Youth Counselor (Part-Time) Girls Home Clifton-Maryhurst, Louisville KY

Youth Counselor (Part-Time) Girls Home Clifton-Maryhurst, Louisville KY

Youth Counselor (Part-Time) Girls Home Clifton (Community/Social Services) Louisville, Kentucky 
This is a Part-Time position, 2nd shift positions are scheduled from 2:15pm to 12:00am (weekends required).

Overview
Maryhurst provides treatment programs for severely traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as running away, truancy, suicidal gesturing, delinquency, and substance abuse. Their issues are further complicated by years of multiple placements in foster care and hospital settings. In fact, prior to their involvement with Maryhurst, ...[more]

Maryhurst provides treatment programs for severely traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as running away, truancy, suicidal gesturing, delinquency, and substance abuse. Their issues are further complicated by years of multiple placements in foster care and hospital settings. In fact, prior to their involvement with Maryhurst, any one of our children is likely to have experienced an average of 20 out-of-home placements. We work hard to provide consistency, structure, and love for children. Today Maryhurst provides nine different programs that address the unique needs of more than 600 children and their families. 
 
Job Skills/Requirements
The Youth Counselor (YC) is responsible for providing a therapeutic atmosphere within the group home setting. The YC helps to coordinate all components of the treatment program, including activities and schedules. The YC will monitor and interact with the clients during meals, while they do their chores and homework, and during free time and at bedtime. The YC will also dispense medications as necessary, keep various records, and attend weekly/monthly meetings. The YC functions as a conscientio...[more]

  • Youth Counselor (YC) is responsible for providing a therapeutic atmosphere within the group home setting. T
  • YC helps to coordinate all components of the treatment program, including activities and schedules. The YC will monitor and interact with the clients during meals, while they do their chores and homework, and during free time and at bedtime.
  • YC will also dispense medications as necessary, keep various records, and attend weekly/monthly meetings. 

The applicant must have the following abilities: To work as a team member; perform basic writing, communications, and computer skills; function as a group leader and role model in relation to troubled youth; respond appropriately to the emotional and physical needs of adolescents within a structured group setting.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in working with adolescents preferred
  • The applicant must also possess a valid driver's license
  • Persons applying for these positions must be willing and able to perform “Safe Crisis Management," a technique used to restrain or transport a resident who has temporarily lost control of their behavior. Maryhurst provides extensive training opportunities for all employees who will have direct contact with the clients.

For more information and to apply online go to: http://www.mycareernetwork.com/clientResumeMgr/Default.aspx