Hanna Boys Center is a private nonprofit which provides a therapeutic, residential school program to underserved adolescent boys. Additionally, Hanna provides training and consultative services through the Hanna Institute, in the area of childhood trauma, to other youth serving organizations. We work collaboratively with these organizations to help them improve care and enhance program outcomes.
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.
TRAINING: Five weeks of comprehensive training for all new staff members, and continued training and professional enhancement for the duration of employment.
STARTING SALARY: $34,000+ annually
ROOM & BOARD PROVIDED: Each staff is provided a private room with a shared living area, kitchenette, game room and washer and dryers.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Health, Dental, Vision and 401k retirement plan. 5&1/2 weeks of Paid Time Off and 5 paid Holidays annually.
SHIFTS: Shifts are 4 days per week and sleepovers are required. There are three shifts available:
• Sunday through Wednesday,
• Wednesday through Saturday, and
• Saturday through Tuesday
The candidate will not know what shift is open until he or she is assigned to a group home and the current staff shifts are determined. The goal for each Group Home is to have a team of six staff in each house. One Group Coordinator and five Youth Counselors with three staff on per day.
TYPICAL WEEKDAY WORK SCHEDULE (DIRECT-TIME)
7:30 AM Wake Up for the boys.
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Boys Attend School
9:00 TO 2:30 Youth Counselor Break
2:30 to 10:30 Boys and Staff Group Home Activities
REQUIREMENTS: 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.