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The Residential Counselor assists in providing a safe environment and positive residential treatment program within the residence.  Assists in maintaining a positive, strength-based, developmentally appropriate therapeutic environment that is in keeping with the values and clinical treatment philosophy of Legacy Treatment Services.  Keeps vision of Consumers in home setting or as assigned. Participates in therapeutically designed home and recreational activities. Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, licensing and accreditation standards. Attends all required house, program and Agency meetings. Provides all necessary documentation of Consumer behavior and interventions attempted, using approved Legacy format. Participates as an active member of the Treatment Team. Actively engages in all pre crisis and crisis interventions seeking to establish a positive outcome. Participates in quality improvement activities, including incident/ accident/grievance review, peer record review, satisfaction surveys, program evaluation and quality improvement projects at the program level. Participates in the house behavior modification system. Assists with the transportation of Consumers in Agency vehicles. May serve as a primary advocate for up to three Consumers. Additional related duties as assigned by the Adolescent Residential Services Management Team. May be required to work at alternate locations based on staffing needs. 

Your driver's license must be in good standing, with no recent suspensions or violations of careless/reckless driving or excessive speeding of more than 10 MPH, and no more than 2 moving violations within the last 3 years.


Bachelor's Degree in a social science, psychology, education, child development or other closely related fields or, in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, High School Diploma or GED and minimum of three (3) years’ experience working as a child care staff in a residential treatment center.  Demonstrated computer skills and ability to work in multiple computer systems/environments.


Part time and full time positions available.  Part time must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays.

Legacy Treatment Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time, Full-Time

Education Level : High School, Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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