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Youth Counselor

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Four Oaks is currently seeking both part-time and full-time Youth Counselor’s in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Iowa City.  As a  Youth Counselor you will be responsible for assessing client’s interactions on location; formulating interventions based on the identified treatment plan; evaluating the progress of treatment goals; providing direct care services on assigned unit(s) completing documentation as assigned; supporting the agency mission as well as program mission & values, practicing safe & responsible work habits.  

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 it. This approach helps heal the child so they can truly move successfully into adulthood.


•Desire to help kids succeed

•High school diploma

•Bachelors degree in Human Service related field preferred

•Prior experience working with children in a mental health setting preferred

About the Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC):

The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) is designed especially for children between the ages of 5 and 13 in the Mason City Program who present serious emotional and behavioral problems. The basic foundation of this program is designed to develop positive self-concepts, social and problem-solving skills while integrating child and family treatment components.

About the Chemical Dependency Plus Program (CD+):

This residential program is jointly staffed and supported with Four Oaks and the Area Substance Abuse Council, utilizing each agency’s unique strengths. CD+ has a capacity of 20 conduct disordered and chemically dependent adolescents in a highly structured environment.

About the Comprehensive and Enhanced Residential Treatment Program (RT):

Residential treatment services are designed for youth with a variety of needs. These program focuses on the family-based approach, partnering with families in teaching cognitive self-control, personal coping skills, behavioral interventions, living skills accountability, and self-responsibility. Enhanced programs are tailored to each youth’s specific needs.

See full job description and apply at WWW.FOUROAKS.ORG

Four Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit package, casual work environment, and opportunities for growth & advancement!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 06/08/17

Job ID: 22957147