The Residential Youth Counsler is responsible for implementing daily therapeutic programming for youth under the direction of their assigned supervisor. The Youth Counselor engages youth in therapeutic interactions and skill-building activities and documents those interactions and activities in a timely manner legally consistent with Medicaid Rule 140. The Youth Counselor employs their training in Hoyleton's CARE practice model and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) to create developmental relationships with youth and maintain a safe, positive, therapeutic environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SKILLS and ABILITIES
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
CARE & TCI
One of the essential job functions of any position within the agency is to align your performance with our overarching philosophy of CARE. All decisions, actions, communication, and performance should align with the six CARE principles (Developmentally Focused, Family Involved, Relationship Based, Ecologically Oriented, Competence Centered, and Trauma Informed). Not only must you complete the CARE training with satisfactory participation, but you must then put that training into practice in your everyday work.
Every employee must also pass TCI training with a satisfactory grade in written and/or physical testing. All employees must remain current on refresher training that is provided monthly at all locations. You will be tested every 6 months on the physical portion, if applicable to your position. You will be tested annually on the written portion regardless of your position. If you are not current on your TCI refresher training every six months, you will be required to retake the full course. If you do not pass either test, you may be required to retake the full course.Not only must you complete the TCI training with satisfactory participation, but you must then put that training into practice in your everyday work.
Computer, Copy Machine, Calculator, Smart Phone, Fax Machine and Telephone
Frequency Options: Occasional: 0 15% of time; Frequent: 16 50% of time; Constant: Over 51% of time
Occasional Exposure to noise, Exposure to heights, Exposure to temperature above 80 degrees, Exposure to chemicals, Exposure to hazards, Exposure to dust, Carrying approximately 10 feet, Pushing approximately 5 pounds, Lifting approximately 5 pounds, Climbing approximately 15 20 steps, Bending, Squatting, Kneeling and Physical Restraints.
Frequent Walking approximately 100 feet and Standing
Constant Working alone or independently
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