Youth Homes
  • 22-Dec-2017 to 22-Jun-2018 (MST)
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • 10.00
  • Hourly
  • 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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