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Youth Counselor, Greenfield, Ma

Company: Key Program, Inc.
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Want to make a difference in the life of a child/teen? That's what we do at the Key Program! Gain experience to jump start your career in the human service or social service fields. We are seeking a Youth Counselor (Residential Caseworker) to work in Greenfield in our residential group homes for children and teens who are involved with the Department of Children and Families.Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree is preferred (i.E. Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, etc.), oran Associates degree or college coursework with one year of human service experience required, ora high school diploma or GED/HiSet with two (2) years of human service experience, required.All candidates must be 21 years of age or older.All candidates must have a valid state driver's license; and, have a legally registered and insured car for work use.All candidates must have the ability to work a varied and rotating schedule including days, nights, weekends and some holidays.Responsibilities: The Youth Counselor (Residential Caseworker (RCW)) works collaboratively as part of the treatment team and is responsible for the welfare of clients in Key's residential programs. The Youth Counselor (Residential Caseworker) is directly responsible for the daily supervision of clients, the implementation of their individualized treatment plans, and the daily program activities and milieu. Due to the nature of the work and client needs, the Youth Counselor (Residential Caseworker) works a varied schedule that may exceed a forty-hour work week (full time). Part-time positions also available.Some duties include:Engage clients and develop positive, appropriate, supportive relationships utilizing a strength-based treatment approachAssist clients with their routines and adhere to the program's daily scheduleAssist clients in setting goals in accordance with their individualized treatment plansAssist the supervisory and clinical team with case management responsibilities for our children/youth and families.Implement proper supervision techniques to ensure clients are not a danger to themselves or othersEstablish rapport and keeps parents/families updated with client statusSchedule and accompany clients to appointmentsContribute in client-related meetings, case presentations, and suggest treatment recommendationsSupervise or assist clients with self-administration of medicationComplete case documentation in a thorough, professional, and timely manner.Benefits include: A competitive wage of $20.00 per hour; medical, dental and optical insurances; life insurance; training and professional development; tuition assistance; paid vacation and holidays; paid sick and personal time; retirement program; wellness benefit; pre-tax childcare, bilingual salary differential depending on language, and more.The Key Program is a private, non-profit human services agency whose mission is to assist at-risk and court-involved children/adolescents and their families to develop positive life skills so they may pursue productive and rewarding lives. Key works in conjunction with the MA Department of Children & Families (DCF), MA Department of Youth Services (DYS), the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) and the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and is an agency provider of both community-based outreach services and residential treatment programming.Key is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and committed to hiring employees that reflect the diverse communities that we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race or color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

Keywords: Key Program, Inc., New Bedford , Youth Counselor, Greenfield, Ma, Other , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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