Life Skills Counselor 1915

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Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: Life Skills Counselor ($34,000 – $37,000)

1) The job duties for this position are as follows (add additional sheet if necessary) :

  • The Life Skills Counselor 1/LS Case Manager 1/Coach 1/Housing Stability Coach 1 is responsible for client supervision and guidance, case management, individual and/or group life skills counseling, and all aspects of day-to-day program functions, which may include apartment and site monitoring, community relations issues, and liaison related contacts.
  • Generate goal plans with youth/client, tracking their accomplishments, submitting all required county, state and federal documentation. As well as maintaining all documents related to the client records.
  • The Life Skills Counselor 1/LS Case Manager 1/Coach 1/Housing Stability Coach 1 is under the authority of the Senior Vice-President, the Director, the Associate Director and reports directly to the Program Supervisor/Program Coordinator.

2) State the requirements for this position (Specific education & experience as well as any licensure or special skills that are needed):

  • The Life Skills Counselor/Case Manager/Coach/Housing Stability Coach shall be a mature individual with the ability to identify with and adapt to the goals and philosophies of positive youth development in the independent living program.
  • The Life Skills Counselor/Coach will possess sound judgment and knowledge of adolescent development. This individual will be organized and highly adept at managing multiple tasks and assignments. Successful team members are creative thinkers and flexible in their approaches to people and projects.
  • They must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to operate agency vehicle. They will never have been convicted of any prohibited criminal or child abuse offense.
  • They shall possess a BS/BA in human services or an equivalent combination of experience in the field and education and one-year experience working with adolescents is preferred.