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Date Posted05/05/2021
Job TitleResidential Life Counselor
StateNew York
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The Residential Counselor is responsible for maintaining the structure of the day-to-day therapeutic milieu utilizing nurturance, routine and recreation. This individual is the person to whom the residents look for affection, understanding, interest, structure and guidance.

• Abides by the policies and procedures set forth in the Green Chimneys Policy Manual
• Directly supervises and is accountable for the residents at all times while on duty.
• Willingness and ability to work with animals and have a high level of interaction with the Green Chimney’s Dog program.
• Provides a safe, clean, attractive physical environment for the residents.
• Follows living unit routine. Uses structure and sets limits effectively.
• Shows competence in supervising residents on off-grounds trips. Follows procedure for vehicle usage
• Participates, plans and supervises age appropriate recreational activities for residents.
• Develops positive working relationships with living unit staff and understands the concept of teamwork.
• Works collaboratively with other departments on campus and makes use of appropriate resources.
• Proficient with policies and procedures for handling emergencies.
• Completes all assigned paperwork as delegated by supervisor.
• Participates in all training sessions and scheduled meetings,
• Demonstrates the ability to form trusting relationships with residents and serves as a positive role model in the areas of dress, language and behavior.
• Follows established individual Treatment Team Plans for the various residents. Uses appropriate methods to attain goals.

Job Qualifications:
Residential Counselor I: HS Diploma or equivalent; no degree; no prior experience. Will consider if enrolled in a degree program or will enroll in a degree program w/in first year of employment.
Residential Counselor II: HS Diploma or equivalent; no degree
Less than 5 years related experience or agency service. Will consider if candidate has at least 1 year of related experience.
Residential Counselor III: HS Diploma w/ at least 5 years related experience in residential treatment OR Bachelor's Degree (w/ or w/out experience) OR Associates Degree w/ at least 3 years related experience.
Residential Counselor IV: HS Diploma w/ at least 10 years of related experience in residential treatment OR Bachelor's degree w/ at least 3 years of related experience.
• Valid Driver’s License
• The ability to attain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention certification

NameEva Zegarra
Company NameGreen Chimneys Children's Services
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