The William George Agency Residential Counselor in Freeville, New York

Residential Counselor for William George Agency, Freeville, New York.

Shifts are 3 1/2 days on, 3 1/2 days off, a 40 hour work week. $11.07 per hour.

A shift Sunday 9:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday 2:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Mandatory staff meeting) 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All staff receive an early night when staffing allows

B shift Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Mandatory staff meeting) 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 2:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:30 am
All staff receive an early night when staffing allows.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or equivalent, copy required upon initial hire date.
Valid New York State Drivers License, copy required upon initial hire date.
Physical & TB Test, required within 1 month after initial hire date.

PREFERRED

BS or AAS Degree in Related Field
Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL

Responsible to the Cottage Manager

POSITION OBJECTIVES:
To help create and maintain a healthful, safe and therapeutic environment for the children in the cottages
To help implement each childs individual treatment goals.
To provide positive role models for children in the care of the Agency.
To ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturance, structure and counseling are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB
Supervision of the cottage environment as it pertains to knowing the whereabouts of each youngster at all times is an essential job responsibility of the Residential Counselor. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty or Cottage Manager. Must be able to perform physical intervention as per the Agencys restraint policy. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each childs treatment goals and techniques. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values. Instruct, guide and assist children in the follows areas -Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings, selection and coordination of dress, personal health, grooming and hygiene, personal habits and conduct, social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the William George community, constructive use of leisure time, maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities, money management, eating and sleeping habits, study habits. Provide support to children in crises through the use of therapeutic crisis intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that therapeutic physical restraint may be used only after a child care worker has received specific training in this area at the Agency. Be informed about the health needs of the children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Health Services Department. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage. Refer children to the Health Services Department for all medical problems and for examination and treatment by the nurses and physician. Participate in, and supervise children at campus recreational activities. Evaluate childrens performance on the daily level system evaluation sheets according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the children to encourage progress. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager. Transport children to off campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.

***There will be a recruitment at the Cayuga Works Career Center, 199 Franklin Street Suite 204 Auburn NY on Wednesday, May 31st from 1:00 - 4:00. ***

To apply, contact the employer by mail, by fax, by email, or on-line:
Murphy, Shawn
380 Freeville Road
Freeville, NY 13068
Fax: Murphy, Shawn (607) 844-4998
Email: murphys@gjrmail.com
Web-site: http://www.wgaforchildren.org/index.html