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Treatment Counselor

Job Description

Treatment Counselor

Orchard Place, an inpatient psychiatric treatment center for children and youth, has positions open for Treatment Counselors to work with residents ages 10-17 years. Treatment Counselors work with emotionally disturbed, abused and/or neglected children with the goal to transition children home, to foster care or independent living by providing a structured, nurturing environment including social, coping and leisure skills training.  Southside Des Moines location.

Full time Treatment Counselors work a schedule of 4 days on and 3 days off. Scheduled work days are generally Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday. Work shifts are usually noon or 1 pm until 10 pm with longer shifts on the weekends.

The full time employee benefit package includes paid time off; paid holidays; health, dental and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

The job duties are:
1. Maintaining a safe, structured and predictable living environment for the residents.

2. Participating as an active member of the treatment team; assisting in the development and implementation of Individual Care Plans.
3. Planning and facilitating social skills groups.
4. Acting as an advocate for the residents and families, developing a meaningful relationship with the residents and families.
5. Assisting in managing problem behaviors.

Job Requirements

Position requires:

1. BA/BS degree in a human services field
2. Excellent leadership skills
3. Initiative to motivate and mentor children and youth

Successful candidates must have clear background checks through the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Child Abuse, Dependent Adult Abuse and Sexual Abuse Registries.  Must have a valid driver's license and excellent driving record.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Orchard Place-HR 
2116 Grand Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50312
[Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
Fax - 515-246-3599

Please see www.orchardplace.org to learn more about our services.

Job Snapshot

Other Pay Opportunities for pay rate increases every 6 months
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Professional Services, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None
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