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Youth Counselor-Homeless Youth

Company: Children's Home Association of Illinois
Location: Peoria
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:


Youth Counselor-Homeless Youth
Job Code: 2019-YOUTH-008 Classification Grade 13 Bi-Weekly Job Responsibilities: A Youth Counselor in the Homeless Youth Services program provides in-home counseling, case management and follow-up services as well as participates in the 24-hour crisis on-call rotation. The Youth Counselor is responsible for achieving the designated productivity goals. All paperwork including, but not limited to, assessments, service plans, service notes and case closings must be accurate and complete in accordance with program requirements and applicable funder standards while being completed within the prescribed time frames. A Youth Counselor will positively represent the program and agency at internal and external groups/meetings. The typical day in this position includes providing individual counseling and case management services for youth that are homeless between 18-21 years of age and reside in Peoria County. The Youth Counselor engages the youth from a positive youth development perspective to assess their needs and assist them in attaining employment, a stable living arrangement, making proactive decisions, and developing positive relationships. The Youth Counselor also engages the participant in therapeutic activities as well as participating in consultations with various professionals such as teachers, physicians and social service agencies. If applicable the Youth Counselor will also provide family counseling sessions.

JOB FUNCTION:

Provide in-home and community based counseling and case management services for youth and their families.


QUALIFICATIONS:
-Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field
-Has advanced knowledge that comes from experience and/or relevant training preparing the individual to work with multi-problem youth and families.
-Effective oral and written communication and problem solving skills
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Dependability
-Ability to relate to youths, families, and community agencies/departments
-Ability to work independently and as an active team member
-Demonstrated 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.
-Speaking and hearing ability to allow for effective oral communication of information
-Ability to transport self and clients to various locations
-Physical and emotional stamina to handle job-related issues
Benefits:
- Competitive compensation.
- Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
- Flexible Spending 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 , Youth Counselor-Homeless Youth, Other , Peoria, Illinois

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