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Wediko Residential Counselor (Full Time)-Up To $5,000 Bonus Eligible

Company: The Home for Little Wanderers, Inc.
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

This position is eligible for an up-to $5,000 bonus! Relocation assistance and Visa sponsorship are also available!This is difficult high-stakes work, that will at times be stressful. It's not for everyone. On the other hand, you'll grow as a human-services professional, potentially start or enhance a professional career, and feel that your work is purposeful, meaningful, and emotionally rewarding. You'll be part of a team of colleagues supporting your professional growth and success.In order to change the trajectory of these young persons' lives, a transformational treatment experience must be created. The Wediko New Hampshire Residential Counselor/Direct Support Professional position is key to that experience. Through an interdisciplinary team effort and direct supervision from Wediko Masters-level clinicians, Wediko Residential Counselors make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. We offer salaries starting at $18 an hour.How You Will Be Making A DifferenceWhen you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.Behavioral management of the students in accordance with their ITP by using various tools such as behavioral checklists.Providing regular individual supervision of children.The development and implementation of recreational activities both on and off campus.Participating in the facilitation of daily group therapy sessions with students.Providing therapeutic experiences for each child in accordance with their ITP.Crisis management of Wediko School students with critical incident reporting.Overseeing the daily physical and psychological safety issues with children.Maintaining an age-appropriate balance of limit setting, giving directions and nurturing on an on-going basis.Overseeing, monitoring and providing the day-to-day care of Wediko students' basic needs.Communicating about student and setting issues with the Wediko Lead Staff, Clinical Supervisor and Program Coordinators.Providing transport and/or monitoring from one activity to another and between Wediko, home, local districts or appointments as needed.Completion of the medication management and administration training course and assisting with the administration of medications as directed.Completing all necessary documentation including: daily logs, tracking of students' behavior, critical incidents, weekly progress summary, food requests, and the request for dorm supplies.Participation in essential responsibilities for the maintenance of day-to-day functions of the Wediko campus including:On-call weekendsOne asleep overnight weeklyQualificationsAssociate's Degree in a related field, or 2 years' experience working in a similar setting with kids/adolescents, or seven years of parenting.Bachelor's Degree preferred.Strong communication skills.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Satisfactory completion of CPI training and Medication Administration Training required.Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in Wediko vehicles.What The Home Can Offer YouIn addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless youth, The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:Extensive training to new staffGenerous time offTuition reimbursementHealth and Dental Insurance available upon hire403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matchLong-term Disability and Short-term Disability InsuranceLife InsuranceAnd more!The position requires the ability to walk the rugged terrain of the Wediko New Hampshire campus, an active wooded setting; Wediko Residential Counselors will be outdoors, playing sports, or participating in indoor recreational activities with students. The ability to bend, hold and lift is also required as indicated by CPI behavioral management techniques.Valuing Diversity We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Home for Little Wanderers, Inc., New England , Wediko Residential Counselor (Full Time)-Up To $5,000 Bonus Eligible, Other , Hillsboro, Northeast

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