Night Shift Counselor

  • Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • Jan 03, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change? Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding? Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life? Then we want to meet you.

Intermountain, a visionary non-profit that has been impacting the lives of children and families in Montana for over 100 years, we are seeking a Night Shift Counselor.

Overview:
When a struggling, emotionally dysregulated child is unable to maintain in the family, school, and community, a nurturing, family-like atmosphere can be the best setting for stabilization and treatment. Our Residential Program provides professional, integrated, intermediate residential care adapted for the individual needs of each child. The focus is first stabilizing the child and family and then providing a holistic, attainable pathway to improved functioning.

Rooted in a 30 year history of success with a developmental relational approach, Intermountain provides a trusted option.  Intermountain offers career mobility and the ability to learn and grow both professionally and personally.  Located in Helena, Montana, the campus is centrally located with incredible recreational opportunities right out your back door.

Ages: 4-13

Gender: Boys and Girls

Length of Stay: 4-12 months

Location: Helena, MT

Capacity: 8

Licensing: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Accreditation: Council on Accreditation, AdvancEd, Northwest Accreditation Commission

Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intractable anger
  • Adoption issues
  • Attachment and relationship issues
  • ADD, ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
  • Oppositionality and/or defiance
  • Aggression towards self and others
  • School problems
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Poor social skills, and social development
  • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Peer relationships

Summary:
The Night Shift Counselor position is an entry-level position that performs a variety of direct and non-direct care duties in creating a therapeutic milieu.  This position provides therapeutic care, safety and supervision to emotionally disturbed children and performs duties in the areas of housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, record keeping and others as assigned.  The Night Shift Counselor is responsible to review and stay abreast of assessments, logs, reports and treatment plans and attends clinical staffings and training as directed.  Childcare experience preferred, high school diploma required.

Salary DOE, Starting Wage: $11.16 per hour + $1.50 per hour night differential between 10:30 pm and 7:00 am. Full Benefits included.