YOUTH RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR/MENTOR - GREAT BENEFITS & TIME OFF (#ResCounselorJP)

Italian Home for Children

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3223953
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 8, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Residential Counselor will be directly responsible for the daily care of Italian Home for Children clients. Italian Home for Children’s Residential Counselors support clients in reaching their full potential through providing positive and nurturing relationships and a stable, consistent, and structured living environment. Our approach to residential care offers clients the opportunity to learn new life skills and to replace maladaptive behaviors with more appropriate and socially acceptable strategies.

Through training, direct care staff will develop the skills and tools necessary to provide clients with the best possible care. Residential Counselors model care, empathy and patience for children and families. RCs are committed to providing the highest quality of care for children.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title, but additional responsibilities may be required. Employees are expected to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Programming:
• Directly supervise clients
• Engage with and fully attend to children, monitoring behavior and interactions closely
• Provide a therapeutic milieu environment for clients, maintaining a safe and healthy environment; and meeting the physical and emotional needs of clients
• Work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to further the emotional, behavioral, and educational development of clients
• Plan, implement, and participate in social and recreational activities for clients
• Implement treatment protocol established in client’s treatment plans and individual behavior plans
• Interactions with clients must demonstrate a therapeutic and caring purpose
• Apply model of childcare, including therapeutic crisis intervention methods, and physical restraint
• Transport clients to community activities, community schools, and other appointments
Administration:
• Complete serious incident, restraint reports and all other required reports, logs and documentation
• Attend required meetings and complete assigned oral and written reports
• Actively participate in supervision and professional development opportunities offered at Italian Home for Children
Personnel:
• Interact with coworkers in a professional and respectful manner
• All interactions in the presence of clients must be appropriate, respectful and in line with all training principles

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
• Commitment to the highest quality of care for children and families
• Strong commitment to supporting, nurturing, teaching, and empowering children
• Provide therapeutic physical restraints safely and by training standards
• Current
  • MAP (Medication Administration Program) certification
  • or certification received within 6 months of starting position)
    • Ability to bend, reach, move and lift 75 pounds
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Flexible and able to work collaboratively
    • Ability to respond to emergencies quickly and safely
    • High performance in a stressful and fast paced environment
    • Demonstrated understanding and application of principles taught in trainings and seminars to the milieu, including therapeutic crisis intervention skills
    • Must be receptive and responsive to supervision and professional development
    • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and writing)
    • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License preferred
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 5
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Welcome to Italian Home for Children!

    Mission Statement Italian Home for Children exists to help children and their families thrive through progressive programs. Core Values: •Protect the rights of children; •Promote the highest standards of education, care and treatment for children; •Support and preserve the relationship between a child and his/her family and community; •Accept the family system as the one in which the child is most likely to succeed; •Assist children and families in all efforts that promote a healthy reintegration at the earliest possible time; •Exist as a resource for children and families irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or national origin. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Italian Home for Children is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • To apply, follow the link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=21573&clientkey=985D4ED9242136F5D315146D0B07A905
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Kristen Demopoulos
    • 1125 Centre St
    • Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

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