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Overnight Youth Counselor

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: Warren
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Mount Prospect Academy



Job Description - Awake Overnight Counselor (Overnight Direct Youth Professional)

Reports to: Awake Overnight Supervisor

Pay Rate up to $18.00hr plus $1000 Sign on Bonus Full-time Overnight Youth Counselors!



Location: Warren, New Hampshire



Shared Employee Affordable Temporary Housing Available, 4-Day Work Week Schedules, Full Benefits, Paid Time Off, Overtime and a Rewarding Career!







Join our dedicated team as an Overnight Residential Youth Counselor, where you will play a pivotal role in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young individuals in our care. As a key member of our residential facility, you will be responsible for the overnight supervision and support of our residents, helping to foster stability, personal growth, and healing during the critical hours of the night. If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of youth and are committed to their well-being, we invite you to bring your compassion and expertise to a role that is both challenging and deeply rewarding.





Come in and interview for one of our many open positions here at Mount Prospect Academy.

No appointment needed! Please bring your resume and come meet our team!



On The Spot Interviews!




Mount Prospect Academy Pike Campus

2274 Moosilauke Highway

Pike, New Hampshire 03780

Thursdays 10am-1pm








Company Background


Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy, a rapidly growing alliance of nonprofit agency founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a "zest for life" and succeed in the "business of life."

Mount Prospect Academy (MPA) has evolved to offer a variety of mental & behavioral health support services to a diverse population of "hard to treat" and "difficult to place" adolescents. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.



Mission:



MPA's mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.



Awake Overnight Counselor Responsibilities & Opportunities:



Responsible for service delivery to the students in accordance with program goals and each students' Individual Treatment Plan. Connection with students is our primary means to gain understanding, compassion, and forge treatment progress. Providing meaningful and life-relevant programming with engages youth is our primary means of facilitating a positive program culture and making treatment progress possible for our students.


  • Assist second shift faculty in the completion of bedtime routine.
  • Prepare students for the day during wake up routine and hygiene to ensure seamless transition to first shift.
  • Seek information pertinent to students' acute issue which may affect the overnight.
  • Conduct fifteen-minute bed-checks with compassion and in accordance with policy.
  • Provide floating crisis support to students engaging in unsafe behaviors.
  • Encourage student success and engage students
  • Practices 100% supervision of students.
  • Celebrate student successes, reinforce positive behavior, and encourage growth from adversity.
  • Engage and connect with students as a compassionate and understanding professional
  • Gain TCI certification, and practice TCI principles.
  • Utilize an understanding of ARC to provide a framework for student success.
  • Manage students' crisis with compassion and understanding, seeking positive outcomes.
  • Facilitate the residential routine with intention and thoughtful planning.
  • Attend work with punctuality, and manage time effectively.
  • Participate in pre-shift meetings.
  • Plan and execute life-relevant and meaningful programming.
  • Internalize daily schedule, show understanding of programmatic rituals and routines.
  • Encourage and teach students to engage in stewardship of their environment and themselves.
  • Understand and apply knowledge of risk factors, protective factors, and mental health in the execution of the program's residential treatment model.
  • Learn and understand the effect of trauma, medical, psychological, and other risk factors.
  • Participate in the program's residential treatment model.
  • Seek student specific information through ITPs, training, and assessments.
  • Practice negotiation, cooperation, and collaboration with students towards the program's goals.
  • Professionally document service delivery and behavior-related incidents in a timely manner, such as:
  • Chore logs, and community-specific documentation.
  • Incident Reports, FYIs, Pro-Socials.
  • Administrator On-Duty Reports.
  • ICMP & Strengths-Based Tracking Sheets.
  • Residential Milieu Notes.
  • Weekly and Monthly reports as required by the program.
  • Actively gain understanding of the importance of accurate and timely documentation.
  • Act as a professional, and seek professional improvement
  • Manage personal stress effectively by regulation of personal agitation levels.
  • Establish rapport with students while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Intentionally seek supervision, mentorship, and professional development.
  • Connect the program's policies to day-to-day operations and personal decision making.



    Benefits (Full-time):




    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Plan (403B)
    • STD & LTD
    • Life Insurance
    • AD & D
    • Comprehensive wellness initiatives
    • Paid time off
    • Employee discount program
    • Expense reimbursement
    • Further education opportunities for qualified candidates.





      Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect Academy




      • Stewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
      • Daily Adventure Outings
      • Potential for Employee Housing
      • Mileage Reimbursements
      • 24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
      • Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities
      • Free meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
      • Dynamic Professional Development Often
      • Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
      • Woodshop, projects built at Cost
      • Promote from Within
      • Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs





        Qualifications:




        • Associate or bachelor's degree or 60 college credits.
        • OR the equivalent of 2 years of full-time experience working with children.
        • OR any combination of credits in human services & experience with children that totals 2 years.
        • OR 7 years of parenting experience.



          Qualifications/Requirements:




          • Valid driver's license preferred & 21 + years of age.
          • Authorized to work in the United States (Required).
          • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre employment checks.
          • Application Process: By applying to the position you will let our team know you are interested. We are currently hiring, and we will reach out shortly to set up a time for an interview.



            MPA assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs, or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.




            Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.






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Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Overnight Youth Counselor, Other , Warren, Northeast

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