Counselor-Youth Care (SYN554)
Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 16, 2022
About Us:Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an
anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New
York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of
care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack
of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not
limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs
that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate
strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our
clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality
housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to
ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.
Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY
understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are
in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide
services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent
supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children
through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey,
and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of
services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in
the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence,
people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have
behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New
York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous
standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.
'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their
start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY
for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.'
Position: Counselor-Youth Care (SYN554) Summary: The Youth Care
Counselor is responsible for implementing and teaching targeted
skills, carrying out individual service plans and counseling
residents in skill and goal development. In the absence of family
parents or supervisors, may be responsible for total care of
residents. Completes reports or program materials as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university in a mental health, health or other
appropriate human services related discipline, or a high school
diploma and two years experience involving the supervision of
adolescents in the human services field. The availability to work a
changeable schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
Supervisory Role: This position does not have supervisory
responsibilities. Principal Responsibilities: The below enumerated
principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific
and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.
- Teach targeted skills to residents and counsel residents in
skill and goal development.
- Role model appropriate social behavior, teaching interactions
and corrective feedback.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with residents,
co-workers, family members, neighbors, and community
- Counsel towards resource development and use of behavioral
therapeutic intervention towards goal attainment.
- Coach and assist residents in the performance of daily
- Assist in the planning and supervision of recreational
- Perform other related duties as requested. 7. Expected Results
of Principal Responsibilities:
- To assure residents live in a stable and safe environment.
- To assure residents are successful in reuniting with families
and/or foster programs.
- To improve and stabilize the resident's mental health.
- To maintain continuity of services and record keeping in the
- To assure a positive residential setting is achieved.
- To assure residents will learn skills necessary to attain their
- All other related tasks are completed on time and accurately.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the
employee will be in a transitional/residential shelter environment.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the
employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear
while communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position
requires sitting, standing and walking. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds. Position Type:
This is a full - time position. Make a living by making a
difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal
Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.
- Job Family : Counselor
- Pay Type : Hourly
Keywords: Volunteers of America Greater New York, Jersey City , Counselor-Youth Care (SYN554), Other , Jersey City, New Jersey
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