Remedial Treatment Counselor

For additional information contact:

Marcia Dodds
Human Resources Director
515-438-3481
marcia.dodds@sequelyouthservices.com

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and document daily skill groups, and turn in necessary documentation weekly.
  • Facilitate and document the required number of hours of individual skill development.
  • Prepare skill group for both skill groups on the dorm.
  • Prepare and turn in weekly billing sheet.
  • Monitor and track make-up skill groups.
  • 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 activities and observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.
  • Work with Group Leaders during group skill development sessions to develop and implement counseling skills under their supervision; participate in the treatment of the youth through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; and assist in the development of a positive peer culture.
  • Escort youth to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction.
  • Maintain proper conduct and security of youth in work, recreation, and education.
  • 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 juveniles.
  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation and housekeeping activities.
  • Perform related work as assigned or required.
  • Communicate orally and in writing all appropriate reports and information, both within the unit and to relevant outside agencies.
  • Abide by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 USC & 201 et seq.)
  • All other duties as assigned.

Standards of Performance:

  • Group Facilitation Skills
  • Job Knowledge/Skills
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Initiative
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Multi-tasking
  • Self Development

Horizontal and Outside Relationships:

  • The court and referring agency staff
  • Youth
  • All Facility Staff
  • Student’s family

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in social science field, Bachelor’s degree in non-social science field and 30 hours child mental health training, AA degree in social science field and one year experience in child mental health services, or a high school diploma/GED and minimum of 5 years of child mental health service experience. It is an essential function of the job that staff be capable of participating in physical training activities and be capable of physically restraining the students if and when necessary.

Hours:

5 days a week, 3pm – 11pm (preferred Sunday- Thursday)