RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR I

BOYS HOPE - GIRLS HOPE

Job Description

Residential Counselor I

The Residential Counselor I supports the Mission and Values of Boys Hope Girls Hope. The Residential Counselor I is responsible for the operations of the home and creating a family-like atmosphere that supports the development of the full child. The Residential Counselor I is part of a team of professionals and volunteers. They perform their duties relatively free from direct supervision, acting at all times in a professional manner.

Working Conditions

This position is focused primarily upon serving the scholars of the program through advancing the mission of the organization. The position may require living in the home in support of the goal of creating a family-like atmosphere, and the development of positive, committed relationships. The position requires annual participation in continuing education, satisfied through in-house programs offered by Boys Hope Girls Hope or third party providers. The position will have at least an annual performance evaluation. While working within a home team schedule, staff will be required to be flexible with regard to the 24 hour, seven day a week needs of the Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars.

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I. Child Development

a. Know and follow Boys Hope Girls Hope program policies and procedures regarding the care and development of scholars

b. Assume responsibility for scholars in residence, including daily decisions regarding health, safety, and discipline

c. Responsible for physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and academic development of scholars living in home in accordance with individual scholar service plans and Boys Hope Girls Hope program policies


II. Academics

a. Provide individual assistance and tutoring as needed.

b. Assist in college preparation of each scholar.

III. Household Management

a. Assure the home functions in accordance with Boys Hope Girls Hope program and local licensing standards

b. Ensure that maintenance needs are communicated for all program property

c. Perform tasks necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment, and for home to function including cooking, cleaning, shopping, and driving

IV. Administrative and Record Keeping

a. Complete required documentation of activities in a timely and accurate fashion

b. Understand house budget, properly track and document all approved expenses

V. Community Relations

a. Role model for scholars positive relations with neighbors, community groups, schools, authorities, peers and parents of scholars

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Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have high school diploma, although some college is preferred, and have prior experience working with youth and/or be enrolled in a degree program in a related field. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is also required.

The position you are applying for requires the ability to perform household tasks like shopping, cooking, cleaning and minor property care that may require bending, lifting and carrying. The position requires the ability to closely monitor the whereabouts and activities of several pre-adolescent and adolescent children in a multi-story home, as well as the ability to safely transport children in program vehicles. It may also require engaging in athletic, recreational and/or camping activities with the residents.

How to Apply:
Please apply online at www.boyshopegirlshope.org

Location Information

12120 BRIDGETON SQUARE DRIVE
BRIDGETON, MO 63044-