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Milieu Counselor

at The Jewish Board

Posted: 1/24/2019
Job Reference #: 3777
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Job Description

Location:
Westchester

Borough:
Westchester

Division:
Children & Adolescent Residential

Salary Range:


Salary Information:
Hourly

Position Control #:
3777

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services ("The Jewish Board") began over a century ago as a network of volunteers, bringing food and clothing to poor and immigrant Jewish families. Today, The Jewish Board is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies, providing support and care for individuals and families at every stage of life and of all faiths, races and cultures.

The Jewish Board promotes recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency to over 40,000 New Yorkers annually at over 75 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester. Our mission to provide health and human services to all New Yorkers is built upon the professionalism and compassion of over 3,000 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, and a corps of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. Together, we build hope for all New Yorkers.

The Milieu Counselor works with children or adolescents in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to day and independent living skills are implemented.  Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for daytoday care of the children in the program including helping consumers to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation.
  • Develop, supervise and run activity sessions.
  • Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities.
  • May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress or assist with management issues as they relate to clients.
  • If required, perform therapeutic hold should a child be out of control.  All employees are required to attend appropriate training prior to performing such a therapeutic hold.
  • Drive the child to medical, social or other necessary appointments or assist in returning clients to the campus who are AWOL.
  • Shares their experience and observation of the children under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues.
  • May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or division.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma is required.
  • Some work experience with a similar population in a residential setting.
  • A Driver’s License is required to meet all insurance requirements.