Seven Hills Foundation

Residential Counselor

YOU, Inc
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
3pm-11pm for 4 weekdays and 1 weekend day=40hrs/week


The Residential Counselor provides direct care to youth. The Residential Counselor works as part of a staff, led by a shift supervisor, all of whom are in a specific client to staff ratio, with the responsibility for creating and maintaining a therapeutic treatment milieu. Residential Counselors are considered “essential employees” and as such may be mandated to work beyond their scheduled shifts in order to maintain client to staff ratios and/or be required to report to work during declared states of emergency.

The Residential Counselor insures the safety and supervision of youth, cultivates a therapeutic treatment milieu, maintains appropriate boundaries while developing supportive professional relationships with youth, participates in the upkeep and cleanliness of the facility, documents client care as required or directed, and if necessary, utilizes agency physical management interventions.


**New Hire Sign-On Bonus: $2,500 (50% paid after 6 months, 50% paid after 12 months of continuous employment.)

*$250 paid towards student loans per year completed.


  • Responsible for ongoing safety and supervision of youth within program setting.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate boundaries with youth, families and collaterals.
  • Responsible for maintenance and implementation of program policies and program development.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and cleanliness of the residential program facility/physical plant.
  • Responsible for maintaining youth and shift documentation.
  • Responsible for working with the youth / staff in a therapeutic milieu with hours dedicated primarily to acute-level and residential levels of care; and also flexibly adjusted to meet the residential and clinical needs in other Y.O.U., Inc. locations.
  • Works with the entire team including direct care staff, clinical team staff, medical staff, and others to implement the established therapeutic treatment plan.
  • Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation, and evaluates these and client's capacities.
  • Helps client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client's interactions with others.
  • Documents all interactions with clients, compiles records and prepares progress notes, and maintains files in a confidential manner.
  • Develop familiarity with all campus handbooks, including the staff handbook and all unit parent and youth handbooks.


  • High school diploma or HiSET required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation**
  • One year of experience in residential setting with children and/or adolescents, preferred
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, complete a wide variety of tasks timely and accurately
  • Must be able to perform sedentary aspects of position, including, but not limited to capability of fulfilling demands of driving/transporting youth several hours as necessary
  • Must be in relatively good health and be able to perform the duties listed above, including but not limited to, performing physical interventions and restraints
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

**This requirement may vary depending on the program needs.




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