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Rising Ground JYF Youth Counselor in Brooklyn, New York


Brooklyn, NY 11219

Participate and apply for on the spot (Youth Counselor) positions. Availability on Monday June 24th, 2024. You will be contact with time to attend.

Must haves: valid driver's license and High School diploma or GED required. When you apply and match qualifications, you will be contact to be schedule for an in-person on the spot interview. Please be prepared to be available for contact via phone or email.

Full-Time, Per Diem, Day, Evening, & Overnight available.

Job Summary:Non-Secure Placement Facilities that house juvenile delinquent youth between the ages of 11-17 who are serving their sentence in our facility. Youth Counselor will be primarily responsible for building positive relationships with each persons supported and providing adequate care, safety, custody, control and counseling with the aim of allowing the youth to leave the house and become a productive member of society.


  • Provides direct supervision and be accountable for whereabouts of persons supported at all times.

  • Manages persons supported behavior utilizing the principles of the Integrated Treatment Model with the goal of teaching the young people to make positive, lasting changes in their behavior.

  • Implements daily living routines, schedules and procedures.

  • Assures the safety of the persons supported and maintains security

  • Ensures high standard of sanitary conditions throughout the house including heavy cleaning and laundry.

  • Participates in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities.

  • Participates in ongoing meetings, conferences, training programs as required.

  • Interacts and communicates with Rising Ground staff in matters related to, but not limited to, the needs of the persons supported and the program, in general.

  • Responsible for providing safe transportation for persons supported and attending various appointments (including driving youth to and from school, medical appointments, and off-site family visits).

  • Attend all mandatory training required by ACS, OCFS and the Agency.

  • Responsible for adhering to all ACS, OCFS and agency regulations.

  • Uphold rules, repertoire of responses, confrontation techniques, application of the restriction system, negotiating restrictions, Force Fields; utilization of Safe Crisis Management techniques when necessary.

  • Manages the peer group, understands peer group dynamics, promotes and maintains a positive peer group culture.

  • Attention to and support of medical issues, student educational needs, casework, clinical appointments, etc. Monitors persons supported in Family Court.

  • Completes log reports, complete behavior assessment reports, and submits documentation, incident reports.

  • Informs the Case Planner and supervisors of any issues related to the youth or their families as they become aware of such information

  • Ability to work various hours and days of the week

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 2 years experience working with At-Risk youth preferred.

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and clean driving record.

  • Prior experience working with teens, Prior experience in a group home setting preferred

  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills in order to maintain required documentation.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development and trauma-informed perspective.

  • Ability to travel to all five boroughs.

  • Ability to drive a 10 to 15 passenger van.

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Rising Ground.

  • Must be able to pass required Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and re-certify annually.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Brooklyn

Posted Date1 day ago(6/11/2024 9:18 AM)

Job ID 2024-2857

of Openings 1

Category Youth Counselor