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Secure Detention Counselor

Company: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
Location: Albany
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Job Description:

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As a Secure Detention Counselor at Berkshire, this position is responsible for creating a safe, therapeutic and caring environment for youth in a secure detention setting. The goal of the position is to ensure basic needs are met with a primary emphasis on proper supervision and interaction with all aspects of the program. This includes facility, recreational and educational activities while teaching social skills through relationship building and role-modeling.

Job Responsibilities

* Ability to plan and engage youth in activities

* Ability to observe, guide and correct as necessary, delinquent, unsafe, and/or unusual behavior

* 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

Job Requirements

* Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED; Associates Degree preferred

* 1-2 years of experience working with juveniles

* Ability to become TCI, First/Aid CPR certified

* Various schedules and shifts available

* Clean and valid driver's license required as per Agency guidelines

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.

Keywords: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, Albany , Secure Detention Counselor, Other , Albany, New York

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