Counselor / Residential Facilitator
Company: New Haven Youth & Family Services
Posted on: November 14, 2021
Counselor positions are a great career opportunity for those with
skills, experience, and/or education in the Social Sciences
(Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice), or Special Education
fields. These positions are also an opportunity for those
individuals interested in caring for youth (at-risk adolescent
males, ages 10-17) to develop or expand their skills in supporting
our residential, community or school-based program. FT shifts vary
(see below). Note there may also be on-call opportunities open for
those unavailable for FT work.
Our positions offer a competitive wage, initial and ongoing
training, and a professional, engaging, caring and committed
workplace. Those seeking FT or PT positions will find we also
provide excellent benefits (including vacation, sick time,
healthcare, life insurance and a range of voluntary options,
including a 403B).
Counselors supervise and work with youth. Priorities and duties
include ensuring a safe and positive environment for change.
Counselors teach, coach, counsel, serve as role models, and respond
to crises/emergencies using positive interventions, effective
professional relationships and therapeutic / behavioral skills.
Staff also administer medications, track and report behaviors via
computer, oversee and assist with maintaining agency/licensing
living standards, and assist with physical interventions when
difficult behaviors require. Our staff may work on our main campus
or in residential homes within the community.
Shifts vary (see below). On-call staff may also support special
situations when additional needs. All shifts have two-hour
trainings on Wednesdays at noon (twice per month), except for
school shifts when required, scheduled trainings follow their
Shift 1 - 40 hours/week:
School Shift (80%), 20% in homes or off-school hours.
Monday - Friday, 7:15 am - 3:15 pm (5 shifts)
Shift 2 - 38 hours/week:
Awake Overnight - 4 Shifts (Monday - Thursday)
Sunday (Monday early am) - Thursday (Wed. night), 12:30 am - 9:30
Shift 3 - 34.5 hours/week:
Awake Overnight- 3 Shifts. Thursday night - Saturday night
11:00 pm TH - 10:00 am Friday
11:00 pm - 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.
Shift 4 - 36 hours/week:
Counselor Shift. Saturday - Tuesday (4 Shifts).
Saturday (days) 7:00 am - 3 pm
Sundays 11:00 am - 10:30 pm,
Monday/Tuesday late afternoon/evenings, 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm .
Shift 5 - 38 hours/week:
FM Shift. Thursday - Sunday (4 Shifts) as follows:
Thursday & Friday 2:30 pm -10:30 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday 3:00 pm - 12:30 am (early Monday morning).
Shift 6 - 31.5 hours/week:
Counselor Shift. Wednesday - Saturday (4 Shifts) as follows:
W-F 2:30 pm - 10 :30 pm
Saturday 3 pm - 10:30 pm.
Shift 7 - 38 hours/week:
FM Shift. Sunday - Wednesday, 4 Shifts
Sunday 7 am - 3 pm,
M-W 2:30 pm to 12:30 am
*Shift hours may change or vary slightly depending on location.
Reasonable notification provided.
Bachelor's Degree Preferred. Experience in the field a plus (and
required for senior position). Ability to engage with youth, apply
sound judgment, be positive and deescalate aggressive behaviors.
Ability to be on time, follow instructions, and use sound judgment.
Must be able to drive and to speak/understand English. Must have
basic computer skills to access emails and to learn company
tracking systems. Candidates must clear background fingerprint
checks, pass physical assessments (including functional abilities
and drug screening), and demonstrate a driving record acceptable to
our insurer (staff drive youth in company vehicles). New Haven
Youth and Family Services is an EOE F/M/Disabled/Vet
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