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Youth Counselor SUPERVISOR

Job Details

Salary: $20.00 an hour

Job Type: Part Time, Contract


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Full Job Description

At Open Door Youth Services, our team strives to carry out our mission of responding to the needs and promoting the healthy development of vulnerable children and youth. Open Door has been focused on our vision for over 40 years to create a better community for youth to thrive and we plan to continue for many more.

Youth Counselor Supervisors are an incredibly important part on this team and within our Community. As a Youth Counselor Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to act as a leader and mentor to Youth Counselors and the youth we serve.

Supervisors work directly with our youth to guide, teach and support them in their daily lives. These opportunities involve overseeing on-campus activities, participating in outings, assisting with skills for independent living, and much more. In this role, you provide them with more than just emotional support, you help us provide a safe and supportive environment that allows them to thrive. Youth in our program look up to you as a mentor and a leader.

Open Door Youth Services is a great organization for those who seek to make a difference. Youth Counselor Supervisors who have experience in leadership or management experience would benefit most in this position. We pride ourselves on dedication and longevity to the youth we serve within our team.

All staff receive compensation for orientation and ongoing training. Training topics include CPR/1stAid, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Care, Suicide Prevention and many other topics.

Starting Pay for Youth Counselor Supervisor is $20.00/hr., with many opportunities to grow with us and our partner organizations. Supervisors work 3-4 days per week and will be paid on a contractual basis. Supervisors are required to be in the on-call rotation.

The ideal candidate will take pride in their work with the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coach youth counselors, ensuring their adherence to policies, procedures, and training principles.

  • Communicate and educate staff as needed in regard to licensing, Department of Health and Open Door standards.

  • Welcome and complete intakes for new residents, and discharge residents as outlined in policies and procedures.

  • Get to know the lives and circumstances of our residents, and use this to build therapeutic, individualized relationships with residents.

  • Interacts with residents, modeling and promoting positive, appropriate behavior and boundaries, occasionally with incentives as outlined in the organization phase system.

  • Supervise and mentor residents in various situations and a variety of daily activities. This may include transportation to work, appointments, court hearings, etc. Along with dispensing medication per Physician’s orders, assistance with skills for independent living, overseeing outings and especial activities and many more.

  • Regularly and professionally complete documentation on each resident’s daily progress note, contacts with family and the staff log.

  • Oversee and encourage resident’s contact with family including phone calls and personal visits

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings and provide open communication and suggestions for improvements.

  • Communicate regularly and openly with supervisors and fellow staff regarding policies, processes, residents’ behavior, etc.

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with parents, other service providers, fellow staff, and other adults.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 21 years old and must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

  • Upon hire, candidates must complete employee file requirements (outlined by the Office Manager) and must obtain a CPR & First Aid Certification, which will both be provided by the organization.

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