Organization: Denver Children’s HomeTitle: Residential Youth Treatment Counselor
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Subcategory: Health & Mental Health
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
The Residential Youth Treatment Counselor is responsible for assisting in the coordination of residential services and providing professional treatment and care to residents. The position provides Trauma Informed quality youth care, a safe environment and close intensive supervision of adolescent clients in a residential treatment setting.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
1. Actively supervise and interact with residents in daily activities according to structured daily schedule.
2. Ensure basic needs of youth are being met daily, including physical and emotional.
3. Ensure environment is clean and well maintained.
4. Instruct youth on daily living skills including chores and personal hygiene.
5. Intervene in crisis, utilizing approved crisis intervention strategies.
6. Intervene with youth in milieu as needed to encourage healthy, adaptive behavior.
7.Model and teach conflict resolution to residents.
8. Implement interventions developed by treatment team/caseload.
9. Provide input on dorm procedures and all resident issues, including service delivery.
10. Provide academic assistance to residents as needed.
11. Transport clients as needed.
12. Attend team meetings on time and actively participate in discussions.
Education and/or Experience
- 4 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 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 First Aid and CPR certification.
- Have or obtain QMAP certification.
- Have or obtain certification in TCI.
- Have a clean Motor Vehicle Record and be a Qualified Driver as defined by the DCH Automobile Insurance Policy.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
Requires continuous walking, standing, sitting, fine hand or finger movement, detailed sight and hearing. Significant and frequent use of physical and sensory requirements associated with verbal and written communication, hearing acuity and visual acuity to observe and record client behaviors and activities.
Ability to do restrictive procedures in accordance with Denver Children’s Home Therapeutic Crisis Intervention guidelines. Requires use of office equipment requiring repetitive wrist/hand movement and vision. Ability to routinely perform light lifting of 1-20 lbs., with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs. and heavy lifting of more than 61 lbs. Frequently pushes or pulls objects up to 60 lbs., with occasional pushing or pulling of objects over 61 lbs. Frequent bending or stooping and reaching above shoulder level. Requires climbing of stairs on a regular basis.
Occasional driving automatic equipment/vehicles. May experience temperature fluctuations, from heat to cold due to environment changes of the Home and the need to work outdoors at times.
Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances.
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