Westhab, Inc. Youth Counselor -White Plains,NY in White Plains, New York
JOB TITLE: Youth Counselor (White Plains)
DEPARTMENT: Youth Services-Coachman Family Center
REPORTS TO: Youth Services Coordinator
SALARY : $17.00 Hourly
The Youth Counselor will work as a team member to provide academic, recreation and social
emotional learning to the school age children/young adults.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works as a team member to provide academic, recreational and social emotional learning to
the school age children/young adults in the Center.
Provides direct services to the children/young adults in afterschool, summer camp and
Creates a group environment that promotes and expects positive behavioral norms. Helps
create a safe-haven for residential youth.
Develops and implements age appropriate activities and programs; must prepare lesson plans.
Documents monthly participation and outcomes; analyzes results and prepares
Participates in initial training and ongoing staff development and supervision.
Maintains proper safety standards in regards to the health of participants in all programs.
Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
College degree or some college preferred. Previous experience working with children and/or
young adults is essential. Experience working with low-income population preferred. Must
enjoy the challenges involved with working with youth who may present a number of academic
and social deficits. Upbeat, engaging personality desirable. Program hours include afternoons,
evenings, weekends, and holidays. A clean/valid NYS Drivers License is required.
AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS:
Westhab is a prominent community development organization, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA):
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions to workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Westhab complies with all applicable OSHA standards, rules and regulations in addition to keeping our workplaces free of serious recognized hazards.
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