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Milieu Counselor in Westchester, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 11/24/2018

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Job Description

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.