Youth Counselor

Sequel Youth and Family Services • Des Moines, IA 50319

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Come Join a Team Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth!

Woodward Community Based Services Has Immediate Openings for Full-Time Youth Counselors!

Through a continuum of services,Woodward Community Based Services, a division of Sequel Youth and Family Services, provides education, counseling and supervision to individuals and families in their home community. Our professionals work in conjunction with local resources to develop a strength-based plan to support success for our consumers. Services include:

  • Re-entry services
  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • Tracking and Monitoring services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • Supervised Apartment Living
  • School-Based Services
  • Wrap-Around Services
  • Individual & Group Skill Development
Position Overview:
Woodward Community Based Services has immediate openings for Youth Counselors to work with female youth, ages 11 - 17, in a residential treatment program.
Job Duties Include:
  • Supervise youth in activities in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior.
  • Maintain the security of the facility and grounds.
  • Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group settings, observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts and visitation.
  • Prepare periodic and special evaluations on assigned youth, report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes in assignments.
  • Provide crisis intervention with clients.
  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation and housekeeping activities.
  • Communicate orally and in writing all appropriate reports and information, both within the unit and to relevant outside agencies.
Job Requirements:
  • HS Diploma or GED.
  • One year experience working with at risk youth, preferrably in aresidential setting or 2 years of Military experience with Honorable Discharge.
  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after sixty days
  • Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Company provided AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Program/Health Savings Account
  • 401K after sixty days
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Loan Program
Woodward Community Based Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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