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Senior Youth Counselor
Brewster Main Campus
Regular Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Residential treatment at Green Chimneys is a unique, multi-faceted therapeutic program designed to give every child a chance to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Green Chimneys offers residential therapeutic programs, accredited special education in a New York State 853 school, environmental and recreation programs, and animal-assisted therapy for students with social, emotional, learning and behavioral challenges, as well as spectrum disorders. We believe that when children explore and discover their inherent strengths in a structured, nature-based environment, their self-esteem, compassion, coping and social skills improve. Our residential therapeutic programs help children maximize their potential through strong academics, recreational and clinical interventions, and relationships with peers, adults and nature. Our youth Residential Treatment Center (RTC) provides intensive structure and support to emotionally fragile boys age 6-16 and girls age 6-13 upon admission, who are coping with a variety of challenges. The Senior Youth Counselor is responsible for maintaining the structure of the day to day therapeutic milieu through the use of nurturance, routine and recreation. This position will provide peer leadership to Youth Counselors, participate in team business, act as a liaison to recreation and/or education, provide mentoring and training in the areas of TCI and Life Skills curriculum, provide day-to-day coverage within the dorms ensuring a therapeutic environment, and assist in the development of daily routines and programs for the unit. Must be certified as a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer.
Bachelors Degree in a Human Services related field and 3 years related experience OR Associates Degree in Human Services Field and 5 years related experience. Valid driver's license is also required.
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