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The Youth Counselor works at the Bronx NSP Program. This is a 12 bed residential non:secure placement program (NSP) for adjudicated youth. The Youth Counselor is a professional responsible for providing direct services support tasks as part of the daily care for youth. DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Serves as direct youth supervisor with responsibility for the safety, personal conduct, care, and therapy of the youth. Provides eyes:on/ears:on supervision of youth; implements group and individual treatment plans. Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to maintain physical control of youth. Supervises, counsels and implements natural consequences to youth according to facility policy and procedures. Supervises movement of youth inside and outside the facility; takes periodic counts of youth. Supervises youth in a residential juvenile justice facility in the performance of activities and during recreational and various other program activities; (i.e. school, homework, arts, phase activities, independent living, religious etc.). Conducts personal and facility searches for contraband and facility inspections for health and safety hazards. Assume the responsibility of successfully taking AMAP, passing the course and administering medication as needed. Assume the responsibility for successfully taking and passing the designated crisis management and physical safety intervention technique training (including any refresher and recertification trainings and examinations) Successfully completes all required trainings Preparing meals for the youth as needed (primarily on weekends and mornings as well as when the cook is out) Interacts critically and constructively with other staff members to develop and implement successful treatment techniques. Develops effective relationships with youth, co:workers, and treatment team members. Assists youth with their personal issues and refers issues to the group in accordance with the principles of the program. Observes and keeps staff informed daily of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group. Assists in preparing reports regarding each youthA?s adjustment and progress. Prepare log entries and reports in a timely manner in accordance with program requirements. Escorts and/or transports youth to predetermined locations. Prevent any acts of physical aggression by youth towards other residents and staff. Exercises judgment and discretion in the performance of duties within departmental rules, regulations, and policies. Attends weekly team meetings. Participate in the Advocate program. Performs other related work as assigned. Preferred : A BachelorA?s degree from an accredited college or university within one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social work. One or more years of work experience in a residential juvenile justice or treatment program which involved casework, group counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, probation and parole, and/or social work for youth; or Two or more years of experience in group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs. Valid vehicle operatorA?s license. Physically able to perform physical restrains Bi:lingual (Spanish) a plus

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• Location: Bronx

• Post ID: 95436514 newyork
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