Youth Worker

Four Oaks

Who are we?

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, education, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children and families 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.


What you will do?

As a Youth Counselor you will provide direct care services and coverage to meet the needs of our clients. This includes but is not limited to ensuring safety & supervision, skill building, processing & support, behavioral management and communications within the team.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing consistent, individualized reinforcement to client behavior, using daily issues to teach and reinforce adaptive behaviors.
  • Utilizing a proactive/preventive method of intercepting problems to neutralize them before they escalate.
  • Utilizing identified behavior management techniques and de-escalation training to assist clients in developing appropriate behaviors.
  • Assisting clients in developing insight into their behaviors so that they learn to self-identify and self correct.
  • Know the population and is aware of individualized treatment plan.
  • Provide supervision and treatment intervention.
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with the client based on trust & respect.
  • Evaluating the impact of behavioral, group treatment, and life-space interventions while providing direction & feedback.
  • Safely transporting youth to/from program activities and community resources while monitoring behaviors.
  • Effectively participating in team to review case progress and provide best programming.
  • Following medication management guidelines.
  • Serving a positive role model and agent of change for the youth.
  • Completing documentation of services in a timely manner – including daily case notes, behavior management, visual checks, etc.


What you need:

You will need to be at least 21 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or GED to qualify. A Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field of study is preferred. Additional requirements include:

  • Desire to help kids succeed
  • Prior experience working with children in a school or mental health setting preferred
  • Strong communication and problem solving abilities
  • Basic computer skills in a MS Office environment
Job Benefits:
  • Competitive wages starting at $14.00 and up
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Growth & Advancement opportunities
  • Excellent paid leave time package
  • 7 paid holidays  
  • Business casual work environment
  • Educational discounts
  • Fitness Center Discounts
COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Application Instructions:

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Job ID: 77127

Posted 25 days ago

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