Residential Counselor Parrott Creek Child and Family Services
At Parrott Creek we believe that all youth and families are doing the best they can and want to do better. Further, we approach social service from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective. These values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues within our agency. We respect and promote the personal and professional growth of all employees of Parrott Creek.
Title: Residential Counselor
Days & Hours: 40 Hours per week, Swing Weekends and/or Overnight Shifts, schedule may change to suit the staffing requirements of the program.
Supervisor: Program Manager
Excellent medical benefits
Exceptional Retirement Plan
Paid Sick Leave
Hourly rate begins at $12 an hour.
Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Two years relevant experience.
CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Card.
General Description and Purpose of Position:
Parrott Creek is hiring full-time Residential Counselor to work with high-risk adjudicated male youth (13-18) in a Behavior Rehabilitation Services Program.
Residential Counselors provide a structured, consistent and respectful therapeutic environment using a trauma informed and collaborative approach that supports our core value that youth will do well if they are able to. This role is fundamental in modeling and counseling youth in our programs in daily living skills as well as coaching them in practicing skills that will encourage a more effective way of getting their fundamental needs met. Many of these skills are demonstrated by supporting youth through the challenges of living together and maintaining a healthy, safe, and clean communal living environment.
Residential Counselors work as a team modeling feedback for youth and each other as well as maintaining adherence to the agencies policies and procedures.
As part of the team at Parrott Creek Residential Counselors training includes but is not limited to effective group and individual skill building, de-escalation of crisis situations, milieu management, appropriate supervision of youth, facilitation of day to day residential living and activity planning and execution.
As part of the professional development of the position and in order to accomplish the above tasks; residential counselors will learn how to facilitate Dialectical Behavioral treatment skill building group. DBT is a therapeutic skill building process. In addition, counselors learn how to utilize collaborative problem solving (CPS). CPS is a trauma informed behavioral intervention technique.
The Residential Counselor position is a three tiered position that allows for advancement as part of the team at Parrott Creek. Counselors as they are successful in training, acquire more skills, take on more responsibilities and demonstrate proficiency, have the opportunity of advancing in their position.