Residential Counselor job New Orleans Louisiana
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Residential Counselor Job

Employer Name: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans SpiderID: 8382676
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Date Posted: 2/1/2019
Wage: 28000 Category: Social Services
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 3

Job Description:
General Description

The Residential Counselor II supports the Mission and Values of Boys Hope Girls Hope. The Residential Counselor II is responsible for directing the operations of the home to create a family atmosphere that supports the development of the full child. The Residential Counselor is part of a team of professionals and volunteers that live full-time in the home. They perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, acting at all times in a professional manner.

Major Responsibilities

I. Child Development and Health a. Know and follow Boys Hope Girls Hope program policies and procedures regarding the care and development of scholars b. Assume responsibility for scholars in residence, including daily decisions regarding health, safety, and discipline c. Responsible for physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and academic development of scholars living in home in accordance with individual scholar service plans and Boys Hope Girls Hope program policies d. Schedule and plan ahead for doctor or other appointments and complete all required documentation for scholar and house files e. With direction of Program Director, identify program therapists and communicate with therapist on scholar goals of therapy and progress. f. Develop and maintain parent and/or guardian relationships and involvement in their child’s life and the program. g. Implement program to teach transitional living skills

II. Academics a. Monitors academic performance of scholars to identify areas of concern requiring additional support. b. Maintains regular contact with teachers and schools, including representation of program at teacher conferences and related activities c. Provides individual assistance and tutoring as needed. d. Coordinates and implements college preparation for scholars.

III. Household Management a. Assure that home functions in accordance with Boys Hope Girls Hope program and local licensing standards b. Maintain the home in a clean and safe condition, providing for nutritional and physical needs of scholars c. Ensure that scheduled and necessary maintenance occurs on all program property and vehicles.

IV. Administrative and Record Keeping a. Maintain scholar and program files in accordance with licensing and Boys Hope Girls Hope standards b. Manage house budget, including tracking and documenting all expenses c. Schedule, facilitate, prepare and update scholar quarterly service plans for approval by Program Director

V. Community Relations a. Maintain, and role model for scholars, positive relations with neighbors, community groups, schools and authorities. b. At the request of the Program Director, conduct out-reach activities to assist in securing resources for the program.

Job Requirements:
Critical Criteria

Applicants must: • Have one of the following: o Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education or a related field and the equivalent of one year full-time work with a similar population o Bachelors degree in any field and one year experience working in a Boys Hope Girls Hope home o A High School Diploma (some college preferred) and at least two years full-time experience working with this population, one year of which must be in a Boys Hope Girls Hope home. • Be at least 21 years of age • Posses a valid drivers license and a good driving record

Certification in CPR, first aid and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention will also be required as a condition of continued employment. State licensing agencies may have additional requirements.

The position requires the following competencies for success:

• Able to communicate clearly and effectively with adolescents, their guardians or parents, co-workers and supervisors, teachers and other audiences verbally and in writing • Able to communicate in high stress or emotional situations, especially to convey information and directions • Creative in presenting material and motivating scholars to pursue their education • Be able to assist scholars in developing study and problem solving skills • Demonstrate curiosity and a life-long passion for learning • Professional work habits and dress • The ability to develop appropriate relationships with different populations, including scholars and their families • Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds, and cultures • Able to manage several projects and activities at the same time • Ability to use a computer for simple word processing and internet applications like e-mail • Manage a petty cash account, including reconciling monthly balance with bank statement • Knowledge or record keeping and professional documentation standards

The position requires the ability to perform household tasks like shopping, cooking, cleaning and minor property care that may require bending, lifting and carrying. The position requires the ability to closely monitor the whereabouts and activities of several pre-adolescent and adolescent children in a multi-story home, as well as the ability to safely transport children in program vehicles. It may also require engaging in athletic, recreational and/or camping activities with the scholars.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: Immediately
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: Entry-Level
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Flex Time, Casual Dress, Transportation Subsidies

Company Profile:
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Kelley Engman Company Type: Employer
Company: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans Phone: 5044847744
Street: Fax: 5044846120
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Zip: 70119
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