You Must Be Willing to Move!
Flex Counselor (Current Employee) – Newport House, Newport News, VA – December 5, 2017
You must be willing to move and make sure everyone in your care is safe. In this profession, whether a Flex Counselor or a Supervisor in Training, you can not sit around at this job! If you are a structured person that can follow directions and are able to communicate those guidelines to the residents in a friendly, yet, "matter of fact" way, than you should consider this entry-level position. You WILL get lots of hands on experience in a team oriented atmosphere. The management will assist you in your position and seasoned staff will consistently model the expectations.
Most recently, the resident count has been 7 to 8 residents. The residents can be quite challenging! But, like most effective therapeutic group home setting, YOUR consistent zeal to be an effective, positive role model in the life of a youth in crisis coupled with consistency, fairness, and effective communication will only assist you in earning advancement in the company. The ratio is 4:1. There are 8 bed at the Newport House (NH) location. This is a two-story home so be ready to go where you are needed.
Be ready to hit the ground running. The NH Staff will assist you and we work together as a team! We strive to make sure that the home is secured, structured, supervised, but, most of all, our residents are cared for in a tough love, structured environment with the goal of giving each resident time and the tools necessary to become better members of society.
I wish you well in your job search and maybe you will decide to help us continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth!
Maintaining a positive climate when we have nonconforming resident!