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Residential Counselor - Futures Youth Group Care

Company: Open Sky Community Services
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Residential Counselor - Futures Youth Group CareUS-MA-NorthboroughJob ID: Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 3Category: Direct CareFutures (Youth Group Care)Overview At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life. Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL. At Open Sky, you'll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond. As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives. Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today! Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:

  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
  • Generous paid time off plan - you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • And more! Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status. Responsibilities Open Sky offers a broad range of mental health services for younger children and adolescents. We are committed to the use of evidence-based treatments, combined with age-appropriate wraparound services, to assist young children and adolescents to move beyond their social-emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric challenges and return successfully to their homes, schools, and the community. The Youth Group Care homes provide comprehensive treatment in a group care setting for youth (males and females) who have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations. The goal of the program is to work collaboratively with the youth and family to enhance personal, social, and independent living to prepare for family reunification or a transition to independent living. The program utilizes a Wraparound Philosophy which helps family, support members, and service providers work together to support the family and youth. Residential Counselors provide direct care and supervision to the youth and young adults served by the program. Counselors provide role modeling, guidance and advocacy to the youth served by the program. They also help to empower the youth served through the use of a trauma informed care approach and utilize such skills as compromising, negotiating, and problem solving. They help to keep the youth integrated into the community both locally and in their home towns. Additionally, counselors help prepare meals to share with the youth, so free food is an added perk! Other Key Responsibilities:
    • Assist in developing individualized, person-centered treatment plans and play a lead role in the daily implementation plans.
    • Assist individuals to access and/or provide transportation.
    • Implement activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community.
    • Review and complete all required documentation. Qualifications
      • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, required.
      • Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record, required.
      • Reliability, willingness to learn, and being open to new opportunities.

        Compensation details: 18.25 Hourly Wage

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Keywords: Open Sky Community Services, Worcester , Residential Counselor - Futures Youth Group Care, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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