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

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bronx
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/13/2018

Job Description

PURPOSE: 

The Milieu Counselor works with children or adolescents in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensure that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to deal and independent living skills are implemented. Acting as a positive role model and providing theraoeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to: 

  • 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 outing 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, or 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 settin.  A Driver’s License is required to meet all auto insurance liability requirements.