Residential Youth Counselor - Albany
Job Details
Albany-Academy RTF/NorthStar - Albany, NY
Full Time
High School/GED
$17.00 Hourly
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services
Residential Youth Counselor
Starting Rate for this role is $17.00/hour
A valid, clean driver's license is required.
The Residential Youth Counselor position is responsible for providing daily therapeutic care and programming according to agency policy and governing bodies' (DSS, OMH, JCAHO, etc.) standards and requirements for elementary aged children. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Must be able to work within trauma informed framework of program, including identifying and using coping/safety plans, maintaining consistency, providing regular routine, and controlling own response to youth
  • Engage and form positive relationship with all youth served
  • Complete all mandatory trainings according to programmatic guidelines
  • Display basic competency in TCI techniques
  • Follow outlined program routines, therapeutic plans of youth, and program rules and protocols
  • Work as part of a team including colleague residential counselors, clinicians, on line on call, supervisors, and other administrative and functional support staff
  • Maintain respectful and appropriate communication with internal and external customers, including county workers, medical staff, parents etc.
  • Complete and maintain documentation to meet programmatic and regulatory standards
  • Transport clients for medical, mental health, and other essential needs
Education and/or Experience
  • HS Diploma/GED; Associates degree preferred
  • Experience working with emotionally disturbed population
Certification / Licensure
  • NYS drivers license
If you want a rewarding career where you make a positive impact on children and their families, we want to talk to you! At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives while also strengthening our community.
We are a family of human service agencies united in our passion to helping children, families, and adults reach their potential. Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State. If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services!
Our employees receive generous paid time off, an expansive health care package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, and much more!
Apply today to become part of our team!
Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff, and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work here at Northern Rivers!
Make a difference in the lives of others...including YOURS!