The Jewish Board Milieu Counselor - Part Time in Westchester, New York

Milieu Counselor - Part TimeinWestchester, New YorkatThe Jewish Board

Date Posted:3/14/2019

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  • Employee Type:

Part-Time

  • Location:

Westchester, New York

  • Job Type:

Other

  • Experience:

Not Specified

  • Date Posted:

3/14/2019

Job Description

The Milieu Counselor works with children or adolescents in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to day and independent living skills are implemented. Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for day‑to‑day care of the children in the program including helping consumers to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation.

  • Develop, supervise and run activity sessions.

  • Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities.

  • May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress or assist with management issues as they relate to clients.

  • If required, perform therapeutic hold should a child be out of control. All employees are required to attend appropriate training prior to performing such a therapeutic hold.

  • Drive the child to medical, social or other necessary appointments or assist in returning clients to the campus who are AWOL.

  • Shares their experience and observation of the children under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues.

  • May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or division.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma is required.

  • Some work experience with a similar population in a residential setting.

  • A Driver’s License is required to meet all insurance requirements.