The primary responsibility of the youth counselor is to facilitate substance abuse treatment activities. The youth counselor is also responsible for the comfort, safety and welfare of the client. The youth counselor promotes the recovery of the clients through facilitation of recovery related treatment activities such as task groups, chemical dependency education groups, educational video and discussion groups, life-skills groups, clean and sober recreational activities, and 12-step related activities. The youth counselor engages in one-to-one counseling with clients on an as-needed basis and reports these encounters with the appropriate Therapist. The youth counselor takes direction regarding therapeutic activities from the designated Shift Leader.
Youth counselors routinely engage in the following Core Functions related to the Hawaii requirements for certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor: Orientation, Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Report & Record Keeping, and Consultation with Other Professionals. To further assist staffs who are interested in becoming Hawaii Certified Substance Abuse Counselors they are offered additional training in Screening, Assessment, Intake, Treatment Planning, Case Management and Referral. They are also offered training opportunities in the co-facilitation process in group therapy. Whenever possible, training will be on-the-job. Staff will also be offered the opportunity to participate in unpaid training to increase their rate of exposure to the Core Functions not routinely covered in their day-to-day job duties.
Here at the Bobby Benson Center, we appreciate the professional expertise of each staff member by offering competitive compensation and excellent benefits!
Our Benefits Package includes:
- Prescription Coverage
- Group Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- 401k Retirement Plan
- Holiday Pay
- Continuing Education
Important Note Regarding Resumes
A dated resume that is not older than two months from time of submission.
Employment history needs to indicate the MONTH and the YEAR for both start and termination dates.
If you have any gaps of six months or more in your employment history, you will have to give an explanation why there is a gap.
Bobby Benson Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.