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Residential Counselor

Company: Alternate Perspectives Inc
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Alternate Perspectives, Inc.TITLE Residential Counselor ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Alternate Perspectives, Incorporated (API) has an immediate opening at our Contracted Job Corps Location. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team that helps young people ages 16-24-years-old, this place is for you! You will be a part of the nations most successful youth training and education program for the past 50 years. API's mission is to help create a world where people respect themselves, respect others, respect their communities and strive for excellence. We provide new ways of thinking, to create new ways of doing for our employees, clients and communities and we are guided in our work by our values of Accountability, Performance, and Integrity. DescriptionAPI's Residential Counselors help our young people understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion while enhancing their social and emotional learning. You will have the honor to support and assist students to achieve their maximum potential. Position Summary : Reports to the Residential Living Manager. Responsible for residential activities within the dormitory providing for maximum program coordination, student discipline, counseling, attractive and well-maintained dormitory environment, and preparation of records and reports, in compliance with government and management directives. Essential Functions :

  • Provide proper guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program.
  • Provide continuous educational, CTT, personal and social adjustment counseling on an individual and group basis; recommend necessary program modifications throughout each assigned student's stay.
  • Conduct continuous interpretation and evaluation of progress in student's specific development program; coordinate problem cases and point out areas in which guidance and development techniques can be improved. Maintain, up to date documentation, case notes and records using CIS, as well as other systems of documentation.
  • Oversee each student's personal career development plan in center information system (CIS).
  • Work with designated counselor to develop retention plans and participate in retention program.
  • Direct dorm activities as designated.
  • Patrol and monitor dormitories and center as required to ensure safety and proper behavior of students; resolve potential or occurring problems.
  • Assist with recreational activities for students on and off center.
  • Transport students to and from recreational functions, airport or bus stations as required.
  • Prepare the morning report; pass list and other administrative correspondence relating to students.
  • Direct students and assist in the cleanup and maintenance of the dormitory.
  • Recommend or requisition supplies to provide needs for dorm living and safety of students.
  • Conduct group sessions in accordance with the schedule; participate in and conduct career preparation activities and Career Success Standards (CSS) training.
  • Maintain dormitory and individual student files; maintain files to include complete, updated and required documentation. Update student records in CIS as required.
  • Conduct daily inspections of several dormitories, as assigned.
  • It is expected the incumbent will work overtime when directed to do so.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Provide positive, quality customer services to students, staff and other center customers.
  • Participate in student employability programs and activities.
  • Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps' Zero Tolerance Policy.
  • Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, mentoring students where necessary and monitoring both positive and negative behaviors through interventions.
  • Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education/Experience Requirements : Bachelor's degree in related field, including 15 semester hours of instruction in social services or related instruction, and one year experience in counseling or related field required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills and computer proficiency required. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. PM22 FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time SHIFT Various Shifts CITY Chicopee STATE Massachusetts ZIP CODE 01022 KEY WORDS Residential Advisor, Independent Living Advisor, Dorm Parent, Care Attendant, Social Skills, Mentor STARTING PAY $61,000.00 annually BENEFITS Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance though CIGNA, 401k with a Safe Harbor Match, Employee Discount Program POSITION Residential Counselor DIVISION Westover Job Corps Center EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Exempt REQ NUMBER RES-22-00016 EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status PI187004405

Keywords: Alternate Perspectives Inc, Chicopee , Residential Counselor, Other , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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