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Youth Counselor

Becket Family Services

MOUNT PROSPECT ACADEMY IS HIRING!!!

Mount Prospect Academy (MPA) offers a variety of mental & behavioral health support services to a diverse population of “hard to treat” and “difficult to place” adolescence, many of whom exhibit significantly problematic and/or dangerous behaviors. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, and special education schools in locations throughout NH including; Plymouth, Rumney, Warren, Campton, Pike, and Hampton.

We understand that the unpredictability of the public health crisis caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many individuals unsure about the future.

Mount Prospect Academy wants to assure our community that, as the leading mental & behavioral health organization in New England, we will continue to serve our clients. If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and are looking for work, please view our open positions on our employment page https://mountprospectacademy.org/employment/. If interested, please reach out to the corresponding HR team member or email Christian Wolter, Director of Talent Acquisition at MPA, directly at christian.wolter@becket.org.

Join our Team. Make a Difference.


Direct Support Professional Responsibilities & Opportunities:

Our programming affords children and adolescents the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with others, to grow and discover their gifts, and realize their potential to thrive. As a Direct Support Professional, you will be the centerpiece of making our commitment a reality. You will have many opportunities to grow as a professional and to impact the lives of our residents including, but not limited to:

Impact on Residents:

  • Provide supervision and mentor students, including role modeling appropriate behavior, redirection and crisis management.
  • Freedom to implement social/recreational activities and involve residents as part of programming.
  • Provides care and psychosocial education as prescribed by each individual's treatment plan.
  • Deliver direct services to the residents which include daily living skills, meal preparation, hygiene practices, recreational, social activities, and any other duties necessary to reintegrate and reunify our residents into the community and with their families.
  • Refine students’ social skills, interpersonal skills, habilitation skills, and coping mechanisms through the development of respectful & positive relationships.
  • Be a positive role model to help shape growth and build trust.
  • Development of polite communication skills and respectfulness of authority.
  • Be their first line of support to provide emotional stability during moments of crisis.
  • Discover meaningful coping mechanisms for students to deal with crisis or high stress situations.

Opportunities for Career Growth:

  • Competitive compensation, benefits, overtime, and vacation time.
  • We promote from within and many of our managers began as Direct Support Professionals.
  • Ongoing training options to further education and proficiency in field.
  • Flexibility to lead initiatives and bring your personal experience and passions to the work place.
  • Personal Career Development plans for candidates interested in rising to leadership position within the organization.

Benefits (Full-time):

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan (403B)
  • STD & LTD
  • Life Insurance
  • AD & D
  • Comprehensive wellness initiatives
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount program
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Further education opportunities for qualified candidates.

Location:

Mount Prospect Academy is hiring at all of our locations throughout the state of NH, and trying to accomidate those individuals who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Our locations are located in Plymouth, Rumney, Warren, Campton, Pike, and Hampton.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree or 60 college credits.
  • OR the equivalent of 2 years of full-time experience working with children.
  • OR any combination of credits in human services & experience with children that totals 2 years.
  • OR 7 years of parenting experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license preferred & 21 + years of age.
  • Authorized to work in the United States (Required).
  • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre employment checks.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour to $17.00 /hour by experience

Application Process: By applying to the position you will let our team know you are interested. We are currently hiring, and we will reach out shortly to set up a time for an interview. 

Becket Family of Services assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. Becket does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Requirements:
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree or 60 college credits.
  • OR the equivalent of 2 years of full-time experience working with children.
  • OR any combination of credits in human services & experience with children that totals 2 years.
  • OR 7 years of parenting experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license preferred & 21 + years of age.
  • Authorized to work in the United States (Required).
  • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre employment checks.
How to Apply:

Please visit our employement page https://mountprospectacademy.org/employment/ or contact Christian Wolter, Director of Talent Acquisition at MPA, directly at christian.wolter@becket.org.

Job Location:

Plymouth

Date Added: March 24, 2020

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