Berkshire Farm Center Youth Care Counselor Per Diem (Hourly) in Canaan, New York

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Youth Care Counselor Per Diem (Hourly)






Youth Care Counselor (Per Diem)

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them”

If you are passionate about creating hope for youth, come join a team responsible for providing youth with an opportunity to shape their future.

This position is responsible for creating a consistent, supportive and therapeutic environment for youth in a residential setting. The goal of the position is to ensure basic needs are met and youth receive services related to their treatment. This includes

individual and group work, and assisting other treatment professionals to prepare each youth for a successful return to their community.


Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

• Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED;

• 1 year of experience preferred

• Ability to become TCI, First/Aid CPR certified

• Ability to plan and engage youth in activities

• Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail

• Ability to form therapeutic relationships with youth and families

• Ability to work with a culturally and economically diverse population

• Ability to evaluate, interpret, instruct and guide the behavior of youth and to assess and manage group dynamics

• Capable of working in a stressful environment

• Various schedules and shifts available - Work up to 19 hours/week

• Current and valid driver’s license required as per Agency guidelines