COUNSELOR
Abraxas Youth & Family Services


Job Info


Facility: SOUTH MOUNTAIN YOUTH CENTER

Salary: $19.00 Per Hour

Bonus (if applicable): $2,000 Sign On Bonus

Shift:

Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOW HIRING COUNSELORS.  $19.00 PER HOUR AND OFFERING $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS.

 

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.



Summary

The Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Coordinates and implements case management activities
  • Develops and implements treatment plans
  • Provides individual counseling and related documentation
  • Provides group counseling and related documentation
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries
  • Attends court hearings
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.




Minimum Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university for detention units.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal, Childline, FBI and background clearances.
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam, drug and TB test.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.



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