Youth Homes
  • 17-Apr-2017 to 01-May-2018 (MST)
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • 10.00
  • Part Time

General Objective:  The Youth Counselor Part time is a part time entry level position that provides general care of at-risk children and youth and manages the treatment milieu and routine within a home. 

Examples of Tasks:

  • Assist regular child-care staff in their duties, to include:
  • Managing group living and care, including:
  • Overseeing preparation and delivery of meals
  • Providing for transportation or residents
  • Managing positive interaction and conflict resolution.
  • Overseeing chores and general house cleaning/maintenance.
  • Participating in house groups.

Work with youngsters in care, including:

  • Providing guidance.
  • Helping with life planning.
  • Teaching life skills.
  • Teaching and modeling communication skills.
  • Assisting with relationship building skills.
  • Teaching life skills.
  • Teaching and modeling recreation skills.

Assisting implementation of recreational programs and activities:

  • Supervising group recreational activities.
  • Providing encouragement to residents to become involved in recreational activities outside of the Home.
  • Monitoring individual physical programs.

Meeting individual client needs:

  • Providing individualized care.
  • Providing appropriate and individual attention to youth in care.
  • Doing informal counseling
  • Participating in group therapy sessions.
  • Advocating for needs of children.

Monitor individual behavior of youngsters in care. 

  • Example of tasks:
    • Provide praise and reward for positive behavior.
    • Do intervention or confrontation of negative or destructive behavior.
    • Give consequences.
    • Teach and model appropriate behaviors.
    • Record behavioral data.

Maintain program structure and assist with program accountability. 

  • Example of tasks:
    • Provide input to individual treatment plans.
    • Make entries in administrative and behavioral logs.
    • Document incidents.
    • Stay abreast of all information in logs.
    • Write reports as necessary and required or requested.
    • Attend and participate in relief staff meetings.
    • Attend and assist with Corporate functions and meetings, as requested.


  • Provide a safe living environment.
  • Operate program as designed and directed.
  • Accept supervision.
  • Work within a team approach to treatment.
  • Be available to have relationships with children in care.
  • Communicate clearly, precisely and directly.
  • Respond to needs of children in care.
  • Provide consistency and structure.
  • Be a role model.


  • Sound moral character.
  • Experience working with troubled youth in a paid or volunteer setting.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development.
  • Talents for supervising and working with young people.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs as needed.
  • Ability to climb stairs as needed.
  • At minimum must accept at least one shift every three weeks.


  • Base salary at Grade 2 of Youth Homes' Salary Schedule.
  • Probation for six months


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