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Company: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio

Permanent Placement Job Details:


The Residential Counselor (Live-In) supports the mission and values of Boys Hope Girls Hope by helping to create a family atmosphere that supports the holistic development of each child. Each Residential Counselor is responsible for working with a team of professionals and volunteers to produce an environment of achievement while meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each Scholar in their care. Residential Counselors also serve as primary case managers for 3-4 Scholars-in-residence through which they teach social and independent living skills, expose the youth to new experiences and activities, and guide youth in college readiness toward educational success. Each Residential Counselor communicates effectively with families, partners, schools and Boys Hope Girls Hope administration to ensure a full circle of support around each child. The Residential Counselor will maintain a healthy and responsible environment through discipline, organization, and systems management. As part of their regular duties, Residential Counselors also work with a unique BHGH focused Academy program that fosters academic enrichment, character development and college readiness for residential and community-based Scholars alike. Residential Counselors perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, acting at all times in a professional manner. Critical Criteria Applicants must: Have one of the following: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education or a related field and the equivalent of one-year full-time work with a similar population, or Bachelor’s degree in any field and one-year experience working in a Boys Hope Girls Hope home; Be at least 21 years of age Possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record (no more than two moving violations); Adhere to additional requirements as mandated by the State of Ohio’s Department of Children and Family Services; Certification in CPR, first-aid and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention will also be required as a condition of continued employment The position requires the following competencies for success: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with adolescents, their guardians or parents, co-workers and supervisors, teachers and other audiences verbally and in writing; Ability to communicate in high stress or emotional situations, especially to convey information and directions; Creativity in presenting material and motivating Scholars to pursue their education; Ability to assist Scholars in developing study and problem solving skills; Demonstrate curiosity and a life-long passion for learning; Professional work habits and dress; Ability to develop appropriate relationships with different populations, including Scholars and their families; Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds and cultures; Ability to manage time in order to address responsibilities for both direct care and projects/activities; Ability to use a computer for simple word processing and internet applications like e-mail; Knowledge of record keeping and professional documentation standards This position requires the ability to perform household tasks like shopping, cooking, cleaning and minor property care that may require bending, lifting and carrying. The position requires the ability to closely monitor the whereabouts and activities of several pre-adolescent and adolescent children in a multi-story home, as well as the ability to safely transport children in program vehicles. It may also require engaging in athletic, recreational and/or camping activities with the Scholars.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a detailed cover letter and resume to Aubrey Pischieri at Cover letter should provide an overview of relevant experience, why you enjoy this work and salary requirements.

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