Residential Counselor (2nd Shift) - Village STARR at You, Inc. in Worcester, MA

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YOU, Inc. is currently looking for a talented and energetic full time Residential Counselor to join at our team at the Village STARR Adolescent Program in Worcester, MA. The Village STARR Adolescent Program delivers quality mental health services that include monitoring, support, and evaluation for youth in a residential facility.

Schedules available for this position include:

Tuesday – Friday (2nd shift) & Saturday (double)
Friday (2nd shift), Saturday (1st shift), Sunday (double) & Tuesday (2nd shift)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for ongoing safety and supervision of youth within program setting.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate boundaries with youth, families and collaterals.
  • Responsible for maintenance and implementation of program policies and program development.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and cleanliness of the residential program facility/physical plant.
  • Responsible for maintaining youth and shift documentation.
  • Responsible for working with the youth / staff in a therapeutic milieu with hours dedicated primarily to acute-level and residential levels of care; and also flexibly adjusted to meet the residential and clinical needs in other Y.O.U., Inc. locations.
  • Works with the entire team including direct care staff, clinical team staff, medical staff, and others to implement the established therapeutic treatment plan.
  • Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation, and evaluates these and client's capacities.
  • Helps client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client's interactions with others.
  • Documents all interactions with clients, compiles records and prepares progress notes, and maintains files in a confidential manner.
  • Develop familiarity with all campus handbooks, including the staff handbook and all unit parent and youth handbooks.

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or HiSET required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record to fulfill essential job functions is required, as travel is involved in this position
  • One year of experience in residential setting with children and/or adolescents, preferred
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, complete a wide variety of tasks timely and accurately

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to perform sedentary aspects of position, including, but not limited to capability of fulfilling demands of driving/transporting youth several hours as necessary. Must be in relatively good health and be able to perform the duties listed above, including but not limited to, performing physical interventions and restraints. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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