The Residential Counselor cares for and supervises youth housed by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities during the overnight shift.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in screening, evaluation and orientation of homeless youth.
Handle crisis phone calls and occasional walk-in crisis situations.
Provide individual and group counseling to residents.
Complete weekly and monthly program reports.
Maintain and dispense appropriate medications.
Maintain statistical data and complete reports as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university preferred or one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience regulations.
Must be punctual, efficient and organized; effective and professional under pressure.
Ability to balance excellent client care with meeting deadlines and ensuring positive program goals and outcomes.
Experience providing services to clients of various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds or sexual identity who are overrepresented in homeless populations as well as working in different cultural environments.
An understanding of humility and respect for working with homeless youth and families.