Residential Youth Counselor (Overnight Shift)

The Children's Guild
Baltimore, MD
Jun 14, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
Job Description The Youth Life Educator (YLE) is a Residential Youth Counselor who works in our group homes for troubled youth. The ideal candidate is responsible for overseeing youth behavior and reporting activity to the Supervisor. Our YLE supports and mentors residents to complete life tasks, transports residents to scheduled appointments, prepares meals, and carries out light housework duties. The YLE is also in charge of providing emotional support, encouragement to residents and ensures that all youth take proper medication. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Involve all students in the development of positive work habits Place appropriate emphasis on developing socialization and communication skills Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with students Execute educational plans as designed for each student Ensure that medical and dental needs are met for each student Ensure students' needs have been met for clothing and maintaining good personal hygiene Present and monitor students individual education plans at team meetings and reviews to ensure compliance Maintain contact with parents to provide updates on their child's individual educational plan Document student behavior, achievements, general observations and communication EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Minimum qualification is High School Diploma or GED. College Degree Preferred Valid Drivers License with Current Driving Record 1+ years Experience in Human/Youth Services or Education related field Company Description The Children's Guild is a nonprofit, child-serving organization dedicated to children and adolescents with trauma disorders, who have been traumatized by life experiences or who are on the autism spectrum and/or multiple disabilities in Maryland and Washington DC Founded in 1953, The Children's Guild has become one of the largest providers of special education, group living, treatment foster care and family mental health services in Maryland. The Children's Guild programs are guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best.