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Secure Detention Counselor

Company: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

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The Secure Detention Counselor 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

Plan and engage youth in activities.

Form therapeutic relationships with youth and families.

Observe, guide and correct as necessary, delinquent, unsafe and/or unusual behavior.

Evaluate, interpret, instruct and guide the behavior of youth and to assess and manage group dynamics.



Job Requirements

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

Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with juveniles.

Various schedules and shifts available.

Must possess a valid driver s license and clean driving record.

Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse population.

Skills: demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail; capable of working in a stressful environment; ability to become TCI, First/Aid CPR certified.

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.

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