Behavioral Youth Counselor

  • Youth Villages
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Program Overview

 

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). 

 

Position Overview

 

The Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant, also known as Teacher Counselor Assistant:

  • Our Teacher Counselor Assistant positions are located in our residential facilities and group homes.
  • Teach children necessary life skills and provide for their physical daily care.
  • Participates in client transports to various locations
  • Participates in recreation therapy with children.
  • Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Conducts group and 1 on 1 counseling sessions

 

Additional Information

 

The TCA (Teacher Counselor Assistant ) schedule runs either Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat
Three weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 1:30pm-10:30pm
One weekend day: 6:30am-10:30pm

 

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.

Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.

Applicants must have valid driver license.

Requirements

 

High School Diploma or GED required

Experience working/volunteering with youth, corrections, or police work preferred

Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.

 

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

 

Additional Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE