Residential Counselor - Weaver Cottage
Company: Children's Home Association of Illinois
Posted on: September 14, 2018
The Residential Counselor in the Weaver Cottage works directly with girls on the unit ranging from ages 9 to 21 to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and the protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards. This position provides therapeutic services in accordance with the agency's mission, residential treatment philosophy, and program goals. The ideal candidate for Residential Counselor enjoys working with children of all ages. They must have the ability to teach and the patience to handle a wide range of behaviors within a given day. The person will need to have the physical ability to be very active and the interest to be involved in keeping kids active. This candidate will have the skill to work as a team member and to coordinate their actions with others. Candidates must have a strong commitment to ensuring the safety of clients and must put their own needs after clients' needs. Candidates must be flexible in scheduling and have the ability to communicate with others. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Psychology, Social Work, or related field, or high school diploma with at least 5 years of experience working with children in a clinical setting Be at least 21 years of age to meet DCFS licensing requirements Have a valid Illinois driver's license and vehicle to use to transport self and clients Ability be able to pass DCFS driving requirements Have strong child care skills Be dependable and sensitive to cultural and individual differences in children and families served Ability to handle job-related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner Ability to remain awake and alert throughout entire shift Ability to physically restrain clients as needed with provided training Benefits: Competitive compensation Medical, vision, dental insurance Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account 401K with company match Company paid life insurance and LTD Supplemental life insurance PTO and Sick Time
Keywords: Children's Home Association of Illinois, Peoria, Residential Counselor - Weaver Cottage, Other, Peoria, Illinois
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