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Milieu Counselor – Direct Support Professional in Westchester at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Westchester
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/27/2018

Job Description

PURPOSE:
The Milieu Counselor works with children or adolescents in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to day and independent living skills are implemented.  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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for day‑to‑day care of the children in the program including helping consumers to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation

  •    Develop, supervise and run activity sessions

  •    Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities

  •    May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress or assist with management issues as they relate to clients

  •     If required, perform therapeutic hold should a child be out of control.  All employees are required to attend appropriate training prior to performing such a therapeutic hold

  •    Drive the child to medical, social or other necessary appointments or assist in returning clients to the campus who are AWOL

  •    Shares their experience and observation of the children under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues

  •    May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or division

  •    Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma is required.
  • Some work experience with a similar population in a residential setting.
  • A Driver’s License is required to meet all insurance requirements.