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Residential Counselor
Job Code:2020-RES-001
ClassificationGrade 13 Hourly

The ideal person enjoys working with kids 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 interest to be involved in keeping kids active. This person will have the skill to work as a team member, coordinating their actions with others. They must have a strong commitment to ensuring the safety of the kids served, placing their own needs second.  They must be flexible in scheduling and have strong communication skills.

Job Function:
Works directly with clients to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards; provides therapeutic services in accordance with agency mission, residential treatment philosophy and program goals. 

- Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field preferred.
- Will consider high school diploma
 with experience working with children and youth in such settings as residential, group homes, family services, juvenile justice, foster care, and special education.
Child care skills.
- Dependability.
- Ability to work objectively with disturbed children.
- Ability and judgment to work independently.
- 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.
Must be at least 21 years of age to meet DCFS requirements.
- Ability to remain awake and alert while on shift.
- Vision, hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective communication of information.
- Ability to physically restrain clients.
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.
- Valid driver’s license and insurance card and ability to transport self and clients to various locations.
- Ability to pass DCFS driving requirements.

- 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.