Youth Counselor-2nd Shift - Le Claire - job 746112

Family Resources

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Le Claire, Iowa

Salary: $15 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Youth Counselor *new starting rate of pay*

New Starting Rate of Pay - $15.00/hour plus sign on & retention incentives!

Are you an amazing individual who wants to help others and change lives? Of course you are! Apply today at Family Resources and join the other amazing individuals in our Family.

Here at Family Resources, we believe in supporting successful lives to build strong communities. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for supporting our community, you will find a home at Family Resources.

Family Resources has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare & juvenile justice, mental health, and survivor services. We have clients come from all walks of life, and therefore we want to ensure our agency is diverse and inclusive. . We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our company and community stronger.

What does Family Resources have to offer you?

  • An environment to be your amazing self while learning, growing and developing.

  • Leadership that understands a healthy work/life balance.

  • A Trauma Informed work environment.

  • Excellent full-time benefits package including;

    • Group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

    • Life Insurance (paid by employer)

    • Short Term Disability

    • Long Term Disability (paid by employer)

    • Paid time off (12 to 24 days off per year),

    • Personal time (24 hours gifted each January 1st)

    • 7 paid holidays

  • ALL employees are eligible for:

    • 401(K) with employer matching (50% up to 10%)

    • Identity Theft Protection

    • Employee Assistance Program (paid by employer)

    • Self-Care Wellness Program (paid by employer)

    • Access to on-site gym

    • Employee Referral Program

  • Access to a family of respected & passionate therapists, counselors, advocates and teams.

  • Team meetings supportive atmosphere.

Position Details

The Youth Counselor is responsible for implementing interventions identified in each youth s treatment plan by providing direct care services in the program and community that are client centered, strengths based, and professional. The Youth Counselor will provide supervision and safety of youth, as well as recreational and therapeutic socially appropriate activities. The Youth Counselor will complete documentation within the 72 hour required timeframe. The Youth Counselor must possess and exhibit exceptional judgment, excellent verbal and written communication skills. These responsibilities are carried out under the direction of the Residential Supervisor.

Position Specifics

  • 2nd shift – 2:00-10:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends

  • Starting pay $15.00 per hour

  • 40 hours per week

  • Full-time Benefits offered

  • Position is located in Davenport, Iowa

Sign On & Retention Incentives

  • $100.00 after the 1st 30 days of full-time employment

  • $100.00 after 6 months of full-time employment

  • $200.00 after 1 year of full-time employment

Must maintain continuous full-time employment with no disciplinary actions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work with the Residential Supervisor for any purchases that need to be made.


  • Provides consistent, individualized reinforcement to a youth s behavior, using daily issues to teach and reinforce adaptive behaviors.

  • Utilizes a proactive/preventive method of intercepting problems to neutralize them before they escalate.

  • Strategically utilizes identified behavior management techniques and other de-escalation training to assist youths in developing appropriate behaviors.

  • Assists youth in developing insight into their behaviors so that they learn to self-identify and self correct.

  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the client based on trust and

  • Evaluates the impact of behavioral, group treatment, and life-space interventions and provides direction/feedback.

  • Assures consistent, ongoing, and timely provision for basic youth needs.

  • Follows medication management guidelines and delivery.

  • Attend assigned team and agency meetings and effectively participates in team to review case progress and provide best practices in programming.

  • Maintain good team participation and interaction.

  • Maintain postive role modeling and perform as an agent of change for the youth.

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Behavior Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and Medicaid requirements and standards.

  • Complete documentation of services in a timely manner (72 hours)– complete daily case notes, behavior management, injury and incident reports, visual checks, etc. before the end of the scheduled shift.

  • Remain awake and alert at all times. Provide ongoing supervision of residents by ensuring visual check guidelines are followed (complete room checks a minimum of every 15 minutes or more frequently as the needs of a youth may require until midnight. After midnight, visual checks are required to be completed at a minimum of every half hour.)

  • Ensure facilities are clean and well maintained. Tasks include but are not limited to the following: sweep and mop floors, dust, clean offices, collect and remove waste, clean refrigerators/cupboards, clean restrooms and replenish supplies, and wash walls/windows


  • Ensures that communication with outside parties is coordinated and effectively builds positive relationships.

  • Interacts positively and professionally with youth and their families and support system members.

  • Safely transports youth to/from program activities and community resources monitoring behaviors and following agency transportation protocols if able to transport.

  • Understands the impact of youth s behaviors on their own actions/reactions in the workplace and utilizes team feedback to enhance the effectiveness of their interventions.

  • Knows the population and is aware of and implements the individualized treatment plan of each client.

  • Provides daily living supervision and treatment intervention.

  • Strategically utilizes identified behavior management techniques and other de-escalation training to assist youths in developing appropriate behaviors.


  • Collaborate with stakeholders and share necessary information to ensure all providers and supports understand and align with trauma informed interventions to accomplish critical goals.

  • Review and monitor components of care within treatment plan and identifies when changes in care approaches are needed.

  • Create a positive, inclusive, safe, client-led and outcome-oriented culture.

  • Serve as a public face of the Agency by interfacing with regulatory, community and funder leadership.

  • Ensures that communication with outside parties is coordinated and effectively builds positive relationships.


  • Must be at least 21 years old, bachelor's degree in human services and experience preferred, high school diploma or GED required.

  • To be eligible to provide BHIS services you must have a BA degree in a related field or a BA from a non-related field and completion of the 30 hours of BHIS training OR AA degree in social science field + 1 year experience in child mental health services OR High School Diploma/GED + a minimum of 5 years child mental health services experience.

  • Valid Drivers license in good standing and vehicle with appropriate auto insurance preferred. Must be able to pass the motor vehicle record background check.

COVID-19 Precautions: Employees & Clients' health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance here at Family Resources. We follow recommended CDC guidelines by social distancing, temperature checks and COVID-19 screenings, frequent hand washing, disinfecting, and sanitizing procedures in place, and the requirement of wearing of facial coverings provided and required plus additional PPE available.

Must have current proof of car insurance, able to pass driving background checks, and have reliable transportation.

Bilingual and/or bi-cultural applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

About Family Resources

At Family Resources, we believe in strengthening children, families, and individuals in our community - it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Family Resources has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and survivor services. We recognize that these children, families, and individuals come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach them where they are right now.

Family Resources offers a comprehensive benefits package, excellent wages, and opportunities for growth & advancement!

Equal Opportunity Employer that thrives on Diversity!

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