The Children's Home of Kingston
  • Kingston, NY, USA
  • $14 - $16 based on education
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program

Have you wanted to make a difference in a child's life? Are you looking for a career in Social Services, Psychology, or Human Services? Are you a recent graduate looking for an enriching experience to launch your career? Children's Home of Kingston may be the place for you. We are currently hiring Residential Youth Counselors for multiple shifts in the evenings.




***Full Time hires will receive a $500 sign on bonus after 90 days of continuous employment***

As a Residential Youth Worker your primary responsibility is to provide care for the youth in our residential setting but your real job, the job you'll remember, is to show these boys what it feels like to have somebody care about them, in return, you'll understand what it means to change the direction of another person's life. This flexible opportunity with evening and weekend hours will allow you to do something you're passionate about while gaining real-world experience. You'll oversee the daily and/or overnight care of boys who have experienced trauma. The Youth Workers aren't sitting on the sidelines observing they are engaged and active with children. You are constantly thinking of ways to keep daily life inclusive and interesting. CHK offers all full time employees full benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401K.

Rate of Pay:

High School Diploma or Equivalent $14/hr

Associates Degree $15/hr

Bachelor's Degree $16

Position Responsibilities:

  • Focuses on individual and group needs of the children and works closely with the Cottage/Group Home Manager to meet those needs.
  • Provides the physical care and protection needed for the children.
  • Schedules, organizes, encourages and participates in various kinds of games and activities in accordance with the therapeutic planning for the individual child and the other members of the community.
  • Maintains that the Cottage is clean and orderly and assists residents with performing chores that correspond with this objective.
  • Guides the resident to meet Cottage expectations. Utilizes a variety of counseling techniques including: listening, giving information, reassurance, as well as support.
  • Communicates significant findings to the Cottage Manager. Completes Incident reports on regular basis, completes daily log as incidents occur
  • Adheres to the daily structure set up by their Cottage.
  • Implements Therapeutic Crisis Intervention on a regular basis. Maintains TCI certification by attending refresher training's provided by agency every 6 months
  • Sets clear boundaries with youth
  • Drives agency vehicle with care and ensures cleanliness after use
  • Follows NYS Justice Center Code of Conduct
  • Follow requirements as a Mandated Reporter per the NYS Justice System
  • Perform other related duties as required

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Be a positive role model, sets clear boundaries
  • Ability to work with youth from diverse cultures
  • Must have an interest in working with youth in a residential setting

Education, Training and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Associate's Degree Preferred
  • Valid NYS driver's license
  • Must pass Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and maintain yearly certification
  • Must be willing to undergo a drug test & background check
  • Must pass physical

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time

Children's Home of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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