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Youth Counselor

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Every child deserves the chance to succeed. Take the next step in your career today at Four Oaks and help kids on their paths to success!
We currently have multiple Full-time & Part-time openings for Youth Counselors in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Monticello, and Waterloo. In this position you will play a critical role in the day-to-day care of the children including the use of Trauma Informed Care. This treatment method allows us to look beyond a child's behavior to the deeper trauma that caused and helps heal the child so she can truly move successfully into adulthood.
Essential Job Duties:
• Assess clients interactions in the milieu
• Formulate interventions based on the identified treatment plan
• Evaluate the progress of treatment goals on a regular basis
• Provide direct care services on assigned unit(s), completing documentation as assigned
• Support the agency mission as well as program mission & values, practicing safe & responsible work habits.
A High School diploma or GED is required for this position. Previous experience in working with children in a mental health setting is preferred but, not required. Additional requirements include:
• Desire to help kids succeed
• Effective communication and listening skills
• Basic computer skills in a MS Office environment
About Four Oaks:
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It's more than our mission – it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.
Although we work with more than 15,000 kids and families in all 99 counties each year, each child is unique and treated as a single, special someone who needs some kind of support. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that's when we work with them to teach them a better way to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family.
For Immediate Consideration, apply at WWW.FOUROAKS.ORG
Four Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit package, casual work environment, and opportunities for growth & advancement!
Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 09/23/16

Job ID: 20361937
Mactive ID: 33967