Counselor-Youth Care (RCS552) in Jersey City, NJ at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Description

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled


The youth care counselor is responsible for implementing and teaching targeted skills, carrying out individual service plans and counseling residents in skill and goal development. In the absence of family parents or supervisors, may be responsible for total care of residents. Completes reports or program materials as required.


The position a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health, health or other appropriate human services related discipline, or a high school diploma and two years experience involving the supervision of adolescents in the human services field. This position
shall also have a valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets agency procedures and the availability to work a changeable schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.


  1. Teach targeted skills to residents and counsel residents in skill and goal development.

  2. Role model appropriate social behavior, teaching interactions and corrective feedback.

  3. Develop and maintain positive relationships with residents, co-workers, family members, neighbors, and community resources.

  4. Counsel towards resource development and use of behavioral therapeutic intervention towards goal attainment.

  5. Coach and assist residents in the performance of daily household chores.

  6. Assist in the planning and supervision of recreational activities.

  7. Perform other related duties as required.


Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefits package to help protect you and your family, top-notch training opportunities, and an energetic and professional work environment.