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Therapeutic Support Counselor
Job Code:2016-523
Location:Brewster Main Campus
Department:Residential Life
Status:Regular Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Job Description:
The Therapeutic Support Counselor will be responsible for the care of children that have experienced behavioral and crisis situations, and are not able to function in their regular program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: the monitoring of direct care services for the child in respite care during the day, afternoon and evening hours to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child, and transporting a child to another facility when needed. The Therapeutic Support Counselor is required to intervene directly when corrective action is needed, with their primary focus being child-centered; to provide services that meet the child’s individual and group treatment needs. Additionally, the Therapeutic Support Counselor will be available for daily assignment within the residential program, in a support role, when deemed necessary.
Job Qualifications:
A HS Diploma and valid NYS Driver’s license is required. Experience working in a residential and or acute psychiatric facility plus a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology or Social Work is preferred. Will consider candidates enrolled in a degree- granting program.