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Milieu Counselor in Staten Island, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

The Staten Island Children’s Community Residence (SICCR) provides Child, Teen, and Family services to youth ages 8-14 years old who are struggling with emotional health diagnoses, mental illness, sadness, worry, and loss. Our staff works with the adolescents in our residential treatment setting, assisting them with forging healthy relationships, helping them to learn & transition back to their homes.

The Milieu Counselor at SICCR works directly with adolescents in residence, assisting them to meet their treatment plans, and ensuring that their independent living skills are implemented daily. Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety. This is direct support role in Staten Island.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for day-to-day care of the children in the program, including assisting them to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance,  use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation
  • Developing, supervising and running activity sessions, including accompanying youth on trips/outings; ensuring their safety at all times
  • Working one-on-one with a client who is displaying significant stress; assisting with management issues as they relate to clients
  • Driving/escorting the youth to and from medical, social or other necessary appointments
  • May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or residential home
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A current, valid clean Driver’s license is required for this position and throughout all Milieu Counselor positions
  • Prior experience in a residential setting, with a similar population
  • Required to attend training pertaining to performing therapeutic hold technique