Youth Services Counselor - Youth Services


Youth Services Counselor - Youth Services (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Youth Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Starting $49,458.30/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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 Job Description

Grade 18

General Statement of Duties

Provides crisis intervention to juvenile offenders, youths at risk and other adolescents and their families; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Provides counseling, intervention and prevention services to young people and their families;
  • Operates as a member of the Office of Youth Services Team by supporting and consulting with other team members under the supervision of the Director;
  • Consistently behaves in accordance with the ethical standards and principles of any and all professional organizations with which they are affiliated;
  • Determines needs of adolescent and/or family members and makes referrals to appropriate agencies;
  • Administers psycho/social tests, scores and interprets results and writes correlating reports;
  • Maintains ongoing relationship with law enforcement officials and representatives of the juvenile court system, receives referrals and produces reports;
  • Represents the agency at professional gatherings and community activities;
  • Develops and presents educational programs;
  • Consults with area agencies as appropriate;
  • Supervises staff as assigned;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field; and
  • Three years of experience in youth service programs, criminal justice, education or social services; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • May require State certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling;
  • May require State Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Trilingual skills in English, Spanish and Portuguese a plus.
City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2023
Starting $49,458.30/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits package