Residential Counselor
Parsons Child and Family Center - Albany, NY

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Parsons, the area’s largest child and family service agency, is dedicated to helping families and their children succeed. Parsons believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn and grow in a loving, caring environment.

Residential Counselors provide for the physical and psychological needs of emotionally disturbed youth and adolescent clients in our campus residential programs.

Day, Evening, and Weekend Shifts will be required.

The starting base pay rate for Residential Counselors is $11.00 per hour.

A differential of 10% is paid 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. beginning on Sundays at 11:00 p.m. through Fridays 11:00 p.m.

A differential of 20%is paid Fridays 11:00 p.m. through Sundays 11:00 p.m., and holidays (as declared or celebrated) 11:00 p.m. the day before the holiday and ending 24 hours later.

Specific duties include the following:
Provide for physical and psychological needs of the youth

Plan, participate, and engage adolescents in therapeutic programming

Provide crisis intervention

Supervise family visits to residences

Define and monitor the conduct of client behavioral routines

Participate as a member of individual client treatment teams

Transport clients as required

Must be able to set limits and be understanding of the needs of adolescents

Required Skills

Required Experience

Associates degree required

Bachelors degree preferred

2-3 years experience working in human services with SED youth population preferred

Must have valid NYS driver's license

Additional education desired

  • Please note any experience working with children in your resume submission
Parsons Child & Family Center is an equal opportunity employer EEO/D/V/F/M

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