Youth Villages Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant in Douglasville, Georgia

Company Overview Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Program Overview

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. We have three different types of facilities-Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).

Position Overview

Gives instructions to youths regarding desirable health and personal habits.

?Plans and leads recreational activities and participates or instructs youths in games.

Participates in coordination and transportation of youth including driving youth to medical appointments, home visits, etc.

Works harmoniously and positively with other staff and residents to develop and implement group goals and content.

Assists youth with the positive development and implementation of individual goals and objectives.

Facilitates ongoing group evaluations throughout the day for planned groups, activities and responsibilities.

Attends group planning meetings and treatment team meetings to convey relevant information to other staff persons.

Assists in resolving conflicts with residents using problem solving techniques and role playing giving residents immediate feedback on appropriate and inappropriate behavior to be implemented on an as needed basis.

Provides a positive role model to residents by participating with residents to embody a healthy and wholesome approach to life, to develop a sense of community and to maintain a clean and pleasant environment.

Maintains necessary reports, chart entries, and record keeping documents.

This position will typically work a shift work schedule involving weekdays and weekends.

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.

Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.

Applicants must have valid driver’s license.

Requirements High School Diploma or GED required Experience working / volunteering with youth, corrections, or police work preferred Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously Basic computer knowledge Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b) 2 weeks paid vacation 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)


Job Number: 5469107

Job Title: Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant

Location: Douglasville, GA - Inner Harbour

Relocation Offered: No