Youth Counselor Opportunity|
The Youth Counselor is responsible for supervising the daily living experience and for providing a consistent and caring environment for each resident under their care. This includes teaching socially appropriate skills, planning trips and activities, helping with homework, providing discipline, and teaching appropriate conflict resolution. The Youth Counselor acts as a positive adult role model in all areas by demonstrating and developing positive interactive relationships while establishing clear boundaries for the residents. Additionally, Youth Counselors are expected to implement treatment approaches and or techniques which include Restorative Practice, Life Space Interviews, Universal Trauma Training, ACE Study, Workforce Protection and Policies that Reflect Trauma Informed Care.
Five weeks of comprehensive training for all new staff members, and continued training and professional enhancement for the duration of employment. Shifts are 4 days per week and sleepovers are required.
STARTING SALARY: $30,000+ annually
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Health, Dental, Vision and 401k retirement plan.
5 & 1/2 weeks of Paid Time Off and 5 paid Holidays annually.
Must pass a criminal background check and physical, including a drug and TB test.
Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to be covered under our insurance.
Ability to be certified in CPR/First Aid, community water safety and crisis intervention.
Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in related field or experience working with children, however others who are interested may apply.
Behavioral Health, Depression, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Shelter-Children, Treatment Planning
Nestled in the heart of the peaceful Sonoma Valley, located one hour north of San Francisco, Hanna Boys Center has been providing a “haven of hope” for struggling young men since 1949. Serving troubled boys between the ages of 13 and 18, the center draws youngsters from as far away as Washington State and North Carolina, though most come from the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Named for Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, the center was founded by Monsignor William J. Flanagan and Father William L. O’Connor as part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Originally conceived as a residential school for underprivileged youth, Hanna Boys Center now caters to at-risk boys with a variety of challenges.
With an average resident population of 100 boys, the Center nonetheless receives up to 600 inquiries each year and has strict guidelines for admission. Families are charged tuition based upon their financial situation. No boy is ever turned away for financial reasons.
Hanna Boys Center provides its students with full-time residential treatment and educational services along with health care, physical education, sports and recreational opportunities. The on-campus school is fully accredited, and some students also attend classes and sporting events at Sonoma Valley High School.
The boys live in homes spread across the 160-acre campus. Each house has a supervisor and live-in caregivers, providing a true home away from home for up to 12 youngsters. Meals are served in the campus-dining hall.
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Hanna Boys Center Sonoma, CA - Youth Counselor