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Prevention Counselor Assistant (Teen Reach)

Company: Children's Home Association of Illinois
Location: Peoria
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Illinois' youth and families face a staggering array of economic demands and social challenges that often make it difficult for young people to reach their full potential. In recent years, there have been dramatic changes in the family structure, increased numbers of parents working outside the home, increased pressure to address gaps in academic achievement from one community or school to another, and high rates of crime and violence in many of our communities. Out-of-school-time programming has been identified as a key strategy for addressing these challenges and helping our young people to build upon their assets and become productive members of society. Research has shown that out-of-school-time programs can make a difference in areas such as academic achievement, social-emotional development, and the avoidance of delinquent or high-risk behavior. Staff in this program provide the following prevention-focused services appropriate to the youth and/or his or her community: Improving academic performance, Life skills education, Parental involvement, Recreation, sports, and cultural and artistic activities, Positive adult mentors, and Service Learning.


  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, education or other related field preferred.
  • Experience in working with youth in preventative mode desirable.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served.
  • Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner.
  • Demonstrated class room management expertise with Junior High age students essential.
  • Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information.
  • Ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations/home.
  • Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.


    • 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 , Prevention Counselor Assistant (Teen Reach), Other , Peoria, Illinois

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