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Student Assistance Program Counselor

The Youth Council

Since 1974, The Youth Council (TYC) has been an important resource for the Greater Nashua community. TYC is a non-profit organization specializing in programs centered on providing assessment, guidance, and counseling to youth and families through services focusing on mental health, social-emotional wellness, educational supports, restorative juvenile justice, and substance use disorders.

For more information, please visit us at

The Student Assistance Program Counselor is a school-based role, responsible for working with adolescents to provide screening, brief intervention, and, when appropriate, referral to treatment. This position conducts small and large group prevention/education discussions and programs, and works collaboratively with school staff on substance use and mental health services and policies.

This position is based at Nashua High School South, and is a full-time, 40-hour per week position during the school year. The SAP Counselor works a 25% schedule during the school summer break. The Youth Council offers employee benefits including health, dental, disability and life insurance, and paid time off.

  • New Hampshire Licensed or License-eligible Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker.
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience preferred.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist, or ability to obtain certification within 2 years from date of hire. 
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate internally and externally.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload and consistent follow-through. 
  • Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff. 
  • Flexibility, creativity, and love for people; commitment to recognizing, understanding, celebrating and utilizing differences in a multicultural community.


  • Provide assessments and brief interventions to youth, and families as applicable.  
  • Conduct time-limited individual and group counseling sessions, both in school and at The Youth Council offices during the summer.
  • Facilitate prevention/education discussions and programs, including advisor to school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club.
  • Implement evidence-based programming and tools.
  • Ensure paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with school staff.


  • Track and report information for funders. 
  • Support fundraising and other resource development for TYC, including working at agency fundraisers and special events.
  • Partner with colleagues and represent TYC through local collaborations. 
  • Collaborate as a staff to foster and support a positive and healthy work environment.

Special Projects

  • Support agency operations as needed through special projects, such as support for court diversion and groups for youth.
How to Apply:

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Executive Director Casey Caster at

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Date Added: June 29, 2021

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