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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.


Qualifications:

•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