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Milieu Counselor – Mental Health Counselor (Nonprofit Social Work)

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc. • Queens, NY

Posted 16 days ago

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Travel - Negligible
Experience - None
Degree - High School
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care
Relocation - No


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Job Description

Milieu Counselor – Mental Health Counselor (Nonprofit Social Work)

Job Description


If you are passionate about helping others and looking for an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference in the lives of individuals who need it the most, then join us at The Jewish Board! Headquartered in NYC, we provide critical health and human services for all New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs in community-based programs, residential facilities and day treatment centers. Our mission is: to strengthen families and communities throughout NYC by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible. Hope, recovery and resilience guide our mission and form the basis of our strategic plan to promote recovery.


Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Mental Health Counselor to act as a positive role model providing therapeutic parenting and taking responsibility for the well-being and safety of the children and adolescents in the program. At The Jewish Board, we help adults and children living with mental illness, families and individuals who need supportive housing, adolescents who deserve a safe and protected environment within which to recover, people living with developmental disabilities, and those who need counseling and mental health services to address specific issues.


If you want to partner with a growing social services organization committed to providing the highest quality care support, then we may be just the perfect fit for you! Contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you!


Milieu Counselor – Mental Health Counselor

(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)


Job Responsibilities


As a Milieu Counselor, you will be responsible for supervising and serving as a primary counselor for your assigned children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. This will involve, organizing and conducting planned activities for groups and individuals as well as supervising, observing, and participating in carrying out residents’ day-to-day routine and household functions, while consistently implementing all program procedures.


Specific duties for this nonprofit social services role include, but are not limited to:


  • Overseeing the daily 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
  • Escorting clients on trips and outings and supervising activities
  • Working one-on-one with clients who display significant stress, or assisting with management issues as they relate to clients, as needed
  • Performing therapeutic holds should a child be out of control, as needed
  • Attending appropriate training prior to performing therapeutic holds
  • Driving the child to medical, social or other necessary appointments, or assisting in returning clients to the campus who are AWOL
  • Sharing experiences and closely observing the children under care with the treatment team and immediately bringing to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues
  • Cooking/preparing meals for residents within their cottage or division


Milieu Counselor – Mental Health Counselor

(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)

Job Requirements

We are looking for a Mental Health Counselor who combines a caring, patient, and adaptable personality, with independent problem-solving skills to carry out different residential. In this position, you should be able to provide a positive and efficient guidance to children and adolescents on their day-to-day activities and promote their independency. It is also important that you display excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interact in a professional and empathetic manner with both residents and caregiving staff.


Specific qualifications for this behavioral health nonprofit role include:


  • High school diploma or GED; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field, preferred 
  • Current and valid driver’s license to safely operate vehicles and transport residents, as needed
  • Willingness and commitment to complete necessary trainings
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Experience working with children in a residential setting, preferred


Milieu Counselor – Mental Health Counselor

(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)


Join our caring team at The Jewish Board and make a positive impact in the lives of our residents!

Apply now!

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