Behavioral Youth Counselors (also known as Teacher Counselors) serve youth receiving treatment in our residential programs.
- Teaches the children necessary life skills and provide for their physical daily care - Assists in treatment planning for each child - Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes and precautionary notes - Participates in client transports to various locations - Participates in recreation therapy with children - Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions - Conducts group and 1-on-1 counseling sessions
- Schedule runs either Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat to provide counselors with a three-day weekend
Three weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 2:00pm to 10:30pm One weekend day: 6:30am to 10:30pm
Please note: Some counselors spend the night once or twice a week on the campus and have additional responsibility for waking the residents and assisting them with their morning routine. However, our counselors do not permanently live on the campuses and are responsible for securing their own residencies if relocating to Memphis.
- Bachelor’s degree (required) - Experience working with at-risk youth (plus) - Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills - Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously - Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
- Medical, dental and vision insurance - Prescription drug coverage - 2 weeks paid vacation - 12 paid sick days per year - 10 paid holidays - Retirement savings pension plan and 403 (b) - Paid parental leave
About Youth Villages
Youth Villages provides treatment for youth across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems. We work to find solutions using proven therapeutic models that strengthen the child, their family and extended support systems. This dramatically improves their chances at long-term success.
Each year, we serve more than 25,000 young people who experience emotions and behavioral disorders, physical abuse, substance abuse or suicidal ideation/attempt.