as defined by the DCH Automobile Insurance Policy and complete DCH Van Training to become transport eligible.
- Through our website: www.denverchildrenshome.org & attach cover letter and resume.
- Or send cover letter and resume to email@example.com (will still need application)
- Or fax to 303-320-8619.
No phone calls please.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.