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Vista Maria Afternoon Shift Youth Counselor in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Summary of Duties: In accordance with the Agencyrsquo;s Mission Statement, Code of Ethics, policy and procedures, State of MI licensing, and COA standards, the Youth Counselor is responsible for providing direct supervision and treatment services to all residents as required providing a safe, secure, healthy and therapeutic environment.Primary Duties/Responsibilities:ulliPlans and organizes work to meet all job requirements according to Agency and COA standards, licensing, and funding requirements./liliWorks cooperatively and in collaboration with other Vista Maria staff and representatives of other agencies./liliKeeps supervisor informed on progress and performance goals as well as being a role model for the residents and staff./liliRegularly prepares for and participates in supervision/unit//team and all other agency meetings as required./liliCommunicates observations and pertinent information to the Supervisor/Program Manager/Therapist as warranted./liliImplements and monitors continuous quality improvement methods including acting as an agent to executed positive and proactive change where appropriate./liliAttends and seeks out training to enhance professional development./liliContributes to the team on a daily basis and encourages staff morale./liliProvides 100% of direct supervision and observation of the residents while on the floor, in school and activities as well as knowing the whereabouts of residents at all times./liliDisplays awareness of residentrsquo;s behavior and utilizes the proper intervention and appropriate consequences./liliTransports residents to visits, appointments, privileged outings and/or court as assigned./liliLeads/co-facilitates group and recreational therapy to share suggestions and ideas with co-workers as well as participates with residents to encourage resident participation./liliAssures safety, security and sanitation standards are maintained in all work areas./liliCompletes daily routine and paperwork such as behavior sheets, observation notes, communication log, incident reports, as well as facilitating and/or participation in floor activities, etc./liliResponsible for completing all assigned accountabilities and casework which includes a minimum 30-60 minutes of individual counseling per week, case logs, reports and/or assessments, behavioral contracts, PPR (Permanency Planning Review) forms, progress calls, and all other assigned accountabilities on time and thoroughly./liliProvides backup services and assistance to other unitsrograms when needed./liliCompletes all other related tasks as required or assigned by Supervisor and/or Program Manager./li/ulQualifications Required:ulliBachelorrsquo;s degree in the appropriate Human Services field from an accredited school or the equivalent in education and/or experience./liliAbility to successfully pass medical and physical stamina examination in accordance with licensing and/or contract requirements./liliDemonstrated proficiency in basic computer skills./liliDemonstrated ability to interact positively in a culturally diverse environment./liliDemonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills./liliValid MI driverrsquo;s license without relevant restrictions./li/ul